Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 in Review

Like every year, 2012 had its ups and downs. On the upside, we survived yet another "end of the world" catastrophe. Sorry, Mayans. Better luck next time. On the downside, I only published 4 things this year. With the increased workload at my EDJ, I simply could not keep up the same production schedule I had in 2011. For that, I truly apologize to all my readers. I can't promise to do better next year, but I will try to release at least that many books, if not more.

The Jane gift pack will disappear on January 2nd.

Let's take a look at some other stuff that happened in 2012.

Notable Moments

  • The first bionic eye was successfully implanted.
  • Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 60th anniversary as ruler.
  • The Rolling Stones celebrated their 50th anniversary.
  • The 2012 Olympics were held in London. It was the first time every sport had female competitors. It was also the third time London hosted the Olympics, with the opening ceremony being possibly one of the best ever seen.
  • Felix Baumgartner became the first man to parachute from space, falling an estimated 24 miles from a helium balloon.

Gone But Not Forgotten See the full list here

  • Bunny Boop - The sweetest bunny ever
  • Neil Armstrong - The first man to walk on the moon
  • Dick Clark - Ringing in the New Year just won't be the same
  • Phyllis Diller -Actor, comedian, & author
  • Michael Clarke Duncan - Best known for his role in The Green Mile opposite Tom Hanks
  • Ray Bradbury - Author of Fahrenheit 451 & Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Andy Griffith - Does he really need an introduction?
  • Larry Hagman - We'll miss you, JR. 
  • Davy Jones & Whitney Houston - Two great musical talents that will never be forgotten.
  • Sally Ride - The first American woman in space
  • Joe Paterno - One of the greatest college football coaches ever, serving for 46 years.
  • Vidal Sassoon - Yes, he was a real person, not just a shampoo.
  • Donna Summer - Who could forget the high school memories she provided?
  • Adam Yauch - Who didn't want to "Fight for Your Right" when he was on the radio?
  • 2012 also marked the end of the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica's print edition. It was 244 years old.

What was your favorite memorable moment of 2012?

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