A year ago, I said Happy New Decade because it was the end of a decade if you started counting when 1999 turned into 2000. And we all did. But, even though it was the end of the oughts, somehow, this seems like the real end of the decade.
I, for one, am glad the year is over, but not as glad as Dodai over at Jezebel. It started with a massive earthquake in Haiti, sort of peaked with the gulf oil spill, and pseudo-ended with the republicans riding back into town yelling Hold on, we will save you from Obama.
To paraphrase somebody I am glad to see this year end in the way a man, at the bottom of a pit, is glad to see a ladder1.
So, Happy New Decade and Happy New Year.
1. I have been trying to figure out how to use that quote since April.