Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Luet » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:46 am

Awesome!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:29 am

thoughtreader wrote:I'm a real scientist!!!

I just finished my first day at OHSU as a research assistant and it was great and I can't wait to go back tomorrow!


Yay! I'm glad it is going well!
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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:02 pm

Two kinds of veggie chili have been made and portioned out so zero and I can just warm up dinner together or individually for at least the next week (but most likely longer).

I'll be making some lasagna tomorrow, hopefully, to add to the stash of pre-made food because damn, when I come home from work, I do not want to be cooking food.
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Postby Wind Swept » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:29 am

Got called a scumbag, #Depraved and #Evil.

Great success. :thumbs:
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Postby Gravity Defier » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:10 am

Chris, the taco thing was pretty great. :)

I got a 94% on my essay (analyzing this page)! Apparently I'm not entirely terrible at writing. :mrgreen:
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Postby Luet » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:17 am

Yay for you!! I suck at writing. :)
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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Young Val » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:12 pm

I'm still wearing my wedding rings, and can slide them off and on with ease.

I know that it just means I'm lucky to not experience any swelling (my feet--knock on wood--also remain their usual size) and has nothing to do with my weight gain, etc. But it DOES make me feel better about said weight gain and other changes in my body that are all part and parcel of pregnancy.

So even though it's nothing I can really take credit for, I'm thrilled that I can look down at my hand and know those rings are still on there (for the time being, anyway).
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 steph » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:35 pm

Such a good feeling! :)
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Postby Boothby » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:12 pm

Now that I've cut back substantially on my political and theological discussion, I made this animated GIF to remind me why:

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Here: http://www.makeagif.com/SdiU7R

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Postby starlooker » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:54 am

So, the "shelf bra" in tank tops and camis is nothing but a big, giant nuisance to me. I inadvertantly bought a couple of camis with the built in shelf last week. Big mistake. If I put the shelf under my boobs, it pulls it so far down that it shows virtually all my cleavage, entirely defeating the purpose of wearing the damn thing. If I wear it with the shelf raised so the cleavage is tamed, then I have a weird looking line across my boobs under the shirt.

Today at work, it occurred to me. "Why not just cut it out?"

So I did.

And it worked beautifully. I now have a nice triangle of material under my v-neck sweater that conceals cleavage to an acceptable degree without any weird lines.

I do not know WHY that never occurred to me before!
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There's another glimpse of sky...
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There's another life out there...

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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby buckshot » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:51 pm

I'm sorry but cleavage is like pie, the more the better! sorry can't help it , I'm just a man!

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Postby Luet » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:53 pm

You are a riot, buckshot! :lol:
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Postby starlooker » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:50 pm

:roll:
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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Re: Those Personal Triumphs No One Else Will Ever Understand

Postby Mich » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:21 pm

Now I feel way better about my original idea for a reply which was a link to that "cleavage cover" insert thing.

The Cleava! That's it.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:29 am

I HAVE FINISHED ALL THE (PRINT) READINGS A WEEK EARLY

In theory. Waiting to hear back from the professors or TAs but it's likely the reading I'm concerned about is an online reading and I'm less stressed about finishing those in the next week than I was about being able to finish the paper readings. I can read fun books again. For a week, at least. :frolic:
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Postby Luet » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:26 pm

Yay!! :hatsoff:
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Postby starlooker » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:27 am

I didn't pick up a call that was coming in on the fax line!

(Our office coordinator is out this week. I've had a lot of phone duty. I keep picking up calls and having fax machines beep angrily at me because I never notice it's on the fax line until it's too late.)
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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Postby Young Val » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:26 pm

Oh, man, I have a LOT of these today!

I went to the grocery store with Penny! And no one else to help me! I popped her in the Moby wrap and went at it. She only cried a very little bit in the checkout line (and wailed the whole way home in the car, but hey).

I PREPPED DINNER when she went down for a nap. It's simple -- lettuce wraps with chicken. But I brined the chicken, julienned the carrots, and cleaned and trimmed the snow peas. That's more cooking than I've done in MONTHS.

Yesterday David took off of work because it was his birthday, and we took Penny out for breakfast AND dinner, and I attended a Mommy and Me class for the third week in a row.

I've discovered that getting out of the house with her really is essential to my sanity, and I'm so glad it's starting to thaw out around here so that getting out and about is more feasible. I am beginning to be more confident taking her out alone, and am less terrified of taking her in public (what if she poops and the bathroom doesn't have a changing table? WHAT IF SHE CRIES AND EVERYONE HATES ME?!).

