Thursday, January 7, 2010

Writer's Workshop: 2010

Mama Kat does a wonderfully fun writer's workshop every week and in celebration of the first Thursday of 2010, this was one of the prompts: 3.) What do you predict will happen this decade? (You can be funny or serious if you like).

I predict that the world will not end in December 2012. The Mayans were right about a lot of things, but they were also wrong about a lot of things.

I predict that my mother will be begging me to get married before 2020 rolls around (she's already said that 24 is the optimum age... that's 2014 for me!). I predict her to be planning my wedding all the time and to hear the oft-repeated phrase, "Valorie, if you don't use your baby maker soon, it'll stop working." Not so subtle, Mom.

I predict that I will eventually graduate from college. Maybe. Hopefully. 2012 for undergrad, 2014 or 2015 for grad? Maybe I'll get married and graduate all at once! (Not.)

I predict that Britney Spears will commit another scandal for the media to popularize; the recently married Jonas brother will get divorced; and another celebrity that was "the best" in their field will pass away.

I predict that marijuana will be legalized in at least most of the US. I also predict that by then we'll have invented a new drug to "fight war" against.

I predict that there will be some kind of reform in the education system. Hopefully, it will include ending this abstinence-only method of teaching sex ed. Helloooo, clearly it doesn't work.

I predict that President Obama (if he isn't assassinated or dies in a freak accident) will be re-elected in 2012, then that we'll have a Republican president (or just not Democratic, since I think the Republican party may be slipping down a slope it can't recover from) in 2016.

I predict that the Twilight fandom/cult will fade (hopefully quickly), that Harry Potter #7 Parts 1 & 2 won't be as good as the book, and that something else will come to fill those voids. I also predict (at the very least) talk of another Star Wars remake by 2020.

I predict the global warming obsession to fade (since the global cooling obsession in the 70's and 80's did); I predict Al Gore won't get off his soap box though -- he'll just say he was given bad information then find something else to preach about.

I predict that something bad will happen in North Korea, and that things will not be fixed in the Middle East.

I predict that I will have been to China at least twice, and will have risked my life going to church there more times than my parents will ever be comfortable with.

What are your predictions for the decade? :)


  1. Sorry, had to laugh at your mom's subtle suggestion :) At least you never have to wonder where she stands on it, eh?

    Great predictions... and I'm glad you're not freaking out about the Mayans either ;)

  2. Great post! I love your predictions! And your mom's subtle hints.

  3. Good for you for tackling this one...I see a whole lot of predictions that I can see coming true. My poor son came home from schoolone day telling me the world was going to end in 2012 and that a girl at school saw the movie and told him it was true...UGH! Unfortunately I think All Gorer will always have something to be on his soap box about.

  4. This was very funny! I got married at the age of 25, almost 26 and it was not a day too soon! I was one of the first ones out of most of my friends to BE married!


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