2017: Five Things I am Looking Forward To

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With such a divisive Presidential election, seemingly regular terrorist attacks, numerous celebrity deaths, the crisis in Syria among others, 2016 was a rough year for a lot of people.  As we close the door on 2016 I think it would be positive for us to look forward as some of the great things that are coming in the year ahead.

So here are 5 things I am incredibly excited about coming in 2017

  1. Series of Unfortunate Events

Kicking off the new year right on January 17th the Netflix Series of Unfortunate Events show drops. With NPH himself as Count Olaf, Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket, and the freedom of being a Netflix Original how can you go wrong here? I have hope that the Netflix series is going to be so good that it makes me completely forget about the Jim Carrey movie disaster.

2. Kingdom Hearts 3

The third installment in the series that wonderfully mixes Disney and Final Fantasy into an exciting and engaging narrative.  Kingdom Hearts 2 was released all the way back in 2005 and nerd like me have been waiting ever since.  While it doesn’t have a firm release date at this time I am hopefully that we will see this beauty sometime in 2017.

3. Inauguration Day

For those of us involved with campaigns during the 2016 cycle inauguration day is our day to celebrate.  Regardless of how you feel about President Elect Trump, his inauguration will signal a move in a new direction that I am equal parts hopeful and cautious about.  A new cabinet, a GOP Congress, and hopefully as conservative Supreme Court Justice coming soon, there is an opportunity to bring about some real change in the country.

4. Game of Thrones Season 7

OH MY GOD that promo trailer!


It is so good.  If you are one of those rare people who still have not watched HBO’s hit Game of Thrones, then you have until Summer 2017 to get yourself caught up.  We are well past the books now and at this point anything could happen.  If season 6 was anything it was a season designed to set the stage for something AMAZING to happen in the new episodes.  So brace yourselves my friends, Winter is almost here.


I’m going to take some heat for this one, but as a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan I have never been more excited for a Super Bowl.  The Patriots, The Chiefs, The Raiders, The Seahawks and the Lions are all doing well.  There is a possibility for some really great match ups at the end of the season.  Of course I want to see my Boys walk away the Lombardi Trophy, I will be happy just to take some time to watch football and not worry so much about everything else going on with the world.

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