First month down, 11 more to go and we will be in an even numbered year and the world will be fine and so will we all.
Sometimes I just need to reassure myself in these ways. Anyway, on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being "assy" and 10 being "titsy", I'm going to give January, 2013 a solid 7 which has no made up adjective as of yet. Not brilliant, not horrible. At the beginning of this year I vowed to try not to waste any time doing useless things. I accomplished it pretty much apart from January 1 when I wanted to die of a hangover and one random Saturday when I was sick.
I went to two parties this month, one with strangers and one with good friends and had great times at both. I drank but not too much. I lost 3 pounds. I improved my French by accident due to the shuffle feature on my iPod. Voulez-vous quelque chose boire?
I got back into yoga and remembered why I started doing it to begin with and I also noticed how my knees are changing, painfully.
I spent some QT with my grandparents over ojaldras and tajadas and that crappy instant coffee with instant creamer that they insist on loving.
I finished (almost) a poem I've been working on for months and as a result, I've learned a lot about how crops are harvested and the history of sowing seeds. Don't ask.
I started a log of all the movies I've watched. Here's the list for January:
Death in Venice (1971)
Loves of a Blonde (1965)
Henry and June (1990)
The Apartment (1960)
10 Years (2012)
Game Change (2012)
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Daisy Miller (1974)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Liberal Arts (2012)
The Words (2012)
A Slipping Down Life (1999)
Tonight You're Mine (2011)
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Ruby Sparks (2012)
Pitch Perfect (2012)
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Clandestine Childhood (2011)
Chasing Ice (2012)
The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Boeing Boeing (1965)
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
I have refrained from putting my star rating on these because I'm not a film critic nor do I pretend to be. I just like movies. However, there were some big time stinkers on this list. Along with some truly fantastic ones. I also included films I have seen before because I did watch them all the way through. My plan is to make a dent in my perpetual Netflix queue.
I also read five books so far which is probably the most I've read in one month in a pretty long time. They were mostly young adult novels which used to be a qualifier but the genre has morphed into a force to be reckoned with so yeah, I read five novels. No qualifier necessary.
There is still one more day to go. What shall I do with this day? Oh ok, then. I'll work.