Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 A Life Odyssey

As 2009 comes to an end, I'm reflecting on the good and the bad. There has been a lot of both, but I'd like to think the great things make us happy and adversity builds character. The idea is to learn and become better people.

This past year I have discover amazing books, movies and music. I do my best to share what I love with the people I care about, but since I love to make list I've included my High Fidelity style top5 movies, albums and books (I discovered) of 2009

Top 5 Movies of 2009

1.Precious
2.(500) Days of Summer
3.The Proposal
4. The Informers
5.Watchmen and Gigantic

Top 5 Albums I Discovered In 2009

1. Jay Farrar and Ben Gibbard-One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur 2009
2.Norah Jones-The Fall 2009
3. The New Moon Soundtrack 2009 and (500) Days of Summer 2009
4. Man Man-Rabbit Habbits 2008
5.Peeping Tom-Peeping Tom 2006

Top 5 book I Read In 2009

1.the perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
2.The Bus Driver Who Wanted To Be God by Etgar Keret
3.Speaking With The Angels collected by Nick Hornby
4.IV: A Decade of Curious People and Dangerous Ideas by Chuck Klosterman
5.Breathers by S.G. Brown

As a whole this was not a bad year. The major events include a good trip to L.A., moving to St. Louis, the release of Forrest J Ackerman's Anthology of the Living Dead, a pretty successful NaNoWriMo, meeting my girlfriend, and starting a new collection of short fiction.

I am looking forward to a very busy, and productive 2010. I am always thinking and dreaming, but I've learned, that it's never good idea to write a bunch of big plans or goals that may, or may not work out. I will say that in 2010 I am looking forward to finally releasing Eclectic Collection and finishing my 2009 NaNoWri novel.

The best is yet to come!!!

- Travis