Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011

I've heard a few people say 2010 was a terrible year for them, personally. For me it was fine. I've had my own annus horribilae (any Latin people, please correct that abomination of a conjugation). Things for me are settled now and I have to say a la Larry David: pretty, pretty, pretty good.

I haven't been blogging so much because I've been doing my 'real writing.' But I don't want to let this spot go, I know I have put it out there that I will still be blogging in my 80s. There's always plenty of material. I have to keep it short and sharp I think. And maybe not talk about films and tv and books so much.

Heh.

We are now watching True Blood, and it's so stimulating that I can't go to sleep within two and a half hours of watching an episode. But fuck me, how boring is Bill? And unattractive? Sheesh.

We finished Lost. The ending, again. Sheesh. Nowhere near as moving as the final episode of Six Feet Under. Methinks I need to revisit that. And Dexter, we are behind a season.

I'm half-way through re-reading Dirt Music by Tim Winton. I like it heaps better than Breath I've decided. I got sidetracked from it, though, by Russell Brand's My Booky Wook (which I just finished yesterday) after having read My Booky Wook 2.

I also picked up a copy of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. What a tome and seemingly so digressive. Not sure how I will tolerate it. But at least I've got it, along with other great unread/partially read classics (The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Ulysses and some of Old Hem old chap old man.) I think as I get older I realise my reading cannot be hard work. I want to fall into a book, not scale it like a mountain. But I DO NOT WANT to read shit. I am struggling with a Jodi Picoult book en ce moment as well, my oldest daughter has just read it and because she doesn't read much and I want to encourage her, I thought I would read it and we would discuss. Not sure if I'll finish it. Too many characters, too much cliche, too wordy. Give me MJ Hyland any day. God I can't wait for her next book.

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I'll do a diaries over the weekend. Try to pick up the pace there and do them once a week.

Happy Very Hot Day tomorrow, fellow Melburnians.

5 comments:

Another Outspoken Female said...

But the most unattractive thing about Bill is our lovely little Anna is in a real life relationship with the man. I mean she's a young spunky thang and he's...!

Pepsi said...

Bill is a midget. Eric just gets sexier as the seasons progress. I wish there was more of Godric though.

Melba said...

Haven't seen Godric yet. And I agree, now that Eric's hair has been cut he is suddenly sexy, esp in his Sue Sylvester tracksuit.

And yes AOF, who would have guessed they were married, isn't it, in real life??

Pepsi said...

2010 for me was not a nice one, this one will be much much better.

Godric is Erics maker.

Melba said...

Hope 2011 is good for you Pepsi.

We met Godric last night for the first time in flashback. I still think Eric is better than Godric though it was just the one scene and I think he was wearing a lap lap. Still waiting for it to be revealed what the hull Maryann's schtick is. Please, no spoilers, I think we are getting close but I'm thinking some female bacchus or a female satyr?

Just loving it.