I sit here today in my still not completely organized "new" bedroom with a sudden reemergence of the migraine-like tension headaches that afflicted me a couple years ago before (I thought) going away for good. 2005 might have been an overall good year for the movies, and it even started as a good year for me. But much like the rest of the world that has not enjoyed nice things in 2005 -- whether it's tsunamis or hurricanes or earthquakes or war -- eventually this year decided to start wiping its ass with me as well, and at least since the beginning of May, it's been a rough one on many fronts.
So far that reason along with a few others, I can't wait for this year to be over. In fact, I wish I could go to sleep now and wake up on the other side of Sunday. I'm not even in the mood to "celebrate" the end of 2005 or ring in the promise of 2006. I just want to sleep to dream and wake-up and try to work towards making things better.
To that end, I'm not going to stress any longer about writing this post or that post (stupid things to contribute to my tension headache anyway) for the remainder of 2005. I'm just going to bid you all adieu for the weekend and promise (oooh, dangerous, dangerous territory) to come back on Monday (maybe Sunday, but more likely Tuesday) with actual things to say: my Top 10 2005 TV shows list; my short lists of most overrated and best but so-far unreleased films of 2005; a whole slew of reviews in one form or another (for real this time); and that eagerly anticipated (likely by nobody but myself), definitive "Best"/"Favorite"/"Top" movies of 2005 list as well. I'm working feverishly to catch-up.
So to everyone out there who has been kind enough to stop by my little space here and give two craps about what I've had to say -- love it or hate it -- here's wishing you a happy and healthy New Year, and whether your 2005 was the best or worst year of your life, I hope 2006 is a dramatic improvement ... for all of us.
Happy New Year!