except apparently everyone hated the 'aughts. it was the worst decade in decades, according to many. i've never liked year-in-reviews (or is it years-in-review?), or decade-in-reviews. i find them depressing for reasons i can't fully explain. maybe because they underline how fleeting time is? or because if it's time to rehash the year, it means a long, cold winter is ahead? not sure. and i was avoiding all decade-in-review material this time around until a week ago when i picked up AM New York on my way into the F train. a big chunk of it was devoted to timelines of what happened between 2000 and now. i have to say, most of it was pretty bad. with the exception of technology, nearly everything sucked. no wonder everyone i know is eagerly awaiting the arrival of 2010.
i can't say the 'aughts were all bad for me, though they did encompass the meat of my 20s, which were oh-so-painful and often times embarrassing. (the 1990s encompassed most of my teen years and while they had their equally tragicomic moments, i was just a kid—humiliation and confusion was to be expected.) i spent my 20s as a supposed adult, living on my own, starting my career. and also—many, many times—being a complete idiot.
- i lived in six different apartments for varying amounts of time
- i had four different jobs, plus a few freelance gigs on the side; i got laid off from one and quit two
- i traveled to florida four times; california twice; boston, baltimore, montana, and aruba once
- i was in three weddings (four if you count my own)
- i witnessed two Yankee World Series victories, one heartbreaking World Series defeat, one epic collapse and many lackluster playoff losses; i also attended many awesome games in two different Yankee Stadiums—and ran a 5K in one