Welcome, 2010! So far, it's been a lazy start to the year for me, but definitely a good one. The weather in Miami is perfect and I'm taking it all as good omens. 2010 should be an exciting time, and I'll keep on with the general hope that it'll be an even better year. Here's a few random things I'm looking forward to in this year:
-New Movie Releases! Although looking down the list, I haven't found as many movies to be excited about as I should be, there are a choice few that I'm psyched about (most especially the Nightmare on Elm Street remake!) I seriously need to make more time for watching movies at the theater this year, even if it's just on campus at the Cosford. Regardless, I'm sure 2010 will bring in a few gems, as occurs every year.
-Television! I know, it's sad to admit but I'm going through some MAJOR TV withdrawls. Luckily, Grey's Anatomy (my girlie kryptonite) starts up in a few days. From there, it'll be a long Spring waiting for new episodes of True Blood, Mad Men, and even Weeds, whom I had given up on until I saw that jaw dropping season finale. For now, I need to catch up on Breaking Bad and maybe finally get around to finishing Six Feet Under and some others. Hurray, Netflix!
-The 2010 Fifa World Cup! I'll admit, I don't regularly watch soccer, but I definitely jump on the bandwagon for this. And on a more superficial level, who can really deny how great it can be to watch some of those boys run around for a few hours? ;)
-Finally getting a radio spot! I've been doing newscasts for WVUM 1-2x a week for the last two semesters, but I really want to have an hour to play music and such. Maybe 2 hours. I'm hoping I can get my hands on some new music and maybe get a feel for the radio dj thing. Definitely excited about this on a personal level.
-Vancouver Winter Olympics! Mostly because I never watch the winter games and i'd finally like to get around and do it. I have a secret love of watching professional figure skating.
-TWO Florida Renaissance Festivals! Every year, I go to the Renn Fest over at Quiet Waters Park, but this year it was impossible. Luckily, the people who run that fest are also having an additional fest in January over in Virginia Key. My nerd-self is definitely excited about this!
-Winter Music Conference! I completely missed out on too many good shows last year since school was becoming overwhelming. I'm hoping I can get out to at least one or two this year. The timing sucks because it's immediately after my Spring Break as well, but maybe I can get caught up with things before that time. I need something to top my dancing on stage with 2 Live Crew when they were down for WMC a few years ago! Hell, maybe I'll even make my way to Ultra for the first time ever. Need to start using my WVUM creds for these things!
-MegaCon... and conventions in general! I went to my first MegaCon (and also, my first comic convention ever) two years ago and last year I wasn't able to, but I really hope I can make the time this year. My main literary man (well, sortof), Levar Burton is going to be there!! Other random but also welcome guests in attendance will be Lea Thompson, Billy Dee Williams, and Mr. Hercules himself, Kevin Sorbo hah. But really, I just want to see Levar and pick up some comics and meet some new artists. Hopefully we get a few other random cons here throughout the year as well. I'm still kicking myself for being sick the weekend the cast of Futurama was down for a convention. But at least I saw Bruce Campbell AND got the Bounty Hunter from X-Files' autograph!
-New Music Releases! Lots of bands/musicians are coming out with some long anticipated albums and I'm anxious to hear them. Earlier, I watched the video for Paradise Circus, a track off Massive Attack's latest due in February, I believe. Magnetic Fields, Deftones, Juliana Hatfield, Portishead, Nine Inch Nails (as well as Trent Reznor separately) and Radiohead should also have some new stuff out this year. Best part is new albums generally mean tour dates and i'll be damned if I miss any more concerts. Still a little weirded out by the Soundgarden reunion, but i'd probably want to check em out for the hell of it.
-Super Bowl XLIV! Okay, so I'm not the biggest sports fan around, but it's cool to be in the host city of this year's super bowl. The Dolphins... still.. have a bit of a chance from what I understand, and if they somehow made it that would be ridiculous. However, it should still be a good time (not that I could actually afford to go to the game) and I'm sure we'll have a watching party to go to at any number of places.
-Writing! A novel, some short stories, a comic, whatever. I need to ante up as far as my writing is concerned. Looking forward to creating some horrible (and hopefully in between, some good) writing this year.
What will you be looking forward to in the new year?