>the newbie blogger’s New Year’s Resolutions


I really don’t think New Year’s Resolutions mean a whole lot, and they are mostly personal anyway. But in the spirit of blogging, and a giddy year-end state of mind, I will submit my list.

Spend more time with my family. We have a baby due in late January, so I will soon enter the no-sleep zone, but as far as I am concerned, that’s great with me. Of course, the no-sleep zone may mean more time to be up late writing my blog, or it may mean less (probably less).

Finish my MBA program. I should be done sometime in mid-2007. Of course, writing my thesis will conflict with writing my blog and, I have to say, the thesis will win out if push comes to shove. Of course, I still have my full-time job, so I’m asking God for two extra days to be created each week, just until the dust settles.

Watch more movies. What else can I say. Over the past few years I have not seen nearly as many films as I would like to. In my post watching movies at home I highlighted some of the challenges I face in trying to watch films at home (which is where I do most of my film watching these days), or even at all. So I figure I will never reach the number of films I did in my younger days, nonetheless, I will make a more concerted effort to fit in more films.

Write more. Blogging is rather new to me, so I’m still learning what it will mean for me, both in terms of content and overall commitment. However, I think it is a good thing to attempt to articulate one’s thoughts in writing. So, write more, and I should add, write better.

Finish my next script. I have been working for the past few years on film scripts as both a personal exercise and with a view to a possible future career. We’ll see how that goes. Along with this, I have a desire to take our little video camera and make some videos with my daughter (six going on seven) so she begins to understand more fully that movies are made and that she too can make them. Plus, I hope she will understand and appreciate movies better through the process.

Read some great film-related writing. I have David Bordwell’s The Way Hollywood Tells It on my list, as well as Jonathan Rosenbaum’s Movie wars: how Hollywood and the media conspire to limit what films we can see. I am looking for more suggestions – so let me know what you think I should be reading!

Oh yes, and these: exercise more, eat better, sleep more, spend more time with friends, stay on top of the bills, keep practicing my guitar and write more songs, teach my daughter to ride a bike, be more loving and romantic to my wife, get back into mountain climbing, learn to golf, etc. etc.

That’s all for now. HAPPY NEW YEAR y’all! Blessings all ’round!

One thought on “>the newbie blogger’s New Year’s Resolutions

  1. >I like how you put “be more loving and romantic with my wife” in bold just in case she happens to see this blog. :)Good list of resolutions, Tuck. Incidentally, I’d be interested in reading your screenplay when you’re done. In the meantime, I look forward to reading more of your blog entries.Oh, and I don’t know if you saw it or not but you got a mention on Andy Horbal’s “No More Marriages” blog. Good job!

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