Reasons To Be Happy 2012 Is Over!

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Welcome 2013!

2012 has been a wacky year full of laughter, tears, and weirdness. I am happy to say, it is basically over. We made it though another year. Some would say the year went by too quickly. For me, the year crawled by like a snail fighting to climb the top of an icy mountain... slow and painful. But now 2012 is over. Hooray!

Some of you might be skeptical about how 2013 can be a great year. After all, it has a 13 in it and some folks are superstitious about that number. I've always found the number of 13 has a good luck effect for me, so I am all about going into 2013 full force. You can be happy about the new year, too!

There were plenty of annoying aspects to 2012. We can wave all the little 2012 nuisances good bye. Let us embrace 2013 and let's take a moment to reflect on some reasons we should be happy 2012 is over.

The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election is Over

For better or worse, the 2012 Presidential Election is over. I don't care if you voted or not. I don't care whether you like President Obama or not. The election that just wouldn't die is really over now. No matter how you feel about the president and the election, let's just get over our differences and move on.

It is now time to simply shake hands and let's focus on getting this country back to being a great place to live. We all have our differences, but let us unite over one basic thing: let's be grateful all those annoying campaign commercials are finally gone! I think we can all agree those commercials, billboards and signs were ruining our lives. At least we don't have to worry about it again for another 4 years.

Jersey Shore Has Ended

All you Jersey Shore Haters can now be overjoyed about the end of an era (or error). The final Jersey Shore episode aired in December 2012. I am not just talking about the season finale... oh no, it was the series finale. For all you haters out there, I am sure you are excited about the end of the show. For those of us that actually enjoyed the show (myself included), we can just silently weep in a corner somewhere and pretend that show with JWoww and Snooki is a good enough replacement.

Have no fear my tacky reality show loving followers, the good news is Mob Wives is returning to VH1 in January 2013. Now we have something to look forward to for the new year, too! I can't wait to see what new fights break out and whose husband(s) end up going back to jail. Hooray!

The Apocalypse Didn't Happen

To all you Doomsday Preppers, December 21, 2012 must have been a big disappointment. The world did not explode or implode, and the zombies did not attack us. In 2012, the world managed to make it though another year. I did not even have to break out any baseball bats to beat down the zombies I thought might attack me on December 21st. Hey, it was a one in a million shot, but just imagine how much more exciting this hub would be if I had survived the Zombie Apocalypse!

Since the world did not end, it was a pretty great day for most us... although maybe not so fabulous for Doomsday Preppers and Last-Minute Shoppers. The Last-Minute Shoppers must have been really bummed out. They actually had to go out on December 22nd to buy Christmas presents after all.

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No More Holiday Shopping For Months!

While we are on the subject, let us take a moment to rejoice that the worst of the holidays are over for now. At the end of each year, I like to reflect on how overjoyed I am that the Thanksgiving / Christmas / Holiday Season Nightmare is over. Sure, we can celebrate this same event at the end of every year (and I do), so this is not specific to 2012, but I still wanted to mention it anyway.

Let's all take a moment to celebrate the year that was 2012 and let's be happy that we never have to live through it again! Onward and upward, my friends! Welcome to 2013!

Copyright ©2012 Jeannieinabottle

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Monis Mas 3 years ago

This is awesome! I am definitely happy the world didn't end and that "Jersey Shore" is over , haha! Great idea for a hub!


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Ha ha - funny! I never watched Jersey Shore, but I was tired of hearing about it. I too, usually have good luck on the 13th, so maybe this will be a great year!


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Monis Mas - Hahaha... you have two reasons to celebrate! Thanks for checking out my hub and happy new year!

bravewarrior - I was tired of hearing about Jersey Shore even though I liked it. I will miss the show though. Thanks for the comment and I hope you have good luck in 2013!


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Jeannie, another great one. I love the pic of the mound of wrapping paper. voted across the board. Happy New Year.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Thanks for the reminders, Jeannie. I know 2013 has GOT to be better. I, too, see the number, 13, as lucky. So, happy New Year to you, m'dear.


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Monis Mas 3 years ago

I like your positive thinking drbj!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

This is the 3rd time I've tried to leave a message on this; it keeps rejecting my words....maybe HP is trying to tell me something???

Funny as always, but also right on! The elections are over....shopping is done...back to normal, whatever normal is! LOL Happy New Year Jeannie!


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lambservant 3 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Billybuc, hope that isn't an omen for 2013. lol


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

lambservant - Thanks so much! I get carried away buying presents and wrapping each little thing this year. Happy New Year to you, too!

drbj - Yes, I think things should shape up for 2013. 2012 wasn't the worst year ever, but it wasn't great. Happy New Year to you as well!

Monis Mas - Don't worry... it will be a lucky year! :-)

billybuc - You had problems posting the comment because this is still 2012. Everything will be better next year... in less than 10 hours. Hehe. Thanks for the comment and happy new year!!!


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

The world is still here. No more shopping and lots less sugar in our lives. Never saw Jersey Shore and so glad the election is over also. Well written as always. Happy New Year.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Yes, we are all still here and simply without Jersey Shore. Somehow I will carry on! :-) Glad you liked the hub and happy new year to you, too!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

jeannie.......Ditto! What you said!

I'm pleased to see the end too. Tomorrow morning we start fresh.....new problems, different issues, getting into the habit of writing 2013.....2013......NOT 2012.

All the days we spent last year, we get to repeat again this year....we're older, wiser? further in debt, more grey hairs and smart enough to know not to bother with resolutions.........Perfect! "Happy New Year, Jeannie."


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

It is interesting to see how many people are really happy to put 2012 behind them. I am under the impression no one had a great year. So now let's just celebrate 2013! Happy New Year to you, too!!!


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

These are all reasons to be thankful in my book! Great read as always.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you! Happy New Year!


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Very funny reference to the Jersey Shore! Although I am happy the show is over, I send my prayers to the people of the region.

Great write full of the same enthusiasm I hold for the coming year. I consider 13 to be very lucky.

Wishing you nothing but the best in the coming year.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I am sad to see the show end, but life must go on. I hope 2013 is a great year for you, too! Happy New Year!


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lisasuniquevoice 3 years ago from Michigan

Everything you said is true. I'm glad we're on to 2013 too.

Lisa


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

So far, 2013 has been pretty weird... I am not sure if this is going to be a good year or not, but I remain optimistic. Good luck to you in 2013!


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TIMETRAVELER2 3 years ago

I agree 100% on this one...2012 was a real bummer, and I'm glad it's over. It seemed like everybody was fighting and arguing all the time and it really got tiresome. Good job on this one, Jeannie


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Yes, I am so relieved it is over, yet 2013 is not looking so great either. I've already had a lot of minor (and not so minor) disasters, so I am hoping January is just not my month, but it will look up soon. Thanks for your comment!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

These are all good reasons. i'm especially glad the election si over. The election campaign of 2012 was one of the dirtiest I remember and I'm really disappointed in the campaigns of both candidates. I hope 2016 is better.


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Jeannieinabottle 3 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

I am so happy the election is over, too. I can't even think about 2016 at this point. It makes my head hurt. Happy 2013 to you!

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