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9/09/09 / Trifecta

I haven’t written in a while, and I just realized it’s 9/09/09 – not anything deliberate on my part.

It came to mind lately that the term It’s all downhill from here is a bit ambiguous in meaning. Every time I’ve heard that time it’s been used to refer to a profession from positive to negative, from good to bad. Yet, thinking of downhill makes me think of sports, and every sport that comes to mind that involves “downhilling” (skiing, mountain biking, snowboarding, paragliding, bobsledding) considers the downhill part of the journey the prize, the reward for the uphill struggle.

Users on Yahoo! Answers say the term can be taken both ways – to mean things are going to get better or worse, which in my mind renders it rather useless.

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