November has completely gotten the shaft from me this year. I have completely let it pass me by and here we are almost to Thanksgiving for crying out loud! You know what that means? It’s time for a bullet point recap!
The first half of the month sucked on a personal level, but I have managed to work through it and am just taking it one day at a time.
After much hand wringing about financing, I closed my eyes and clicked purchase on the most expensive single destination plane ticket I have ever bought. With Mom and Gary heading back to Argentina for their conference, I knew this would be a chance of a lifetime to get a relatively cheap vacation out of it. This trip is very similar to the Hong Kong trip in that there is a huge up front expense of the plane ticket, but everything else will be relatively cheap. The length of the trip is very similar as well. Needless to say I am excited to head to my 5th continent, and hopefully up to four new countries. (Still woefully behind Nathan, he now has double my country count and is heading to the UAE for the holidays…)
After two extra weeks of hand wringing and patience, I was sent back to Guest Relations for the holiday season. On Sunday when I returned, it was like I was on an extended vacation, and I am sure some people were wondering how come they hadn’t seen me in awhile.
Shaking the tea leaves at work is especially hard, because sometimes I am given wonderful mind numbing opportunities, and then occasionally given a false start and thus end up disappointed. Then again, who doesn’t have a job like this.. In spite of everything, I have a really good vibe about 2010. I am not sure what it is, but lately I have the feeling that things will start to pull together next year for me in more ways than one. What this means I do not know. I just hope it is not gas.
2012: This movie was all sorts of awesome. It is everything you could want in a disaster movie and more. My only let down was the ending. After such a rush and high through the whole thing, it is difficult to end such a behemoth of a story. I think Roland did a great job and I will be interested if the supposed 2013 TV series pans out where we see what happens when the arks land in Africa.
Star Trek and Up: Both movies were released on DVD/Blue-ray this past two weeks. For the first time (Sort of related to my previous post) I am looking at which ones contain a digital copy so I can have it on my iPhone. I am also going to purchase the Blue-ray versions despite not having a BR player. I actually considered whether or not I actually want to buy them considering I want everything digital now. I don’t know if I will ever get a Blue-ray player, but just hedging bets. As soon as I can figure out how to get downloaded movies on my TV without porting to my iPhone then the shoe will drop and my entertainment life will change forever.
Ok you are now caught up. Preparations for Argentina are commencing. Let’s just say I can’t get this song out of my head.
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