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The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Ivora » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:31 am UTC

Hi! So, the decade is almost over... ( a month or so left. :shock: )

What are your most cherished memories? The good? The bad? The just plain crazy?!

The good: Traveled to egypt... totally awesome experience! 8)

The bad: 9/11. Lost someone I cared about deeply. :cry:

The just plain crazy: Jumped out of a f%@king plane. :shock:



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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Zohar » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:32 am UTC

Overall these past ten years have been pretty good I think.
I finished school.I had a pretty good time in the military - I've grown a lot and learned a lot. I got my BSc and met cool people while doing so. I realized I'm gay, came out of the closet and had several relationships (albeit short ones). Gained some very dear friends. I've completed a lifelong dream - went to Japan. I've become (mostly) self-sufficient, even though I don't enjoy my job very much.

It's very strange to look at the time that has passed this way. There a some regrets, things that I would have liked to have done differently1, but it's definitely been my life and while I'm not completely happy with my life, I'm happy with the direction it's taking.

In the next ten years I'd like to get a better job that fits closer to what I'm looking for (I have no idea what that means). Maybe I'll do a second degree (even as soon as next year, I'm thinking about it). I'd like to go to Japan again. Most of all, I'd like to find a proper partner. Also, holy shit at the end of this decade I'll be 37.

It seemed like a silly topic but it really made me think... Where I've been, where I want to go.

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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Ocean » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:29 pm UTC

I don't remember much, actually. I was only 8 years old in 2000, so there's been quite a lot of change ;)

Went to secondary school, completed the first few grades without any effort, failed one, worked my butt off, and now I'm here.I don't really remember all that much of primary school, but I do know that it was a fun and safe time.

Now I'm here, next grade I've to do my exams already, and time passes so fast that I don't even know what day it is anymore.

Can't even believe I was born 17 years ago, it seems so far away now... Life hasn't even begun yet!

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Postby stylish_chick » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:19 pm UTC

This decade, I started my own family. I got married 2004, have my baby 2006 and I have my pet Lotie (a chow chow) also in 2006. We moved to our own house also in 2004, and we got our family car just last year. This decade is so memorable because it made me a better woman. I became a wife and a mom.
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Postby Dromtry » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:31 pm UTC

I don't think I will ever forget 9/11, and everything going with it. I too lost someone I knew, even only being 7.

A lot of the years after '02 are kinda throwaway for me, not much happened, I just sorta did my thing. What I will remember from those times were the friends I've had and lost, the pets who didn't make it to this day, and my dad's terrible time after being laid off.

The good will mostly just be my high school career. I've done so much in the past two and a half years alone, it's staggering all the places I've been and all the things I've done.
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Postby Darkscull » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:59 pm UTC

Well I was only 12 in 2000, and that wasn't even until 2/3rds into the year.
So I started year 8 (not sure how that translates to grades in the US, or things elsewhere) halfway through, which is the second year of secondary school.

In the time since then I've finished my compulsory schooling (GCSEs), done A levels and have done the equivalent of a BSc (doing a direct-entry masters over 4 years, my last year now).

I've grown so much in so many ways, and my adult life begins (IMO) during next year when I graduate and hopefully start a PhD.

I think that's pretty good timing, overall. End of the first act, as it were.

During that time all sorts of things have happened.
I remember the millenium celebrations with my family, watching fireworks over a large area from the top of a hill.
I remember September 11th 2001, seeing the news on every channel when I got home and being excited because something was happening, no matter how terrible it was. I remember the next day telling my friends confidentally that America was going to go apeshit and start world war three (I was half right).
I remember meeting (2002), befriending (feb. 2003) and eventually loving (oct. 2003.) my first girlfriend. I remember at various times wishing that didn't happen, and at others remembering that she did teach me a lot, whether on purpose or not (now I feel it balances out. It's just something that happened rather than being good or bad)
I remember coming to university in the most lovely town ever, on a par with my hometown (as it lives in memory. It's become crap now, inevitably. My hometown, that is). I remember that the aforementioned girlfriend came as well (that was a mistake). I remember my heart being broken at the start of my second year (2007), and the hell of spending a whole (academic) year sharing a flat with her. However, I also remember how that forced me to become more social, actually get around to making some friends, and eventually become well-loved and well-loving in turn.

