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Poll

Do you expect your 2010 to be better than 2009? (financially, socially, tech-wise, or for whatever reason)

Much better
8 (32%)
Somewhat better
9 (36%)
Meh, about the same
1 (4%)
It's going to be another rough year
4 (16%)
Oh god, kill me now
3 (12%)

Total Members Voted: 25

Author Topic: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?  (Read 5329 times)

zridling

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2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« on: January 01, 2010, 06:45:08 PM »
For me, it has to get better. 2009 was a very tough, tight financial year. Well, every year is, but I'm glad it's over.

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2010, 06:49:55 PM »
No idea why I hit "2 answers" to the poll. Can't delete and restart this thing. Oh well.

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2010, 06:51:25 PM »
poll edited to only one vote per person.

2009 was rough for me, especially the end of it.  hopefully 2010 will be better.

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 01:03:46 AM »
Somehow, I'm not so optimistic this time around. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong.
Relevant quote:
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"Uh, where are we going?... And why are we in this handbasket?"
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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010, 02:44:26 AM »
2009 was great, 2010 is going to be even better because I am deployed for 5 months! YES! I love the army.

HOOAH!

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 02:47:37 AM »
I think it will be at least a bit better, for me at least. The year has a lot of potential anyway: I'm starting on a lot of projects I've been wanting to do for years, I'm adjusting my hours at my main job so I'll have more time for this, my girlfriend will be done with school mid-year and she'll have a lot more free time that we can spend together, and money hasn't been that bad for me 2009, 2010 looks ok too... so here's hoping it's a good one, I'm thinking it will be. :)

- Oshyan

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 03:48:40 AM »
I won't even ask, "Do you think it could get any worse?" since I asked that every year in this past decade and from start to finish, it got worse!

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 04:31:59 AM »
I'm optimistic :)

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010, 09:00:30 AM »
I am pretty much negative about 2010.

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 10:06:10 AM »
The sky is always darkest, just before it goes totally black...

However I am cautiously optimistic about 2010 as we seem to be slowly crawling out of the abyss that 07-08 (and most of 09) dropped us in.

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 10:22:34 AM »
I won't even ask, "Do you think it could get any worse?" since I asked that every year in this past decade and from start to finish, it got worse!
So... From this I can infer that you believe that the world wide economic crash was caused by some grand karmic debt that you dragged us all into...?

...That just seem a bit harsh even by my standards (which for the most part don't actually exist) ;)

Things can always get worse, the question is will they. One of my favorite sayings (Murphy's Law fan that I am) is that no matter how close you get to attaining your goal, there is always plenty of time for things to go horribly wrong. That not withstanding ... I refuse to give up.

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2010, 10:28:28 AM »
Ever heard of the law of entropy?

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2010, 10:43:59 AM »
Ever heard of the law of entropy?
From the nature abhors a vacuum school of thought...Wouldn't that just rephrase the question to does one think that order or disorder is being asserted at this locus?

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2010, 11:06:43 PM »
I feel quite certain that this year will either be the best year of my life or perhaps one of the most frustrating, despiriting, crushing years of my life.

I'm trying to make take as my personal motto something inscribed on a ring my brother brought home from Spain many years ago: "Mas que ayer, menos que manana." Which basically means, "More than yesterday, less than tomorrow." Or in other words, every day is better than the last.

All I have to do today is be a little bit better than I was yesterday and I think that is success.


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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2010, 10:09:52 AM »
every day is better than the last.

Not after you hit 50 !! :(

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Re: 2010: Will it be better than 2009?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2010, 11:39:29 AM »
2009 was a very tough to me...I am very happy that it is over..