Thursday, January 3, 2013

Back in the Blogosphere Again... For Now

Hello, blogger my old friend... 

Yeah, so I took a year off to ... well, 2012 was not a year in which I accomplished much. So I guess I took a year off from blogging to think about doing other things, and then ended up doing meaningful things like watching TV and contemplating exercising.

The truth is, I was not sad to see 2012 go. Was it a terrible year? Did my house burn down or did a family member die? Did I run over someone's cat or eat too many vegetables? Thankfully, no. None of these tragedies occurred. 

Still, 2012 was, ahem, not the year of good mental health practices. Which means that if I'd had kerosene and a match or saw someone's cat in the road... Just kidding, of course. I'm afraid of fire and I like cats so I found other ways to be crazy. (After a while, it becomes an art. They do say practice makes perfect. They just don't specify what you should practice. Although I'm thinking crazy probably isn't on the list.)


Anyway, I feel like I should give 2012 some sort of farewell just to prove I did live through it. So here goes:

Best movies of 2012 (not in order)
Liberal Arts
Life of Pi
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Hope Springs
The Amazing Spiderman
The Hunger Games

Favorite books read in 2012
My Name Is Asher Lev
The Fault in Our Stars
The Sky Is Everywhere 
When Women Were Birds
The Bell Jar
Moon Over Manifest
Okay for Now

Best bands discovered in 2012
Bon Iver
Blind Pilot
Florence + the Machine
Of Monsters and Men

Random things I enjoyed in 2012
Vacation in San Diego with the fam
Downton Abby (I will marry Matthew if Mary won't)
The Shins concert at Red Butte (too cold but the opening bands were fantastic)
White chocolate peppermint M&Ms (dang, those are good)
Meeting a new cousin, Kaija 
Seeing Hamlet at the Shakespeare Festival 

I think there are more things I enjoyed but I can't remember any of them right now. I'm not really a big "New Year's resolutions" kind of person (mostly because I, like most people, rarely keep them) but I do have a personal "theme" for 2013. A post about that is too come. 

In the meantime, hooray for a new beginning!