I know I haven’t updated a lot, but I’ve been busy.  Real Life has a tendency to come in and kick you square in the nads.  Anyway, I don’t know about y’all, but I had a very good 2011.  Why?  My wife and I were blessed to have our baby girl in our lives.  That being said, there are a few other things that happened in 2011 that gathered my attention.

Unexpected movie hits: Limitless and Source Code both came out of nowhere to grab my attention, one more than the other.  Limitless was brilliant, but Source Code became the little engine that could, showing that Jake Gyllenhaal could indeed pull off an action role – well, showing it better than that farce Prince of Persia movie ever did.

Farewell, Harry Potter: I joined the Harry Potter party late, but I enjoyed the ride.  From 4 Privet Drive to 12 Grimmauld Place to the Shrieking Shack to Hogwarts, it was a magical ride that I was thrilled to be a part of.  Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and J.K. Rowling, thanks for the memories.

Politicians being politicians: I’ve always said that Republicans are a bunch of assholes, and Democrats are a bunch of pussies.  I stand by that, especially with the complete lack of concern both sides showed in their various threats to shut the government down just to get their way.  They both get flipped off, double barrel style for that.

On the road again: I’ve seen lots of different parts of this great state thanks to my job.  Some of them are great, but some others are depressing.  I’ve seen areas of this state that appear to have been lost in time.  They’re trying to do the best they can, but they’re being neglected by the powers that be.  This has to change, but who knows if/when it’ll happen.

The Doctor is in: I’m late to the party, but I fell in love with the Time Lord from Gallifrey this year.  Christopher Eccleston was my first Doctor, but David Tennant will always be MY Doctor.  Regardless of who plays the role (Eccleston, Tennant, and now Matt Smith), and regardless of who his companion may be (Rose Tyler, Mickey Smith, Captain Jack Harkness, Martha Jones, Donna Noble, Amy Pond, Rory Williams), I will always be there for the ride.  And, it’s gonna be fantastic!

Finally, find your family and friends: tell them you love them.  Tell them that you’ll cherish them forever.  You never know when you’ll lose that opportunity.

Happy New Year, y’all; thank you for reading this scatterbrained blog this year, and I hope 2012 brings much success to you and yours.

Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012
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