Every year on the 31st I make a list of all the memorable things that happened and this year is no exception...
So here goes... In no particular order...
Suicide bombing in Pakistan, killing 95 people, injuring over 100. (What a morbid way to start this list, I know)
7.0 earthquake in Haiti, death toll is estimated at over 230,000
Miep Gies passed away.
2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler
Tandja Mamadou is overthrown as President of Niger
Teddy Pendergrass passed away.
8.8 earthquake in Chile, triggering a tsunami
6.9 earthquake in China (are you noticing a pattern here?)
Eyjafjallasomethingjokull erupts and totally fucks up air travel in Europe
JD Salinger passed away.
Alicia Keys gets married to Swizz Beats.
Orlando Bloom gets married to Miranda Kerr, who is due to give birth any moment now.
Megan Fox married Brian Austin Green, devastating men everywhere (For the next few years anyway. Yeah I said it.)
Alexander McQueen passed away.
Deepwater Horizon oil platform erupts in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in one of the most devastating oil spills in history.
Gary Coleman passed away.
Nicole Ritchie gets married.
Eddie Vedder gets married to Jill on Jay's birthday.
Anna Paquin gets married to Stephen Moyer. Brian - "I don't know what True Blood is." Stewie "Rich gay people do."
Lindsay Lohan spirals out of control and learns that orange is not a good colour on her.
Dennis Hopper passed away.
Standard & Poor's downgrade of Greece's sovereign credit rating makes the Euro almost worthless.
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Picasso sells for $106 million.
Eddie Fisher passed away.
Despicable Me. IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!
PPCA ruling takes away all of our gym music, resulting in a near breakdown from Wynter from having to do Extraordinary Ways in Balance for almost three months straight. (Since has been overturned so hopefully we should be able to use all our old music again)
Protests in Bangkok end with a huge miliatary crackdown, killing over 90 and injuring over 2000.
Tony Curtis passed away.
Spain wins the FIFA World Cup. "Are you Australia? Here's a red card." - Best facebook group at the time.
Belgium takes over Presidency of the EU from Spain.
Dino De Laurentiis passed away.
Floods in Pakistan, killing over 1600.
WHO declares H1N1 over. (If you've seen the Family Guy episode about it, FOX News is responsible.)
Leslie Nielson passed away.
Eclipse. "He moves, you move. Like magnets."
Sex and the City 2. Extremely disappointing.
Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian hook up. Vomit.
Shania Twain gets divorced.
The Expendables. LOL
Jesse James cheats on Sandra Bullock with a myriad of woman, namely Michelle McGee (Chelsea Handler: LOOK AT MY FOREHEAD YOU DUMB BITCH!)
Celine Dion has twins (That's only interesting because I feel like she's got to be at least 70 by now)
Paranormal Activity. To quote Family Guy as always, "Nothing's happening, nothing's happening. The movie's over. Alot of people look pissed."
Mark Wahlberg and Paul Pierce get married. (Not to each other, or me for that matter. FML)
GET HIM TO THE GREEK! That's the beauty of the Geoffrey, it goes away, and then it comes back! RAH!
The Netherlands Antilles are dissolved.
33 miners in Chile are brought back to the surface after being trapped under for 69 days. One wishes he was still under after he realised that his wife and his lover had discovered each other.
Earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Indonesia kills over 400. (Ok definitely noticing a pattern here..)
G20 summit in Korea, first non G8 Nation.
Marilyn Manson splits with Evan Rachel Whore.
Ryan Phillipe splits with Abbie Cornish, proving to us all again that he is a dumbass who has issues.
David Arquette and Courtney Cox split up. Sad face.
Charlize Theron is back on the market after splitting from Stuart Townsend.
Aung San Suu Kyi is freed from house arrest.
Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva. Yeah, look what's happened to William Wallace now. Fucking anti Semitic sugar tit.
Scarlett Johannson is back on the market.
Calista Flockhart and Harrison Ford finally get married.
Kate Winslet splits from Sam Mendes.
Borat marries Isla Fisher. Mazel Tov!
Inception! (Which I really wish I hadn't seen because I always kick myself out of dreams now)
Jordan marries Alex Reid. (Yeah I can already see the expiry date on that.)
North Korea shells Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea responds...
Devil. M. Night Shamylan I am sorry for badmouthing you for the last three years. That being said, The Happening was the worst thing you have inflicted on me.
SAW 7. I love you Jigsaw.
First lunar eclipse since 1638.
So after about 2 hours of writing this, a la Carrie Bradshaw, I have to wonder... What did I actually learn this year? What did I achieve this year? What happened to me this year?
To be quite honest, this year was not a good year. But that being said, it's all about perspective, and I'm happy that things turned out the way that they did, because the bigger the pain, the bigger the personal growth. I'm so happy with the 10gigs of photos I have from my iPhone because they all bring me back to a memory that I will never forget. I'm thankful for all the new people that I have met this year!
I want to say thank you to all of you for being in my life, especially Nat ( full of sound advice at all hours ), Josh (your fucktard diaries, sarcasm and mean girls quoting got me through so many banghead moments), Viv, Eng, Christine, (like stars, I don't always have to see you, but I know that you're there), Boris (for being... Boris?), Jeffrey (for being the best friend), Russ (for being Russ and reminding me who I am), Hung (for reminding me always to be my best and to aim higher), Nate (for always being there for me and keeping me grounded), Wynter (for always listening and keeping me smiling) and most of all Jay (for being Jay, giving the best advice, even though I never listen).
Thank you all for keeping my head up this year, for being yourselves and for being the most awesome people in my life that I am truly grateful for.
So peace and love to you all, all of y'all, wherever you are, and I will leave you with my two favourite quotes.
The people you keep around you let you know who you are.
Life's simple, you make choices and don't look back.
So enjoy tonight, and start 2011 with a bang!
Unless you're a terrorist.
s2 chaoness xx