Thursday, January 01, 2009

So, it's 2009 now.

Feels just like 2008.

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A Paperback Writer said...

But it's nowhere near as big a let down as 2000 was.
Remember all the hype? How everyone thought computers would crash, bombs might go off, the world might end? heck, even I thought computer glitches would mess up bank stuff or hospital stuff for months.
And absolutely nothiing happened.
At least we weren't expecting anything this time. no y2k9 stuff.
2009? Heck, I still tend to date my checks 1983. (It was a good year.)

Max said...

Yeah, 2000 was a funny one, all that Y2K crap. I figured the worst thing that would happen is I'd get a gas bill for $248,954.65 or my mortgage would come due all at once. Even then I figured all I'd have to do is say Y2K, let me know how much I really owe when you get it fixed. But people were hoarding food, water and other essentials, and even getting ready for looting. I laughed when nothing happened.
New Years Eve is an arbitrary milestone anyway - a year is one trip around the sun, who's to say when it starts and when it ends? The solstices and equinoxes (equini?) are real, physical events in our run around the sun, but the start of the new year is defined by man, a simple bookkeeping event.
Well, Happy 2009 anyway....