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Subject: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Ryan112390 on 12/08/09 at 8:53 pm

This decade, most specifically this year, has been hell for me. I don't know about any of you, but I will be extremely happy, grateful and (hopefully not overly) optimistic when the calender says January 1st 2010. I know things don't change over night but still..It will be nice to be out of the 00s and amazing to be out of this hell year.

Anyone else had a really bad 2009 or 00s in general and are happy that we're gonna be in a new decade?

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Dagwood on 12/08/09 at 10:27 pm

For me the last 3 years have sucked big time.  I can't wait for the new year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/09/09 at 12:16 am


This decade, most specifically this year, has been hell for me. I don't know about any of you, but I will be extremely happy, grateful and (hopefully not overly) optimistic when the calender says January 1st 2010. I know things don't change over night but still..It will be nice to be out of the 00s and amazing to be out of this hell year.

Anyone else had a really bad 2009 or 00s in general and are happy that we're gonna be in a new decade?


This decade had a very dark and negative aura about it. I can't explain it. Even though things didn't really become bad until 9/11, I could feel things changing about 1999.

And yes, like you I had a horrible 2009. This decade also sucked for me. I think a lot of people had a bad decade. There was something in the air.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/09/09 at 12:20 am

F*ck no!

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: 435wtr on 12/09/09 at 1:11 am

I'm happy it's ending too, something about this decade feels really old and exhausted, but I must say this year is ten times better than 08, I'm excited for the 2010s though, its always crazy to know that in 5 years or so a lot of things right now will look old and ridiculous

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Ryan112390 on 12/09/09 at 2:51 am


For me the last 3 years have sucked big time.  I can't wait for the new year.


For me 2006-June 2007, in retrospect, were the high point of this decade. While I wasn't too happy then, that period was a pretty peaceful, pretty active period--I was out and about, active, with quite a few girl friends in that period. It was fun, it was happy. The last two years, I can point it exactly from June of 2007 on, have been hellish; dark, depressing, and simply horrible. I'm only 19, but I feel that in the darkness of the past two years I lost a great deal of my youth and carelessness. 2009 has literally been like a nightmare, at least for me. I literally even found my first gray hair this year. No lie.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Ryan112390 on 12/09/09 at 3:04 am


This decade had a very dark and negative aura about it. I can't explain it. Even though things didn't really become bad until 9/11, I could feel things changing about 1999.

And yes, like you I had a horrible 2009. This decade also sucked for me. I think a lot of people had a bad decade. There was something in the air.


There definately was something in the air. The 90's, for me and my family, while dark at SOME points, were relatively peaceful, prosperous years. Happy years. Years of peace and plenty. Our family was active, functional and we generally had a lot of fun, going on trips, shaking and moving, etc.  A lot of it had to do with the fact that for most of the 90s (ending around 1998 or 1999, so about the same time you felt things changing too) my dad was relatively sober, for literally most of the decade. Beginning in 1999, my dad began to lose his sobriety, and just after 9/11, lost it completely, and has spent most of the decade stoned (on anti-depressents) (he is not nice in this stat; he yells, screams, calls names, villifies you, sometimes even gets violent). He has ruined many holidays or important dates/ Added to that we found out my mom had Hepatitis C in 2004 (she worked as a nurse from the 70s to the 90s and got stuck with a needle by a patient sometime in the early 90s). She got treatment for it, but it only made it worse; she has slowly deteriated ever since. All the propserity and peace of the 90s dissolved into hardship and darkness beginning around 1999, but wasn't really present until 2001.

But 2007-2009, especially 2009, have been horrible. My girlfriend dumped me in June 2007, then stalked me for a year; My sister's son (who is my age) began to cause trouble, becoming belligerent, violent, loud, screaming in early '08; he moved out. Her and her husband's marriage have since quickly deteriorated to the point of something near mutual hatred. She lost her job of 6 years this year unfairly, and all her kids aren't doing too well in school. She's been depressed. I've battled deep depression and anxiety all year, as well as medical problems. Other family members have died or fallen ill. 3 of my pets died within 3 months of each other, including my dog at age 14. It's been 2 years..

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/09/09 at 3:35 am


There definately was something in the air. The 90's, for me and my family, while dark at SOME points, were relatively peaceful, prosperous years. Happy years. Years of peace and plenty. Our family was active, functional and we generally had a lot of fun, going on trips, shaking and moving, etc.  A lot of it had to do with the fact that for most of the 90s (ending around 1998 or 1999, so about the same time you felt things changing too) my dad was relatively sober, for literally most of the decade. Beginning in 1999, my dad began to lose his sobriety, and just after 9/11, lost it completely, and has spent most of the decade stoned (on anti-depressents) (he is not nice in this stat; he yells, screams, calls names, villifies you, sometimes even gets violent). He has ruined many holidays or important dates/ Added to that we found out my mom had Hepatitis C in 2004 (she worked as a nurse from the 70s to the 90s and got stuck with a needle by a patient sometime in the early 90s). She got treatment for it, but it only made it worse; she has slowly deteriated ever since. All the propserity and peace of the 90s dissolved into hardship and darkness beginning around 1999, but wasn't really present until 2001.

