In the last month, while I was shamefully ignoring ya'll, I went and saw a few films, started writing again and began an affair of the heart/mind/body.
First the movies (since not all of you will be interested in the other stuff). I saw the second Sherlock Holmes movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. This one was as good or better than the first and I loved that one, so it's saying something. Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law are their usual genius (and sexy) selves but we also got Stephen Fry (LOVE this guy!) as Mycroft Holmes, Jared Harris (you may not know the name but you'll know his face) as Moriarty, and Noomi Rapace (SERIOUS lady crush on her) who you may remember me raving about from the Swedish film trilogy versions of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo books. Kelly Reilly is also terrific as Dr. Watson's beleaguered new bride. If you liked the first, just go see it (since I'm late on this you most likely already have), and if you didn't.....
The second was the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Really good...the role of Mikael Blomkvist is perfect for Daniel Craig. It has a pretty stellar cast including Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer and Robin Wright. Rooney Mara was good but I thought Noomi Rapace was better. I didn't get as much emotionally from Rooney. But I still loved the movie. I may have said it when I reviewed the Swedish films too - but truly, read the books, see all the films - this is a story not to miss in all forms.
Next on my list - my writing. For Christmas, I got a couple writing t-shirts. One says, "Even if it's crap, just get it on the page" and the other says, "Writer's Block: when your imaginary friends won't talk to you". Both were valid reminders of my writing during November and December. If you want more on what happened, it'll be in my other blog shortly. Anywho - A couple things coalesced into me writing again and my imaginary friends are chatting cheerfully away at me right now, so HAPPY DANCING for that!
My love life is also part of the writing story, so more on the other blog, but I will say this. It's a wonderful thing when you meet someone who inspires you to smile every day at every thought of them, laugh a ridiculous amount when you're together, and act sappy to the point of your friends throwing up around you (an exaggeration - but not by much). It's wonderful.
So, here it is - my 2012 Goal for this blog: Stop ignoring, postponing, and delaying writing it. I will write regular and perhaps more often than you will want, but there it is. Happy 2012, ya'll! Go attack this year with a cheerful vengeance.