Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of a Decade

Can you remember everything that happened during this decade? Yeah, I know. Neither can I.

That's why they make videos like this: This decade in 7 minutes.

Clearly, there were highs and lows (too many lows) during this decade. But, I'm sure I'm not alone when I say, "I HOPE the next ten years go much more smoothly...for everyone!"

And, even though a lot of stuff went down over the last ten years, I would like to take a trip down memory lane, and share with you a few of my best memories (okay, and some funny ones, too) from this decade.

2000 - Y2K. Everyone thought the world was going to completely shut down. Well, not everyone, but I did have a friend who's mom bought this huge water tank (I mean huge--like, you could actually swim in it) and stored it in their garage. Why? Well, because the world was gonna end and as soon as the clock struck midnight all of the water on earth was going to disappear...of course. Poof, gone! Now you see it, now you don't. Duh! I thought everyone knew this. Jeez!

But, not only did she have this ridiculously huge water tank. Oh, no. Just wait, it gets better. Trust me. She also had boxes upon boxes of dehydrated food. Crazy huh? Wait, there's still more. To top it off, as if dehydrated food wasn't bad enough (yuck), it was also weird kinds of food, too. Like buckwheat and barley. I mean, who's going to eat that crap? I think if the world was ending I would stock up on dehydrated hamburgers and chocolate chip cookies or at least something better than buckwheat. [LOL]

I still laugh when I think about that, and I wonder if I went to visit him today if his mom would still have that tank in her garage? Hmmm...good question.

Also, being the year 2000, and with only moments to live, some of my friends and myself decided to celebrate. So, just a little piece of advice.

1) Not a good idea to dare your friends to light fireworks in the middle of the street, when you know full and well they will do it.

2) Fireworks are one thing, but commercial grade artillery shells are another...bad idea!

3) But, if you're determined to light fireworks, well then it would probably a good idea not to set them off in front of your own house. Yep, probably not the best idea. Why we didn't think of this then...well I guess we'll never know.

4) And, if you've gotten this far: dared your silly friends to light off artillery shells in front of your own house. Then it is definitely not a good idea to try to run and hide inside your house when a cop rolls around the coner at the most inconvient time possible.

[Boom, pow. A shower of pretty colors rain down on the street.]

Two seconds later.

[Knock, knock.] Uh, oh!!!

Nope. That last one is not a good idea because then the cop just knocks on the door to find out what's going on. Try to explain that one! Not easy!

LOL! Fun times! Its fun to look back on the good old days!

2001 - I met a wonderful boy, who would one day become my husband.

2002 - Graduated from high school. YAY! More firework fun??? Maybe, but I'll never tell.

2003 - I got engaged!

2004 - I bought my first house, and I'm still counting down the days until that THIRTY year mortgage is paid for! [sigh] Only 25 more years to go. That sounds like forever!

2005 - 2007 - These years are a blur and I'm guessing uneventful.

2008 - Sex and the City movie is released, and my precious nephew is born two days later. Also, I discover the greatness that is Twilight. My world is changed forever!

2009 - After dating for 9 years, being engaged for 6 years, I finally marry that wonderful boy I met so many years ago. Also this year, I find a passion for writing, which changes my life completely!

So, there you go. I've shared. Now, it's your turn. Take a trip down memory lane...I want to hear your stories (I'm really nosey!).

Before I go, I want to wish everyone a safe and very Happy New Year!

I'll see you all in 2010!

(WOW. Can you believe it's already 2010?)


  1. Aww, what a happy decade for you!

    Happy new year!

  2. Kristan - For the most part, yeah. It was pretty good. I hope you had a great one too! And many more to come.

    Happy New Year!

  3. You've had a blast of a decade!! Mine has been filled with incredible ups and downs, but the ups were very huge, and that makes up for all the downs. And congratulations on your marriage this year! Fantastic...I hope this first year of your marriage is sweet and memorable and a perfect start to you lives together. Happy 2010 (and here's to the next ten years!!)

  4. Carolina - Thanks! And, yes, here's to the next ten years!!! I hope they prove to be even better than the last, for everyone!

  5. It's easy to forget how long ten years is until you realize all the things that have happened. Wow, I hope you have a wonderful 2010 and beyond.

  6. Eva- Yeah, I know. Ten years is such a long time, that seemed to flash by in an instant. I can still remember the year 2000 like it was yesterday.

    I wish you the best in the new year!

  7. I still can't believe the decade is over! Crazy!

  8. Lisa and Laura - Indeed! Very crazy!