by Gina Sestak
Good Morning, Everyone, and Happy New Year.
In this, my first post of 2010, I had considered writing about resolutions, but I think Wil beat me to it. That's okay. I'm not that fond of resolutions anyhow. As I grow older, I find I'm making the same resolutions year after year, and they all boil down to one thing: Stop being the way I am and start being the way I'm not. This year, I think I'm just going to accept myself the way I am - warts and all.
Resolutions aside, I come to the real issue of this year, one that is sure to impact us all for decades to come. No, not the wars or health care or table games in Pennsylvania, although those things are important. What I mean to focus on is pronunciation: When you look at the number in the title of this post, do you say two thousand ten or twenty ten?
Both options have support. We've been saying two thousand ever since the year 2000, and before that when we spoke of 2001: A Space Odyssey. We could have said twenty oh one, but we didn't. On the other hand, I never heard any one call years in the past century by their longer namss. We always said nineteen twenty or nineteen ninety nine.
So what is it? What's your preference for the New Year?