Thread: The 2000s decade

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    Discuss the decade as time evolves into the 2010s...

    2000-2003 were the highest point in the decade, some of the best years ever and just as awesome as the 1990s. 2004 was the lowest point, but still good. 2005-2007 really picked up and were great. 2008 didn't exactly add in that improvement but was just as great. 2009 was a cool year and a worthy finish.

    This has been an awesome decade overall.
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    2002-2004 were good years for me. A the end of 2002 I got rid of an ex boyfriend who I stupidly supported for three long years. I joined WeightWatchers a month later and lost all the weight that I gained while with him by the summer of 2003. Then I met my husband and life was awesome. Then I got married and moved with him to Hawaii where his ship was stationed at Pearl Harbor. Then I had my son in 2004.

    After that things started to suck a bit (not because of my son LOL!!), in 2005 we had to move to Northern California where my husband was on shore duty and we never had any money to go anywhere because he got paid so much less in the states. Our housing was disgusting and was infested with mice. A snake got in after the mice..YUCK..

    In 2007 my husband reinlisted and we used some of that money and went on a road trip from Cali to Texas (to visit his folks) and it was awesome. We got to hit up Sea World in Texas and a wild animal safari type park there as well. We visited the Alamo and it looked nothing like it did on Pee Wee LOL!! and we visited Disneyland on the way home. This was our big trip before we flew out here to Guam where we've been stuck since Oct 2007 and will be stuck until Oct 2011. At least out here he makes alot more money so we're slowly getting out of the debt we accumulated in Cali. I sure do miss seeing my family . Every other place we've been stationed they have at least been able to fly out and visit or vice versa. Out here it's just way to expensive to fly to and fly from. I haven't seen my mom and dad or anyone since summer of 2007. However, i'm not going to bitch to much about that because at least my husband isn't in iraq so for that I am most grateful.
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    Wow Alyssa, I love the way you describe stuff that happens to you, good and bad. Until you make it back stateside, it's cool how the web keeps you connected to friends and family.

    The first decade of the 21st century did not go as I had hoped. Instead of me being the dumbest guy around, this decade revealed that I have a lot of company in the nations capital!
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    well personally it has been mixed.
    2000-2005 Navy. was in SanDiego, then in Japan. pluses with Sandiego warm weather, nice parks Balboa was real nice. Local beaches where good and Bonfires when I didnt have to work on weekends. I remember the first-time I rode a bus out to a beach watching the waves of the pacific ocean literally mesmarized for hours. Japan, I alaways wanted to go since age 8 and had the chance to. Took trips through the base seen a lot of cultural sights and climbed fuji on 21st birthday also was in south Korea for 2.5 weeks.Weekends ran around sometimes,being the only American in some areas saw the countryside many weekends in Japan. Found my first love.
    2005- on Got home started college tried to hang on to the old flame, didnt work out. Got one degree, working on the other. Struggling to find a job, frustrated that sometimes I can't. So mixed, but so is life.Finding out that when the lifeblood of industry is gone in a state they dont give a damn if your a vet or not. Good things other then degrees, have two nephews, and took a cross country road trip back in 2007.
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    See frito23, vets get poor treatment especially when it comes to employment. My state's employment service puts veterans on the same priority as non-vets.
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    oh 9-11 and that thing that happen inthe detroit airport two bookends of the decade, that made it suck geopolitically.
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    Quote by vkimo
    2001-2005 I kinda blew. Those were my high school years when I wasn't paying attention when I should have.


    YAY we have something in common!!!
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    My 2000 started well with a gigantic party of 1000 people and met my husband there. The 1990's sucked for me apart from a holiday to Europe that made me realise I was more European than I thought.
    So in the 2000's I travelled to Singapore x3, Hong Kong x2, Croatia x1, Japan x1 with another planned in 3 months, Germany x1 and various places around Australia. I got a great job with the government, I got married, had a child, my mother in law died 4 years ago, I became a millionaire, bought a new house, developed post-natal depression for 2 years and did a lot of shopping. So I must say the 2000's have been up and down for me.
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    Let's just say it had its ups and downs, like every decade or year will have...
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    Quote by vkimo
    2001-2005 I kinda blew. Those were my high school years when I wasn't paying attention when I should have.


    Same here do not forget 9/11 though that was the worst part of the whole decade
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    Who the hell cares about 9/11? I don't know anybody that even lost anybody during that time. My uncle was in the other building, but survived. That being said, I'm not sad at all.

