January 3rd, 2011

beach

resolutions for 2011

Evening all. I trust you're all well?

I've been pondering some resolutions for the year, and have come up with this lot.

1. Read more 'classic' books
At some point this year I fully intend to acquire a Kindle. And Amazon have a goodly selection of classic literature available at either stupidly low prices, or free. I like free. Partially inspired by watching and enjoying the Just William programmes on over christmas. Plus I now have more time to read on my commute.

Suggestions for other books I might enjoy? I hear that Mr Dickens is widely regarded as a talented sort of fellow?

2. Take more photographs
I also fully intend in the very near future to avail myself of a new camera bag - followers on Twitter will no doubt be bored to tears by my musings on the subject. For those keeping score, it's currently between the Lowepro Pro Runner 300 and the Flipside 300. One has the advantage of also being able to store such things as a book. See #1.

3. Listen to more classical music
I like classical music, I really do. But all the numbers and concertos and D-Minors get confusing. So, I fully intend to listen to and find out about more classical music. An opera a month for 2011 should do it. I quite like opera - currently got The Barber of Seville on my ipod, which I can't listen to without thinking of that Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd cartoon, The Rabbit of Seville.

4. Write more
Yes, yes, heard it all before. However, this year I fully plan to plan out and write a *complete* Monty/Molly story. It might be a short story, but it will be more than a short snippet. Hijinks *will* ensue, I can assure you.

Oh, and I also intend to keep track of books read/films watched in 2011. I did try in 2010, honest guv.

Um. Can't think of any more. Other than the usual 'lose some weight' and 'go running' which one traditionally fills these lists with.
beach

Movies of 2011

Megamind (in 3D)

Went with EB, LB and Grandma to see this on New Year's Day. I now own my very own pair of those funky black 3D glasses, and had enormous fun pretending that EB turned to 2D when I took them off.

Ahem.

Right, the movie. Enormous fun. I went in with zero expectations, knowing aboslutely nothing about it, other than it starred a large-headed blue guy. The action was exciting, the storyline zipped along, the jokes were funny, the sidekick utterly brilliant. The banter between Megamind and Metroman was entertaining, and once you threw in Roxanne, downright hilarious.

I didn't realise that Will Ferrell was doing the voice of Megamind, which is a bonus as he usually completely fails to amuse me. Not this time! Also starring Brad Pitt and Tina Fey (who also rocked as the mother in Ponyo, another brilliant animation, go see it, etc)

EB also enjoyed it a lot. If you are a 9-year old boy, it'll be right up your street. If you're a 39-year old bloke (with the humour levels of a 9-year old boy), ditto.

I give it NINE evil genius plans out of ten. A good start for 2011, methinks.