How did we do on our 2009 predictions?

Here’s the score from the predictions made at our 2008 New Year’s Eve Party for the year to come – I’m scoring on a 0-10 scale:

Tom – one car company will go under. – Score: 0, but only because of federal intervention.
Ed – Keith Richards will die. Score: 0 – Keith Richards will outlive us all.
Jeannie – Economy will not recover. Score: 5 – Depends on who you ask (or whether you’re currently working).
Michele – Sara Palin will disappear to raise her grandson. Score: 5 – she disappeared from the Governor’s office, only to return in our nightmares as a trashy book author and darling of the lunatic fringe.
Michele – Michael Jackson will die. Score: 10. Wow. Prescience in our midst.
Oren – Seattle will have another snow event this winter. Score: 0. What a stupid prediction.
Tom – BB King will die. Score: 0. BB King will live almost as long as Keith Richards.
Michele – Katie will decide to go to grad school. Score: 0, as far as I know.
Chris – We’ll pay less for gas (on an overall average) than in 2008. Score: 10, check it out here.
Manny – They’ll discover that George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are one and the same person. Score: well, come on now.

And finally – the prediction on how many games the Mariners will win:
Oren: 80
Tom: 74
Marcia: 76

Score: The M’s did better than any of us dared to predict, finishing the year at 85 wins and 77 losses. Just wait till this year!

Check back in a few days for our 2010 predictions!

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3 thoughts on “How did we do on our 2009 predictions?”

    1. We’ve been celebrating New Year’s Eve with mostly the same cast of friends for over 15 years – much food and wine is consumed. A couple of years ago we started writing down predictions on little slips of paper and then reading them after midnight over dessert. A great tradition!

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  1. Actually, Katie did TAKE the GRE’s and plans to go to Grad School sometime in the future, so Michele’s talent for soothsaying still holds and she should get a point or two or at least honorable mention!

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