Friday, August 27, 2010

Ten Years

Does ten years seem like a long time to you or does it seem just like yesterday!? To me it's a long time. It has been 10 years since I was married. I miss the companionship, the friendship, the partnership and love that ones with marriage. I have had 10 years to grow, learn, and mature. Most of all I have learned what I want and who I am. I never imagined not being married for this long. I am anxious to try marriage again with my acquired insights but not at the expense of settling.

Obviously I haven't settled, if I had I would surely be married by now. So for now I hope my second chance is coming along soon...I don't know if I could make it another 10!

Here's a list of things from 10 years ago to help you gauge how long it's really been...

Cost Of Living 2000

How Much things cost in 2000
Average Cost of new house $134,150.00
Average Income per year $40,343.00
Average Monthly Rent $675.00
Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.26
Average cost of new car $24,750.00
US Postage Stamp 33 cents
1 LB of Bacon $2.97
Ground Coffee per IB $3.44
Loaf of Bread $1.72
Dozen Eggs 89 cents

Barrel Of Oil Tops $30.00 per barrel

Events 2000

The State of Vermont passes HB847, legalizing Civil Unions for same-sex couples.
The Tate Modern opens in London.
European Union
The Euro falls to record low against the US dollar
The new Millennium Bridge across the Thames is opens and is closed due to safety fears.
Concorde Air France Flight 4590 crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 5 on the ground.
The UK fuel protests take place, with refineries blockaded, and supply to the country's network of petrol stations halted
Divers discover the ancient port of Alexandria the home of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony
300 gallons of black sludge is released into the Mississippi River causing an environmental disaster
In Aden, Yemen, the USS Cole is badly damaged by two suicide bombers on October 12th
Pope John Paul II visits Israel prayed for forgiveness of the sins of those involved in the Holocaust
California suffers the first of two years of Rolling Blackouts
The use of mobile phones continues to grow as mobile phones move from the percieved "Yuppie Device" to an essential consumer product.
Rhodesia / Zimbabwe
President Robert Mugabe pressed on with his plan to remove Zimbabwe's farms from white ownership.
Mexican voters vote for Vicente Fox as president
A fire at the Childers Palace Backpackers Hostel in the town of Childers, in Queensland, Australia leaves 15 backpackers dead
The UK is hit by one of the worst snow storms in the last 50 years bringing public transport to a halt
The Lifespan in US is now 77.5 years
European Union
Mad Cow Disease causes alarm in Europe due to it's growth
America Online and Time Warner Combine
Grand Prix Formula One returns to US after nine years to Indianapolis Motor Speedwa
The Summer Olympics are held in Sydney Australia
A cable car taking skiers up to a glacier in Austria catches fire in a mountain tunnel killing 156
Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate representing New York
Control of the Panama Canal joining the Pacific and Atlantic oceans is handed over to Panama after 75 years of US control
An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale strikes the western island of Sumatra, Indonesia
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale strikes Baku the capital of Azerbaijan
Over 5 million acres destroyed by brush fires in Western US worst in 50 years
Tiger Woods becomes the youngest player to win a Grand Slam in Golf
Ken Livingstone is elected as London's first elected mayor
U.S. presidential election, 2000 Republican challenger George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida.
Jeffrey Schilling Taken Hostage By Abu Sayyaf Terrorist Group in Philippines

Technology 2000

The Concerns over Y2K passes without the serious, widespread computer failures and malfunctions that had been predicted

Microsoft releases Windows 2000.

AOL and Time Warner Merge

The Dot Com Bubble Bursts and thousands of DotComs go bust

Faulty Bridgestone/Firestone tyres on the Ford Explorer range blamed for nearly 100 fatalities.

One American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts prepare for 4 month stay on the international space station,

The Worlds largest Ferris Wheel or Observation Wheel ( The London Eye ) is opened

According to NASA the hole in the Ozone layer over Antarctica has increased by .62 sq miles to 17 square miles in just 12 months

Mars Odyssey is launched

The NASDAQ peaks at 5132.52 just before the dot com bubble bursts.

It is agreed by European Airbus Consortium to go ahead with plans to build the worlds largest passenger plane the Airbus A3xx , it will accommodate up to 656 passengers.

A destructive computer virus ILOVEYOU spread by e-mail shuts down computers world wide

Popular Culture 2000

The popular show Big Brother is broadcast on German private channel RTLH and captures worldwide media interest
The Latest Harry Potter Book Is Published "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire"
51 million viewers watch the first season finale of the reality show "Survivor"
The last of the original Mini's rolls off the production lines

Popular Films

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Cast Away
Mission: Impossible II
What Women Want
The Perfect Storm
Meet the Parents
Scary Movie
What Lies Beneath
Erin Brockovich
Billy Elliot
What do you remember ? Did you go to a Concert that year ?
Please take the time to post your memory on this Page

Popular Musicians

Lenny Kravitz
All Saints
N Sync
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Faith Hill
Dandy Warhols
Bon Jovi
Robbie Williams
Kylie Minogue
Ronan Keating
Manic Street Preachers
Britney Spears
Robbie Williams
Craig David
The Eurythmics

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