The Best Things About 2012

This year had some awesome things that happened. Even you probably have some that are personal to you that were super great. Here are the best things of the year.

NewGlasses10. I got new glasses

This is a pretty trivial thing to have on a list like this,but I don’t care. Often times I do things on this blog for myself and this is one of them. 

Every couple years of so when I get new glasses it is like Christmas morning because it’s time for something new,not to mention my old pair was no longer my prescription and didn’t even fit my damn head anymore,so getting a new pair was fantastic. I also had the Transitions lenses put in so they could tint while I was outside. I love them!

The only way you get away with putting this on the list is if it is No.10 and it is, so there you go!

9. The T.G.I. Friday’s in Roseville,Calif. reopenedTGI-Fridays

Yeah,this is also pretty small as far as importance to the rest of the world,but when basically every T.G.I. Friday’s closed in the Sacramento area, it kind of sucked. Me and a few friends used to hang out at one in particular every Friday night. But that one closed and when we tried to go hang out at another one,it wasn’t the same.

Fast forward to 2012 when the location that had been in Roseville, Calif across from that mall that catches on fire reopened in the exact same spot. We had my 26th birthday there and it was a fun time. Me and my family went in June on a 110 degree day and it was as great as it was when they left town. I must go back and have some Chicken Bruschetta Pasta sometime soon.

dodgerswasteofmoney8. The Dodgers’ attempt to spend to win and how it backfired on them

The Los Angeles Dodgers were bought by a group that included legendary Laker Magic Johnson. The Dodgers led the National League West for about half the season until the Giants took the division lead for good in July. Desperate to get the division lead back, the Dodgers traded for the overpaid contracts of Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett,and Carl Crawford. The result was the Dodgers finishing eight games out of first place and out of the playoffs altogether. 

The Dodgers are continuing with this method of spending to win by signing Zack Greinke to a ridiculous amount of money while the Giants are spending about half as much to keep the guys they already have, the guys that helped win it all for them in 2012. 

I had Dodger fans tell me that they were spending to win for the future. How about winning now? That might be good. Who waits to win tomorrow? C’Mon Man!

Have fun in second place next season, boys!

TED7. Ted

It’s the only movie I saw at a theater in 2012 and it was pretty damn hilarious! Ted starred Mark Wahlberg as a man who as a kid befriends a teddy bear come to life and they are still friends years later. It is probably the funniest movie I have seen in the last five years. It’s also the last time I could consider Mila Kunis really hot because Ashton Kutcher has since gotten to her and will ruin her in due time.

Anyways, this was a seriously funny movie and I can’t wait to buy it and watch it over and over again.

6. The fake apocalypseEndofWorld

The idiocy of the whole “world’s gonna end” situation made me want to put this on the Worst Things list, but seeing as how so many people foolishly left their jobs, pulled their kids from school and refused to buy any Christmas gifts for them, the people who believed in all this got what they deserved.

This was just like the Y2K hysteria of 1999 where I didn’t believe a minute of it and was right not to. Ditto this fake apocalypse. I can’t wait to hear about the next one that won’t happen, it’ll be hilarious.

August125. Shutting off my entire social life in the month of August

It was one of the hardest things to do at the time,but I am glad I did it. 

Early in the month of August my entire life was on a downward spiral and I wasn’t myself. I’ll have more on this tomorrow but looking back on doing that it was the best thing I did for myself this year. When I was ready for others to spill back into my life, the puzzle was coming back into place. It isn’t all the way complete,but I am taking the steps needed to get to where I want to be.

4. Being right about the outcome of the presidential electionobamaromneydebate

You can feel however you want to about this last election and how it went, I just want to say that I called it back in 2010 even when people said I was crazy and that Barack Obama had no chance of winning despite the fact that Mitt Romney was a weak candidate and as we’re learning now,he didn’t even want to run in the first place.

And by the way,had I been wrong I wouldn’t have been a crybaby about him losing like everyone else who didn’t vote for him has been.  Go occupy a bar!

3. Mitt Romney’s “Binders Full of Women” commentBFOW

I wasn’t sure if I should put this on the list,but uttering the words “Binders Full of Women” was the best thing Mitt Romney did in the campaign. When I heard him say this, I laughed so hard for about 20 minutes straight. I mean full on, glasses are off, tears are running down my face because it’s so funny laughing. And the rest of America had fun with it,too.

I am still laughing about it months later as I type this to you. This comment may very well be how we remember Romney and I am cool with that.

CainPG2. CATCH-ALL: Matt Cain’s perfect game and the Giants winning the 2012 World Series

I loved Matt Cain’s perfect game although I had no idea the game was in fact a perfect game until the eighth inning. I knew for some reason I had to keep watching it,so I did and am glad I followed through on continuing to watch. Cain pitched the first perfect game in Giants history (and the first one in the Bay Area where the game sold out) and the Giants won 10-0 against Houston.  SFG12

But this season for the Giants where they won the division pretty handily and battled back in not just one playoff series,but two! They then shut out the Tigers to win their second World Series in three years. Us Giants fans are getting pretty spoiled as they could win a second in a row and three in four years next year. I wouldn’t bet against it…

Lookwhos301. My 30th Birthday

This might have been the best birthday I have had. I have had some really good ones,but this one was more special because I turned the big 3-0! I stuffed my face big time on the actual day and somehow didn’t have a food coma. Two days later was the big birthday dinner bash at BJ’s where 25 of my friends and family joined me and $635 later a good time was had. I got not one but two pizookies as I got the complimentary one from the restaurant and the other from my good buddy Josh. We even had 10 people who wanted to be there and couldn’t. But I had such a great time and duplicating that again would be extremely hard.

 

 

 

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