2012...review time.

My friend Nicole did a nifty lil year in review post which i thought was quite appropriate for new years eve. i shortened it a bit....you should join in the fun too!
What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?Moved to a new state. Stepped out of my comfort zone to meet some fellow bloggers.
Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?Some I kept. I definitely have a new list.
Did anyone close to you give birth?Yes! My baby brother had his first baby! And Chris' cousin Amanda had her baby. Oh and another one of my bff's had a baby. Whew!
Did anyone close to you die?Not this year, thank you Jesus.
What countries did you visit?Does Texas count?
Where did you go for vacation?
Gulf Shores, AL
What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?workout motivation. oh do you mean a material thing? ok, a 24-70mm camera lens. happiness.
What date from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory?oh wow...how about July - December. We moved to Texas, I was here for the birth of my nephew, I got to spend the holidays with my siblings, and it snowed on Christmas!
What was the best thing you bought?
I finally got a pair of Sperry's. Yes!!!!
Where did most of your money go?
Bills. Paid off some debt. iPads and such.
What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Black Friday shopping.
Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder?Happier.....I think.
Thinner or fatter?The same.
Richer or poorer?bahaha. this is funny. how about a little less poor than last year.
What do you wish you’d done more of?
taking pictures. i tend to get caught up in capturing other people's lives, but forget to capture my own.
What do you wish you’d done less of?
stressing. i tend to do that a lot.
What were your favorite TV programs?
Shahs of Sunset, Giuliana & Bill, Duck Dynasty, New Girl
What was the best book you read in 2012?50 Shades...all 3 of them.
What was your greatest musical discovery?The Avett Brothers
What was your favorite film of this year?Les Mis was pretty awesome. Also Pitch Perfect...cheesy as it may be. Oh but Skyfall was amazing as well as Argo. I suck at decision making.
What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Turned 29. First birthday in Texas...went to Bin 303 with the hubs. Rather exciting.
Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Zoey Deschanel
What political issue stirred you the most?
The healthcare bill forcing companies to provide access to the morning after pill and then being fined if they refused it. Have you heard the Hobby Lobby issue?
Who did you miss?
lots of peeps. 


  1. Happy new year Lauren - looking forward to reading your blog in 2013!

  2. I am going to see the Avett Brothers tonight for their NYE show. Can't wait!!

    Why American men should not marry American women


    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don't know how to cook or clean, don't want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    I encourage ALL American men to NEVER MARRY American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    Tens of millions of American men have had their lives completely destroyed by American women through the following crimes:

    1. False rape accusations (it has been proven that up to 80 percent of rape accusations are FALSE)

    2. False domestic violence (DV) charges (same as above, and up to 40 percent of domestic violence victims are MALE, with their female partners INITIATING the violence)

    3. False sexual harassment charges

    4. Financial destruction of men in divorce courts through alimony and support payments (women get up to 95 percent of their ex-husband's income and savings, as well as the house, car, etc)

    5. Emotional destruction of men by ex-wives who have stolen their children from them and forbidden the fathers from having custody or contact with their own children

    6. Divorced dads who commit suicide as a result

    A few more reasons to stay away from American women?

    -25 percent of American women take psychiatric drugs for mental illnesses.
    -25 percent of women under the age of 30 have at least one STD.
    -85 percent of divorces in America are INITIATED by women, thus women are responsible for the vast majority of divorces.
    -70 percent of criminals in America were raised by single mothers, thus feminism is responsible for most crime in America.
    -The majority of child molestation, child abuse, and child murder in America is done by WOMEN.
    -American women are NINE TIMES more likely to murder their own children than the biological father

    Another thing I noticed, is that whenever you bring up the topic of American men marrying asian women in front of an American woman, she will make some racist and hateful comment about asian women, calling them "slaves" or "mail order brides". My question is this: If American women are so "independent", "confident", "strong", and "empowered" like they claim to be, why do they feel threatened by Asian women? Why are American women so jealous towards Asian women? The real reason is this- Asian women are 1000 times superior to American women, and any American man who has dated/married an Asian woman will tell you this.

    If you want to get married, find a nice foreign girl from Asia, or South America, or Russia/Eastern Europe. DO NOT MARRY AN AMERICAN WOMAN UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!

    Over 50 percent of American women are single, without a boyfriend or husband; so the fact is most American men no longer want to marry American women. Let these worthless American women grow old living alone with their 10 cats.

    American women are living in their own pathetic little fantasy world, where they think they are a perfect little princess. Sorry, but you are NOT a perfect little princess.

    Give American women the husband they deserve- NONE!


    John Rambo, Anti-feminist Soldier

  4. Hey, new follower from the GFC Blog Hop. Happy new year! Looking forward to checking out more of your blog. :)