Hello, 2011!

Can you believe it?  Stinkin’ 2011??  Aren’t we supposed to be colonizing other planets by now?  Or at least commuting by hydrogen-powered hover car?  2010 was very good to The BBQ Family.  Check that, God was very good to The BBQ Family (a year-in-review vid is forth-coming … I think).  A lot has happened in the world, some surprising, some not.  Some events were very predictable, which brings me to the gist of this post.  I’m no prophet, but I’d like to document my predictions for 2011.  I think it’ll be fun to come back to this post in a year to see if I’m a modern-day Nostradamus.  Hopefully, I’ll have more than a couple posts in between and woo back some of my readership (I have grand intentions of doing so, honestly, I do).  Anywizzle, the BBQthDirector’s 2011 predictions:

POLITICS:
*Sarah Palin will announce her bid for the Presidency.  So will Mitt Romney.
*California Gov. Jerry Brown will either raise taxes or implement new taxes to generate revenue for the state.
*Jeb Bush will make some kind of significant impact on the political scene again.
*Arnold Schwarzenegger will write a book.
*Airport Security will be a major issue, at least for a little while. I think screening will actually ease.

FOOD
*The popularity of cupcakes will subside. Something like waffles or crepes will take its place.
*Tea will become the new coffee. Especially teas with purported healing/calming powers. Coffee will still be big, but tea will really start to come on strong.
*In-N-Out will expand into another state. Right now, they’re in CA, AZ, UT and NV. New Mexico, maybe? A Double-Double with green chile would be epic!

ECONOMICS
*A major airline will fold/be bought out.
*Gas prices will drop and spend most of the year below $3.00/gallon in CA.

TECH
*The iPad will be readily available for less than $300 by the end of the year. It’ll probably be around $250.
*In order to compete with the iPad, the touch screen laptop will become much more economical and, thusly, very popular.

FASHION
*Something from the 80’s will return. Something we would all consider pretty lame right this second, but many will flock to. Maybe the mullet? The mock turtle neck? Sweaters with leather patches on them? M.C. Hammer pants? Hey, they’re too legit to quit, right? Okay, maybe not.

SPORTS
*Pacquiao will fight Mayweather. He’ll pass all the steroid tests. He’ll destroy Mayweather.
*Both the Chargers and Padres will win their divisions.
*Plans for a new stadium in L.A. will be finalized with the promise of an existing NFL franchise’s move to America’s second largest city (fingers crossed that it will not be the Chargers).
*The Miami Heat will win the NBA Finals. They’ll lose no more than three games in the entire play-offs. The Lakers won’t even make it to the Western Conference Finals.

HUGE
*Osama Bin Laden will be found dead. I don’t think we’ll have the pleasure of killing him, but I think he’s a goner.
*A 7.0+ earthquake will hit California. We’re due for a big one.

It would be fun to hear your predictions. Especially if you don’t agree! We’ll re-visit in a year!

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8 comments so far

  1. Melanie T on

    As I read these out loud to my mom her comment: Thank you Nostradamus Jay.

    I laugh.

    Arnold writing a book is a given 🙂
    Waffles? We made waffles for breakfast today actually. I’m on a Roscoe’s phase.
    My dad has been waiting for a 7.0+ earthquake since last year since it hit the 10 year mark.

    We shall see!

  2. Jay on

    Haven’t been to Roscoe’s in years. Gotta get back there!

  3. Becka on

    In-N-Out in Delaware would be awesome. Wishful thinking, but awesome. 🙂

  4. Jay on

    A Double-Double with scrapple, anyone?

  5. Becka on

    Umm…that is just too disgusting for words. lol But cracked me up.

  6. Jen on

    Awww those predictions were too easy Jay, lol. Except for the Padres winning their division. Weren’t they “supposed” to win it last year? Sorry, but that one isn’t gonna happen.

  7. Jay on

    Just wait ’til October, Jen. You’ll see.

    And I could’ve gone for a really easy prediction like Barry Bonds admitting to … speeding. But why go there?

  8. mommyof3 on

    MMMM in n out with nm chile, i would so drive there just to eat one!


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