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It's been so long since I've posted, everything looks different. Forgive me if this entry is discombobulated.

2012 was not my best year ever. I've felt sort of beaten down by the world. Money issues, car issues, job issues, losing my Maggie. But! There was happiness, too. I got to spend a lot of time with my loved ones. I was in attendance for one friend's beautiful wedding and for another friend's happy graduation. I got to travel a little bit. I worked on my photography skillz and maybe even improved a little. And even during the unhappy times, I have felt loved and supported. That's no small thing.

I read 18 books and 3 novellas. I watched 52 new (to me) movies. I posted 251 photos.

And today is a new day, a new year. A fresh start.

Happy New Year, all!


Books
The Long Quiche Goodbye - Avery Aames
The Other Daughter - Lisa Gardner
The Ghost Brigades - John Scalzi
Redshirts - John Scalzi
Rosemary and Rue - Seanan McGuire
A Local Habitation - Seanan McGuire
The Spellman Files - Lisa Lutz
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Blackout - Mira Grant
Angelfall - Susan Ee
The Passage - Justin Cronin
The Twelve - Justin Cronin
Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy's Journey to Becoming a Big Kid - Simon Pegg
Blackbirds - Chuck Wendig
Full Blooded - Amanda Carlson
Subterranean Scalzi Super Bundle:
- How I Proposed To My Wife: An Alien Sex Story
- An Election
- Questions for a Soldier
- The Sagan Diary
- The Tale of the Wicked
- The God Engines
- You're Not fooling Anyone When You Take Your Laptop to the Coffee Shop
Storm Front - Jim Butcher (re-read)
Starfighters of Adumar - Aaron Allston (re-read)

Novellas
Countdown - Mira Grant
Sand Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats - Mira Grant
Apocalypse Scenario #683: The Box - Mira Grant

Movies
Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Haywire
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
One for the Money
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
This Means War
Friends with Kids
Mirror Mirror
Something Borrowed (dvd)
Red State (dvd)
What's Your Number? (dvd)
Lockout
The Cabin in the Woods
In Time (dvd)
The Hunger Games
Burke & Hare (dvd)
The Avengers
Knight and Day (dvd)
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (dvd)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Country Strong (dvd)
Neo Ned (dvd)
Lost in Translation (dvd)
Prometheus
People Like Us
The Descendants (dvd)
A Dangerous Method (dvd)
30 Minutes or Less (dvd)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (dvd)
Total Recall
Hanna (dvd)
The Bourne Legacy
The Expendables 2
Happythankyoumoreplease (dvd)
Cairo Time (dvd)
Small Town Murder Songs (dvd)
Looper
Dredd
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Argo
Safety Not Guaranteed (dvd)
Magic Mike (dvd)
Wreck-It Ralph
Cloud Atlas
HItchcock
Soldiers of Fortune (dvd)
Safe (v)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Liberal Arts (dvd)
Butter (dvd)
Les Miserables
Snow White and the Huntsman (dvd)


Date: 2013-01-01 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gi-jules.livejournal.com
I've seen almost all of those movies, too. Some of them I kind of wish I hadn't, lol.

Date: 2013-01-01 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gatezilla.livejournal.com
There are definitely some that I resent giving my time to. LOL!

Soldiers of Fortune tops that list, I think. Damn you, Sean Bean! Why must I watch anything you're in?!

Date: 2013-01-02 02:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gi-jules.livejournal.com
It's always worth it to see what kills him this time, lol.

Date: 2013-01-01 10:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] malterre.livejournal.com
Sorry to hear about Maggie. That's a whole lotta media!

Date: 2013-01-01 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gatezilla.livejournal.com
Thank you. It's been tough getting used to life without her, but I've been really grateful to have Nibbler by my side.

Date: 2013-01-02 01:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maystone.livejournal.com
I think your photos are great - especially your nature pics. You're going to inspire me to pick up the camera again :) Keep it up.

Date: 2013-01-04 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gatezilla.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you. I appreciate that.

Date: 2013-01-05 11:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lark_ascends
*hugs you hard*

Date: 2013-02-06 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llaras.livejournal.com
I get the not posting part, but I just wanted to chime in and say I miss "seeing" you around. *smoochies*

Date: 2013-03-09 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llaras.livejournal.com
Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! I hope you had a good one, bb! *smooch*

Date: 2013-03-17 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gatezilla.livejournal.com
Thank you, mei-mei! It was a good bday.

<3<3<3

Date: 2013-07-18 06:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emeraldsedai.livejournal.com
I really need to visit the Home page around here more often! It has this thing where it tells you who's looked at your public pages lately that's not already on your flist and there you were! How is it even possible that you're not on my flist? Well, you are now.

Hi!

Date: 2013-07-22 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gatezilla.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm glad we're connected now! I don't post as much as I'd like these days, but I do keep up with my flist and always enjoy your posts! You make me want to learn how to ride a bike (something I apparently skipped over as a kid).

Date: 2013-07-22 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emeraldsedai.livejournal.com
Oooh! I hope you do!

Date: 2014-03-09 04:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llaras.livejournal.com
Hi bb, hi bb, hi!!!!

I am sending you many, many smoochies and hearts!!! Happy birthday and may the year ahead be all kinds of wonderful! :-)

Date: 2014-03-14 01:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gatezilla.livejournal.com
Hey! Thank you, thank you for smoochies and hearts. I was feeling down today and now I'm much better. <3<3<3<3

Date: 2015-03-08 07:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llaras.livejournal.com
Happy birthday wishes to youuuu, darling~!!!!! Miss you!!!!! Love you!!!!!

Date: 2015-03-24 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gatezilla.livejournal.com
Thank you, thank you! I miss you, too, my dear friend. How are you? I need to catch up on LJ.

Love you big-time!!!!!!!!

Date: 2015-05-07 11:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llaras.livejournal.com
I'm okayyyyy???? I miss you, too! I also need to do the catchy up thing. Ugh, internets. :-)

*HEARTSES*

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