Happy New Year! Also, Happy New Decade - I know the next one doesn't technically start until 2011, but it feels right to ring in the Tens by acting like they start now.
I resolved to confront nagging problems in a more direct fashion this year. I'm very good during crises - cool, calm, collected - but I tend to delay the little things, like, say, talking to someone over the phone so I can get the XBox 360 that's been broken for two months repaired. I have a netbook that hasn't worked since April, three weeks after I purchased it, and I still haven't contacted Dell even though it's still under warranty. No longer! I will call the XBox people. I will brave Dell's customer service line. I will get things done! Not a bad resolution, if I do say so myself.
Feel free to post your New Years' Resolutions, as well as to settle the debate over how we're supposed to pronounce this year. (Is it "Twenty-Ten" or "Two Thousand Ten"? The National Association of Good Grammar says it's Twenty-Ten...but they also believed that "2009" should have been pronounced "Twenty Aught Nine.")
haha, Happy New Years to everyone! I very much hope everyone had a great one. First off, Mr. Feraco, good luck with those irritating customer service people. Hopefully your coolness and collectivness will help(unlike my moms hot headed temper, which, very surprisingly also helps...) One of my goals this year is to be slightly more aggressive and not apologize for stuff I didnt do. An example would be, that some one would say they are bored and I would say Im sorry. I would like to reduce that. And, as always, my life long goal to keep the friends I hold dear close to me.
Agreed, 2010 should be the New Decade. It only doesn't make sense if you really know the facts, so people, just don't think about that too much. All the while, Happy New Year.
I believe the years are said by the pronunciation and how they sound. We said 2009 as the way it is written because The National Association of Good Grammar must be on crack. Last year also did sound better than "Twenty Aught Nine", while on the other hand, 2010 sounds smooth as the sea when pronounced "Twenty Ten". Econ teacher Mr. Meiers also asked the class the same question, and how did we respond? Oh baby, 20-10.
I would rather consider the debate on "2011" or "Twenty Eleven" because either way there's not much a feel for it. Year after that would probably be "Twenty Twelve". Nonetheless, enjoy your New Year. It's a new day. Then again, every day is a new day.