Since we are coming to the end of 2012 I thought it’d be fun to go over some of this year’s highlights and quickly talk about resolutions for 2013…
Ok, so at the end of every year the two most common things I hear are: “That year went by sooo fast” and “Next year I’m going to start/stop….”
Just to prove to you that this year didn’t go by THAT quickly let’s look at some of the highlights
It was an election year in the U.S and as a result everyone on planet Earth was subjected to countless annoying campaign commercials. President Obama finished the race as the winner but the most entertaining candidate award has to go to Mitt Romney who put 47% of Americans on blast and then went on the open a binder full of women!
Somewhere in the midst of deciding the next President the world was plagued (or blessed) by the song sensations “Call me Maybe” and “Gangnam Style”
In the world of sports King James finally broke free of the Dan Gilbert Curse and won an NBA Championship, Serena Williams proved that she might be good enough to have a place on the men’s ATP circuit and the greatest sporting event –The Olympics – took center stage in London
For the science buffs out there, this was a pretty good year for you guys. Turns out the “God particle” does exist. I won’t bore the rest of the readers with the details but they officially called this thing the Higgs boson particle. (A moment of silence for future college students that will have to study this discovery…). Also we successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars and sent the space shuttle endeavor into outer space… but still no trip back to the moon *scratches head*
On a more somber note 2012 will be remembered as the year in which gun control laws were again brought under public scrutiny. Victims of the Sandy Hook Tragedy and the shooting in the Colorado movie theater added to the blood already shed as a result of gun violence. (Not to speak about the absurd amount of gun violence on the south side of Chicago)… also Whitney Houston was the latest celebrity to die from a drug overdose
Some miscellaneous/cool things that also happened in 2012 include the jump from the edge of space by Felix Baumgartner (the Red Bull guy), what appears to be the end of Twinkies and the release of mega-blockbusters ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.
Finally we can all let out a sigh of relief and thank God because we not only survived Superstorm Sandy and the unusual heatwave that hit the east coast; we survived the END OF THE WORLD (well according to the Mayans anyway) WHEW !!
Turning our focus towards 2013 I found some information that may prove useful as you plan towards next year
Feel free to add your own 2012 highlights or New Years Resolution