Goodbye 2016

Goodbye 2016

2016 has been like a giant roller coaster full of twists, turns, and loops galore. I probably spent a good 75% of this year just anxiously and impatiently waiting on it to end. There were times when I just felt like staying in bed and crying my eyes out because of everything piling up, and there were a couple of times when I did just that.

But 2016 hasn’t been totally evil to me, so instead of looking at all of the negative things that has happened I want to reflect on the lighter side of 2016 (in no particular order).

  • My brother and I adopted two kittens, Charlie and Shiva. They’re evil and adorable at the same time.
  • I got an A in accounting even though I struggle with Math. And I didn’t even cheat on the assignments.
  • I bought ice cream from a guy in a hearse. That was weird.
  • My youngest brother did not have to get spinal surgery. That was truly relieving.
  • My grandmother found out that she doesn’t have throat cancer.
  • My cousin beat breast cancer.
  • I got to meet some of my childhood idols at AkaiCon.
  • I found the joy that is Tipsy Bartender.
  • I participated in GISHWHES for the first time and met some really amazing people.
  • I got to see dolphins and a seahorse in person. That takes care of two things from my bucket list.
  • I started writing for the amazing Nerds and Beyond. I get to bombard them with a ton of articles next week.
  • Pottermore opened Ilvermorny and Patronus quizzes. I’m a Ravenclaw/Thunderbird with a ginger cat patronus. Childhood question = Answered
  • I started this blog and, although I don’t write here as often as I had originally planned, I am really glad I did this.
  • I got back in touch with my best friend and first Internet friend, who gave me the best present I could ever ask for this Christmas. Sian, you’re amazing!
  • I learned how to make homemade cookies. I’m so proud of myself.
  • I did not get a tattoo in Florida while drunk (yes, that almost happened, and yes, I consider it an achievement that I didn’t).
  • After nearly a year of running back and forth to the laundromat each day, we finally got a new dryer. I could have cried from happiness.

2016 was many things, but it was also beautiful. It was one of the hardest and greatest years of my life, and I look forward to many more to come. I’m almost sad to see 2016 end, but I look forward to what 2017 has to offer.

As for 2017,

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful New Year!

12 thoughts on “Goodbye 2016

    1. It’s not as exciting as the general, “Holy crap, I just bought ice cream from a guy in a hearse!” But here goes:

      Basically, my mom and I had went to Wal-Mart late one night to pick up supplies (groceries, toiletries, etc.) for a predicted snowstorm. When we were leaving the parking lot, we saw a hearse parked nearby with decals saying, “FUNerals Ice Cream.” We were curious, so mom stopped and we saw a little old man all dressed up in a suit sitting at the wheel, smiling. We asked him if it was legit, and he got out and opened the back to reveal coolers with some ice cream bars. We both bought a “Death By Chocolate” fudge pop; it was both strange and exciting.

        1. Well, you could always partner up with the little old man and make something like “Ice Creamated” or “Crematorium Ice Cream.” The bowls or cones could be the shape of urns, or it could be deep fried ice cream for the punniness. :’)

          1. YES and you have the brain freeze and freezing to death and the gross obligatory healthy item we’ll call “Celsius” and we’ll do a dry ice thing called Absolute Zero and and and YESSSSSSS

            I love ice cream so hard. And puns.

          2. And don’t forget the “Mourning Milkshakes!” You know, all this actually sounds like a good idea for an ice cream parlor someday. :’) Bonus points if the building was once a crematorium or funeral home.

            Ice cream is one of the greatest inventions of mankind (or at least it is to this foodie). Puns are puntastic.

          3. Imagine this: gummy worms layered on crushed Oreos, layered on chocolate whipped cream, layered on mint cookies n’ cream ice cream, inside a bowl shaped like a coffin. Oh! And menus that look like tombstones!

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