Admittedly, I still haven't showered yet today, but my clothes are clean. And hey, you can't have everything.
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 Gravity Defier » Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:21 am

I have sort of built a website that I did most of the work on! I've of course asked zero for help but I had the foundation on everything in place and worked through the issues with him most of the time; sometimes I just couldn't and that is also okay. :frolic:
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Postby Mich » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:20 am

Yay! BUILDING WEBSITES IS FUN.

On triumphs, I played a tabletop RPG with a bunch of people I've never met before in my life, and had fun, and I think they liked me.
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:52 am

I just had an annual performance review and was rewarded with the largest salary bump I've ever received. :D
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Postby Gravity Defier » Fri May 09, 2014 1:06 am

I just submitted my final assignment for my first semester of Grad school.

I am exhausted and relieved.
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Postby buckshot » Fri May 09, 2014 11:14 am

I now am "type rated" to fly certain heavy multi engine ,featherable prop, retractible gear,as a "SIC" second in command ( or co pilot) VFR rules only (visual flight rules, not instruments) only. You have been warned! :thumbs:

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Postby steph » Sat May 10, 2014 10:07 am

Congrats to both of you!
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Postby starlooker » Sat May 10, 2014 11:23 am

I walked/ran (mostly walked) a 10k (6.2 miles) today as part of the Fargo Marathon. I have never walked more than four miles before. The crowd cheering on the way in and crossing the finish line was the most amazing thing ever.


I am so sore and so tired.
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 Petra456 » Sat May 10, 2014 8:47 pm

starlooker wrote:I am so sore and so tired.


And so amazing!
Member since March 16th, 2004.

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Get over your hill and see what you find there,
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Postby starlooker » Sun May 11, 2014 1:51 pm

Aww, thanks! :kisses:
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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 CezeN » Wed May 14, 2014 7:25 pm

Completed my Undergrad Edumucation. Was not even slightly nervous about walking in front of such a big group of people.

Chosen a law school, SMU's Dedman School of Law....though I'll ride some waitlists. Law cycle: Accepted into Washington and Lee, William and Mary, and SMU. Rejected by Penn. Priority waitlisted at Emory, Preferred waitlisted at Georgetown, Plain old Waitlisted at George Washington, UT, Duke, and Columbia.

Started from the bottom...now we're here.
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Postby steph » Wed May 14, 2014 8:15 pm

Hey....weren't you just starting college and "knowing everything"? haha! ;)

Congrats. You've come a long way. I can't wait to see how much you grow over the next four years!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu May 15, 2014 5:30 am

I have folded ten diapers. It only took me an hour and a half?
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Postby CezeN » Fri May 16, 2014 11:15 am

Haha thanks Steph. "You know nuthing John Snuhh"- Game of Thrones
If I didn't realize that before, I realize now.

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About a month ago, I emailed my top choice that another school decently ranked was trying to steal me away from them with a no stipulation, full tuition scholarship. I asked that my half-tuition scholly be raised just a little bit, from 24k to 30k, and that it would be enough to secure me choosing them over the poaching school's 44K a year.(In reality, I was barely considering the other school)
This is very typical of law applicants, negotiating scholarships. However, this school is known for not negotiating scholarships. I emailed the Dean that the deposit deadline for this other school was in like 8 days, implying they should respond by then if they want to prevent me from putting down a deposit, thereby eliminating the other school. The Dean blew me off, responding the day after the deposit deadline, saying that they don't raise scholarships and "yeah sorry for my tardiness. We don't raise scholarships. I'm sure you'll find we're worth it and make the right choice"(paraphrase).

Consequently, I shook my head, face palmed, but was still going to choose their school. The final deposit deadline came along and I was putting off paying it simply because I was procrastinating.... but, apparently that worried the Dean, so she called me up and offered me one of their named scholarships that had recently been left open by someone withdrawing...if I'd just put down my seat deposit before the end of the day. Which I was already going to do.
From half tuition scholarship to full tuition and fees. They only offer 8-11 named scholarships.

Never thought I'd win the scholarship negotiation game.
(Top 1/3 of class stipulation for keeping it, so in reality, I haven't won. If I lose it, I pay full price for the next two years. This is a personal triumph that could turn into my downfall)
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Postby steph » Fri May 16, 2014 5:49 pm

Wow!! Congrats! Very good motivation to work hard, huh?
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Postby Gravity Defier » Tue May 27, 2014 10:31 am

Straight As my first semester of grad school. Not too shabby. :)
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Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed May 28, 2014 9:28 am

Gravity Defier wrote:Straight As my first semester of grad school. Not too shabby. :)

Congratulations! So proud of you.
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Postby elfprince13 » Fri May 30, 2014 10:37 am

Nice work GD! =) How many semesters do you have left?


CezeN: Nice work on the named scholarship =) The schools-fighting-over-you thing is definitely a fun experience.
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