During my twenties, every January 1st was spent marathoning the entire extended Lord of the Rings. While it is possible to do in one sitting, now that I’ve gotten a bit older I’ve discovered it’s also super exhausting. Then, I turned 30, and the tradition changed.
Tom and I had been together almost a year. We were engaged, and it was our first New Year’s Eve. I worked that night, but was done around nine or ten. I drove to Tom’s. He got a bunch of pizza and we sat up half the night eating and playing Diablo 3. Since then, every New Year’s Eve we’ve gotten pizza and played Diablo. Nothing like ringing in the new year by slaying hordes of demons.
This year, tradition shifted. Last night, we went out on New Year’s Eve. Nothing super fancy. Taco Bell and Star Wars. I’ve had a nasty respiratory infection, so it was both super fun and incredibly exhausting.
Today, I’m keeping quiet. Trying to continue getting better. So, we’re doing pizza, Diablo, and rewatching the Clone Wars series. Again, it’s nothing exciting, but it is pleasant and a lovely way to start the new year.
Oh, 2018, what can I say about you? You’ve not been a particularly good year, but you definitely haven’t been the worst year. I’ve learned a lot this year, and as cheesy as it sounds, I’ve definitely grown as a person. I’ve learned so much about myself. I’ve stepped up and taken ownership of my life. It’s been a scary, exhausting experience, but something that needed to happen.
I’m looking forward to 2019. I have plans for this blog. I have plans for my life. I have plans to drink a ton of coffee.
You may notice a few changes to this site. I’ll be documenting my jigsaw puzzles, and I’ll be keeping a daily log as I try my hand at making a temperature blanket. I know that every year I make the pronouncement that I’m going to keep this blog more up to date, but this time I actually have a plan. Crazy, right?
Finally, we’ve been talking about it for years, and have finally tried it. We have a podcast! Tom & Malia Have A Podcast. That’s right, the Boy has a name, and it’s only taken me almost five years to reveal it. There’s only one episode, so far, and I know it’s a bit rough. It’s fifteen minutes of us talking about the new Aquaman movie, and because I’m easily distracted, Spiderverse comes up as well. This will be a learning experience, but should be a fun journey.
And that’s about it for now. It’s almost time for the annual New Year’s Eve Diablo 3 gaming session.