But 2007-2009, especially 2009, have been horrible. My girlfriend dumped me in June 2007, then stalked me for a year; My sister's son (who is my age) began to cause trouble, becoming belligerent, violent, loud, screaming in early '08; he moved out. Her and her husband's marriage have since quickly deteriorated to the point of something near mutual hatred. She lost her job of 6 years this year unfairly, and all her kids aren't doing too well in school. She's been depressed. I've battled deep depression and anxiety all year, as well as medical problems. Other family members have died or fallen ill. 3 of my pets died within 3 months of each other, including my dog at age 14. It's been 2 years..


I am happy that I am not alone about 1999 being kinda a "preview" of the 2000's. I've always said this and some people don't agree with me.

2009 is nothing like a preview. It seems like an extension of 2008.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/09/09 at 3:40 am


There definately was something in the air. The 90's, for me and my family, while dark at SOME points, were relatively peaceful, prosperous years. Happy years. Years of peace and plenty. Our family was active, functional and we generally had a lot of fun, going on trips, shaking and moving, etc.  A lot of it had to do with the fact that for most of the 90s (ending around 1998 or 1999, so about the same time you felt things changing too) my dad was relatively sober, for literally most of the decade. Beginning in 1999, my dad began to lose his sobriety, and just after 9/11, lost it completely, and has spent most of the decade stoned (on anti-depressents) (he is not nice in this stat; he yells, screams, calls names, villifies you, sometimes even gets violent). He has ruined many holidays or important dates/ Added to that we found out my mom had Hepatitis C in 2004 (she worked as a nurse from the 70s to the 90s and got stuck with a needle by a patient sometime in the early 90s). She got treatment for it, but it only made it worse; she has slowly deteriated ever since. All the propserity and peace of the 90s dissolved into hardship and darkness beginning around 1999, but wasn't really present until 2001.

But 2007-2009, especially 2009, have been horrible. My girlfriend dumped me in June 2007, then stalked me for a year; My sister's son (who is my age) began to cause trouble, becoming belligerent, violent, loud, screaming in early '08; he moved out. Her and her husband's marriage have since quickly deteriorated to the point of something near mutual hatred. She lost her job of 6 years this year unfairly, and all her kids aren't doing too well in school. She's been depressed. I've battled deep depression and anxiety all year, as well as medical problems. Other family members have died or fallen ill. 3 of my pets died within 3 months of each other, including my dog at age 14. It's been 2 years..


Oh, and I am so sorry about your family and personal life. I wish things will get better for you. That's horrible how some of your family members have died or fallen ill.

I sent 1 karamel to you for good luck and a better decade starting next year.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: JamieMcBain on 12/09/09 at 8:33 am

Yes, I will be really happy, when it's all over.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Ryan112390 on 12/09/09 at 1:22 pm


I am happy that I am not alone about 1999 being kinda a "preview" of the 2000's. I've always said this and some people don't agree with me.

2009 is nothing like a preview. It seems like an extension of 2008.


Yeah it seems like pop culture has grown kind of stagnant. That is why I'm unsure about the 2010s--They will go either one of two ways--
Either they will be like the 90s, and this recession both financial and cultural will rescind (there was a recession from 1990-1993 but it wasn't as severe as this one) or we will have a rehash of the unemployment, tension and general malaise of the 70s.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Dax Griffin on 12/09/09 at 2:32 pm

For me the good years were 2000, 2001 (Jan-Aug), 2003 and 2004.
As I tend to forget bad things (and years) I won't remember 2005-2009. These years were bad for me. My social life was ruined.
I already don't remember anything from 2005-2008, so I'll forget 2009 as well.
I hope that the 2010's will be a lot better for me.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: batfan2005 on 12/09/09 at 7:25 pm

For me the good years were 2000, 2004, 2005, and 2008. Overall though, this decade will probably leave more bad memories than good ones. I liked the 90's a lot better, and I'm hoping the 2010's Obama era would be better as well.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: whistledog on 12/09/09 at 9:24 pm

As long as I have my health, a roof over my head, a job , etc ... I could care less what decade I am in.  With each passing decade, it never gets any better, so I learn to adjust.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Dagwood on 12/09/09 at 10:21 pm

Good point. 

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: joeman on 12/10/09 at 11:11 am

Give me till 2020 and I would want the 2000's to come back lol.  I am sick and tired of this decade, but the worst parts come from 2006/07-2009 era.  I didn't like the 2003-2006 either but I could live well with a good economy.  I do like 2000-2002 though, but I was still a kid. :)

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Hendrix47 on 12/13/09 at 2:09 am

You know, back in the day when they were around, I always thought the emo subculture was terrible, but looking back, I kind of think it's the perfect subculture for that era. There was a lot to be depressed about. In the future, emo kids will probably be juxtaposed against the horrible events of the era (War, 9/11, Katrina), and it will look reasonable.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: MrCleveland on 12/13/09 at 12:38 pm

Yes and Yes.

The year of Hell is almost over and all I have to say about this year and decade...

Go to Hell since that's what you gave me!

