Well, another new year is upon us. Another chance for each of us to plan out our new years resolutions and attempt to correct all of our mistakes from 2012. I spend each New Year’s Eve trying to figure out a list of my new years resolutions. This year I decided that I was not going to do this BUT it just wouldn’t be a new year without my resolutions!
RESOLUTION #1 - ORGANIZATION. I have committed myself to utilizing a 2013 Moleskin planner that I purchased from Barnes & Noble. Tracking my work schedule, tracking my bills, tracking fanlistings/blogs, and overall just tracking everything in my life will (hopefully) insure my organization.
Organization has always been tough for me. No real reason why. I’m a bit of a procrastinator. I put things off, I end up losing things, and overall get my dates mixed up. The only time I get a fanlisting on the overdue troubles list is simply because I didn’t document somewhere when it was due. I have found that when I use a planner that things get done and they get done on time!
RESOLUTION #2 – GAIN CONTROL OF FINANCES. I plan to do this by setting a budget and really sticking to this budget. I overspend continuously and spend money that is not necessary.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many half used bottles of foundation I currently have in my bathroom, its crazy! I do believe that I work hard for my money and can enjoy the simple luxuries of spending money on myself. I still plan to do this but in a more cautious manner. So much of my money is wasted on food and eating out when we could easily utilize coupons and grocery store specials to make great meals.
RESOLUTION #3 – GAIN HTML/PHOTOSHOP/WORDPRESS KNOWLEDGE. Learn how to create some of my own wordpress themes. I have friends that make beautifully stunning layouts and there really is no reason why I can’t do the same. This would go hand-in-hand with finances as well.
Nothing is wrong with paying for a beautiful layout. You shall notice the beautiful new layout I am currently using from CRAZY CORDY DESIGNS. But I really need to limit myself and only purchase when necessary. When I buy these layouts it’s important that I use them for a more extended period of time as well.
I truly can think of many more resolutions but I’ve been guilty in the past of having TOO MANY and then not sticking to any of them. If I set 3 and they all go hand-in-hand 2013 really will be a success.
2012 was truly a year of mixed emotions. I lost the most important women in my life towards the beginning. I gained a promotion that i’ve been waiting (and busting my butt) 3 years for. I revamped God Give Me Truth, Obsession, and A Public Affair. My relationship hit a low point and then yet another peak. I crawled out of debt. I bought my DREAM CAR. I saw a handful of amazing concerts and shows as well as an amazing live WWE RAW SUPERSHOW.
I look back on the year and have some of the greatest memories and some of the worst memories. I’m moving forward into 2013 with high hopes, great resolutions, and much to look forward to. New years blogs are some of my favorites to read so please let me know about your resolutions!
I was perusing some blogs and reading about everybody’s 2012 when I saw this great survey. RACHEL of Rachel.Nu completed this survey and requested that everybody do so. So.. why not??!! I hope that everybody else takes the time to do this survey as well. Feel free to link your blog in the comments. Thanks for the great survey idea Rachel!
- What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?
I got to visit GERMANY in October. Although I have to be honest and say that it wasn’t the best vacation ever, it was truly a great unforgettable experience that I love reliving through photos.
- Did you meet any of your important goals this year? What are your goals for next year?
Well, honestly, no. I lost a bit more weight and got below my goal but other than that no.
- Did anyone close to you give birth?
- Did anyone close to you die?
Yes. My grandmother (and best friend) passed away in 2012.
- What countries did you visit?
- What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?
I’m going to agree with Rachel’s answer. I want to look better and feel better about how I look.
- What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Besides my grandmothers passing, June! I got a promotion that i’ve been working years for.
- What was your biggest achievement of the year?
My promotion to MANAGEMENT mid year was one of worked very hard for. I also bought my dream card. A JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE.
- What was your biggest failure?
Procrastination and disorganization .
- Did you suffer illness or injury?
5 sinus infections.
- What was the best thing you bought?
- Whose behavior merited celebration?
None, people never fail to let you down.
- Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Those I shall not mention.
- Where did most of your money go?
Hmm.. bills, gas, and Sephora! haha
- What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Going to a WWE show and the CARRIE UNDERWOOD concert!
- What song will always remind you of 2012?
Call Me Maybe, this song drives me nuts! haha
- Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happier
b) thinner or fatter? Thinner
c) richer or poorer? Richer (yay!)
- What do you wish you’d done more of?
Making money and working out.
- What do you wish you’d done less of?
Eating unhealthy and spending money
- How will you be spending Christmas?
I spend every christmas with my partner, my mom, my moms sister, my moms brother-in-lawn, my moms mom, and my two cousins.
- Did you fall in love in 2012?
Wordpress. I also re-fell-in-love with Fanlistings.
- Read any good books?
Yes. James Patterson never disappoints.
- What was your favorite TV program?
WWE, Gossip Girl, and Risoli & Isles.
- Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
- What was the best movie you saw?
Dark Knight topped my list.
- What was your greatest musical discovery?
Justin Bieber? haha.. where have I been.
- What did you want and get?
- What did you want and not get?
