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Holy cow, another year gone.  *shaking my head* 

It's been a better year than the one before, and for the most part I can't complain.  Cari and I made a pact that this would be the year of random concerts and it really was.  Starting with Fun. and ending with Steve Carlson in England, and pretty much all kinds of random and wonderful in between.  The William Beckett and Fun. gigs have special places in my heart because Brandi trusted me blindly and went along even though she had no idea who they were... and loved both of them.  It was another year of not being able to see My Chem, and the Green Day concert got cancelled, but i have high hopes that 2013 will be the year for both of them.  

Travel wise, it was another busy year.  Highlights of the year were trips to be part of the wedding of people I love, my first ever trip to Canada, a return to England and shenanigans all over the place.   I hate that my friends live all over the world, but combining my love of travel with the chance to see them?  Made of awesome.   

Work?  Ups and downs, lots of them.  But I survived and I realized that it's ok not to have a consuming passion for my job.  It pays my bills and lets me do the things I want to do.  I am lucky in that regard and I am trying to keep that in mind when it drags me down.   

Mostly this has been a year where I realized that the most important parts of my life aren't whats, but rather whos.  I know, I know, I'm a bit slow on the uptake sometimes.   I'm getting there tho.  Just know that I love you, yes, you.  And you.  And you.  And I am thankful that you are in my life, in whatever way.   

I'm spending tonight with friends and (my second) family.  There will be ridiculously competitive games, drinks and food, probably Eddie Izzard playing in the background at some point and lots of laughter.  I don't have anyone to kiss at midnight because I don't have a boy, and all my girls are scattered to the winds and the people I have here don't understand that sometimes a kiss is just a kiss and doesn't have romantic connotations.  Sometimes it just means I love you and I am glad you are here with me in this moment.  But thats ok, because I will have people I love near.  I hope you have love and laughter tonight and all year long.  

(And if you are the kissing type and in the same boat, know I would give you a kiss at midnight if I could.)

I'm off now, so I'll end with my traditional wish (stolen, as ever, from Neil Gaiman):

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art,or love, or work or family or life
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
darling_lisa: (FOB Pete undressing)
Cari is EVIL.

Yep.

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL.

Also? It's all her fault.
darling_lisa: (MCR Bad Mikey no cookie!)
19 MCR icons

Teaser:
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Get your MyChem icons here... )

16 Fall Out Boy icons

Teaser:
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Again, all Pete and/or Patrick... )

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darling_lisa: (MCR Frank heart begins to break)
So... yeah.

I've sort of been in Bandom since My Chemical Romance put out Welcome to the Black Parade a few years back, but it's mostly just been listening to the music and not getting into fandom at all. Then early this year I bought Danger Days, The True Lives of the Fabulous Killyjoys and I can honestly say that that album was one of the things that got me through tax season. And yeah, I have been a Fallout Boy fan as well, altho that was much more back burnered and until a few months ago I was pretty much exclusively listening to Pete Wentz's new band Black Cards instead of FOB.

Well then someone discovered MCR this year as well, and she of course made it her mission to drag me into the fandom known as Bandom. And of course once you start on that slippery slope... *grin* It was a short skip and hop for her to FOB and well as everyone knows, once [livejournal.com profile] caarirose has a new fandom, Lisa is gonna be making icons. *laughs* Altho as I told her, at least this time I had been a fan of the music before she started her wily tricks to drag me down with her.

So anyways... teaser for the MCR icons:

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25 MCR icons - pretty much Frank and/or Gerard with one or two Mikey icons in there, altho I do want to make some more Mikey and some Ray icons at some point. In any case, have some icons... )

Teaser for FOB icons:

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Yeah, predictably it's 25 Pete and/or Patrick icons... )

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