Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Year in Review: 2012

As we come upon the transition into a new and exciting year, the year 2013, I feel it's fitting for a 'Year in Review' of 2012. I had a wonderful 2012, complete with new experiences, loss, joy, fun, and lots of learning. 2012 has also been a big year for news, pop culture, and politics. 

January 2012
  • Fifty Shades of Grey madness hit millions of bookshelves and female readers. Interestingly enough, here I was initially thinking it was a comment on Existentialism. 

February 2012
  • I learned how to Flamenco dance. (The basics, anyway. I'm not ready for any Flamenco battles in the street)
  • RIP Whitney Houston

March 2012
  • I healed from a rough breakup and learned why I was better off all along.
  • I contributed my voice for ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement) for the film, Secrets in the Snow, where I was a featured extra. 
  • The release of The Hunger Games film sent hundreds of thousands of fans of the novel series piling into theaters, helping the film gross about 690 million at the box office. The film received a positive reception, but met with controversy over racist comments about casting and sexist comments over female characters' body image. I loved the movie and casting, and I look forward to reading the novels. 

April 2012
  • I was Baptized on Easter Sunday morning!
  • I attended the Red Carpet Premiere for Secrets in the Snow.
  • I modeled in Caché fashion shows
  • I turned a Quarter of a Century

May 2012
  • A drug called "bath salts" caused a Zombie Apocalypse scare as it made zombies men eat other men's faces off. *shivers*

Summer 2012 
  • I realized that dating isn't as glamorous as they make it look on TV and the movies unless you count Sex and the City. Post-It break-ups, men with issues, sassy heels and girlfriends you can always count on to have your back are all part of the crazy world of being single in the city.

June 2012 
  • I was on an episode of "Lizard Lick Towing"!
  • Magic Mike (Mmmm. Because that deserves an entry all its own...) I see you, Channing! Grrrr.

July 2012
  • I once again performed under the choreography of Mark Dendy at the American Dance Festival
  • "Gangnam Style" by PSY. Enough said.

Fall 2012
  • Some of the ugliest and racist attitudes, comments, and actions came from people of all political parties during this intense election season. 

September 2012 
October 2012 
  • I was a bridesmaid for the first time in one of my best friend's weddings. 

 November 2012
  • President Obama was re-elected for a second term! 

December 2012
  • The Twilight movie franchise came to an end and millions of Twi-hard fans' hearts broke around the world. This is in addition to the "Trampire" meme, Kristen Stewart acquired after cheating on beau, Robert Pattinson. The separation of fiction and reality became very blurred.