Well, folks, it won't be much longer and it will be 2013. So what exactly was 2012 for you?

This year we lost a lot of celebrities:

  • Whitney Houston
  • Davy Jones
  • **** Clark
  • Donna Summer
  • Robin Gibb
  • Andy Griffith
  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Jon Lord
  • Sherman Helmsley
  • Neil Armstrong
  • Joe Kubert
  • Larry Hagman

As for me, personally, there's not much to say, but some things did happen. In March, I had to have my cat euthanized. He was 16 years old. We took him in in 1998, shortly after my dad died. We took him to the vet where there was a poster in the office of him. The vet called the number and the person on the other end denied that this was their cat. The cat was estimated to be 2 years old, so my mother had the vet give him a check up, had him fixed, and we adopted him. He was part of our lives for 14 wonderful years. We both miss him very much today. He'd lost a lot of weight and the vet felt he was dealing with cancer. So, we had him put down. He was suffering.

On a more positive note, 11/11/12 was a great day for me due to the fact my mother had lived one full year after being diagnosed with a low aggressive, low invasive bladder cancer. The doctor said her prognosis was good, but she will have to be very diligent about cancer check ups. She's had two cancer surgeries to have nodules removed and she's bounced back nicely.
She's a tough old broad!

A really cool event for me this year was on 7/31/12 when KISS/Motley Crue tour came to my neck of the woods. Despite the high price, I bought a concert ticket and it turned out to be worth every penny. I've been a KISS fan for 26 years now. I knew the Crue had highly theatrical shows themselves. But after seeing this show, I say that the Crue can go toe to toe with KISS in theatricality!
The day before the show, we had a HUGE rainstorm in the area where the venue was. In fact, the fire department was called in to pump the standing water OUT of the parking lot! This meant that the crews couldn't get busy setting up the stages until an hour later than normal. But they did great! Both bands praised their crews. And it was hot that day! I was so hot that I drank TWO 20 oz Cokes…despite their $5 price tags!

Let's just hope we'll have some things to celebrate in 2013.