Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Summing up 2014

With this post, I think I've made exactly as many posts this year as I did in 2013. For the first time, I haven't done more posts than the previous year. To be fair, though, that was bound to end at some point as otherwise I'd be puting up multiple posts every day. Perhaps a bit more interesting is that I feel like I've posted rather less of meaning this year. I make myself post something every day, and I've often felt like a lot of the posts this year weren't very meaningful, beyond saying what was on TCM this particular evening. Part of it has to do with the fact that there are only so many new to me movies, or perhaps more accurately movies new to the blog, to blog about. Interestingly, I think there are going to be two separate B movies tomorrow that I'll be blogging about.

Then there's also been the intrusion of my personal life. I don't like talking about my personal life in too much detail, or more specifically my family. But my parents are getting up there in years, and I cook a couple of nights a week for them and otherwise do some of the looking after them since I'm the one living closest by. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this year and we had a big gathering at my sister's place. Thankfully, my parents haven't had to separate like the couple in Make Way For Tomorrow.

I didn't get to mention the death earlier today of actor Edward Herrmann. Herrmann played one of the students in The Paper Chase, as well as having a lengthy career in TV with films mixed in. Herrmann was 71.

And with that, I well and truly finish posting for 2014, and wish all of you a happy and healthy 2015.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I enjoyed Mr Herrmann in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985). May he rest in peace.