Yesterday, I vegged in front of our TV and watched the Twilight Zone marathon on Sci-Fi channel. Probably not the most productive way to start 2005, but hey, New Year's Eve wore me out. I needed some veg time. Today has been far more productive. I actually some got work done on my Jack Ruby script and wrote a few pages for the third issue of my *currently unannounced project*.

2004 was a good year. It will always be remembered as the year we moved into our house and the year Kennedy was born (May 11th). Other memorable events include:

* self-publishing my own mini-comic * hosting and producing Fanboy Radio's The Indie Show * successfully completing the 24 Hour Comic Book * getting four different short stories published * Becoming deliriously sick on the first night of the San Diego Comic Con * Bush re-elected, Hopkins household spirals into a deep depression * Melissa hired as manager at Fast Forward Skate Shop

Other events for the Monkey year:

* Saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind three times in the theatre * dEUS announces a new album and possible U.S. tour for 2005, and release the single "If You Don't Get What You Want" * The Buffy Marathon! Melissa and I watch seasons 1-7 on DVD.

Favorite comic books in 2004:

* DC The New Frontier * Autobiographix * Street Angel * Daisy Kutter: The Last Train * Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life * Dead@17: Blood of Saints * Invincible

Favorite TV shows in 2004:

* Scrubs * CSI * Freaks and Geeks (on DVD) * Degrassi: Next Generation * Arrested Development * The Office

Favorite movies I watched in 2004:

* Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (as already mentioned) * Confessions of a Dangerous Mind * The Incredibles * Dummy * Spiderman 2 * Matchstick Men * Catch Me If You Can

Favorite food for 2004:

* Pineapple Chicken Curry from Bangkok City (once again)

Favorite music for 2004:

Not to be too pessimistic, but very little excited me this year with music. If anything, I rediscovered artists who I had never paid much attention to before. For instance, I really like The Who, despite my aversion to power rock operas. I also found a love for the melancholy ballads of Nick Drake and 1960's surf guitar. Beyond that, here are my favorites (all available on iTunes, check them out).

* Rasputina's version of "Rock'n'Roll" * Polyphonic Spree's album "Together We're Heavy" * The Raveonettes * Rilo Kiley's album "More Adventurous" * William Shatner's version of "Common People" * Soundtrack for Garden State