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Monday, January 04, 2010
My predictions for 2010

Whether you believe in such things or not, my grandmother had me convinced at a young age that I was indeed precognitive or psychic. Personally, I think I am the world's biggest skeptic, but I thought, this year, being the start of a new decade, that I'd record some predictions for the coming year. At the end of the year, I expect to get a big laugh out of myself - but maybe my grandmother was right. Anyway, here are my Top 10 predictions for 2010.

1) President Obama will have a major health scare. I hope someone's keeping a close eye on his health. (I'm kind of hoping that this one is just my own feelings of anxiety being projected.)

2) There will be strife between Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell. Hmmmm...

3) Turkey will experience an earthquake.

4) There will be a tunnel collapse in the NY subway system. However, it will be in a disused line and there will be no casualties. It won't be as a result of terrorist activity.

5) A major solar flare will degrade and possibly disrupt communications for a couple of days.

6) There will be a bacterial-based epidemic that will prove resistent to antibiotics. It will prove to be worse than MRSA.

7) The first wedding will be performed in space.

8) Yet another actor will run for political office. This time, it will be a woman.

9) Scientists will discover a way to curb the obesity epidemic. It will involve a minor surgical procedure to the brain.

10) The economic recovery will continue. Buy stocks now while the prices are good!

I'll be sure to check back on this next January to see how I do. In the meantime, if you have your own predictions, let us know what they are. (Please do this in the spirit of fun that it's intended to be.)

All the best,


posted by Melanie O. at 7:12 PM -
  • At 6:17 AM, Blogger gardenbug said…

    Here are some more predictions:
    1. We will have a solar flare that will be quite fierce, but over a very short time.
    2. More and more confirmation of global warming will be seen. Weather extremes, very unusual. Melting of the perma frost. more receding glaciers.
    3. All that issuing of money to address the world depression will result in inflation. You will be shocked at the rise in prices of things...and rising taxes. Save money.
    4. World leaders will make significant changes for the better. Green technologies thrive.
    4. Underdevelop nations develop and thrive. Unfortunately, they also add to atmospheric, ground and water pollution. This is a solvable problem. Those nations need to watch out for developed countries eyeing their natural resources. Underdeveloped countries could get the short end of the deal.

  • At 8:12 PM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    I can definitely see those things occurring, as we are already on that path.

    The one good thing about this prognosticating? It does actually make you think about what's happening in the world and to start to see beyond our own narrow experience.

    I may have to think of some totally frivolous predictions, though.

  • At 10:21 AM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    Well- the earthquake happened in Haiti, not Turkey. I sincerely hope that those reading this get a chance to donate to relief efforts. XOX

  • At 8:46 PM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    OK - just found out that a solar flare is disrupting power in CA now [], and there have been earthquakes in Chile and Taiwan. At this point, I really hope that Turkey doesn't have one.

  • At 5:52 AM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    Earthquake in Turkey:;_ylt=AnJi7wsbgilbEEgmf9oudgam0rJ_;_ylu=X3oDMTM5bHVjbWM0BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwMzA4L2V1X3R1cmtleV9lYXJ0aHF1YWtlBGNjb2RlA21vc3Rwb3B1bGFyBGNwb3MDMQRwb3MDMQRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA3N0cm9uZ2VhcnRocQ--


  • At 9:23 PM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    Well - knock me over with a feather. A female celeb wants to run for office. Interesting to say the least:

  • At 9:34 PM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    Hmmm - I've read news now that a new bacterial strain is set to surpass MRSA in its resistance to treatment. It's called C.diff:

  • At 5:21 PM, Blogger Melanie O. said…

    Another one - there is now a surgical procedure to the brain to combat obesity:

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