Sunday, January 1, 2012
2012, Day 2--and a look back at 2011
Yes, this is my first project for the New Year. I challenge people to find meaning in this "revised" Mayan calendar to mainly honor what Joss Whedon has planned for us: three movies (including one made at his house) and four anniversaries of note.
It was one way to help me forget how the Oakland Raiders collapsed in front of our eyes as the NFL season wound down. Pundits are applauding how the 49ers did, but they think they'll probably lose to whoever they'll play in two weeks. I'll hope for Harbaugh Bowl II.
My first really big thing is going to L-A in a few days. I am really hoping to see the Critics Choice Movie Awards, mainly because you can get at the Red Carpet bleachers, at least, for free. If I wanted to get on the Red Carpet bleachers at the Golden Globes, I'd have to stay the weekend at the Beverly Hilton. If I had that much dough on hand, I'd get my car repaired first. If nothing else, I'm hoping to see a Real Time taping for the first time in a long while, plus head back to Universal Studios. Also, I might try taking a tour bus.
So what kind of a year did I have in 2011. Well, I did accomplish something new: I came up with lyrics to a Katy Perry spoof, met Nick Brendon in Sacramento, wrote a movie review of Hanna that seems to be popular after nearly nine months, actually got a close look at the Giants World Series trophy, saw Dr. Horrible live, and got a burrito that was (sort of) given out my a Time Lord at Comic-Con. As far as tangible contributions that I can mention, I got my name as a "contributor" in the credits of two DVDs of Incognito Cinema Warriors XP, and I invested in a romcom called Lust For Love thanks to Kickstarter. I also have been getting my Twitter comments retweeted by famous people like Felicia Day, Charisma Carpenter, Kristy Swanson, Marcos Breton and Jane Espenson. I also got a tweet reply from a Nog Hog, that pig that Conan didn't put on is show...yet. It hasn't translated to more followers, but I can always hope.
Could I make a real mark on the world, in a good way, in 2012? I sure hope so. If a movie review I wrote nine months ago still gets views, there's hope.