Another decade will end tomorrow and, man, how things have changed.
- We’ve had the worst attack on American soil since the Civil War.
- The Red Sox won two World Series and finally broke the Curse.
- Virgina Tech massacre (33 students dead).
- Cell Phones that are smaller than your hand.
- High Speed Internet.
- We have Terabyte (TB) hard drives for dirt cheap prices.
- iPods and other MP3 Players replaces the compact disc.
- The death of Pope John Paul II.
- The D.C. sniper was arrested and executed.
- We have small chips (MicroSD cards) that are the size of our thumbnail that hold more information on them than an entire gymnasium would hold in the 50’s and 60’s.
- All the other numerous football changes I could give you that you will be completely bored hearing.
- Saddam Hussein hung on Dec 29, 06
There’s so much more to add but I’ll stop there. Those are the biggest I can recall (or care about). I hope the next decade will bring more technological advances and a New York Jets Superbowl :-).
The dropping of the massive crystal ball will commence at 11:59 and people all across the east coast will be cheering. I, on the other hand, will be half asleep and listening to Death Cab For Cutie’s song ‘New Year’.
The song embraces exactly how I feel about New Years. It’s just another midnight (like the rest of them) and you don’t feel any different. People will tell themselves that they will have resolutions and everything will change with the turn of a number. There will be clanking of crystal glasses while the explosions of champaign bottles will be heard going off in the distance.
But even though I don’t believe the New Year is a big thing, like the song, I too will put my best suit on. I’ll believe things will be different and that a resolution will be kept for a few days before they go by the wayside.
And then things will go back to normal come Monday.