New Year’s Day 2010

Well, it took it’s own sweet time getting here, but here it finally is: 2010.

No rocket cars or jet backs, but we do have video conferencing, holograms, and the ever increasing cybersprawl that is the web today, so sci fi and cartoons didn’t completely lie to us.

And, maybe it’s just me, but it seems the future is starting to feel more like a promise again and less like a threat (cf. Chuck Palahniuk). Well, at least for a couple more years until the aliens return and all hell breaks loose.

Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it, but this has been one damned eventful decade for me. I’ve taught myself actionscript and secured a wonderful future; I joined and was honorably discharged from the Navy where I met a whole lotta interesting people, lived in Sicily and the Middle East, and criss crossed the Atlantic in a boat you’d never think was large enough to make it; I’ve started life anew in a new country on a new continent with a new career; and most importantly, I finally met and married the girl of my dreams. Whew. Quite an action packed 10 years. Who’d a thunk it?

Originally, my wife and I were going to put together our own New Year’s e-card to send out to folks, but true to myself, I waited until the last minute and we really didn’t have the time to put something together. Struggling to come up with an idea, I finally said, “Screw it – let everyone make their own damn card,” and that’s exactly what I decided to do.

So, go ahead – make your own damn card.

If enough people actually do it, maybe I’ll put together a gallery of 2010 New Year’s cards. Or maybe not. Who knows. I’ve got a whole shiny new decade ahead of me to make decisions like that. Bring it on.

Here’s wishing everyone the best in 2010 and on…