Well, how’s 2013 been for you so far? Is it too early to ask? Maybe it is, but I thought I’d give y’all a brief rundown of some of the things we can look forward to – or not look forward to – this year.
Apocalyptic Events – there isn’t any ancient calendar that’s run out of space on a rock tablet this year, but we do have two – yes, TWO – comets set to make passes close by Earth this year. One’s set for March, and the second one, which may be as bright as the moon at night, will be by in late November. What’s kind of cool is that until last year or so, nobody knew these comets existed. And experts are saying the November one, called ISON, will closely resemble the great comet of 1680, which made it onto tapestries all over Europe.
Elections – no national elections, thank heavens. I need a break.
Books – Well, aside from various offerings from our fellow goddesses, I keep hoping George R.R. Martin will hurry up and finish book six of the Game of Thrones series, but no sign yet. Well, there is a tentative title – The Winds of Winter. If he doesn’t hurry up, though, the HBO series will catch up, and then who knows what could happen.
Television – yes, Game of Thrones season 3 starts in April. I can’t wait. And while I won’t mention any spoilers, I will say that if it’s anything like book 3, it’s going to be CRAZY. And then there’s Downton Abbey, season 3, which begins this Sunday. I’m hoping for a wedding. I’m curious to see how Shirley Maclaine fits in with the cast. And I almost bought a T-shirt that read, “free Mr. Bates”.
Movies – I won’t go into a lot of detail, since one of us will likely do that soon, but there are a few highlights I’m looking forward to: A Good Day to Die Hard in February, Iron Man 3 and Star Trek: Into Darkness in May, The Lone Ranger and The Wolverine in July, to name a few.