None of our relatives died this year.
Heather got a tenure-track job at the Dalhousie libraries.
The Mushishi anime.
The new Halifax central library.
The internet. Because:
1) Netiquette has worn off. It has become pretty much a big feedback loop of horribleness.
2) Ads. Ads upon ads, so many ads that the site you want to visit can't load. And stupid, stupid.
3) It empowers governments to spy on everything. Canada is spying on Brazil. Why? Because we have the ability.
4) Once we've carted the last of the analog, bricks-and-mortar world to the dump, one good solar flare and ftzz.