- What did you do on your birthday?
Nothing. Honestly, absolutely nothing.
- What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
My grandmother not passing.
- Who kept you sane?
My co workers. Honestly.
- Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Danny Worsnop (from Asking Alexandria), I guess. I didn’t really fancy anyone, but he’s pretty cute.
- What political issue stirred you the most?
- Who did you miss?
My BFF who moved to Texas.
- Who was the best new person you met?
- Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012:
Whats mine is mine and what’s yours is yours in my relationship.
- Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
“For every time you broke me, Well youre gonna face an army, army of me” Christina Aguleria
Platform: PS3, XBOX 360, Wii
Publisher: WWE and THQ
Genre: Professional Wrestling
ESRB: T (content may be suitable for ages 13 and older)
Overall Rating: ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣
The game focuses on the Attitude Era of WWE, replacing its Road to WrestleMania Mode with an Attitude Era Mode where the player plays through the Attitude Era in 6 different storylines. The game also brings back its Predator Technology engine, adding in a new audio system called WWE Live. The game is said to be the second phase of a “Revolution” in WWE video games, with cover athlete CM Punk taking charge. Following release and positive reception, the game would be nominated for the Spike VGA for Best Individual Sports Game
There isn’t to much about this game that I can say that hasn’t already been said on sites such as IGN, WWE Games, Gamespot, IMDB, and many others! For video games fanatics, sports freaks, and WWE fans alike this game is absolutely top-notch! I have been playing WWE video games since their Nintendo 64 release of WWF NO MERCY. So many great games have come. Wrestlemania 2000, Smackdown! line, and Smackdown Vs. Raw line. Many more as well. WWE and THQ really revolutionized the sports entertainment video gaming experience with the initial launch of WWE 12. The gaming system was COMPLETELY resigned and made easy to use for every gamer young and old.
I have to be honest and say that although I miss the idea of the road to Wrestlemania mode I don’t miss the actual road to Wrestlemania. I am loving the attitude era mode. I began my journey with WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT back in 1998 when the attitude era was really beginning to kick off. I was HUGE DX/HHH/Stephanie McMahon fan and remained that way until today. Side note, i’m a bit bummed HHH is retiring (for now) and that he cut his hair! This installment from the WWE franchise of games really was a well loved trip down memory lane.
Another great thing about this game is how easy it is to play. My one complaint with the game is that there is no training mode. My partner can’t play the game simply because I don’t have the patience to teach and he doesn’t have the patience to read the manual to learn. WWE 12 had a very annoying opening sequence to the game that slowly taught you how to play. I complained about that but now there is no way to learn how to play the game until you ACTUALLY play and read up a bit (if you’ve never played a WWE video game).
The game really makes up for this one spot it is lacking in how real the game looks. Check out Triple H’s entrance video below,
How awesome is that? I can not get over how real this game looks. There are a few annoying glitches in the game as far as graphics go but hell, its a video game. You can’t expect anything more. This game is a great play and can’t wait to get more game time in. Has anyone else played the game? Thoughts?
I know that this is a VERY controversial topic, but its one that must absolutely be talked about. Yesterday my partner and I went on a short road trip to Amish Country for lunch. Instead of enjoying our usual holiday music for the ride down I decided that I wanted to listed to the CNN state on my sirius radio.
I have been very bothered and deeply disturbed by the events that unfolded friday afternoon in Newtown, Connecticut. Through our two hour car ride CNN repeatedly recapped the information that we already knew and continued to provide breaking news updates throughout the afternoon. The two items that CNN repeated over and over again were that we needed (1) tougher gun control laws and (2) tougher mental health laws.
This poses my biggest question. IS GUN CONTROL THE ANSWER? Now, I don’t own a gun and i’ve never put a ton of thought into our current gun control laws. The thing that seems to resonate within my mind is that the shooter in this situation never owned a gun. It was his mother that owned the guns. Now, I agree that that military grade semi-automatic weapons have no place in a consumers home. But the truth of the matter is that the shooter in this situation never owned a gun (he attempted to purchased one days before the shooting and was denied) but instead our shoot stole his weapon from his mother.
Yes, I agree that if laws on gun control had been more strict our shooters mother may never have had this semi-automatic killing machine in their home. But their were 5 other weapons within the home that the shooter had access to. CNN brought another good point, if you want to kill someone what is going to stop you? Gun control laws aren’t going to stop you from obtaining a gun. It’s similar to drugs in my eyes. Drugs are illegal substances but look at how many people are admitted to rehab each year because of a drug addiction. I can’t tell you how many people I knew in high school that smoked marajuana. The laws on drugs never stopped them from doing them.
I’m not in anyway trying to justify the horrible crime that was committed on Friday. I feel the same pain and mourning that the rest of our country is feeling. I just believe that it’s time to take a stand together and put in place solutions to attempt to prevent this from happening within the future. I believe that CNN had it wrong. We need to look past laws and policies and think outside the box for a proper solution.
I understand that this topic is controversial. I’m not looking to argue with others on the issues. Please be respectful with your own personal questions, comments, and concerns