Which is to say that 2010 wasn't so bad in comparison to, for example, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, or 2004. For example, this year I was involved in no lawsuits. I was not deposed even once. I had no traumatic break-ups, nor was I dating a sociopath. I did not set foot in City Hall or 850 Bryant. And this was the first year since 2002 in which I didn't get a panicked phone call from Barry in late December saying, "If you don't write a huge check right now, I can't give anyone Christmas bonuses." In fact, I didn't have to write any checks to keep the club open this year, for the first time since 2002. Though largely this was because of the technicality that the gargantuan check I had to write to cover our suspension in Jauary 2010 was written in December 2009. Details, details.
So, thanks to dramatically reduced expectations, 2010 wasn't so bad.
Also, I saw some good bands.