Here are my personal awards for the year 2012. These are the people and the things that impressed me the most this year,
Mother of the year : Marianne Emmett and Erin Gong (tied) – Two of the bravest and most awesome mothers I know.
Father of the year : Alvin Emmett – Made tons of efforts to build an adult relationship with me this year
Friend of the year : Rob Witting – Moved most of my stuff plus just general awesomeness
Friend of the year (long distance division) : Melanie Carbine – Keeps in touch better than anyone I know
Person who was there at the exact right moment of the year : David Baker – He knows why
Book of the year : Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm – Really got me thinking
Book series of the year : The Dark Tower series by Steven King – The first I’ve really read of Steven King, and I loved it!
Mormon book of the year : The Mormon People by Matthew Bowman – Helped me see how the popular culture has helped shape the Mormon Culture over the last 200 years.
Book Club book of the year: The Road by Cormac McCarthy – Beautifully written and full of feels
Television show of the year : Doctor Who – This will probably always win
Movie of the year : The Avengers – The only movie in years I’ve been willing to see twice in the theater
Pop song of the year : What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction – Yeah, I’m a little embarrassed for me too!
Band of the year : Of Monsters and Men – If you haven’t heard them yet, you’ve just got too.
Concert of the year : Vienna Teng at The Ark featuring Theo Katzman – Theo was a surprise, and great company too! Thanks for scalping tickets, Melanie.
Webseries of the year : The Lizzie Bennet Diaries – So good! Possibly the best adaptation of Pride and Prejudice since Bride and Prejudice.
Personal Electronic Device of the year: Droid Incredible 4G LTE – Kind of glad my Droid Incredible took a bit of a bath
Social Network of the year: Tumblr.com – I might be addicted
Online Retailer of the year: Frank and Oak – I’m loving their shirts
Other Online Retailer of the year: Huckberry – I’m am pretty sure they are going to bankrupt me with their awesome stuff. The Mars poster in my bathroom is my favorite purchase of the year
Paint Color of the Year: Anonymous by Behr (#780F-5) – My walls look awesome!
You can pick up your prizes at the front desk. (All the links to Amazon are affiliate links…)