2012 In Review

December 28th, 2012 | Posted in General


As the New Year dawns, we invariably look back at the last 12 months and take stock in the ups and downs of the year. I have a great deal to be thankful for . . . it will be tough to ever top 2012 for me. Here are some of my highlights, with links to blog posts (if any):

Professionally quite a year. I did my usual work for MAD and other clients, plus some fun special projects like the 2012 Minnesota Twins team poster, some animated characters for a commercial, several episodes of the MAD show on the Cartoon Network, lot’s of Jeff Dunham artwork, and more.

Personally, there were some milestones in the Richmond household:

My youngest daughter, The Effervescent Gabrielle, graduated from high school and moved to Chicago for college in the fall. The Lovely Anna and I enjoyed a few trips here and there including Hawaii, L.A., San Fransisco, Pittsburgh, New York and Las Vegas, and celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary in September. Daughter The Dramatic Victoria started her junior year of college and student teaching. Number One Son Thomas got one of the lead roles in his high school musical production and won a Spotlight award for it, all while tackling his junior year. The Richmond’s took a cruise on the Disney Dream for our Christmas present to each other. Anna won bingo three times and had to wear a disguise the last day of the cruise so jealous and bitter loser players didn’t throw her overboard. The Animated Elizabeth slept through everything but dinner and a couple of shows. I managed to drink every specialty martini on the menu at the aft “Skyline” bar, then didn’t know what to order to drink after that first night. Gabrielle and Victoria broke several boy’s hearts, and young Tom just relaxed.

What does 2013 have in store?


  1. Geezer Romero says:

    What does 2103 have in store?

    Well, your youngest daughter will be about 108 years old, making her slightly less effervescent, and more obsolescent. And this website will probably have been renamed the Colostomy Blog!

  2. Mike says:

    Don’t know what Geezer saw. Your rhetorical question ( What does 2013 have in store?) showed up correctly on my iPhone.

  3. Geezer Romero says:

    It’s all the Mayans’ fault!


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