    The terrorists are pretty badass. Osama Bin Ladin has yet to be caught, ya know?
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    From Jan. 2000-Sept. 2000, it still felt like the 20th Century. Basically from 2000-2004, everything was okay for me. Also during this time period I began to have some obsessions over certain things, and television was somewhat changing throughout time. 2005-early 2008, I was dealing with some problems, mostly school related. For the rest of decade, things were shaping up for me. But considering this is the second decade I'm living through, it definately wasn't as great as it was during the 90s, but there are plenty more decades for me to live through, so we'll see what comes as the decades go by. I'm hoping the 2010s will be a much better decade.
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    This decade really blew mainly because there was no pop culture, the invention of slut pop destroyed any chance this decade may have had.

    Fck Lady Gaga, fck Rihana, fck Beyonce, fck emo, fck every crappy artist of this decade. I wouldn't even get sht faced to their music, it's so bad.

    I'm so sick of seeing raunchy sex infested and sex obsessed things everywhere. Can't something be enjoyable without being "sexy?"

    The decade sucked for politics, we voted for a stupid person twice. Now we're stuck in a war, massive amounts of young men and women wasted their lives in a country that wasn't even the right country.

    Tv and music are so bad it's embarrassing.

    The only good thing about this decade would be the technology and with all this technology, there's nothing to do.
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    The 2000's were mixed for me.

    In 2000 and 2001 I studied for my diploma in Child Care, which I really enjoyed, worked in child care until 2006.
    I met some great friends in the first half of the 2000's. At the end of 2006 I did some traveling which was great.
    2007 was a bad year, I started uni and then quit only a few months into it. I then had some pretty bad jobs and was unemployed for some time, until getting an okay job in 2008. 2008 was also the year my 17 year old dog had to get put down. 2009 was better I got a traineeship for nursing, which I have really enjoyed doing nd I also got a new cat.
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    For all the stuff you should have done, erase it from your mind
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    I think 2005-2009 were the highest points. That's when technology really got going. ipods, computers, video games, tv's, everything just got better.
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    Quote by LightSpeedBlast
    Who the hell cares about 9/11? I don't know anybody that even lost anybody during that time. My uncle was in the other building, but survived. That being said, I'm not sad at all.

    The terrorists are pretty badass. Osama Bin Ladin has yet to be caught, ya know?


    So you're saying you don't care that some 2000 people died horrible deaths of which your uncle could have been one of them, and here you are admiring the criminals who perpetrated it?

    Umm... what the FUCK is wrong with you??
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    Umm the 2000s was....okay....well let me rephrase that, 2000 up until 2002 was great except 9/11, I was davestated by that because NY was the place that I was born lived the first years of my life at. And it makes me mad that someone doesn't care even though many people lost thei lives by two selfish people and caused paranoia. Anyway, 2003 was horrible, 2004 was bad, 2005 was decent, 2006 sucked, 2007 was great, 2008 is a year I rather just forget, and 2009 was just bad (except graduation, the summer, and college). Overall, that decade for me had more bad than good but I'm glad to be alive. yeah 2010. But like any decade it had its ups and downs.
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    Quote by LightSpeedBlast
    Who the hell cares about 9/11? I don't know anybody that even lost anybody during that time. My uncle was in the other building, but survived. That being said, I'm not sad at all.

    The terrorists are pretty badass. Osama Bin Ladin has yet to be caught, ya know?


    So you're saying you don't care that some 2000 people died horrible deaths of which your uncle could have been one of them, and here you are admiring the criminals who perpetrated it?

    Umm... what the FUCK is wrong with you??


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    Quote by LightSpeedBlast
    Who the hell cares about 9/11? I don't know anybody that even lost anybody during that time. My uncle was in the other building, but survived. That being said, I'm not sad at all.

    The terrorists are pretty badass. Osama Bin Ladin has yet to be caught, ya know?


    The hell? I'm glad your uncle survived, yes, but dude, COME ON, show some sympathy for the other families will ya

    That being said, it's sucks how it had to be at the beginning of the decade or just there at all.

    For me, between the years of 2000 and 2004-05 was pretty good until it went slightly downhill from there. Hopefully, things will pick up.

    Too bad this decade didn't really leave anything for us to remember unlike the years in the past.
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