The new decade – really?

Can we party like it’s 1999 here at the end of 2009? I thought we were only coming to the end of a year and had no concept that it was the end of something bigger until the radio, newspaper and TV repeatedly announced their upcoming end of the decade lists. And to think I was ready to ply the wife with a couple of glasses of wine like I always do. Maybe I’ll rent a movie.

With everyone looking back at the “decade of crap” (that’s what I’m calling it) I’d like to throw in my two cents. When did this become a decade? We used to count by tens for decades so I thought it would be 2000 through 2010. It was bad enough when we celebrated the new millennium a year early, Don’t even get me going here, but start at year 1 and add 1000 or a millennium to that twice and tell me what year that would be… And now we are doing it to the decades! That’s crap.

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One Response to “The new decade – really?”

  1. Tom Degan Says:

    I can remember exactly where I was when this awful decade came into being. Believe it or not, when I rang in the new year on January 1, 2000, I was not only stone-cold sober – I was at church! My then-girlfriend and I attended a special midnight mass at the local Catholic church to welcome in, not only a new decade, but a new century and a new millennium. I remember feeling filled with optimism. By entering this new era, I felt, we could wipe the slate clean. Maybe this would be a new age of peace, love, brother and sisterhood. EVERYBODY SING!

    This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius!
    Age of Aquarius!
    Aquariusuuuuus!

    How utterly naive on my part, huh? By year’s end, all of that hope was out the window and into the toilet. In December of 2000, an ideologically perverted Supreme Court would assist in a stolen election by stopping the vote count in the state of Florida, installing a corrupt little frat boy with the I.Q. of a half-eaten box of Milk Duds as president of the United States. It was all downhill from that moment on. From the birth of “Reality Television” to the worst attack on American soil since the Civil War, it was quite a strange ten years to say the least. Thankfully this awful decade is a mere three days away from being forever consigned to history’s scrap heap. Hallelujah.

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan

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