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mjs82
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25 Dec 2005, 11:40 am

Christmas is done so that means there's only six days left before we say 'Howdy, how are you?' to the year 2006. But what about this old fella, 2005. What did it do for you?

I mean, things were happening in your personal life, in the local area, the national area, the global area and the WrongPlanet world. What affected you or was important to you? Any fundamentally life changing moments that altered your reality? More of the same? Tell us all what events you cared about.

I'm trying to summarise what the episodes of this year almost gone have changed in my life but I would like to hear your thoughts as well. Be they poignant, funny, sad, frightening. Are you still the person you were a year ago?

Like Bob Dylan sang, "The Times They Are Changing". So... did anything change you?



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25 Dec 2005, 2:13 pm

I'm still in the middle of Christmas atm. But I'd prefer to not recall 2005 nationally. I'd rather remember it with my own personal victories in life...

(I'd just found out I made straight A's. :D --Well, except for the poetry class since creative writing classes at my uni only give Pass or Fail. So, I passed. But this is good so I can now tutor for Physiological Psychology in the fall.)


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25 Dec 2005, 2:44 pm

Sophist wrote:
Well, except for the poetry class since creative writing classes at my uni only give Pass or Fail..)


Thats because people either totally creative, or entirely void of all original thought. There is no happy median.


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25 Dec 2005, 2:53 pm

Black Friday: The passing of the Routemaster.



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25 Dec 2005, 3:31 pm

alex wrote:
Sophist wrote:
Well, except for the poetry class since creative writing classes at my uni only give Pass or Fail..)


Thats because people either totally creative, or entirely void of all original thought. There is no happy median.


Yeah, that's what I thought. Or because it's so subjective, too. But this was the highest level class, Advanced Poetry Workshop, and they still won't allow you to get a grade for it.

I thought that was strange since they certainly give grades for the art classes. And provided I had gotten another A, that would have really helped out my GPA some more. :?


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25 Dec 2005, 5:37 pm

2005 a year in metal
great year lets take a look back
black label society releases mafia and its their best record
anthrax reunites with joey bellodona and dan spitz
thrash metal pioneers kreator released enemy of god witch is their 2nd best record 2nd to 1986's pleasure to kill
ozzfest features black sabbath iron maiden(jul 15-8 20) velvet revolver(8 22-end of tour) black label society rob zombie mastodon)
gigantour features (megadeth dream theater (most of the dates) anthrax (some of the dates) fear factory nevermore
empeor reunites
opeth realeases new album
exodus realeses shovel headed kill machine
metallica opens for the rolling stones for 2 nights
my one man band storm of damnation forms

i might of missed some but this is all i can think of


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25 Dec 2005, 8:44 pm

'05 in my world...

    I graduate from Castleton State College, Vermont
    I join WP
    I am hired for two jobs in two weeks' time (Target and data processing job)
    It takes me three months, but I bust out of my social shell at latter job
    I take a class in conversational Russian at my alma mater (i.e. high school)
    NY Yankees take it to the limit, but get pantsed in AL Division Series (MLB, US)
    NY Giants (currently) within an eyelash of clinching the NFC Eastern Division (American football) (They have since clinched the title, only to get pantsed in the wild card round)
    I watch part of Liverpool's stunning upset of AC Milan in UEFA Champions League final on 5.25 (the game was broadcast on ESPN2 here in the States)
    I discover the Goons (Secombe, Sellers and Milligan)


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25 Dec 2005, 9:17 pm

Here's mine in a nutshell....

Learned to accept myself for who I am.

Took much needed "rest" from outside world.

Gave up Christianity and became pantheistic deist

Found out I was an Aspie.

Finally got job through temp agency.

Made friends on job.

Got new clothes (haven't had new clothes in three years).

Lost temp job.

Said the heck with "success", I'll never get it no matter how much I try to chase it until "God", "Yahweh", "Goddess", "Mithra", "Universe" or whoever is over this whole mess called "life" decides I'll get it.


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25 Dec 2005, 10:48 pm

Worst year of my life(that i can remember at least).



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27 Dec 2005, 2:42 pm

2005... hmm... we'll I guess I could say that I survived. Survived through high school, college, and life in general. I've dedicated myself into learning as much as I can about computers and it various usage. I want to hopefully become a comoputer programmer... hopefully my goal will feel more realistic in the up-coming years. :D



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27 Dec 2005, 11:44 pm

The way the year ended for me, in particular the scenes at Cronulla, really put things into perspective. I'd like to think that with each year that passes, we can reach a higher level of understandingo of the complex world around us. There's alot of stuff that happened on this webpage that also affected me. When I posted this thread, that was hanging in my mind. I've only been on here little over six months but it truly is its own little world, with comings and goings.

I am actually looking forward to 2006.



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28 Dec 2005, 1:01 am

one natural disaster after another...

got dumped by a fat blonde slut who gave me syphilis...

got to surf and drink and sleep...

cant remember last new years...

but i can remember when i was born...

what else...

just went to a lebron james game on the floor seats...

giants...sigh

hmm...

i picked up fishing 24/7...

bad stuff??? to be continued...



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28 Dec 2005, 3:33 am

I finally recieved an official Diagnoses of Asperger's
Lance Armstrong winsan unprecedented 7th Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong retires from professional cycling.
France drags Lance into the courtroom in protest.
I joined WP.
I went back to teaching after a three year vacation.
I now teach children on the autistic spectrum and our Neuro cousins.



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28 Dec 2005, 4:31 am

Had a year of college.
Found out about aspergers.
Found out I wasn't an aspie, but got the opportunity to lurk around this community and learn more.
Towards the end of 2005, I am beginning to realise that my time management skills need serious work.



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28 Dec 2005, 4:34 am

nerderer wrote:
i picked up fishing 24/7...


8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
:D :D :D :D
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Fish on, man, that's what I do to keep semi-sane!


The year in review:

It started as probably the worst year ever-

Lost the best job I ever had,
had an expensive-but-not-permanent-injury,
GF moved to California,
And finally, after years of trying, totally and completely messed up my credit and money.

BUT the past 4 months have been encouraging-

I've done better with therapists, docs, etc- finally got some I like.
I removed a lot of stress from my life.
Getting some dx's going has helped a lot (well I was surprised I guess)
and started fishing even more.
Found WP!
And myself a little more. LOTS of research in the spectrum, etc.

I'm hoping 2006 starts better than 2005. If it does I'll be happy. Given that last new years I was in much worse shape it's looking to be a better year, but I'm wary of myself at this point and try not to think too far ahead...

Good luck in '06 everyone!



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28 Dec 2005, 11:07 am

This time last year I was writing an honest response through nobodynowhere.com and sitting in my parents' study, terrified that I'd get an answer. I did. Took it to my shrink, who finally told me I was on the spectrum.

Spent the spring on self-improvement fast forward, so I could move as far as possible before I had to leave college and the therapist behind. 01010011 01110000 01101111 01101011 01100101 00100000 01101111 01110000 01100101 01101110 01101100 01111001 00100000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01101000 01100101 01110010 00101110

Finished my thesis animation project without going (completely) insane. Got a B that I totally didn't deserve. Graduated.

Finally got the guts to break up a 5 year relationship with my first bf.

Met the first person who instinctively gets my intuitive side. Picked up where I'd left off with the therapist.

Got depressed cause I couldn't find a job in my field. Snapped out of it when I found one. Moved to Dallas.

Visited my best friend that I haven't seen since high school. Came out to her as being on the spectrum; got an amazingly supportive response.

Got offered a promotion.

Life is fantastic. :D