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Mali and I are in from the evening's second walk - he was having a bit of a rough time on the first circuit; I think he was getting ice caught between his paws every now and again, and we had to stop so that I could massage the stuff out every time he started acting all tripod. The more travelled routes are just wet. Offshoots from those are slush, and the quieter areas still are just sheets of ice.

Tomorrow's just a half-day at work, which is most welcome; we've got the whole week off next week, so don't return until 4 January 2010. Definite call for w00t, methinks.

Incidentally, I'm definitely saying 'twenty-ten' in my head, although lots of people are referring to the coming year as 'two thousand and ten'. My thinking is it's pretty inconceivable to me to refer to the year 2037 as 'two thousand and thirty seven', as opposed to 'twenty-thirty seven.' So, given that we're going to make the shift at some point, it might as well be sooner rather than later. Obviously, it's cumbersome to refer to the single digits in this fashion - hence why I'm predicting that this next year will represent the changing of the guard, numerically speaking.

Date: 2009-12-24 12:45 am (UTC)
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It's going to be twenty-ten. Definitely.

Date: 2009-12-24 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Out of all the upcoming years, the only one that sounds more right as a two-thousand is eleven. Because two-thousand eleven trips off the tongue (for me) easier than twenty-eleven (which sounds like a toddler telling me there are twenty-eleventy somethings or others). But once we hit twelve? Twenty is the only way it sounds right!

Date: 2009-12-24 01:12 am (UTC)
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I was thinking about that recently - how we refer to 1907 as "nineteen oh seven" and yet haven't made that switch to "twenty-____". On the other hand, I confess that it sounds weird to my ears. Oh well - I suppose we'll get used to it.

Working for academia is nice sometimes - Will gets the whole week off, too. Any plans for your holiday break?


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