It's my tradition at the end of January to put up a slideshow of happy photos from the previous year of friends drinking beer. You can call me cranky for not posting a nostalgic post at the end of December, or maybe I just need to wait until the days get longer before I can get up the motivation to put something together. Anyway, despite a reduced blogging output in 2012, I did have a few pictures worth sharing lurking around the hard drive. Some of them are ridiculously blurry, but capture an interesting enough occasion that I couldn't leave them out.
Last year's slideshow had this note:
It's great to look back on the good times of last year, and reflect on the good times to come this year, though my enjoyment is dampened right now by some terrible news about an old friend I received as I was compiling this slideshow. Come what may, I hope you all have a great year.
2012 was not a great year for me. It wasn't terrible, but there were a lot of challenging times, so I'm not going to jinx 2013 by making a sappy "come what may" wish like I did last year. Onward!