It’s New Year’s Day, a Blue Moon and the start of a fresh decade. You didn’t think I’d let you all off the hook without a pedantic essay, did you? Well, you’re lucky, ’cause I’m not gonna write one of those. No stomach for it.
In my “fave music of the aughts” post, I talked about what a right crime the 2000s have been. But that’s merely an observation of externalities. My personal experiences of the last ten years have been largely positive. Sure, there have been struggles, upheavals and more change than a fellow like myself would prefer. But it’s basically been OK. Plus, I figure I should start looking on the bright side. Just don’t go calling that a New Year’s resolution.
Here’s some of the swell stuff that happened to me in the last ten years — in handy list form, no less.
Happy New Year, humans.