Thursday, February 26, 2009

One quick year

I started in my new job one year ago, as of tomorrow. It's hard to believe it's already been one year and at the same time it feels like I've been here forever.

A lot's changed, I guess, since last February.

On this date last year:

  • Hillary Clinton was still leading Barack Obama in the primary race, heading into Pennsylvania.
  • Starbucks shut down for three hours in the middle of the afternoon to "re-train" baristas - most of which are now probably out of a job.
  • The Dow had shaved 10% off its highs from 2007, to close at 12,694. Don't you miss those days?
  • Oil traded around $100 a barrel. We don't miss those days.
  • The movie industry fretted about the lowest-rated Oscars EVAH.
  • William F. Buckley, Jr. died. Thankfully, it was before his son became an Obama shill.
  • Pres. Bush announced tax rebates in the form of $600 for every taxpayer and $300 for every dependent claimed. Checks would be sent out as lump-sums beginning in May - compared to a $13/week bump in your withholding which amounts to $400/taxpayer.
  • In Atlanta, the AJC proclaimed home sales were bottoming out. Oops.
  • Geraldine Ferraro plays the race card.
  • Welcoming our new killer robot overlords.

I probably missed a bunch. Hey, it was my first day. It was a busy day.

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