-Went to a UFC press conference with a friend I had JUST met on Twitter. She didn't try to stab me.
-Organized a peaceful gathering to raise awareness about animal cruelty legislation in Canada. It didn't go so well but I tried.
- Sex stuff that I am not telling you about. :P HAHA!
-I don't make New Year's resolutions. Why set goals and choose to change one day out of the year? If you want something, go after it!
-Yes. Congratulations Meredith & John, Leah & Pete, Matt & Sophie!
-Not personally close, but definitely someone I hold in high regard: Shawn Tompkins. Matt and I attended funeral services for him on behalf of MMA fans everywhere to show his team just how much we all love and support them, and how much Shawn is loved and respected and always will be.
-No travelling for me. I stayed here in Canada, didn't even leave the Province!
-More damn sleep...well maybe a regular sleep cycle. How about just no more of this fucking insomnia? that works.
-Stronger, healthier, sexier body.
-July 23rd (Bellator 47 at Casino Rama, my 1st ever live MMA event - Also 2yrs DRUG FREE!)
-Aug. 14th (Shawn Tompkins passing, I found out that evening when Mike Straka broke the news.)
Nov. 12th (Bellator 57 at Casino Rama, Matt and I won our tix free through twitter. Thanks Bjorn!)
-Losing 50lbs since about May. I'm kind of proud of myself. Still losing!! Love being a loser! hehe :P
-I've said this before: I don't like to use the word failure, It implies so much negativity. Yes, we stumble, we trip, we even fall...but we don't necessarily fail. I spent much time calling myself a failure to say I have failures. Did I fuck up? Sure did, a few times.
-Oh yes, bad year for that. Crohn's kept flaring up like a bitch, I've had difficulty with Depression, and in the spring a near 2yr old ankle injury decided to act up. That's not all of it, but that's all you need to know.
-Those tickets to Bellator 47, that was GREAT! One of the best experiences of my life.
-My friends, holy shit talk about amazing people! I know I'm a difficult person to be friends with, but when someone's willing to accept and love you just the way you are and be there for you through the craziest shit possible, that's a real friend. I don't have many, but the few I have mean everything to me.
-No one's behaviour makes me depressed. It can make me sad or upset, but definitely not depressed. Silly questionnaire. I had my moments, that's for sure. I think we all do. As for who appalled or upset me, they're not worth my time.
-Paying the bills, looking after my herd of cats, my expensive restrictive diet.
-Every single MMA-related event I went to...duh!!
"Go With Me" - Jesse Blaze Snider
"On the Floor" - Jennifer Lopez & Pitbull
-Much thinner! *self hi-five*
-Had more sex (NOT a shot at my man, being sick takes my ability away)
-Socializing. I'm still finding my feet in that sense.
-Been tempted by sweets (vegan sweets...dammit)
-Did something happen to me that was supposed to be embarrassing?
-Do I have to answer this? I don't remember how many times I did...I saw a LOT of little kittens and cats. ;)
-This really is made for young people. I'm an old bitch...and still in a relationship! lol
-The Ultimate Fighter
-I don't "hate" anyone, I may hate what someone says or does though.
-I don't remember if I read a book. My memory took a hit this year. Huh?
-Jesse Blaze Snider!!! ♥
-Didn't save enough $$ to get a few necessary items for the house.
-I don't remember what I did for my birthday. I don't think I did anything at all. I turned 33...now closing in on 34. Oh yay.
-Who the fuck says I am sane? Please. ;) Okay so some things and people kept me grounded.
-I'm not a celebrity chaser, I do have favourite fighters and MMA Personalities though. That being said:
(Yes, he's fucking awesome enough for caps!)
-At the beginning of the year, legalization of MMA in Ontario. Obviously successful.
-Everyone, I have the worst aim. ;)
Okay seriously, I miss my "hotel" girls the most. They know who they are.
We met via Twitter, both live in the same town though. Met up in Toronto for the UFC 140 pre-fight press conference and have been friends since! She's such a fantastic person.
We're online friends, he was the first guy to talk to me on Twitter and NOT be a jerk about MMA. He's hilarious and a good friend I can chat with, my Broski! lol
Life is short, live it. Chase your dreams, be with the people you love and want to be with, don't waste a second being unhappy. Do what makes you happy, do it with all your heart. Fight for it. (Attending a great man's funeral opened my eyes to this, I wish it didn't have to be that way. Thank you Shawn.)
|"MMAMandy" In the cage at the MMA Expo Toronto Dec. 3rd|
|Me posing with Carlos Newton - MMA Expo|
|New Years Eve outfit, went out 1st time in 8yrs!|
|Jay & I -Finally a pic together, 20yrs later!|
|Leash & I day we met!|
|Leash & I - MMA Expo|
|Wanderlei Silva & I Sept. 24th|
|Dan Miragliotta & Yves Lavigne & I at Bellator 47|
|Josh Rosenthal & I at Bellator 47|
|Shawn "The Coach" Tompkins & I at Bellator 47|