Saturday, January 2, 2010

That's What I Like About You

2010...The first decade into the 21st Century, and no Buck Rogers. What the hell? No Captain Kirk, hovering skateboards, flying cars, and vacation trips to Mars, either. And seriously? That suits me just fine.

Although the 21st century doesn't have me booking my first flight to Mars (hellfire, I haven't even been off of the continent so Mars would be on the back burner anyway), it has seen me through a great many, many accomplishments.


This is one of "those" posts.

Feel free to join in.

1. I graduated from college in 1999 (does that count? Yes, I think it does) and got my first job teaching. My first real job that came with benefits and a salary that exceeded minimum wage. Woot!

2. I began, and ended, my thirties. I absolutely love being in my thirties. It was fabulous.

3. I battled, and beat into the ground, the beast called cancer. I was diagnosed in Spring 2000 with APL Leukemia, went into remission, and as of January 2010, been cancer free (aside from a brief bout of basal cell on the nose) for almost a decade! Boy, it feels good to say that; a decade free.

4. I had sex. I had LOTS of sex. . . loads even.

5. I met a seriously good looking and totally sexy guy, and then married him. No big feat, I know, but for me to even take that step into a direction I avoided like the plague for most of my life, it was HUGE.

6. I'm still married.

7. I'm STILL married. (worth repeating)

8. Starting June, 2005, I began having babies again. We said hello to three of them, actually. This was quite a surprising event in our lives considering a specialist, an oncologist, and my general practitioner all said I'd probably not have children again.

Ha. I guess I showed them.

9. I survived Hurricane Katrina only to be battered by Hurricane Rita, only to move back in time to Survive Hurricane Gustav and get beaten by Hurricane Ike. Yeah, the floor plans are still out on that one!

And just to keep the list down to ten...

10. I ate Sushi.


Here's to good friends, cheap wine, and a quick goodbye to 2009.

Hello 2010.


  1. Alex, the Girl, You Seized the Decade!

  2. Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  3. You Rock! That is so awesome you showed up the experts and had more children. Congratulations on beating the Cancer and surviving all those hurricanes! WOW!!! Happy New Year!

    Visiting from SITS.

  4. all I can say is WoW! and congratulations on a great decade.

  5. Sushi is probably the most scary of all of em!
    Hey, that is so totally a Twilight series book. :)

  6. Thank you for your comment Alex and a very happy new year to you too

  7. All those babies!!! congrats on a great decade and blessings for the decades to come.

  8. That was quite a decade! I hope the next one is just as good.

  9. I love you, love your posts.

    The decade was your girlfriend, Alex the girl.

    Heads up; 2010 has sex.
    I tried some after midnight NYEve and while we couldn't Do It while wearing jet packs [darn] it was still mighty fine sex.

    FYI; Mars doesn't have beaches.

  10. Yay! Another Alex post!!! Another fantastic Alex post!!!!!!
    Multiple congratulations are in order, that's for sure!
    And the sex part-SWEEEEEEET!!!!

  11. I might have sex in 2010. I'm considering it, anyway.

    You had you one awesome decade! You forgot to mention that you conquered the blogging world...

  12. loads of sex--if only that was something you could pull out of the dryer.

    happy new year to you!

  13. Wow, I would say this was YOUR decade! And what about this, your terrific blog? You didn't mention that. Best wishes for a great year and an even better decade!

  14. a fantastic list. what a great decade!

  15. tee hee...pulling sex out of the dryer. Now that's an idea.