Despite a soothsayer's warning that 2009 was going to be a bad year for business, it turned out to be a banner year instead. Which just goes to show that fortune-telling is just an enjoyable pastime. Then again, the fact that I roundly dismissed her predictions with a resounding "Meh!" must have something to do with it. Self-fulfilling prophecies and all that.
On the personal front, it was SSDY - Same Shit Different Year. Still in a holding pattern, circling the runway, waiting to land or crash, whichever comes first.
What was that again? "It's not the fall that kills you, It's the sudden stop at the end."
That must be why I was such a moving target this year. Work was a frenemy, rewarding me with something to do as well as money to burn while at the same time killing me and preventing me from attending to other aspects of my life.
I used an unexpected work hiatus to create this blog and I am thankful I did so. It's become a diary of sorts, a chronicle of my various shits and giggles. It's also allowed me to peek into the lives of others, an experience which has given me fresh perspective on certain things. So, to the bloggers I read and those that have read me, I thank you for sharing your thoughts, your feelings, and the ups, downs, and round-and-rounds of your interesting lives.
While I was too busy working to regret anything in 2009, the coming year offers a clean new slate to sully. These are not resolutions, by any means; just a laundry list of Things You Have Been Meaning To Do But Haven't Done What The Hell Are You Waiting For Goddamn Doomsday Fucking Idiot that throb at my subconscious like an aneurysm :
1. Write the goddamn screenplays already.
2. Make the pitch, get the financing and direct the fucking movies already.
3. Apprenez Francais encore.
4. Mejore mi Español para mis abuelitas muertas se paren reprenderme.
5. Could we put up the fucking studio already?
6. Spend more time with the folks. Srsly.
7. Bring sexy back.
8. Madhopper. You know - Madhopper.
9. You gotta cut down on your smoking, dude.
10.End what already ended years ago.
And now that I've written down my Top 10, this should be an interesting year. Maybe I should put it in an email and have futureme send it back to haunt me this time next year.
Oh, wait. The old diary I used to keep when I was 17 still haunts me to this day.
Plus de choses changent, plus ils restent insensés.The more things change, the more they stay insane.