I've taken a stab at forming a list of phenomena we'll look back at as "so '00s":
- Douchebag comedies (Wedding Crashers, Knocked Up, The Hangover, etc.)
- Climate change
- Hipsterism/Anti-hipsterism (Williamsburg was our Haight-Ashbury)
- Folky-twee indie rock
- Spray tans
- Fruity florals
- Food trucks
- Grandpa/shawl-collar/belted cardigans and ugly-chic in general
- Competition-based reality shows
- "Good TV"
- Lord of the Rings
- "I'm all set"
I just made a big bowl of Texas caviar, which is like a salad or dip made with black-eyed peas, diced onions and peppers and cilantro in a vinaigrette. Luckily, I really like black-eyed peas. Are there other foods that people eat on Jan. 1 for luck? In El Paso we always ate tamales.
Happy new year!