I learned new things this year. I read some, watched some, and listened some. I tried to get organized as well.
Hopefully I will do more new things next year.
I went to the local record store on local record store day. That was fun.
I went to the Hello Kitty Food Truck and had a fun time.
I updated the theme to my website. I love it. I still want to do some tweaks to it I think. My old theme was too old and I was worried that I might not be able to update it someday as WP changes. I did add the classic editor plugin just in case I don’t like the new way of posting. Of course Google was my friend again since I had a couple of questions on how to do things.
I didn’t game as much as I should have this year. I love playing Microsoft Mah Jong, the Candy Crush Games, slots, and Power Rangers. But I didn’t play Minecraft, Roblox, or Fortnite like I should have. It would help me at work. Next year I hope to play my steam games plus those other 3 more.
I found out what a bullet journal is this year. I bought one for personal things. I use it for lists and motivation. I also have a planner that I usually keep appointments in. I keep lists in Microsoft to-do and OneNote. I bought a journal just for work stuff as well. I also still have my Moleskine notebook to keep notes in. I like the pads that the company Knock Knock comes out with. I use that for weekly to do lists. All of this keeps me organized.
I also bought art supplies this year. Paint and gel pens, chaulk. I hope to learn how to use them. I also hope to continue to color as well. I hope to knit a couple of scrubbies in the new year as well.
I only wanted to see the new Avengers movie and Oceans 8 movies this year. Avengers was weird. But next years movie is a continuation (which of course I want to see). I liked Oceans 8. I want to see Mary Poppins Returns and Spiderman Spiderverse as well. I also want to watch Book Club and Incredibles 2 on dvd.
I need to catch up on Supergirl on tv. I also have started to watch The Rookie. It’s good but I don’t like the supervisors in the show. I need to catch up on Power Rangers as well.
I have a list of shows on netflix and videos on Youtube that I want to catch up on as well.
Last year I didn’t do a post on music. But I should have.
Last year Hanson and New Kids on the Block put out new Christmas albums. I like both of them.
Hanson also came out with a compilation of their music so far. It was good. They came out with String Theory this year. It is good as well.
This year the Monkees came out with a Christmas Album. Like Good Times, no new Davy Jones of course. That is kind of weird. But it’s a great album!
I joined Apple Music. I like it so much I will be dropping Spotify and Pandora next year.
I also found some new podcasts. I have a list I need to catch up on. I like using apple and google podcasts to listen to them.
I didn’t get to really do the Read Harder Challenge at all this year.
I did get to finally read Ms. Marvel. I liked it. I bought another in the series as well. I like the power rangers TV show. I bought the comics that they came out with. I also bought a Peanuts and Garfield comic that the same company produced. I am a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sabrina so I bought comics from them as well. I hope to reed all of these next year. My book group reading keeps me busy. But I did read Once Upon a Farm by Rory Feek and The Trans Generation. They were both good.
I have some management books that I hope to get to next year. Plus maybe the read harder challenge again?
I have been watching Samantha Brown’s Places to Love on PBS and have enjoyed it. It talks about local places. That got me thinking about local libraries.
I have wanted to visit the South Mountain Community Library on the campus of the South Mountain Community College. It is a joint use facility between the Maricopa Community College District and the Phoenix Public Library. I went there to get some work done (while listening to a podcast) and also looked around a little. It is a nice library. I like that it is a public and a community college library. I also printed from wifi in a public place for the first time. I also ate lunch there.
I also went to the Frank Talk on the Impact of Fake News in the Real World. It is sponsored by the Arizona Humanities. Jamie Bowen – ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication presented the program. It is a timely topic with all the things going on right now. I enjoyed the program. He gave some information/history but also lead a group discussion. That was interesting and helpful.
I went to Phoenix Comicon.
I read books.
I went to the movies.
I went to The Thumb and also Rocket Fizz.
I attended the Arizona Library Associations Annual Conference in Mesa. I was one of many presenters that talked about the LSTA grants we received last year. I also was in a panel discussion from Tech Talk. I talked about our social media presentation.
I made Christmas cookies as usual.
I went to a Phoenix Rising soccer game. It was interesting.
I got a little bit organized this year. I want to do more next year. I also want to buy exercise equipment. I also want to learn about bitcoin, blockchain / data and also Ubuntu Server.