In the spirit of the current thread, So How Was Your 2007?
, and not to be confused with the Jib Jab
2007 year in review thread, this thread is a year in review that doesn't necessarily include personal reviews (although they're welcome here, but likely better suited for the other thread), but more rather general perspectives on the year and even how they may have affected you.
The things that stand out to me currently are:
- The housing market decline of 2007 gives me some hope there might be some deals to be had in the future (as far as buying)
- There's no effective leader on the horizon for the U.S. presidency, which means . . .
- The war in Iraq will still be managed by a bunch of clowns, no matter who wins in '08.
- In college sports, Florida will no longer dominate, but in pro sports, Boston will.
- There's hope for countries out there who have bullies in charge - Venezuela's people keeping Chavez in check, Castro's power may completely be handed over to someone else in '08 and Pakistan could still have some elections coming up (whether Mush is corrupt or not).
- Anet changed hands - and the jury's still out for whether better or worse.
- Gas prices jumped in '07 (and we saw shades of it in '06 and a bit previous to that), and, IMO, will rise up to another $1 in '08.
- The Anna Nicole Smith coverage early in the year trumped the Iraq War coverage for a short while (according to Lou Dobbs' latest book "Independents Day" 21% of overall coverage vs. 15% of overall coverage), and, IMO, we'll see something in '08 that beats it. Think there will be anything in '08 that can beat the coverage of the '08 election like that?
-Itunes launched its Iphone, which, from what I can tell, is nowhere near worth the money. I'd like to get something like it in '08.
Crazy year, but a good one (at least for me). Makes me glad I don't have a TV