2007 - Year of Foundation & Beginnings

END OF THE YEAR REPORT
2007


BEST MOVIES
(1) Into the Wild
(2) There Will Be Blood - this may change when I see it. Yes - WHEN I SEE IT.
(3) No Country For Old Men
(4) Zodiac
(5) Margot at the Wedding
(6) The Darjeeling Limited
(7) Assassination of Jessie James...
(8) Control
(9) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
(10) Superbad

WORST MOVIES
(1) Halloween
(2) Across the Universe - yuck.

BEST TELEVISION
(1) The Sopranos
(2) Lost
(3) American Idol
(4) The Office / 30 Rock
(5) Big Brother

WORST TELEVISION
(1) The New Fall Line-Up - yuck.

FAVORITE BOOK
(1) Only book I read:

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME SYSTEM
(1) No video games - and totally over the Wii, I never got... although, I still want to play Galaxy...

BEST ALBUM
(1) Bottom of the Hudson "Fantastic Hawk"
(2) Radiohead "In Rainbows"
(3) Andrew Bird "Armchair Apocrypha"
(4) Air "Pocket Symphony"
(5) Arcade Fire "Neon Bible"
(6) Sea Wolf "Leaves in the River"
(7) The Good, The Bad & The Queen "The Good, The Bad & The Queen"
(8) Kanye West "Graduation"
(9) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Some Loud Thunder"
(10) Shout Out Louds "Our Ill Wills"

I would have Peter Bjorn & John's "Writer's Block" - as number two - but that album TECHNICALLY came out 2006 - and I'd also have Bloc Party's FIRST album at number 3 - but that album came out in 2005 but this is the first year I heard it - and wowee!

And their second album's alright - but not top 10.

BEST WEBSITE
(1) Mac Rumors
(2) iGoogle
(3) Google News
(4) Metacritic
(5) Friend's Blogs

BEST MEALS
(1) Silk Soy Nog French Toast
(2) Veggie Fried Rice
(3) Asian Food in General
(4) Broccoli (anything)
(5) Pasta w/ Veggies

I'm a veggie-holic now.

BEST IDEAS
(1) Buying my iPhone (*and not being anti-mac anymore)
(2) Signing with my Manager
(3) Returning to my vegan diet (and becoming lucky again)
(4) Believing in Barack Obama's Optimism
(5) Saying Yes to a beer with a small crush of mine

WORST IDEAS
(1) Bush's SURGE
(2) Not being better with my money
(3) ***** (private) *reminder (too many)
(4) Having a giant steak dinner
(5) ?

FAVORITE MONTH

November - Sundance and New Love

FAVORITE DAY

This is actually a whole weekend - the weekend I read the last Harry Potter.

FAVORITE MOMENT

The day I told my future boyfriend, I was gay (after six hours of sitting alone with him and many drinks). And having him return the affection.

WORST MONTH

October. It was my first full month as a coordinator on a job that was horrible. And unprepared and I got extremely stressed. And I had a terrible canker sore that lasted the whole month and anytime I ate it hurt like a motherfucker.

WORST DAY

Some day in October that exemplified the whole month. Some odd or even day.

WORST MOMENT

Probably when I felt so in love with a straight guy - and told him my feelings - and got them rejected. I knew they would be - but, I was lonely.

FAVORITE THINGS I DID

Stayed at SXSW through the music week and saw The Presets. BEST CONCERT EVER.

CELEBRITY CRUSHES

(1) Nick from Big Brother
(2) Shia LaBeouf
(3) My Guy

THEMES OF THE YEAR

(1) Building the Beginning
(2) The Importance of Mystery
(3) Biology vs. Mysticism
(4) Veganism
(5) The Future

GOALS / HOPES FOR NEXT YEAR
(1) Financing Turns Up for a Feature Film (either The Western/Fear Between Vultures)
(2) Barack Obama becomes President
(3) My Relationship Maintains
(4) Get Paid to Direct
(5) Build a Nicer Body
(6) Pay Off Credit Cards
(7) Get an HDTV
(8) Keep a better blog
(9) Finish scripts for "Fear Between Vultures" and two other scripts.
(10) Travel somewhere awesome
(11) Get into Tribecca & SXSW

HOPES / GOALS FROM LAST YEAR FULLFILLED!?
(1) My Feature Moves Significatly Forward
I found a Manager, we got a budget, we're going to Sundance, I think yes!
(2) Find a Partner
FUCK YEAH! Wahoo!
(3) Some Friends Move Closer
Not yet...
(4) I Am Financially Secure
More so than this time, last year... but not quite.
(5) Shoot the Short "Sunlit Shadows" on 16mm
Well, not 16mm, but - SUNDANCE! Holy fuck - never would have thought...
(6) Pay Off My Credit Cards
Just slightly - but in a good situation to do so sooner than later...
(7) Find a Steady Job, I Can Live With
Coordinating isn't so bad... better than being a PA...
(8) Get Paid to Direct...
I feel this may be the year... (crossing fingers)
(9) Meet new people/friends
Definitely.

SPECIAL THANKS

SR, Sheri Fults, Morgan Gross, Scott Uhlfelder, Alison K, Mom, Dad, Holly, Dave Corey, Susanna Ulrich, Tanya Passidore, Eric Ernst, David Estrada, Drew Blatman, Kevin Akers, Todd Luoto and all the other Sundance programmers, Lya from SXSW, Film Festivals in general, LA Weather, The Well, Carpooling, Alex Moon, Juancarlo M., Sheila McCormack, Original Productions, Apple, iPhone, The Animals and the luck they bring me, Asian Food, Vegetables, my health!

I love everyone. Here's to 2008! (imaginary toast)

Hug Squeeze to you SR.