Well here I am again. Sat in front of the PC, nursing a somewhat epic hangover from the night before yet I see so clearly what I wish to look back on for the past year and slightly beyond.
I could start off by looking towards the end of 2011 and pondering as to why I didn’t mention this in my 2011 end of year summary last year. Looking at my 2011 post, it would seem that it was geared towards anything BUT my own life. This on the other hand won’t be. I lost a dear Twitter friend towards the end of 2011, she didn’t pass away or anything no! The aftermath of an argument/quarrel etc is never good and I ended up being blocked for simply airing my thoughts on what was a heated conversation. You meant so much to me, and I am sorry the way it all turned out.
Work absolutely dominated my life in 2012 and this was one year that absolutely that really dragged on. Mass renovation work at our work complex meant that the small engineering team I am part of were stretched in their work duties. Imagine having to carry out your daily tasks, manage machine repairs whilst at the same time assisting with the renovation work and moving whole departments. Yeah…fuck me I was mentally drained at the end of every single working day of the year.
This of course wasn’t helped by a godamn 80KG cast iron vacuum pump landing on my index finger and crushing it horribly during a repair job in November 2012. Hobbling into A&E was hilarious as the staff couldn’t understand why I was so calm despite having blood all over the place. Looking back on that day I recall being in shock with a cheesy grin on my face as I walked in :S All of this turned out to be a blessing in disguise – I met and made friends with some awesome staff/nurses at my local A&E and we still keep in touch today. After a mere two months the bones have mended up faster than expected and I can actually use my right hand to an extent – all thanks to the folks at Northwick Park A&E. You are all awesome, thank you and see you soon (not in A&E!) for drinks.
The Olympics hit London like nothing I had ever witnessed before. The 27th of July marked the date in which London and indeed the watching world were blown away by an opening ceremony that still resides in the thoughts of many Londoners. The epic musical build up as the Olympic rings came together was awe inspiring. The events themselves and the fact that Team GB was actually winning Gold medals brought the nation together like never before. Everywhere I looked, people were watching sports on the box or talking about going to see them live. People around the UK were happy, talkative and mostly so focused on the games even if they didn’t like sports. The dire Olympic logo, which resembled Lisa Simpson giving Bart a blowjob was completely overshadowed by this sporting event. Excellents!
Gaming was poor for 2012. I didn’t play much, was it because I am getting older or did I want to spend my free time differently I thought? Pretty much both of these I would say. I found myself reading about technology, gadgets and manufacturing more than I actually gamed. I did manage to play a few though! Continue reading ‘Looking back at 2012 (kind of)’