Sunday, January 01, 2006

Stix Nix Hix Pix 2006

Well looks like '06 is gonna be a mixed bag. I just hope there's better quality stuff in the bag.

First, resolutions. Becky's is: after February, No More Payday Loans. I can get behind that.
Mine: To update this blog regularly (I may not always have something to say but hey, that doesn't stop 90% of the bloggers out there), try to exercise and eat healthier and find a way to up our financial situation.

In March I'll be heading to the GAMA Trade Show in Vegas. I'm really looking forward to see how much has changed since I was there last (circa 1977). This is also the closest I've gotten to a game convention for about 6 years. I'm chompin' at the bit, to say the least.

And of course this wouldn't be the blog it is if I didn't tell you what DVDs I'm looking forward to. The big one is Criterion's February release of Orson Welles's Mr. Arkadin. I've got a couple of crappy copies on VHS but this release is supposed to be something special. I just hope it won't be pushed back on the schedule.

And finally, I'm looking forward to editing the fantasy novel I wrote during NaNoWriMo last November. I'm sure with Becky's help I'll be able to come up with something readable (if you wanna read it in all it's glory, email me at smokestackjones@gmail.com and I'll send ya a copy. It's only about 100 pages and it's a lot of fun).

Now I've got my helmet and armor on. I'm ready for '06. Let's roll.

4 comments:

Dan Mancini said...

Arkadin will rule. I have complete confidence.

Smokestack Jones said...

Hey dog,

Of course. The flick already rules. It can only get better.

-SJ

Dan Mancini said...

And three...count 'em three...versions. I can't wait.

It's awesome that Criterion has finally gotten their mitts on some of the Welles catalogue. F for Fake was one my favorite of their '05 releases.

Smokestack Jones said...

Hey dog,

I've been waiting for this for a long time. I remember their LD release and I never understood why it took them so long to release it on DVD (there wasn't any rights issues as far as I knew, as it was widely available as a PD tape/disc).

Now if they'd only do the same for White Zombie

-SJ