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Happy New Year--whoopee. It's another year, this 2012, but is it really a new year or just a continuation of the last one.
I won't call 2011 my most stellar year by any means, but I wouldn't say it was any worse than any year of my life either. It was a good year, but not a very good year like in the Frank Sinatra song. It was and it wasn't and it wasn't it and it was. I'm still here, smiling and optimistic, always looking for a better tomorrow but doing my best to enjoy the day at hand.
So what do we have to look forward to? I mean besides the presidential election for those of us in the United States. We've already had a whole year of this election circus, but now the big show is coming to town. Or shall we say the big show down? We've got ten months of political shenanigans to look forward to until the people's court decides who the next president will be. Then we'll get four more years of the people complaining about who they picked. No new news in politics probably, but we can hope.
Then there's that end of the world thing. No, I'm not talking about that Reverend Harold Camping nonsense that we experienced not once but twice last year. And that after he pulled the same trick on his followers about twenty years ago. They should have been listening to the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again", but instead they chose to sell all of their belongings to the tune of "Ride That Glory Train".
The end that I'm talking about is the Big End predicted by the Aztecs. It's all gonna come crashing down on December 21, 2012 if we are to believe those guys. Of course those guys are all dead and gone and won't even get a last laugh--or will they? Maybe those High Priest Aztecs are still alive like vampires, having cut out all those hearts and probably drinking blood and all. Yeah, if the world ends we can blame it on them with all their weird and evil primitive practices.
I'm not worried though. We always seem to survive the crappy presidents, false prophets, and even the zombie Aztecs, and manage to stumble through the current year until we go crashing through to the next. We've got book releases to celebrate, blogging milestones to cheer, and another round of Blogging from A to Z in April. It's going to be a good year, this 2012.
No, I take that back. This 2012 is going to be a great year! The absolute bestest year ever! Yippee.
What are you most looking forward to this year? What are you glad is now behind you? Do you think the Aztecs knew what they were talking about?