You knew Jan was lying about meeting George Glass at our sküle.And you dismissed her, and many others, with "Sure, Jan."You saw The Dress and were #TeamBlueAndBlack.You saw The Dress and were #TeamWhiteAndGold.You got "Why You Always Lyin'" stuck in your head for days.And applied it to Brian Williams.You looked at people's shoes and wondered "WHAT ARE THOOOOOOSE?"You had an opinion on the Minions.An Op-minion, if you will.You got used to being regularly interrupted by John Cena.You were enraptured by Iggy Azalea's fire bars. Only a genius could put "boo dugga pushbabba PUH PUH PUH" with "WABBA WOW digga digga go boom bah."You Netflix and chilled.You actually watched Netflix and chilled, no euphemism needed.You found out that the Berenstain Bears weren't spelled the way you thought they were and not doubt your personal reality.You solidly identified with Left Shark.Also with Pizza Rat.You thought for like two seconds that Avril Lavigne may have actually been replaced by a lookalike.You celebrated nationwide marriage equality after the Supreme Court announced their decision.You were pleasantly surprised to hear that Justin Bieber came out with some bangers this year.You fell in love with a Stormtrooper, a pilot, and a mysterious young badass named Rey.You rode historic on the Fury Road.You cried about Bing Bong.You rediscovered how FLIPPIN' AWESOME dinosaurs are.You made one of those "Straight Outta ______" memes for yourself.And made up a Taylor Swift Bad Blood music video name for yourself.You actually saw Jupiter Ascending.You were really confused about the whole Ariana Grande doughnut-licking "I Hate America" thing and still don't get it tbh.You rooted for the runaway llamas.You learned to Whip. And also Nae-Nae'd.You cried to a new Adele song at least once.You were happy when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown.But also recalled that he is a horse, so you were pretty OK when Serena Williams won Sportsperson of the Year.You followed the news about Black Lives Matter protests springing up on streets and campuses across the United States.You got hype for space beaches after finding out that there may be liquid water on Mars.You prayed for Paris, maybe more than once this year.You wondered if you could ever go a week without hearing about a mass shooting – in California, in Texas, in Charleston...You were overwhelmed, in fact, by what felt like a constant slew of bad or scary news coming in from all corners of the globe.And must have found your own way of getting through it, because here you are.And while 2015 has had its highs and lows, you're feeling ready for 2016 to come around and bring a brand new year.So learn from the past, look towards the future...and have a happy new year.