Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy (weird and wonderful) New Year

When I was a child, anybody over 30 years old was waaay old, and any date past 2010 just felt like... it would have to happen in an other dimension or something. I could imagine the millenium- 2000, and I knew that some years would follow that, but in my childhood mind, only about 10 years seemed to actually exist past the millenium. And now here we are, 2011. And I have to say it's pretty strange already, no? I just read about birds and fish dying by the thousands in Sweden, England, Kentucky, Maryland, Brazil, and New Zealand, and if any part of the Mayan calender ending in 2012 seems creepy to you, this must play into those doomsday fantasies. Especially being a mom now, for some reason I can't help being extra special deeply worried by things like this.

But then right along side those worrying reports I found this one:

Baby white lion cub triplets born in Argentina! Lots of death, but lots of new life. Happy weird wonderful 2011.


  1. Aww thanks for posting that. I feel the same way. I consider myself a pretty well-informed person but I just can't watch the news anymore because I find it so depressing. There's a lot of good stuff going on out there, it's just never reported. Alas, I guess it's not considered newsworthy. Seems people our age have to work harder now to find the good stuff but it's there. We just have to dig a little. Our parents worried about what was going on in the world when we were kids, we just didn't know it! :)

    Happy New Year Annie! XO

  2. Happy New Year to one of the great actresses of our time...


  4. Hi, the Life is Very Strange, Good and Evil are in the World, Only want to be Good and do the things harder to the bads. They are thousands of bad people, millions of Good people, and Thousand of Millions Neutrals. the Animals are different only a few of these are bads.

    I enjoy that you think a lot you are Smart but left more of me to apreciate you.

    My Best Wishes for you and all yours.

  5. Happy New Year Anne! Congratulations on the baby and getting married, when we last spoke I was pregnant with our first. Too bad we're on opposite coasts or we could get them together for playdates. Hope all is well!



  6. I remember it was a rumour that the world ends in 2000. And, like you said, here we are in 2011.
    And in ten years, in 2021 we'll say "do you remember what they told us about Mayan calendar?". Such things always leave us a big room for fears, and push us to find a confirmation in disasters. But they always happened.
    Let's talk about it in 2021 :-)