My friends and I have, for the majority of 2012, competed in a trivia contest at a local restaurant/bar every week that we were all in town. Throughout the year, though we consistently placed around 4th or so, we never managed to take the crown - primarily, we believed, due to our lack of knowledge of 80s pop culture, given that none of us were alive during such time. We were consistently doing well on history, science, and literature questions (likely because we're still in college studying those things, unlike the majority of people playing the game, who have been out of school for long enough that most of it has slipped out) and poorly on the culture questions (which most people playing seem to get with high regularity).
Tonight, however, we managed to pull out a victory in the last question. It's rather fitting, I find, that 2012 closes out with the accomplishment of a goal the pursuit of which has marked most of my fondest memories not only of 2012 but of my entire life. I'm not sure I can think of a better way to close out what has been the best year of my life.