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I can't believe it has been over a year since my last journal entry, but then again, with most of my friends on Facebook more than anything, I just stopped checking over here. I'm often just too lazy to try and post an entry, especially since I know I'm the only one really looking at it.

But, looking over old posts reminds me that it's good for me to journal if for no other reason that to give perspective when I read old posts and remark at how I felt about a given thing at the moment when it was fresh as opposed to how I feel over time. Usually, the things that are giving me fits at the moment don't matter in the end, and when I re-read what I read, I realize just how silly it was to get all bent out of shape, or I sigh a big sigh of relief that I managed to get over whatever it was that had my panties in a twist.

I've been thinking about anything significant that happened in 2016, and honestly, other than some of my favorite celebrities dying, and the political election being a complete screw-up, I can't really say 2016 was that eventful. I can't think of anything personally that happened that was like a highlight of the year. Of course, it might have been different if I had blogged during the year. Professionally, the biggest thing was that I'm getting promoted. It's a slow-going process, but hopefully the promotion goes through soon. It'll be a little better pay, but the biggest thing that's already happening is that it means a change in my job duties. Having been at MoFo in Records for two years already, it's time to change things up.

As for what's happening right now, not much really. I'm at work relaxing since I don't have a whole lot on my plate at the moment. I have 126 boxes that I have to send out, but they're not ready yet. That will likely happen tomorrow.

Oscars will be announced tomorrow morning, so I spent the weekend preparing for it, mostly by watching a couple of movies that I've heard have some Oscar potential. The two that I watched are "Arrival" and "Fences". I enjoyed "Arrival", but I don't know if it was Oscar-worthy. As for "Fences", I highly expect Viola Davis to get an Oscar nomination because once again, she hit it out of the park in terms of emotional intensity and stage presence. I'm not sure if Fences will get nominated for anything else especially considering the other films I'm hearing buzz about. I plan on watching Moonlight and Hacksaw Ridge soon.

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Long time no see! Congratulations on getting promoted.

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