Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

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Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby starlooker » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:38 pm

You know how when you accomplish something and you tell someone else about it and they're like "That's cool." with no enthusiasm in their voice whatsoever because either they're jealous or they just don't get how much effort it took? Or maybe they even are enthusiastic but it still feels hollow somehow because no one understands it like you understand it? This thread is to share (read: brag about) those things.

I just administered a WAIS-III today. To a real live person who is depending on me to tell her her IQ. I am awesome.

Also, I put air in my tire by myself for the first time.
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
into the wind, unafraid.
There's another life out there...

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Postby Jebus » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:38 pm

That's cool.

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Postby Jayelle » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:39 pm

No one in my life (aside from Paul) cares that I'm a pweb Mod, but it's really cool and important to me.
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Postby starlooker » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:46 pm

When I finally got the Wayback to work, my name was on the screen as the last person to post on PWEB under Dear Bob. I don't think I actually was the last person to post on Pweb 2.0, but it's nice that Wayback thinks so.
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Postby anonshadow » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:06 pm

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Postby Hegemon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:32 pm

I actually got chosen to be a mod and the forum has yet to crash into flames because of it.

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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:36 pm

way to go, everyone! :)
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Postby wizzard » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:43 pm

I cooked myself pasta, in my own kitchen, with my own cooking utensils.

I decided to make a phone call, and then actually made the call within a minute making of the decision!
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Postby Young Val » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:52 pm

i did not smoke a cigarette all day, even though i REALLY wanted to.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
ringing joyful and triumphant

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Postby Miss Abbie » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:01 pm

I drank an entire cup of rite-of-passage funny smelling tea that you can't buy in America and I liked it.
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Postby Petra » Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:27 pm

I didn't cry that I lost my student government election.
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Postby starlooker » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:54 am

Okay, this is a triumph that hopefully other people WILL understand (as I'm going to be talking about it a lot) but I figured it goes here because, well, it's a personal triumph. And no one will ever get it just like I get it. Anyways. Here goes. Remember quals? That test with the August 6th due date? The five 10 page essays?

I PASSED QUALS
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There's another glimpse of sky...
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There's another life out there...

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Postby Rei » Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:56 am

In about thirty seconds I am leaving my flat to go play Latin Scrabble with grad students on their invite, despite being a lowly first-year Latin student. Excitement is mine, even though I shall lose miserably.
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Postby Petra456 » Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:45 pm

I chose, cooked, and cleaned up an entire dinner for my friends last night. Without asking how they cook things or anything like that.
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Postby zeroguy » Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:09 pm

I have managed to avoid getting involved in numerous political/moral/ethical/idealogical/philosophical arguments in the past few weeks, despite my temptations to do otherwise. It is not as easy as I thought.
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Postby anonshadow » Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:16 pm

I did not curse her out, and I stood up for myself without getting into a pointless argument.



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Postby Petra » Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:14 pm

Justin is in love with me. No one can say that my tactics don't work.
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Postby Qing_Jao » Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:06 pm

I am doing fairly well in handbells, though my form is lousy. I talked to three people about the nebulous ideas I've got, got three good answers, need to talk to a couple more people before I do anything. Well, and the opportunity has to present itself, too.
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Postby pooka » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:01 pm

I cleared off the desk so my husband could set up the third computer that had been sitting under the Mac desk for 6 months, and I found the mouse for it.

I forgave someone for something they had no idea hurt me.

I didn't eat as many cinnamon rolls as I could have.

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Postby Craig » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:12 pm

I'm gonna be a dad...

Salaam

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Postby Craig » Sat Sep 30, 2006 7:13 pm

I wrote my first screenplay (this was a while ago).

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Postby zeroguy » Sun Oct 01, 2006 3:37 am

Craig wrote:I'm gonna be a dad...


Somehow I think some people would understand that one.
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Postby Petra » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:40 am

I proved myself last night at the poker table. It was six gun-toting Republican men and lil' ol' me. And I made it to the top three. I don't care what anyone says, a girl who can play poker, smoke a cigar and drink Wild Turkey whisky is a woman to be reckoned with. I succeeded in being a Sexy Thing.
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Postby Virlomi » Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:48 am

Craig wrote:I'm gonna be a dad...

Salaam


Wow Craig, congratulations!

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Postby ratesjul » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:55 am

I baked TWO meals this weekends without using ANY packets.

I also managed to, last night, deal with cooking dinner, a bit of chicken for lunches, and something sweet to bribe work with, all at the same time (mostly).
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Postby Luet » Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:38 pm

I got through the whole meeting without crying even tho she was there and he was there and they were them.
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Postby anonshadow » Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:05 pm

I finally checked on the grade I got in that class I took last summer. I've been scared to, in case I did badly in it.

But not only did I check it, I got a B-. That isn't terrible at all!



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Postby Eaquae Legit » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:51 pm

Today I stayed awake through the ENTIRE Philosophy of the Mind class.

AND, I didn't blank out once!
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Postby Luet » Mon Oct 02, 2006 5:58 pm

I really felt like texting her that I missed her or was thinking about her or something while watching Mr. Rogers today...but I didn't. I can't wait until I stop wanting to.
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Postby wizzard » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:10 pm

I have gone all day without logging on to World of Warcraft.

I initiated social contact!
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Postby Oliver Dale » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:17 pm

The art is AWESOME!!!

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Postby Hegemon » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:20 pm

Well Ollie, I understand the triumph.. So stop trying to derail the thread. Don't make me warn you :P

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Postby zeroguy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:00 pm

It's been at least a month and a half since I've watched any television. I suppose this isn't really a triumph... since it's really easy because there aren't a lot of TVs around me, but I still feel good about it. I didn't even really notice that I hadn't until today.
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Postby daPyr0x » Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:21 am

I managed to look at and even post a picture of us without shedding a tear....
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Postby starlooker » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:18 pm

I survived my first Rorschach administration.
There's another home somewhere,
There's another glimpse of sky...
There's another way to lean
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There's another life out there...

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