Well it didn't end, according to Mayan prophecies, and lots of other fun things happened in 2012. Here's what crazy misadventures and how this man of leisure has been keeping himself busy this past twelve months.
On March 18th I set a new personal best time at my second L.A. Marathon of 3:47:50 (this time conditions were far dryer than the previous year).
Unfortunately I didn't win the lottery for the New York Marathon in November, but that turned out to be a blessing in disguise after it was cancelled following the devastating Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast.
My Daily Billboard blog continues to go from strength to strength and I still love discovering and sharing all the crazy and creative ads that fill L.A.'s skyline.
Meanwhile at the beginning of June we had our own rooftop Jubilee celebrations in West Hollywood with our friends, some cucumber sandwiches and our own royal hound.
The Levitated Mass sculpture arrives at LACMA
My main reason for visiting was to see the fantastic Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives movie exhibit, which had hundreds of original costumes, models, props and memorabilia from the world of Disney on display.
After the marathon we used the opportunity to catch up with some friends in the City by the Bay and enjoy the wonderful food on offer there.
In August we enjoyed a whirlwind trip to New York City and after visiting the High Line Park I ventured to the top of the Rockefeller Center for the first time to enjoy the view.
Wicked fun at West Hollywood's Annual Halloween Carnaval
Relief as President Obama was re-elected in November
It was great being there with Charlie and my T2 running teammates, but on the day my knee played up and it was a hard, hot and painful race. Fortunately I finished in 3:55:06, achieving my sub-4 hour goal.
Relaxing at the Sheraton Waikiki infinity pool afterwards
and more besides at the ArcLight Cinemas.
My love of movie costumes and props continues
Let's raise a glass to the past and more importantly to a bright, fun and successful future...