Well, 2011, you gave me quite the beating in ways that I wouldn't have imagined. You also managed to shut down some great stores, chains and local businesses alike, including my all time favourite video store, Schlockbuster in North Vancouver. But I would like to point out one thing: I’m still here and you are now gone. You can no longer make life miserable for me or anyone else. Farewell, my enemy. 2012, you have lots of potential. Please don’t squander it like 2011 did.