I remember somewhere over the course of that becoming politically aware. Hoping so hard for a hung parliament in 2005, hoping again for it now in the upcoming election. Debating all sorts of things on forums until I was hopping mad, making a life on said forums, burning out so that I now can't bring myself to commit to debates any more.
I remember getting addicted to coca-cola in my first year, and a MMO* during the summer after, and going cold turkey with both (not at the same time).

I remember enjoying my third year in every way, even with it's stupid amounts of work (2 deadlines a week, every week), especially since I developed a real love for the details of my subject, and met my current girlfriend who is so much like I was all those years ago when I had my first love (she's not that young though :P). I remember wanting to help her, teach her, do things the right way, having learnt how wrong they could be done. I hope I've done well so far.

I've come to terms with my self, with life, and with other people. Now real life begins, and I'm going to kick it's arse.


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Postby J the Ninja » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:08 pm UTC

When the decade started, I was only 10. So basically, nearly everything that made me who I am today has happened in this decade. :) Geez, it's hard to even imagine how much I've learned in only this last year. Over this whole decade, my views on other people have changed (for the worst, thanks middle school), my religious views are nothing like what they were 10 years ago. I'm still a Christian, but that is about where the similarity ends. Good God, I was a young-earth creationist back then. Wow. Hey, I was 10, I didn't know better. I have something of a clue what I want to do for a living (I don't have it nailed down exactly, but it will be a graphic design or video production job of some kind). Let's see....2000...I think I still wanted to be a pilot back then. Was that back in the day I wanted to fly executives around in a Learjet? I think it was. Somewhere around 13 I changed to radio DJ, that stuck for a few years until I realized the job sucked and I wouldn't like doing it. I then shifted over to...live sound tech, I think it was. Got a taste of that my senior year of high school. And learned that sitting in a studio is a better fit for me, because you can be more of a perfectionist there. I would kick myself for hours over little mistakes that would get through.

I went from hating Macs to owning one, there's that. I also learned what various computers parts do, and successfully built my own computer. Although if you asked me back then where my coding skills would be today, I would have thought they'd be better than they are. I still remember 9/11, of course. That is my birthday, actually. I turned 12 that day. I spent the first few hours of the morning thinking about a GBA I hoped to be getting.
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Postby micco » Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:27 pm UTC

Well, I started junior high-school in 2002. It was quite exiting, because the school building was a lot bigger, and every class was held in different room. And there were lots of new people there, most of which turned out to be assholes.
Got my moped licence in 2004 and bought my first motorised tranportation device, a Tunturi SuperSport. I still regret selling it.
Then in 2005 I went to vocational school, graduated as a restaurant chef in 2008. Biggest mistake of my life.
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Postby Alder » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:57 pm UTC

Hang on...isn't it another year till the decade ends? Did I miss something? :?

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Postby Walter.Horvath » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:08 pm UTC

Decade = '-0 to '-9, in social terms. The 60's didn't include 1970.

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Postby tentacleTherapist » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:10 pm UTC

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Things that have happened...hmm. I was 7 at the start of this decade so obviously I'm a very different person now!

I remember the turn of the millennium and going to this fireworks display. At the time all I could think about was how bloody freezing it was outside and wanting to go home, and getting this millennium snowman which sang a shitty song when its belly was pressed.

I remember the 9/11 footage on TV and feeling rather scared and confused.

