Twenty Ten

Snowy Porch

It’s a new year! Woot woot! And the decade with the low­est low and and the high­est high I ever had had come to an end. And it end­ed with one of the worst months ever. Basi­cal­ly any month where I don’t get to spend much time with the dear­est, dar­ling hus­band, sprain an ankle and is sick with a nasty flu bug is not a good month in my book.

This year marks a decade of blog­ging for me. At least in this incar­na­tion. If you count­ed the time I was jour­nal­ing at Diary­land, that would add one or two years into the decade. And oh how time has changed. No more GeoC­i­ties. Kids don’t need to sweet-talk domain own­ers for host­ing any­more because domain names and web host­ing come cheap. Web rings are prac­ti­cal­ly dead. And every­one and their dog have a blog AND a Twit­ter account. Awe­some.

I don’t like mak­ing res­o­lu­tions but I like set­ting goals for myself. This year I’d like to write more about my child­hood in an attempt to dig out good mem­o­ries about my dad, just to be able to say that once upon a time, my dad was a cool guy, and maybe even­tu­al­ly for­give him. So far, no such mem­o­ries have sur­faced but I’ll keep try­ing.

I’d also like to final­ly own a full-frame dig­i­tal SLR cam­era. And no, as much as I want a Canon EOS 5D Mk II, I can’t jus­ti­fy the cost of buy­ing one. I just want a used, orig­i­nal 5D so that if I get tired of dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy as I often do, I won’t have a $3,000 cam­era lying around gath­er­ing dust.

And last but not least, I’d like to learn to do more new, use­ful things. Last year I learned to devel­op colour film and to devel­op b&w film with a com­bo of cof­fee, wash­ing soda and vit­a­min C. That was fun. I haven’t fig­ured out what I want to learn to do this year but I will.

Any­way, I hope this year has been good to you so far and will con­tin­ue to be. May your choco­late be plen­ty! Mmm, choco­late…

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. found you (again) from the mefi post about The­Brad … glad to see you are still kick­ing it online; con­grat­u­la­tions on get­ting mar­ried!
    hope all is well in Cana­da, eh?

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