LASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
Did you enjoy it? Did any spectacular things happen? Meet anybody new? Lost a loved one, be it a close pet, human, tree, etc? Are you prepared for 2008? I hope y'all had a good year and as well as a great 2008.. I will miss '07... The only reason I will miss 2007 is because I was accepted to go to a school that is way more friendlier towards gay kids, the non-conformist, non-cookie-cutter kids. I may not get to go back after the upcoming semester because of geometry and one ginormous poor choice I made..But I'm fixing it, and I hopefully get to stay for the 08-09 school year. And I met someone! The only 2 great things this year, other than that, it was depression throughout the year.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11966 posts, RR: 59
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2099 times:
To start with 2007 was quite bad, as I was ill and laid up for a month which really frustrated me as I hate sitting around and doing nothing. It got better though and turned out to be a good year. Hopefully 2008 will be even better
...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2074 times:
In the 5 years that I have spent living in this dreaded state of Arizona, 2007 has been one of the better years (the worst being 2005!!). First, I graduated from my A&P school and now I am finally meeting my challenges that I have set like 10 years ago. Better late than never. 2008 and beyond will definately be the best years because I will be living near DEN. I am very excited for this new adventure and very fortunate too! I deserve this!
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GSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2053 times:
It totally totally sucked, if any of you remember my thread in Jan about my granddad facing certain death (he survived, improbably and is still here). My mum then went on to get cancer and came within a week of dying, following that she needed 2 months of radiotherapy in London, I broke my toe before my exams and various other elderly relatives died.
Can't wait for 2008!
Sunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1760 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2016 times:
Looks like everyone's 2007 sucked just like mine. On April 16th my Grandmother passed away, then May 17th my Grandfather passed away, leaving my mother in a pretty bad way. Although she was in a bad way on Christmas Day and looks like she will be on New Years Day. I've been so worried about her over the months but looks like she is getting though it. Her brother has been trying to swindle the inheritance all year, not that my mother or her brothers or sisters are bothered about the money, just the principle. Luckily, we had a couple of pieces of good news this year My brother got married to a lovely girl, who is now expecting a baby in the Summer, and it's possibly twins. Hopefully next year may be a good year, with a little niece/nephew on the way, I just might find someone to settle down with, but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9371 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2014 times:
For me, I started back at college to pursue a second undergraduate degree: a BA degree in Geography in Planning to complement my environmental geography degree from Millersville University of PA. Starting back at school at West Chester University of PA, I applied for a summer internship at the Lancaster County Planning Commission, for which I was interviewed on January 4th. 45 minutes into the interview, they hired me to fill one of the two positions.
Going into the internship, I had a big interest in traffic and road planning. However, my interest has shifted to more of transit and nontraditional transportation planning (bicycle and pedestrian planning). Lancaster County is trying to promote more bicycle and pedestrian friendly develolpment, including street enhancements, such as widening shoulders and/or sidewalks. 3 Years ago, they replaced the Fruitville Pike Bridge, one of the major bridges leading into downtown Lancaster, which included a wider sidewalk for enhanced safety to bikes and peds. They also want to replace another dilapidated bridge, Lititz Pike Bridge, with one similar to that of the Fruitville Pike Bridge, because this bridge also handles tons of bike and pedestrian traffic daily.
Prior to the internship, I had a fairly solid semester at West Chester. I earned a 3.2, and had 2 of the toughest professors. I got a C+ in one of the tough classes, but managed a B- in the other, which was transportation planning. This class also emphasized transit and bike/pedestrian planning. The transportation planning class, along with the internship have changed the way I think about transportation planning. My interests are now in regional transit, especially with commuter rail service, as well as high-speed rail transportation like the TGV system in Europe. This semester and the internship have really motivated me for the Fall 2007 semester.
For the Fall semester, I proposed a research project involving a SEPTA regional rail line that should be expanded from Media, PA, out to West Chester, as well as courses in urban geography, GIS, Europe, and environmental planning. I completed my studies some 3 weeks ago, and ended my undergraduate career with a bang, as I earned a 4.0 for the semester, and a 3.6 overall, enough to make the Dean's List! I have many possible job possibilities unfolding for me now, including a possible Transit Ops Planner job at SEPTA. Others include a GIS job down at the University of Salisbury down in Maryland, and a traffic engineering company northwest of Philadelphia, which also has an expanding office in Harrisburg.
I really hope something comes through for me. This would really make my 2007 complete, and make my 2008 a whole hell of a lot better!!!!
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