I remember the releases of various video games and consoles, and going nuts over them - but since the GCSEs and A-levels my interest in gaming has largely diminished :( Also the LOTR and HP movies and having dumb arguments over which were better. I discovered fandom and my interests in writing were greatly rekindled. I also discovered my genderqueerness and became interested in various schools of philosophy.

I moved house in about 2003. I could write a bloody novel about the drama that occurred around that. Other places I've traveled to: Florida, Amsterdam, Rome, Dublin. I spent my birthday on a mountain one year. I became a music fan. Ever since being unleashed upon the internet around 2006 and getting my first mp3 player, hours of my time have been gobbled up with listening to music. I don't know how I coped without it.

I started grammar school. The first few years were strange and exciting, and although I feel that I'm not as shy as I was then, I actually felt somewhat happier. Sure, I had basically zero friends, but at least I actually got stuff done. I didn't care as much about what other people thought of me, I had a better memory, I had more confidence in my abilities, I got a decent amount of sleep everyday, I was more organized, I didn't see learning as a chore and I didn't see every morning as being one day closer to some deadline or impending doom and feeling as if I was being timed for something. I thought it was just exam stress and that I'd feel better over this summer, but I didn't, and now here I am in 6th form in 2009 and wondering if it was the best decision after all.

So in other words, things were pretty awesome for the first six years, but things went downhill from there :(
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Postby Alder » Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:40 pm UTC

Walter.Horvath wrote:Decade = '-0 to '-9, in social terms. The 60's didn't include 1970.

Mmm, true. Just seems...unfinished, I guess. :D
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Postby Ivora » Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:36 pm UTC

I can't believe how many of you were just kids when the decade started!

Now you've all grown... :cry:

Some of your stories really touch my heart.

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Postby Special Agent Dale Cooper » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:04 pm UTC

I was 10 in 2000 as well. In order of clarity, I guess my biggest memories are: 9/11,feeling confused and upset. Having a girlfriend for the first time. Going to India, and then falling into a stupor for two years. First orgasm, freaked me out. Camping out on the beach in France with my best friends. Bush beating out Kerry. Seeing the Arcade Fire live and almost crying. The invasion of Iraq. Having a job for the first time. Skateboarding late at night when no-one else was around.






Edit: Reading this through, it may seem as if I was happy Bush won the election. I wasn't.
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Postby Phoenix112358 » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:08 pm UTC

"They grow up so fast..." *Tear*

Wow. This decade has been major for me. I was 8 back then! Gone through high school and just finished my exams. It turns out we get our results next year so it will sorta be kinda coolish timing where it's a new season in my life starting with a big cliffhanger from this one - did I get into uni?

Anyway I remember most of the friends I've made over the last ten years, and those who drifted apart unfortunately. I remember all those experiences that make you grow as a person. I can't believe it's been ten years - you really don't notice it when you're living it O:

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Postby Waldo » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:56 pm UTC

Hmm...
I remember 9/11, and feeling confused, then stunned, then outraged. I remember moving from a nice house in a great neighborhood to the dull house in the idiotic city I live in now, and losing my best friends in the process. I remember falling in love and subsequently ruining everything by making a total ass of myself.

Terrible decade, would not live through it again. 1/5 stars.

Well, I suppose there was Pokemon. That bit was okay...
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Postby Ivora » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:13 am UTC

Waldo wrote:Hmm...
I remember 9/11, and feeling confused, then stunned, then outraged. I remember moving from a nice house in a great neighborhood to the dull house in the idiotic city I live in now, and losing my best friends in the process. I remember falling in love and subsequently ruining everything by making a total ass of myself.

Terrible decade, would not live through it again. 1/5 stars.

Well, I suppose there was Pokemon. That bit was okay...


Pokemon made everthing better... even for a short while. :P

I hope your next decade of life is better!

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Postby Midnight » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:42 am UTC

well we're a year away from the decade ending but... i mean at the start of the decade I was eight. so i dunno. ask me next decade.
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Postby Upsilon » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:55 am UTC

I can't remember most of it, since I was 6 in 2000. This decade contains most of my life so far, so that's something.
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Postby Skraxt » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:59 am UTC

I was 9 in 2000, which was the year my family moved from the only home I'd ever known to the other home I'd ever known.

