Monday, December 27, 2010

Ahead to 2011 -- Back to the Future

It almost sounds space-age doesn't it??  2011?? Are we seriously already here?  You see kids walking around in letter jackets for class of 2013 and you think, it CAN'T BE.  

In one of my favorite movie trilogies, Back to the Future, Marty goes to 2015 (in Part II).  Back in the 80's, with the way technology was developing, they probably really thought we'd be in hover cars by then, and that we could rehydrate food in a device like a microwave and enjoy a large, pre-sliced, steaming hot Pizza Hut pizza.  We laugh at this now, because we are certainly more than 4 years from that sort of advancement, but they did nail a few things.  Flat panel TVs that take up entire walls, thumb print security systems, voice commands, etc.  Still waiting to be able to fly my car around (could you imagine the accident rate! Not to mention insurance!).

So looking ahead to this next year, what are our expectations? Have any goals?

It's really hard to believe we're at this point again where we talk about New Year Resolutions.  I always say I don't want to make any because I rarely follow through with them, but there are definitely a few things I'd LIKE to accomplish this year.  Though I'm not eager to share them because they sound too similar to last year's and I'm pretty sure none of it got done.  Sigh.

If you're into books (as many of my followers are), check out Stephanie's list of books coming out in 2011.    I'm definitely waiting on some of these.  

There are also movies coming out in 2011 that I'll definitely be seeing: 

Water for Elephants - After I read the book, I seriously didn't think I'd go see this movie (especially because of the Reese/R-Pat pair up), but I just watched the trailer, and it looks sort of good (and the soundtrack sounds awesome).

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - Though I'm not much of a Penelope Cruz fan, this movie is all about CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW and that's enough for me.  Check out the trailer, it looks pretty good :)

The Green Hornet - Now, I'm not always into superhero movies that don't include RDJ or Christian Bale, but this one looks a bit hilarious.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II -- Can't wait for the trailer for this!

Breaking Dawn -- Because there's no NOT going to see it.


  1. I can't wait for all of those movies! And I'm super excited about Jack Sparrow! It's not summer without Captain Jack Sparrow!

  2. 2011... whoda thunk it? And my daughter will be graduating high school this year. D'oh. Which makes her the class of 2015 for college. :collapses into a puddle:

    Wake me in 2020. ;o)

  3. Goals...goals. Umm, last year my goal was completely literary. This year, I think it has to be financial because I spent too much on the literary part!

  4. I can't believe it's nearly 2011! I haven't formulated my resolutions, but I make some every year. I hope you enjoy your last couple days, and then have a very Happy New Year!

  5. I never have expectations, which could be a great thing, means that I'll be more excited with the inventions they come up with!

    I guess I have one expectations, amazing books! Meeting you at upcoming author events for fun! Awesome upcoming book party :)

    It's been a blast getting to know you! I'm so glad we live close to one another! It's great having a friend nearby!

  6. I prefer to have flexible goals and to aim a little low so that I can blow past them.

    And I'm excited for all of those movies too!