Here’s my first stab at an iMovie. It’s less than a minute long. The guy in the orange was so joyful.
Last year I resolved to watch one old movie a week and I defined “old” as made before 1960. I had no idea how many great films I would discover through this resolution. I discovered lots of great movies from America, Japan, England, Italy and France. I saw great films I knew I should see, but never made time for. I did allow myself 4 weeks “off” but I think I saw at least 49 old films. Chaplin, Lloyd, Sacha Guitry, Mizuguchi, were just some of the directors whose work I saw for the first time.
So I’m going to continue this resolution with a couple tweaks. There were plenty of good films in the 60s and 70s so in 2015, I will watch movies made prior to 1980 and I’ll watch at least 2 a month.
Part of the reason for the decrease is that I plan to return to watching Lynda.com videos to upgrade my photography, software and other professional skills. I think I can manage watching three short videos a week for that goal.
I made my movie resolution because my Act One friend, Janet doesn’t believe in health related resolutions because you should eat well and exercise anyway and the January resolutions tend not to work so at some point you just postpone action till the next year. (Janet resolves to make time for lunch with a friend once a week so she doesn’t lose touch with people. I do believe fun, but easily postponed resolutions actually work.) In spite of Janet’s wise belief, I hope to regularly lift weights to tone my arms. So I’ll do that a minimum of three times a week.
I might start a Facebook page for anyone interested in the “Old Movie” Challenge.
What do you plan to change for 2015?
Here’s how it works:
1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.
2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (daily post)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (third eye mom)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (narrow lens)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (beijing daily photo)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (have bag will travel)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (flickr comments)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (blogogaini)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (2020 world expo)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (travel, eat, click, etc.)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (chittle chattle)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Community (broken light)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (daily post)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (flickr comments)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (musings of a random mind)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (nature enthusiast)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (jejak jejak)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (francine in retirement)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (eager explorer)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (wandering graduate)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (jinan daily photo)
I got a fitbit device as a gift. Fitbit is an electronic device that measures your daily steps, calories burnt, stairs climbed, and sleep. There’s a companion website that allows you to log in your food and other activities (e.g. sports, tasks, physical activities) I was going to sell it on ebay, but never got around to it. So about a week ago I decided to start using in. why not.
I don’t need to lose lots of weight, but I wouldn’t mind losing some. I don’t want to get fanatical about my daily calories or steps taken.
So far I’ve enjoyed the novelty of seeing how much I do or don’t do in a day. Fitbit makes it easy to log food as so many brands and kinds of food have their nutritional data in the system. You just need to click away.
I’ve been doing well with it, though I get a little upset when I don’t wear mine thinking, “I didn’t get credit for all those stairs” or what have you.
I’ve been walking around Phnom Penh a lot and yesterday walked over 20,000 steps. I burned over 2500 calories according to Fitbit.
- Fitbit talks fitness tracking, privacy and healthy apps ecosystems (guardian.co.uk)
- Health Tracking Gizmos For The New Year (forbes.com)
- Fitbit, why can’t I have my data? (simplystatistics.org)
- Oh, I found myself a Fitbit (allthingsdesigned.wordpress.com)
- 9 Things We Learn About Learning From Fitbit (insidehighered.com)