December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012

I'm not big on year end recaps. If you read my blog, you know what I've been up to. You don't really want to read it all over again, do you? However, this post from Glossy Blonde inspired me to put something together that's short and sweet.

Favorite Book, Album, TV Show, & Movie of 2012
It's always hard for me to choose only one of something, but I'm going to do it.

The Dark Knight Rises
Well, duh. Obviously, I love Christopher Nolan and all of his Batman films. This one, the last of three, was by far the best movie of 2012. It's definitely the one I was most anticipating. It didn't let me down. I was on the edge of my seat from the moment it started until the very end. I hope they continue the story in some way in the future. If not, I'll just watch the three I have over and over again. Long live the Caped Crusader!

I've Got Your Number, Sophie Kinsella
This isn't the best book I've ever read. It's not deep or heartfelt. It's not even a compelling page-turner. It's simply a funny, light read that had me in tears from laughing so hard. I actually snorted out loud several times. Sometimes, you just need a good fluff book to brighten your days, and this one did just that. I loved it so much.

Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
The Civil Wars had a song, Kingdom Come, on The Hunger Games soundtrack. I instantly fell in love and downloaded Barton Hollow soon after. I've been listening to this album on repeat since March. Every song is beautiful.

Showtime's Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Damien Lewis, is my favorite tv show for the second year in a row. The actors and storylines had me sweating bullets every Sunday night. Until September when it starts again...

Biggest Accomplishment of 2012

After my car crapped out on me, I got a new ride. It was nice not having a car note for several years, but my biggest accomplishment in 2012 has been paying for Jane.

Favorite Post of 2012
I Believe

Looking Forward To Most in 2013

You all know I love Kid Rock, right? Well, his Rebel Soul tour is kicking off soon. The bestie and I are taking a road trip to Knoxville to see him in February. She doesn't love him as much as I do, but she does love me. We are both super excited for this trip. It's going to be a blast!

Wishing you all the very best in the new year.


TLF said...

I [NEED] pleather leggings, stat!!

Macey said...

Our stupid car is crapping out on us too. We have to get a new one. I don't even know wtf to do because I really don't want a car payment!

Dana said...

Oh kid rock would be awesome to see!!! How fun!

Happy New Year to you too!

Christina said...

Great recap! I FINALLY watched The Dark Knight Rises this weekend. Geez! So good. They have to continue though, right?! I put that book on my to-read list. I love fluff. I seriously need to jump on the Homeland bandwagon. My entire family is watching and they want to talk about it with me. I'm lame. Fun road trip!! You guys are going to have so much fun!

SHUG IN BOOTS {Beth} said...

I'm so bad about TV ... I keep hearing how awesome Homeland is ... and it's filmed {some of it anyway} right down the road in Charlotte, too.
You should check out Banshee on Cinemax Jan. 11 ... some of it's filmed at my FIL's store in Charlotte. :)
Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

I hope your trip to see Kid Rock is a GREAT adventure!

Mrs. Match said...

I really like Sophie Kinsella's books because they're such easy reads.

Kelly said...

What a cute recap, sounds like you had a great year!

Sparkles and Shoes

Mommy Boots (formerly KarmaPearl) said...

I love The Civil Wars so much it's not even funny. I think they, along with Mumford & Sons, were my favorite personal musical discovery of 2012.

Unknown said...

I'm adding that book to my Kindle stat. I have been searching for something new to read! Also Jane and Blanche look like they could be cousins. (Blanche is my car in case there is any confusion.)

Unknown said...

I didn't know Sophia Kinsella had a new book out! I'll have to check it out.

Kristiina @ Typical House Cat

Jessa Smith said...

I too fell in love with the Civil Wars after the Hunger Games soundtrack. They're kind of hauntingly beautiful.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm a bif fan of The Civil Wars. Saw them perform live and was so sad when I read that they were splitting up :( I hope it's more of a break!

Karen M. Peterson said...

That's a fun way to recap the year.

I haven't read a lot of Sophie Kinsella, but I'm going to change that this year. I think I've read 3 of her books so far.

Still haven't gotten super into Homeland either. I keep meaning to, but I just haven't...

Macey said...

Ian's HAWT. That's all.