This new home is far from civilization, which I still can't decide if I like or not.

I think I can describe this decade fairly accurately by listing the things I've acquired and/or lost (kind of in chronological order).

1.Puberty (acquired)
2.Access to the interweb(acquired)
3.Visual C++ 6.0 professional edition (free from a yardsale)
4.Various free programming books (at the same yardsale)
5.The ability to program,
6.And thus the ability to create machinations of my own design at will
7.And thus a passion for doing just that.
8.A girlfriend
9.Lost the religion of my family (fundamentalist (in the extreme) christians)
10.A girlfriend(lost, and gained so much in losing)
11.Leukemia (oh boy)
12.Leukemia(unofficially lost (remission))
13.The means for me to afford college (Leukemia-derived)
14.A downright immature computer (make-a-wish is win)

And one for the upcoming decade
1.Leukemia (officially cured (14 months to go...))


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Postby Indon » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:00 pm UTC

16-26 here.

As such, the decade has largely defined my adult life, such as my profession ("Crap, can't find a job in recession #X of decade. Time to enlist before my parents starve to death!"), my political views ("Oh, look, the free market is ruining the lives of lots of people I know. It'd be nice if things weren't so crappy for them"), and even my free time (WORLD OF WARCRAFT).
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Postby kingofdreams » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:40 pm UTC

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standard come of age bit with a few variations,
lost virginity,
did drugs,
declared pretty whimsical in the brainpan, put on meds
formed political opinions,
had existensial crises never stopped existensial crises,
adopted a style of living,
became vegetarian,
stopped being good student
got a Triumph
totalled bike
got a civic,
liscence suspended
became vegan,
became an animist,
best-friend died
fell in love,
fell out of love, (repeat previous 2 about 4 times)
played for the other team (not that theres anything wrong with that)
fell in love,
move out of house
switched back and forth between teams (pretty much bi at this point)
fell in love,
roomate died
move in
had a kid,
fell out of love,
got off meds,
kid and his mom moved across country
became pretty asexual
became antisocial
became lonely
somewhat more social
going to university
talked to estranged parents
stopped talking to parents
gave up on most things
acquired new perspective
being tolerated by kid's mom (but she married) see kid on holidays
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Postby Jorpho » Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:36 pm UTC

Alder wrote:
Walter.Horvath wrote:Decade = '-0 to '-9, in social terms. The 60's didn't include 1970.

Mmm, true. Just seems...unfinished, I guess. :D

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Postby podbaydoor » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:29 pm UTC

I was 11 in 2000, so this decade has been the decade of giant upheavals for me.

I like Skraxt's strategy of listing possessions gained and lost, so I'm going to shamelessly copy:

-puberty (IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!)
-journalism (gained, still in development)
-laptop
-cell phone
-relationships
-sexuality
-feminism
-infidelity
-religion (lost YAY!)
-rent checks, utility bills
-part-time jobs
-high-speed internet (first browser was Opera :3)
-fanfiction
-romance novels (thankfully lost)
-silver medal for Literary Criticism in Texas academic competitions
-a dog
-40+ media platform accounts on the Internet

I remember: JNCO, yo-yos, Pokémon, Digimon, Razr scooters, innuendo-laden Abercrombie & Fitch t-shirts ("hot legs and tasty buns!"), tamogotchis, Dance Dance Revolution, Sailor Moon, Spice Girls (is that more '90s?), Hansen, 'N Sync, Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, gel pens, Doc Martens, Weird Al, Beanie Babies, Yu-Gi-Oh, Beast Wars, Cyberchase, Magic School Bus, Escaflowne, Tickle-Me-Elmo, Furbies, sneakers with wheels, flare jeans, Prius, taking shoes off in the airport, Livejournal, Google, colorful iMacs, Dreamweaver.
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Postby Jessica » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:37 pm UTC

