Saturday, January 2, 2010

Where Were You 10 Years Ago?

A friend from my mom's group posted that question and lit up the boards. Many women wrote about everything that had happened in the past 10 years, how their careers had changed, how they met their husbands... And almost every theme was the same: Everyone seemed to be much happier now.

But I don't feel that way.

I became so sad reading those posts. I felt like I was at a fabulous party where everyone was nicely snookered and having a great time, and there I am standing alone.. and in desperate need of a drink.

Which reminds me of where I was during the big Y2K scare on New Year's Eve 1999.

So on December 31st, 1999 I was standing in line for the women's restroom at a bar in New Orleans, wondering why there weren't a ton of people in New Orleans and why all the people who WERE there seemed to all need to use the restroom at the same bloody time! (It took 35 minutes with all us ladies taking over the men's room as well). It's was like a very lame Mardi Gras. Which I have never been to, by the way, but I digress...

I look back on the last 10 years very wistfully. I'm cursed by nostalgia to begin with, but back in 1999 I was a high school teacher in my first year, single, and able to travel and do things without obligations (or having to rob a bank to pay a sitter for my 2 kids). Looking back makes me wish I could relive the last decade. I love my kids, but there are times when I would give anything to just hop on a plane to somewhere (probably not New Orleans though, as my bladder isn't what it used to be). I miss being able to call up some friends and say "Anyone up for seeing a movie?" and just being able to GO, dammit! And restaurants without crayons?? OMG, there are restaurants without crayons??!!

Am I the only one out there who feels this way? If so, don't hate on me.

Which makes me think of the awesome Glee CDs John gave me for Christmas.

Which makes me think of how much I miss Glee. Coming back in April. And... that's right! LOST comes back next month!!! :-)

So I guess 2010 may not be all bad.

1 comment:

Karen said...

I'm sorry hon. You are not alone. My 1999 New Year's wasn't that hot, though. I worked overtime for the Y2K hype and we watched TV...the New Years around the world special. I think we played games (cribbage, maybe) and drank beer. Whoopee. I wish I'd been in NOLA with you!