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: 80sfan on 12/13/09 at 5:31 pm

If the 80's was the decade that forgot fashion, the 00's will be remembered as the decade that forgot music!  ;D

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: batfan2005 on 12/14/09 at 2:07 am

2009 wasn't particularly bad for me. Not as good as 2008, but certainly not one of my worst years. Pop-culture wise, with music and movies, it actually has been decent.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: sonikuu on 12/15/09 at 12:53 am

The 00s encapsulated my teen years and a fair portion of my college years, so it will feel weird for the decade to end.  To be honest, my personal life over the past couple of years has been pretty decent.  My family and I have managed to avoid the recession (dad took a pay cut for about a year, but now he's back to full pay, mom actually found a job that makes her slightly more money, and I stayed at the same job I did in 2008) so that helped out a good deal.  The worst years for me were late 2001 to 2003.  My early teen years sucked big time and the whole post-9/11 culture of fear didn't help either.

2010 is the year that I plan on studying abroad in a foreign country during the year's second half (may get pushed to 2011, but I'm shooting for 2010 with all my heart).  That will make it a most interesting year.  As for the decade itself...well, let's just say I'm kind of unsure about that.  It'll be the decade I really become an adult (graduate from college, get a real career, likely marry, etc.) so it'll be an eventful decade.  Whether it is a positive one as a whole for the country is something I'm not so sure about.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: danootaandme on 12/15/09 at 7:24 am

You have to be careful wishing away your days

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Christie Marie M on 12/25/09 at 8:09 am

In a way, yes! 2009 could be better if I had a chance of employment and if my parents aren't always on my back.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: 90steen on 12/26/09 at 9:57 pm

No, I'm not happy. Since this was the decade I spent my 20's (Turned 20 January 15, 2000) I'm not looking forward to my thirties.  8-P

It wasn't as bad for me as it was for some people. 2000 up to the first few months of 2003 were a lot of fun now that I look back.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Christie Marie M on 12/26/09 at 10:22 pm

Know something, I'm not looking forward to my thirties, either. I'm still not in a hurry to grow up. I will never outgrow video games and Nick Shows. This year, I expected to enjoyed my life before going out of my twenties, but unfortuately, I'm still living at home while me and my bro are being yelled at by our mom like a bunch of schoolchildren. I can never out grow Hello Kitty or anime. If I could rewind time, I would go back to my high school years. Not only would I would enjoy my teen years again, I would be given the second chance to correct every mistake I made in the past and stand up to modern day bullies.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: joeman on 12/27/09 at 12:23 am

I dunno, it seems society is more lenient about perceptions of one's age in relation to whatever is considered "sophistication" these days.  I know a former co-worker, turned 38 a couple of weeks ago, and the man still goes to clubs and acts if he was still in his 20's. No one really blinks an eye or even considers it weird.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: 435wtr on 12/27/09 at 1:58 am

I turn 20 in October 2010, so the next decade should be an interesting one for me !

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: Kyle 230 on 01/14/10 at 10:43 am


Give me till 2020 and I would want the 2000's to come back lol.  I am sick and tired of this decade, but the worst parts come from 2006/07-2009 era.  I didn't like the 2003-2006 either but I could live well with a good economy.  I do like 2000-2002 though, but I was still a kid. :)


The 2000s are more likely to come back maybe in the '30s and the '40s...long time from now.  The 2000s had a lot of early '70s throwbacks, especially with the late 2000s for the adults and more like an '80s like comeback for alternative teens, not mainstream, alternative.  The grunge throwback is more emo-scene type thing and plaid and flannel has been around since 2004, at least in my town.  The '10s will have a more '80s throwback...late '80s with perms, side ponytail, leggings, that fluffy Miami Vice look.

Subject: Re: Anyone else really happy this year/decade is ending?

Written By: bchris02 on 01/27/10 at 10:50 pm

This decade has had its ups and downs but overall, especially the second half, sucked big time.  Life was hell from 1999-2002 as I was in middle school and wasn't quite the most liked kid there to say the least.  High school was much better and to this day I consider 2003-04 to be some of the best years of my life.  Then came college, which I was blessed to get a full scholarship but unfortunately it was to a horrible school that looks no better on a resume than a high school diploma.   I was really depressed in 2007 as my social life took a severe downturn and I had absolutely no friends (and I was a college student...I should have been partying every night!).  I got a break in 2008 as I finished school, moved away from my podunk town, got a very respectable job, and my social life finally started to improve, but my life was full of fear over the state of the economy and the future of my job, which was very vulnerable if there was to be a recession.  I will say it all came crashing down in November of 2008 when I was laid off.  Had to move back in with my parents for a couple months, lost my social life.  Fortunately, I quickly found another job though I was making half as much as I did when I was just out of college.  2009 was when the real hell started.  In March I started having personal issues that depressed me to the core, and my parents disowned me when they found out in August and I got fired in September, and was forced to relocate across the country to live with an old friend from high school.  Lets just say 2009 has been a traumatizing ride that will have psychological effects on me for years to come.  I hope 2010 is the dawn of a better day.

And it is my firm opinion that the cultural '00s started in 1999 with the columbine shootings.

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