1 January, 2013 § 1 Comment
In the year 2012, I made at least one post on Facebook [almost] every day. Twenty-twelve was a big year for Holly and me, and just an important year all around. Encyclopedia Britannica stopped publishing print editions. Venus transited across the sun for the last time until 2117, which means if you didn’t see it this time (or eight years ago) you almost certainly never will. My dad had an important surgery, followed almost immediately by a heart attack (he’s okay now). Holly and I bought a house. There were some huge discoveries and accomplishments made by the scientific community. Not too long after I talked Michael Bay out of rebooting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the third film in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series came out, which coincided with the largest mass shooting in United States history. Chick-Fil-A sparked a huge debate that had nothing to do with freedom of speech but everything to do with discrimination. Impressive records were broken and made at the Olympics in London. Hurricane Sandy ravaged the Jersey Shore (which was cancelled, by the way). I scored my dream job, which has nothing to do with Disney purchasing LucasFilms and promising three more Star Wars movies. President Obama was reaffirmed as the people’s choice and Mitt Romney faded into the background. “Johnny Football” Manziel of Texas A&M became the first freshman to ever be awarded the Heisman trophy. Another tragic shooting left twenty children dead, and the NRA made it obvious how much they hate the idea of creating a police state by suggesting we create a police state. It was all pretty crazy, but at least the world didn’t end!
But you’d probably have no idea based on the inanity of the vast majority of my posts, which you are about to read.
These were the right socks to welcome 2012 with.