Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Already?

A lot can happen in ten years.

Ten years ago, on January 1, 2000, there was no such thing as Nintendo DS, XBOX, Wii, iPhone, iPod, iTunes,...the list goes on and on. True, there was something called a Blackberry, but all it could be used for was to page someone.

On January 1, 2000, a university professor named Barack Obama was thinking about becoming a Congressman from Illinois. He ran for the U.S. House of Representatives later that year and lost.

The World Trade Center towers were the tallest buildings in New York City.

Susan Boyle was caring for her aged mother in a little town in Scotland.

Lady Gaga was thirteen years old.

The Jonas Brothers were still in utero. Not really, but almost.

Ten years ago, no one in America had ever heard of Simon Cowell.

Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, David Archuleta, Kris Allen, and Adam Lambert were all just names in phone books.

Dr. Phil appeared occasionally as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

In Britain, Mrs. Camilla Parker-Bowles was sometimes referred to in print as “the Rottweiler.”

I suppose some things never change.


  1. is useful to reflect on these things once in a while. And who can guess what your new years post in 2020 will say? Time marches on!

  2. Oh, my! Love the last one (I'm wicked,I know.)

    Happy New Year, Mr. and Mrs. RWP!

    Oh... and congratulations on your YP award; well deserved!