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Postby scienceroboticspunk » Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:57 pm UTC

Things I will remember, my first kiss, my first alcoholic beverage, my first time having sex. My first major breakup. My first encounter with the cops. My first time readin XKCD and QC. Starting high school. Using drugs. BTW this is not in the correct order. But it will be most of the things I will remember and then some.
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Postby Teapot » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:01 pm UTC

Summary of the last 10 years (or what I remember of it).
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Went to Turkey and was asked to marry some guy's son. Went to secondary school and made some new friends. Ended up not keeping in touch with any friends from before. Went through puberty and was excited to have Shark Week before realising how rubbish it is when it happens. Lost friends. Made new friends. Cat died. Learned clarinet. Learned xylophone. Finally started listening to music I like and not just what everybody else likes. Quit dancing. Learned bass. Met a girl from the internet who is now my best friend. Started a band. Band fell apart after 1 practise. Told parents I thought I was bi. Passed lots of exams and failed one. Was diagnosed with depression. Got a job. Had 2 proms. Started going to parties and actually having a social life. Spent two hours in a bathroom making sure a guy I was only sort of friends with didn't throw up on himself. Started first relationship. Had first kiss. Finished secondary school. Moved out of parents house into a flat with strangers. Started uni. Lost virginity. Made no new friends. Met people from the fora. Passed some exams and failed two exams. "Discovered" feminism. Had total breakdown. Stopped going to classes. Stopped eating. Stopped showering. Missed exams. Asked for help. Got help from parents and boyfriend and best friend but couldn't even tell secondary school friends. Got a second chance at uni. Went to London and met more fora-people. Moved flat. Made new friends. Had a decent social life for first time. Bought boy clothes. Saw Green Day (the band that let me meet my best friend and encouraged me to play bass). Lost friends (but didn't mind too much). Felt ready for exams for first time.
I was 10 in 2000.
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Postby BigBoss » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:06 pm UTC

parents got divorced and my brothers and I choose to live with our dad.
september 11th
moved around town 3 times and made new friends
completed middle, and high school
uncle dies of an accidental overdose because his doctor gave him too powerful pain-killers
dad re-marries
best-friend/dog died
grandma recieves kidney transplant
mom re-marries
grandma dies of stroke
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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Cassi » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:21 pm UTC

I turned 10 5 days into 2000.

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Celebrating 2000 and my 10th birthday, but my best friend not being able to stay the night because she'd just been diagnosed with diabetes. Realising my parents were going to split up. My parents splitting up, and moving into town with my mum. 9/11, and not knowing what to feel. Quitting dance and starting again, and going to classes almost every night to get back into my old class. My dad getting remarried to a bitch with a bitch of a daughter.

Oh, and the whole moving to England thing, and my mum getting remarried to a man who has been there for me much more this decade than my father has. Starting a new school, and having to make new friends for the first time in my life since I was 5. Finishing my GCSEs, and going to a sixth form none of my friends were going to, so having to make friends all over again. An unhealthy relationship that at least taught me something. The wonderful relationship I am in now. Starting uni, with the whole making new friends thing for the third time in 4 years. Starting rowing, something I never in a million years saw myself doing before I came to uni. Starting my second year, living in a house instead of in college, and starting ballet again for the first time in almost 5 years. Managing not to kill any of my housemates so far, no matter how much it may tempt me...


