What Happened to the Future?

wow! When I was a kid I used to think about the future a lot. How old will I be in this or that year? What will the world be like? But the future I was thinking of then was 1984, 1999, 2000, and 2001. I never really thought much about what the years after that would be like and here we are. We should have had flying cars, video phones, interplanetary travel, and be wearing quilted silver jumpsuits by now. What we did get were a barely functional International Space Station and a wide variety of colorful cell phones. Maybe our expectations were a bit too high.

But before I get too far into 2002, I should finish up the details of 2001. We had a fine Christmas get-together with relatives, one of the best in while. Susan and I took some time off from work, saw a couple of movies (LOTR and Harry Potter), and got to see a couple of old friends that we don’t see too often. We didn’t do anything spectacular New Years Eve. My brother came over and we watched a DVD or two, listened to CDs, and played a few games to pass the time until midnight. At 11CST, we watched the ball drop in NY. At 11:59, we popped the cork on a bottle of Champagne and toasted the new year using some high-quality, plastic Champagne glasses.

I haven’t quite decided on any New Years resolutions yet but I suppose one should be to keep my home page updated a little more often.