1) I'm still looking for full-time employment. I have a contractual will-call job at least, which keeps me active and up-to-speed with the technological needs of my information-based profession. I did get about six different libraries interviewing me - two of them with follow-up interviews! - which is a vast improvement to the number of interviews I had in 2011 (one) and 2010 (one). And I still have an interview scheduled for this Friday, with one of the libraries that interviewed me with a follow-up, so I'm hopefully in good standing with them (fingers crossed for luck).
2) My guy got elected to President. The Far Right's attempts to paint Obama as a "failure" and a "disaster" went nowhere. And the one place at the federal level where the Far Right still holds any power - an unbalanced U.S. House - is one vote away from falling into chaos.
3) A lot of great genre movies - The Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, Wreck-It Ralph, Brave, Skyfall - this season. I'd love to see all of them nominated like crazy for the Oscars this year... but noooooooo, it's all gonna be Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty instead. Sigh.
4) Too many shootings. And even now, there's reports that someone shot at firefighters responding to a New York state neighborhood fire with two firemen dead and two others wounded.
5) The Mayans did not doom us. Which is kinda okay, because the real Mayans never wanted the apocalypse anyway: it was some crank Eurowhite guy trying to sell his books.
6) Breitbart's legacy - a website smear machine - is going through some rather public splits right about now. Schadenfreude, thou art pretty tasty during the holidays...
How was the year for you?