And I've barely covered any of it, really...
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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Walter.Horvath » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:16 pm UTC

6-15
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I became horribly introverted after a series of unfortunate events that led to embarrassment, got a brother, I left Catholic school after provocation from a horrible teacher/ realizing that public was better, became general Christian brand, moved a few (maybe 15?) miles, I made (some) new friends in elementary school, joined chess club, Cub Scouts (again), and a xylophone-playing-thing, found out I'm 'gifted', went to middle school, never studied anything remotely related to music, parents arguing more, divorce, first crush, got to go to Europe for 3 weeks without family - and the associated scaring with that (also, first time riding a plane fo' rizzle), high school, lost my first pet, got a few more, clusterfuck of work - mental breakdown, some council, started sophomore year, realizing I've probably depression, more mental breakdowns, and sleeping 24/7. Also, lost another pet, but not to death :?


Pokemon didn't begin for me here; it was more 1998. I remember a small millennium celebration, and a wine bottle (and a lot of 2000 Disney stuff). Spongebob beginning, I was sure at the time that TV was transitioning from programming that scared children (Rocko's Modern Life scared the hell out of me, and I refused to eat chickens lest I find bones inside and choke; And pretty much anything else that was on Nickelodeon) to programming that encouraged children to act retarded (Mighty B-esque). I remember hating that my cousin was older than me and got to turn old first (13), and that I started to like a lot more foods (which started with pickles).

Pretty much everything in my life boils down to this, and it makes me kinda depressed :?

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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Ivora » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:41 pm UTC

Jessica wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfhTPaqKEAE


Um, Jessica? You were suppose to use your own decade memories! :roll:

But I suppose it was a relative to this thread.... :|

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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Hawknc » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:46 pm UTC

I remember seeing the Iraq invasion begin on the televisions in the campus centre at uni, for some reason that has stuck with me. Also the '04 tsunami - I know most of you guys won't even recall it, but it killed 230,000 people in this part of the world. I'm actually surprised global warming hasn't rated in this thread so far, it almost didn't exist in the public consciousness before 2000 (at least not nearly to the extent it does now). Plus a whole bunch of personal stuff blah blah blah, the world is more interesting anyway.

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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Darkscull » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:20 am UTC

Hawknc wrote:I remember seeing the Iraq invasion begin on the televisions in the campus centre at uni, for some reason that has stuck with me. Also the '04 tsunami - I know most of you guys won't even recall it, but it killed 230,000 people in this part of the world. I'm actually surprised global warming hasn't rated in this thread so far, it almost didn't exist in the public consciousness before 2000 (at least not nearly to the extent it does now). Plus a whole bunch of personal stuff blah blah blah, the world is more interesting anyway.


I remember the tsunami, it just didn't have enough of an impact on me for me to think of it off the top of my head.
If people don't remember it at all then that makes me sad.

Also, I knew about global warming before 2000. I'm fairly sure I was taught about it in primary school (so before 1999). It wasn't thought to be so urgent back then, of course.
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Postby podbaydoor » Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:32 am UTC

I remember Bill Nye expounding on the subject, so it's been around. Obviously not as big as it is today.
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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Ninjap00 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:23 am UTC

Alder wrote:Hang on...isn't it another year till the decade ends? Did I miss something? :?

Counts '1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 on her fingers...

Yes, I think some people are confused.
The last year of this decade is 2010, not 2009. There was no year 0.

This decade started when I was a small Asian-ish boy and will end with me being a tall acne-covered teenager that has a boring webcomic and goes to a nice school.
I was paid to say that.

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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Josephine » Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:36 am UTC

Ninjap00 wrote:
Alder wrote:Hang on...isn't it another year till the decade ends? Did I miss something? :?

Counts '1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 on her fingers...

Yes, I think some people are confused.
The last year of this decade is 2010, not 2009. There was no year 0.

This decade started when I was a small Asian-ish boy and will end with me being a tall acne-covered teenager that has a boring webcomic and goes to a nice school.
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Walter.Horvath wrote:Decade = '-0 to '-9, in social terms. The 60's didn't include 1970.

Mmm, true. Just seems...unfinished, I guess. :D

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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Summit.42 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:27 pm UTC

Ninjap00 wrote:
Alder wrote:Hang on...isn't it another year till the decade ends? Did I miss something? :?

