Man...this year is really flying by. I regret that we haven't done more blog entries. I wanted to do a quick update. I turned 30 last month which was a big milestone. I partied all month, culminating with our Year 3030 party on January 30th. We had about 18 people over and everything was space/future themed. Allie made me a rocket-shaped cake out of melted Milky Way candy bars...We had a punch bowl full of Midori which we called Soylent Green Punch. I dressed as an android and Allie made a glow stick skirt which was powered by her sparkly silver "solar panel" top.
Around Christmas of 2008 I set myself the goal of truly using every present I asked for and received. You see I have a problem of over collecting things like books and movies. I realized it was ridiculous that I would ask for presents and a year later I still hadn't watched them or read them. So now, if I ask for it, I have one year to watch it or read it. This X-mas season I got a TON of books which will keep me very busy.
So far I have read the following gifts:
Kick Me by Paul Feig
Endless Summer Quarterly Winter 2009 issue (this is a Beach Boys fan zine)
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
I still have left to read:
Belle & Sebastian by Paul Whitelaw
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Endless Summer Quarterly (the coming three issues)
Guided By Voices: A Brief History by James Greer
I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
No One Belong Here More Than You: Stories by Miranda July
Superstud by Paul Feig
Who the Hell's in It: Conversations with Hollywood's Legendary Actors by Peter Bogdanovich
Wonderboys by Michael Chabon
This is gonna keep me real busy reading all of these. To make matters worse, I am committing February to finishing copy editing my crappy novel, finishing our taxes, and doing research on the Beach Boys (for a March project).
We're also looking forward to the birth of our first niece, Gabriella, who will be coming February 25th. I'm so excited to be an Uncle! We're going up to Washington that weekend to see her and celebrate with her parents Eric and Lisa.
More stuff has been going on, but I'm going to save that for a different post.