Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

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Postby Rei » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:06 pm

I passed Syntax. I actually passed it. And I almost managed to get a C- even.
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Postby starlooker » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:09 pm

I put my puzzle ring back together all by myself!

Also, I called to set up an appointment with a therapist. Who, it turns out, is booked for two months out.

But I called.
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 Rei » Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:28 pm

Yay for puzzle rings!
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Postby starlooker » Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:08 pm

*bump*

I got my dissertation proposal scheduled! April 23rd, baby! WOoohooo!!

This is actually more of a personal triumph than successfully proposing it will be :)
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...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby Nova » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:08 pm

I ran 2 miles on Monday, and 2.5 miles today! YAY!!
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Postby Young Val » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:28 pm

i did it! i did it!!

i successfully transfered a call!!!!!


WOO HOO!!!!
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 Nova » Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:50 pm

i got in to honors algebra! yay!
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Postby Kaira » Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:41 pm

i taught my lil brother how to ride a bike

*smiles fondly*
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Postby VelvetElvis » Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:37 pm

Just bought a CD. Disney's Greatest Vol. 1.
Yay, I'm a llama again!

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Postby starlooker » Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:25 pm

I got out of the room alive.
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...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby Virlomi » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:47 pm

I worked the housing lottery. The massive sea of students waited outside the doors, and yet they parted the crowd for me, they opened the doors for me, there were people happy to see me, they were waiting for me to arrive to begin. For a year I watched this strange little culture, and now I'm a part of it. I have a place in it. And there are moments in which I'm actually pretty good at it.

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Postby zeroguy » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:03 am

I'm starting to use the ii irc client. I don't even really like irc, but that client makes me happy.
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Postby Miss Abbie » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:01 pm

I helped someone understand that it's okay for boys to wear dresses today.
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Postby luminousnerd » Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:16 pm

She said yes!
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Postby Petra456 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:48 pm

I had breakfast for breakfast yesterday.
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And there will come a time, you'll see, with no more tears.
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Postby Young Val » Wed May 16, 2007 8:33 am

i've had two calls today that needed to be transfered thus far.

i transfered both. perfectly.



there honestly aren't words for how good i feel about this totally insignificant accomplishment.
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 starlooker » Thu May 24, 2007 5:13 pm

I didn't destroy the paperclip holding together my MMPI-2 profile.

I have a really bad habit of destroying any paperclip that comes into my possession without being aware of it.

Oh, and also, I have never once left my fieldwork site without every scrap of paperwork being done. Even if I stay late.
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...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu May 24, 2007 8:59 pm

I biked to work and back for the first time.

The triumph, though, is that I loved it.
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Postby Rei » Thu May 24, 2007 9:10 pm

This is not really a triumph of mine, but it makes me happy: my sister wants to come to church with me regularly.
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Postby Ekaterina » Mon May 28, 2007 3:57 pm

I finally found my way back here.

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Postby Yebra » Mon May 28, 2007 4:32 pm

Whey!
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Postby fawkes » Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:43 pm

I just bought a computer yesterday. I'm not posting on it yet, as I have no wireless internet yet but, I'm soooooo happy. It's an HP Pavilion dv6000 CTO notebook (I think... *runs upstairs and checks* Yep, that's the one), with 2gb ram, Windows Vista, and a great graphics card, the name of which escapes me at the moment. I got a great deal as it was on sale, and the guy who sold it to me just happened to be a friend from High School. Lucky, huh? YAY! I have a computer all my own!
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Postby fawkes » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:34 pm

I'm writing this on my new laptop, which is finally connected to the internets. Yay!
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Postby starlooker » Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:38 pm

I got her to calm down for five minutes.

Probably no more than five minutes. But five minutes.
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...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby Mahatma » Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:38 pm

I successfully made curried rice without measuring anything.
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Postby Luet » Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:15 pm

I can be by myself for hours on end and be perfectly content. I can do this day after day and be okay with it. I can go shopping, do errands, sit at home, etc. without a friend by my side and I don't dread it. I actually often prefer being by myself now.

This might not seem like much until you realize that a year ago the thought of an hour by myself sent me into a full blown panic attack. I literally tried to plan every waking moment of every day so that I was in the company of friends...which was quite trying for them. The change has been nothing short of amazing. I am very proud of myself.
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Postby starlooker » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:03 pm

I got a North Dakota drivers license. After living here for four years.

And I looked to see how much my UND bill is going to be for the summer.
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...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:57 am

I made an appointment with the dentist. Of my own volition.
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Postby BonitoDeMadrid » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:54 am

Not exactly new, but I ran 2 kilometers (do the transformations to miles yourselves, I personally believe it to be about 1.25 miles) in 9 minutes, 34 seconds. Best result I ever accomplished in a school long-run, though it's behind many of my friends. But it was one of my happier moments =)
(if you're thinking "9.34? that's really slow!" then know that I'm just beginning 10th grade in September)

Also, I've completed both the Tricky and the Speedy skill points in Ratchet and Clank, and Speedy's the hardest skill point in the game. You have to truely master the hoverboard race to reach 1.37 secs, and then you have to create shortcuts which have a fifty-fifty chance of working. But I did it, in 1.35.14 ^___^ (it's probably Gibberish for the most of you, but those of you who played the game, please enjoy with me..^^)

AND I finally cooked something that isn't an ommlette (sic), or a Cornflakes bowl, or a toast. I've made pasta, and it was actually pretty good =)

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Postby eriador » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:31 am

I did it! Perhaps not expertly, but I did it!

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Postby starlooker » Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:40 am

I did not trip over the rug in the entrance way to Tabula.

Now, this is not a personal triumph because I usually trip over the rug or have some kind of history of rug-tripping. I never have, and I'm not more of a klutz about falling than most people.

This is a triumph because today, I was tempting fate. I had just gotten done with an initial session as a supervisor with a supervisee that I am already starting to fall in love with in the pseud-parental way I fall in love with all people for whom I am responsible. And I felt good about myself in the session as well. I felt like I presented as open, warm, etc. Also, it seems to me that more and more I am coming across as a socially competent person which makes me happy. Furthermore, today I am wearing fall clothes which include a mock turtleneck and a sweater that cost $12 but that I adore. And also, I caught a glimpse of myself in a glass door and felt like I look good today. Professional, adult, mature.

Don't tell me a good self-esteem day like this is anything but begging fate to come along and take you down a peg or two.

I went to Tabula, a local coffee shop. Many professors and students were there, the lunchtime crowed. And as I entered, high on thoughts of, well, everything, feeling the most adult I have felt in a very long time, I felt the toe of my shoe catch in the rug and I started to lose my balance --

Very briefly. And then I recovered without really either breaking my stride or looking foolish. And continued on with my happy and self-assured day.

A small triumph over fate, but a triumph none-the-less.
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...

~~Mary Chapin Carpenter

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Postby Rei » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:51 pm

And every triumph counts.
Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connait point.
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Postby zeroguy » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:25 am

I beat Battletoads.

...on an emulator, but still, it's not even easy then. I always wondered as a kid what was past that third level. I wish I could go back and tell myself... you're not really missing much. (The third level isn't even the hardest, I don't think. I'll never know what the hell these people were thinking when they made this.)
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Postby eriador » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:27 am

I finally had the two discussions I wanted to have with two of my three closest friends.

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Postby daPyr0x » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:56 am

I conquered my fear and went to the big club event I so badly wanted to go to all by myself, no wingman, no company, no nothing.
...it wasn't that great, but I did it nonetheless.
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