Sunday, January 1, 2012

Goodbye, 2011!

Arab Awakening, 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan triggering a tsunami triggering the second largest nuclear accident in history, Fidel Castro`s resignation, the killing of FBI`s most wanted man Osama Bin Laden, E. coli O104:H4 outbreak, terror attack in Norway ending with 77 people dead and 151 injured, the start of a protest movement against social and economic inequality called Occupy Wall Street in New York that soon became a worldwide event taking place in 82 countries, financial crisis emerge in many European countries, violent death of Muammar Gaddafi the former leader of Libya, the world population reached over 7 billion, the death of North Korean superhero and a classic author Kim Chong Il and too many tragic natural disasters.

Yeah, we had an evenful year. Here I`d like to quote Estonias former, now decased, president Lennart Meri, he said that "The situation is shitty, but this is the fertilizer of our future."
This quote has been used in Estonia so many times it usually makes me sick to hear it, but here it seems to fit and writing it down in English, gives it a fresh state, so it doesn`t make my digestive system work backwards.

So now the year 2012 has arrived or should I say we have arrived to 2012, referring to a little theory I`ve been working on in my head about time being perfectly still and us moving in time. Well, I`m gonna leave explaining that to another time. Now I`d rather focuse on the new year, 2012. What to look forward to?

Well 2012 is going to put Mayan calendar on test! That`s definitely something to look forward to. Although, I`m pretty sure the end result is going to be something like people realizing that maybe the Mayans were just too lazy to write their calender longer than they did. And maybe they just had better things to do. And it`s not like they could have written an infinite calender? Let`s see.

I`m listening to Foo Fighters`s "Wheels". The first song I heard this year. That`s the beauty of staying home on New Year`s Eve, you can choose the first song you are gonna listen to in the new year and you are not gonna have a major hangover in the morning of 1st January.
I`m also reading some interesting articles like 15 Books to Look Forward to in 2012,
25 Things to Look Forward to in 2012, Ten Films to Look Forward to in 2012 etc.
I was gonna write a brief summary of them, but this post is already quite long as it is. And I`m tired. I`m really tired. Haven`t yet slept a bit this year. So I`m gonna leave it as it is for now.



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