I've had a flawless track record with making a minimum of one blog entry a day.
Sometimes more than once, and often times having blog entries that were shorter than you might expect, so not ideally done.
But I did them all the same.
A four-month track record.
Of steady daily updates, even when I felt like hell, even when I really didn't feel like it, even when I didn't want to make it, I forced myself to anyway and it's been paying off.
Never once have I actually forgotten even though I've gotten scarily close on multiple occasions.
...AND I JUST THREW THAT ALL DOWN THE DRAIN BECAUSE I FORGOT TO MAKE ONE YESTERDAY!
I wasn't even feeling that bad, either! Rather the opposite, I was feeling quite awesome. I had the perfect thing to blog about! We watched the original The Seven Samurai for family night. A particularly good highlight is after having watched the movie for a long time, we came to the intermission.
And then, I was the one to make the connection. "Hey. Aren't intermissions usually in the MIDDLE of a movie?" The look of panic in the eyes of the other family members was hilarious, given that we started the movie at nine, expecting it to be a couple hours or so. My brother waved the wiimote (we watched it on Amazon) to show how long the movie was...
...And unanimously, the room broke out in laughter. More than that, though, the film was thoroughly entertaining in general. It's earned its spot as one of the best films of all time. I could see where the anime Samurai 7 got things from, and at the same time see where The Magnificent Seven got things from, by watching the original and seeing them translated.
It was quite the experience. It's just as strong and powerful a movie now as it was then, and I thoroughly recommend it.
...As you can tell, I had this to blog about, the perfect opportunity.
...AND I MISSED IT!
Not happy with myself. Four months of continuous updates, and here I am having just missed it for the first time ever.
I was hoping that I could get a year of steady updates come October, but now the clock's been reset and I'll have to wait until February of 2016 to claim that honor.