Counts '1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 on her fingers...

Yes, I think some people are confused.
The last year of this decade is 2010, not 2009. There was no year 0.

This decade started when I was a small Asian-ish boy and will end with me being a tall acne-covered teenager that has a boring webcomic and goes to a nice school.


So in your opinion year 2000 was part of the nineties? And yeah, there was a year 0, unless I am very much mistaken. I would be really surprised if we went directly from year 1 B.C. to year 1 A.D. Again, I'm no expert, but it would make no sence, and as people have already mentioned, at least i popular usage, the sixties would incude any the years 1960-1969, and that is how the decade is thought of by most people atleast.

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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Jessica » Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:35 pm UTC

Actually there is no year 0. The calendar goes 3BC 2BC 1BC 1AD 2AD 3AD.


What do I remember of the last 10 years? Well, I turned 16 in the year 2000, and I was in high school then. I remember being in high school when the two towers were hit, and talking about it for the rest of the day. I also remember being in first year university, with my economics prof talking about how the iraq war was starting and it should be short if america wants to actually succeed. If it isn't, they'll be stuck there.

I remember going into CS in university right after the tech bubble burst around 2000 to 2002.

I also took a trip to England in 2000.
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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Sungura » Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:03 pm UTC

Last decade...wow, I was 14 in 2000. First bit of the decade was really crappy (abusive father, parents divorced, forced to spend lots o time with said father because our court system is f'ing stupid, etc) so really until about 2004 I really mostly hated my life. I got into rabbits though, that was fun. I also started in karate, also fun. I didn't even know anyone who was affected by 9/11 actually, so while I distictly remember where I was/waht I did that day/etc I don't have any intimate emotional connection with it to be honest.

2005 I started college, things started to get a bit better (I hated high school). I quickly made a few friends and I just plugged along doing the study/exam/study/exam college thing. I was getting a whole lot more inot karate, now brown belt, making lots of friends in it and going to workshops and such. By now I had my first biotech job too, which was awesome experience in not only a bazzilion lab techniques, but also how to handle stupid people, and smart people being stupid and uptight, and also finding that not everyone who went higher in science has their nose in the air and made a few great friends (that even now after I am not working there anymore we still hang out sometimes!) The social and lab knowledge I gained with that was a ton.

2007 I went to my first meeting - Neuroscience. I also wen to my first national convention rabbit show. These are the first two trips I did "on my own" (rabbit show was with my friend, and Neuroscience was with a gal from work, we had a booth there to promote the company) but still, it got me traveling a little bit (Neuro was in San Diego, and the show was 4 hours across the state). That really started my taste for travel and planted the seed in my mind about how much fun it was. (Especially San Diego...we didn't have the same flights so I even flew on my own...Oh me yarm a bit scary but totally fun for the first time!)

2008 was a same ol' same ol' year, except for the part about graduating college and moving to grad school. I remember I was accepted to each of the four schools I applied to, giving me choice of my four favorites! (WSU, Purdue, UNC Chapel Hill, Dartmouth).

This year I finally started to travel some...decided I really wanted to go to England first, because we have relatives near London so for first time being that far away from home and completely out of my element, I knew for sure of someone I could count on. Also, cool xkcd peeps there, hello! :) That was really the highlight of this year, spent 15 days in England with a coupla days in Edinburgh as well. And, of course, also major major highlight, my first ever kiss from my first ever boyfriend (today is 3 months official! weeeee). I am still in rabbits, still in karate, in fact, just got my shodan earlier this year :) Life is picking up. Really 2000-2006 was shitty, 2007 had some slight lookups, then 2009 now finally things are coming together nice :)
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Re: The decade is almost over! What do you remember? x3

Postby Walter.Horvath » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:01 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:(WSU, Purdue, UNC Chapel Hill, Dartmouth).

The clear choice is Dartmouth, if only to be taught by the same professors as Stephen Colbert was.


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