Happy New Year…From Bed

Happy-New-Year-16Dear Diary,

I know I haven’t written in you much since I went to see Gone Girl.  That movie opened my eyes to the fact that you are probably the most boring diary in existence.  No one is ever going to be framed for murder because of your contents, and your discovery is not going to lead to a national manhunt.

I’m okay with that, though.

It’s New Year’s Day, and we need a cold open to set the tone for the new year.  I had planned to ring in 2015 with a first post that was an elaborate musical bit featuring all of the characters that frequent The House on the Hill of a regular basis.

I know that would’ve excited all the amazing Modern Philosophers who read my blog, and gotten their year off to a raucous start, but it just seemed too predictable.  It’s something I would’ve done in 2013 when this blog was still new and trying to find its voice.

WSPI thought back to my days at NYU Film School because that’s where this whole “taking writing seriously thing” really took shape.  One of the most important lessons I remember from my first Screenwriting class was “less is more“.

Because of that, I am going to kick off 2015 with an intimate post from my bed.  I’m just going to share my innermost thoughts with you, Diary, rather than hiding behind the army of silly characters who I usually lean on to help me convey my Deep Thoughts to the Modern Philosophers.

What’s on my mind is that 2015 had better be as warm and comforting as it is under my covers right now.  The year should also metaphorically have two purring kitties on the bed to help me smile.

ball drop 2That’s how I want to kick off 2015, Diary.

I’m closing the laptop and going back to sleep.  Not because I am a lazy bum with no ambition, but because 2015 is going to be such an amazing year that I need to get some sleep whenever I can.

Happy New Year, Modern Philosophers!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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36 Responses to Happy New Year…From Bed

  1. April says:

    Have a good rest 🙂

  2. Ruebi @ LHB says:

    Happy New Year 🙂 Hope you get a decent sleep.

  3. floridaborne says:

    That’s what I call a great way to bring in the new year. You’re starting with a positive attitude, a minimum of stress, and 2 purring kittens. What more can a human ask for? 🙂

    • Austin says:

      Just someone else under the covers with me, I guess. 🙂

      • floridaborne says:

        My 2nd husband used to say, “You better watch out what you wish for, you might end up getting it.”

        If you want the universe to find just the right person for you, write a VERY specific list. I can tell you from experience that the one thing you leave out is going to be the predominant rock in your shoe for the remainder of your relationship. 🙂

      • Austin says:

        I’ll trust the Fates to find me someone special…

  4. happy new year ! to you and your family

  5. Louise says:

    hope you fluffed your goose down eiderdown/quilt and pillows. one always needs a good solid table next to the bed for all those cups of tea ( in ur case Snapple) and cookies. plus the remote for the stereo… have agreat rest.

  6. ksbeth says:

    good thing you are banking lots of sleep, it’s going to be a fun and busy year for you, austin. )

  7. JED says:

    I think you have the right idea about how to start a new year. I might take your idea and run with it. The covers are awful cozy this morning. Happy New Year Austin.

  8. D. Parker says:

    Hope you feel better soon Austin. 🙂
    Happy cozy get well soon New Year!!! 🙂

  9. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Sounds like my day so far. I may be willing to stay this lazy until Monday, even.

    Here’s to a great start to 2015!

  10. Pamela Edwards says:

    Sounds like a plan . Nothing better than your warm cozy bed on a cold morning . Have a nice rest Austin . Happy New Year ! ☺

  11. Dawn says:

    Happy New Year, Austin. I hope it’s a good one for you.

  12. The best of the New Year to you, Austin. 😀 😀 😀

  13. E.L. Wicker says:

    Happy New Year 🙂

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