New Year Resolutions and NYE 2013

Goals. Not resolutions. Purely for the sake of reflecting next year of course.

Cook more: I like cooking, when I have the right ingredients. I’m going to make an effort to do more, saving money on eating out or getting food delivered.

Read more: I want to keep learning, keep my mind busy on things other than tech.

Network more: connect with at least 3 people at meetup groups at least once per month.

Save for Europe: I want to have over $20,000 saved for an epic trip around Europe in 2014/15.

TV: Luther

I was pretty wowed by Luther. I don’t often find TV shows that affect me, but this show really did. There are only a handful of TV shows that I actively encourage people to watch; Game of thrones, Dexter, Entourage, Breaking Bad, House with the recent addition of Suits and now Luther.

I don’t want to spoil the ending but I can safely say that this is one of the few shows on television that actually doesn’t pander to the expectations of it’s viewers and is frequently heavy, dramatic, and moving. Idris Elba¬†who plays the main character of detective John Luther is absolutely awesome, intense, violent and brilliant. This isn’t just a murder gets found by a detective show. In fact, the crime that takes place is often put to the side to tell a story that is far more unique and interesting to watch. So much so that each episode starts off without the expected mystery surrounding the murder, instead focusing on how the criminal is to be captured.