Morning Fix--New Year's Eve Edition

Before I get to the haps, I would be remiss not to mention that this is the last day of the year, and the last day of the decade, as well. I began this decade as the mother of a toddler, pregnant with my second child, and am wrapping it up with four great kids. I began this decade living in St. Louis, and am ending it back home in Albuquerque. When I started this decade I was hoping to go to law school, and I still am (admittedly much closer to my goal this time.) Our family has come a long way in 10 years, and will be a lot farther along 10 years from now. If you feel so inclined, share with me your thoughts and reflections on the old decade or the old year. My favorite moment of the decade happened just about a year ago, when my son Danny, whom I had given up for adoption at birth in 1990, called me for Christmas for the very first time, which resulted in a beautiful beach vacation/reunion, where he got to meet his little brother and sisters. It was just magical.

They all get along beautifully, and we were blessed to get a new "daughter" with the reunion, Danny has a sister that we all adore, and who treats our kids like they were her very own siblings, so what could be better?


If you are going out to party tonight, remember that the SafeRide Program is available...
Man robbed same bank twice. Did he use his own deposit slips for hold up notes?
Officer wounded in drive-by. Ok, maybe this is beginning to feel a little more like St. Louis.
Local winery Gruet gets a nice write up here...
Sometimes it pays to watch local news really early in the morning. I just heard one of the KOAT chicks remarking at just after 6 am that Sydney, Australia, had just rung in the new year, and that surprisingly it was much warmer there than here. Um, apparently the whole northern hemisphere/southern hemisphere concept is lost on her. This is not unlike the remarks I heard yesterday, and I am not sure which channel, where the reporter announced that this new year would ring in the end to the decade of years ending in zero. Again, I was a little baffled. To my knowledge none of the years of the past decade, save 2000, ended in zero, 2010 ends in zero, and barring any literally "earth shattering" news there will be several more to come.
Could this be the dawning of a new era of malapropisms?

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Comment by Kelly Vickers on December 31, 2009 at 7:09am
Happy New Decade! I've enjoyed your morning fixes this week Cara, and if you need a mentor in and coming out of law school feel free to contact me. I particularly enjoy mentoring new lawyers opening a solo practice; I don't know if that fits you, however I'll help if I can. My contact info is on my profile.
Comment by Cara on December 31, 2009 at 8:43am
Thank you Kelly! I think I am going to need all the help I can get. I appreciate your kind words.
Comment by Stephanie James on December 31, 2009 at 8:55am
2000 is when I became a parent--adding my second in 03. It's been a decade of growing up for all of us. :) I wouldn't change a thing. I hope this new decade has just as many sweet surprises as the last. Happy New Year.
Comment by Another Mike on December 31, 2009 at 9:15am
...the reporter probably just misspoke. He/she was most likely talking about the end of the 0s...or 00s like '01, '02, '09, and etc. I'm sure a better wordsmith could finesse that out a bit better than I did, though.
Comment by Masshole in Fringecrest on December 31, 2009 at 9:17am
There's a debate raging over on my facebook page about whether this is the end of a decade or not... catch it sometime.... conventional wisdom is that the first decade of this millenium is 2001- 2010...
Comment by Ron Da Bomb on December 31, 2009 at 9:53am
Assuming the first year Anno Domini (or CE if you swing that way) would NOT be labeled 0, but 1, the first decade would be 1 - 10, and the second decade would begin in 11. This puts a damper on those of us who grooved to Prince's "Party Like it's 1999." Is that the gist of the argument Masshole?
Comment by Masshole in Fringecrest on December 31, 2009 at 10:14am
Yeah, succinctly put here: From Wiki...

Those following ordinal year names naturally choose
2001–2010 as the current decade
2001–2100 as the current century... See More
2001–3000 as the current millennium

Those following cardinal year names equally naturally choose
2000–2009 as the current decade
2000–2099 as the current century
2000–2999 as the current millennium
Comment by Cara on December 31, 2009 at 2:19pm
That is lovely Raine!
Comment by slamwagon on January 4, 2010 at 9:16am
2000: 232 lbs Single
2005: 175 lbs Dating
2010: 230 lbs Married


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