2010

I've seen a lot of "fuck 2010" posts in the last few days, but I have to say, 2010 was kinda ok.

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.

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14 Responses:

  1. crazybutable says:

    I note you cleverly waited until 2010 was over before bringing this up. Now the only thing you have to fear is time traveling lawyers.

  2. Jim Sweeney says:

    Surprisingly, apart from one spectacular flop pretty much entirely due to an agonizingly well-timed typhoon, 2010 was pretty good for me, too.

    Joyce, of course.... & teh Hubbs....

    Unbelievable number of hours worked, sometimes resulting in me turning into late-life Howard Hughes (minus the money) but none of those were spent shilling DVDs or tennis shoes, or working myself to death to make rich dumbasses richer. So that's pretty good.

    Also DNA, Uptown Club, more acknowledgements, plenty booze, fun.

    Yeah, I'm hoping for a really, genuinely successful year in 2011, but 2010 didn't actually suck.

    • Will says:

      > (minus the money)

      So with the jars of pee, I take it?

      • Jim Sweeney says:

        Metaphorically speaking, yes.

        Although I did once pee in the giant shrub in front of my house, at probably 3:00AM, after coming home a wee bit tipsy from a Hubba show at DNA, so that kind of counts.

  3. So now I'm supposed to find reasons to hate 2011?

  4. Elissa Wald says:

    I'm glad 2010 was so decent for you. And I hope 2011 is better still.

  5. Erbo says:

    Well, 2010 didn't suck, that's for sure. I cut my unemployment short by getting a new job in January, and it was far better than my old one, both monetarily and in other ways. And I got a new kitteh in August, who turned out to be a worthy successor to both my previous cat and my fiancee's previous cat.

    2011's got its work cut out for it, though.

  6. Nadya Doe says:

    Yeah, me too. Kinda ok really sums it up. I think that might say more about the years preceding 2010 then it does about 2010 itself.
    Anyway, I'm so happy that DNA is doing well, and just in case I haven't said it enough times: thanks for keeping us all employed. <3

  7. Jeff says:

    I'm of the "2010 was good" crowd, largely for the same reason. In comparison to 2009 and 2008, only having to resort to eating the dead could have made 2010 worse. I am looking forward to 2011 pretty hard though, since if half of the things that have been incubating actually make it to fruition this year I'll be quite pleased.

  8. fantasygoat says:

    2008 was fucking horrible so 2010 seemed fine in comparison.

  9. Jessica Beth says:

    That's pretty freaking awesome. I remember last year you were really ready to write off the whole decade! And so now you're done.

  10. If I could find the save point, I would still re-play this decade from the beginning in a heartbeat.

  11. Jessica Beth says:

    If you could do so, then a lot of our lives would be very, very different....so: I'm afraid I just can't allow you to do that, Mr. Zawinski.