Monday, January 01, 2007

it's a new year

pile o'cards
Originally uploaded by Julep67.
The top of James McAvoy's head resembles the top of Rufus Wainwright's head. At least the photo on the main page of imdb did this morning. I thought that it was Rufus in the birthday box but alas, it was James.

Happy New Year everyone. Hopefully, you're not all nursing big fuzzy hangovers this morning. I was so sleepy last night that I didn't even make it to midnight. I fell asleep watching Family Guy at around 11:30 p.m. I woke up briefly at 12:24 a.m. but it was all over. There's not much to miss though, is there? It's kind of a one-minute holiday.

Mark was scheduled (or so he thought) to work last night. He even went in but there was a communication breakdown along the line somewhere and in the end he didn't. We were both kind of pissed about it at first but in the end, it was for the best because he wasn't out on the streets last night with all of the crazy drunk drivers.

Deciding what will be the first music you listen to of a new year is not an easy decision, at least not for me. This morning, I decided that this year's first listen would be "Dusty in Memphis" because it's lovely and I love it and I wanted to hear something lovely while wait for the Tournament of Roses Parade to begin. The countdown show is on right now, on KTLA but I'm dvr'ing it so we can zip through it just before the parade starts. I hate football but I do loves me a parade.

Speaking of watching, we did end up watching Thank You For Smoking the other night. I thought it was very good. I like the way it was written. It wasn't so much about smoking as it was about "influencing outcomes." It's a very funny film.

Last night, when Mark got home, we watched "Little Miss Sunshine." Another winner, in my opinion. The cast was excellent and it made us laugh out loud a lot. I particularly thought that Paul Dano was outstanding in the role of Dwayne.

Today, I hope to get the holiday decorations at least partially taken down. Even if I can get the storage boxes upstairs and start sorting things out today, that would be nice. Once that's done, actually putting stuff away tomorrow won't take long at all.

However you spend your first day of 2007, I hope you have fun and relax a bit before the post-holiday madness begins again!

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