Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 39 Posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
So it's that time of year again... people are graduating, getting married, cool stuff like that. What have you accomplished?
It doesn't have to be a major cultural milestone--maybe you finally got up the nerve to talk to that gute girl/guy you've had a crush on. Perhaps you made it to 25 push-ups in a row. Or you managed to stir-fry something without setting the stove on fire. Tell us about it.
BTW, I know there will be the inevitable signed-by posts, but I do pose this thread in the spirit of goodwill. After all, if you can't brag occasionally in non-av, what good is it?
TheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2434 times:
My most recent accomplishment would have to be completing my Internet spider. It gathers information from all over the web, much like Google does, and puts it into a database. As of the past two days I've gathered over 30,500 pages.
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
Even though I considered this past school year not to be so good, I think I had some accomplishments. One would be getting phone numbers and keeping in contact with some girls I like. Also, in March I made it to finals at Colorado DECA for my internation business plan for a Finnish low-cost carrier.
FlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
I got a job which I start tomorrow! I get to do something with the databases at my former university's bookstore. Also something about invoices and accounting. I am a little fuzzy on the details because I applied and interviewed for this something like four or five months ago.
This means I will be postponing going down to Anchorage to study ATC for a year because I figured that it would be a good idea to save up some money so that I'm not totally reliant on loans.
Saxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 39
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
Quoting TheCoz (Reply 4): My most recent accomplishment would have to be completing my Internet spider. It gathers information from all over the web, much like Google does, and puts it into a database.
Hmm... dare we ask what KIND of websites you're collecting?
Quoting Yanksn4 (Reply 7): Also, in March I made it to finals at Colorado DECA for my internation business plan for a Finnish low-cost carrier.
Cool. I once did a project in a management science class where I projected system-wide flight departure time and equipment selection decisions based on an evil mathematical model that I barely understood. It was a total drag at the time, but I did get a unit of credit out of it.
Quoting FlyingNanook (Reply 8): This means I will be postponing going down to Anchorage to study ATC for a year because I figured that it would be a good idea to save up some money so that I'm not totally reliant on loans.
As one who has racked up some impressive loans, I predict your pocketbook will thank you someday...
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 54
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
Well, I don't do pressups, I haven't done anything special other than refrain from beating my son for not getting a job. I've managed to retain MY job for another year in a volatile and uneasy airline industry. So I guess that has to be my achievement.
And I've got 33 pictures in the database since I joined in December, with 102888 views so far.
Other fun stuff I've accomplished off the top of my head:
Came 3rd in a shooting competition in the air Force. We were over 50 guys. I managed to shoot two tiny targets 100m away, and a slightly larger one 200m away in less that 17 sec. Only had 6 bullets, so fireing blindly wouldn't help.
Other military achievements:
* Received a "mark" (like a pin) for athletesism.
* Received a -------"-------- for rifle shooting. Only bronze, but still...
* received a medal for completing the service in the air Force. (Nothing much to brag about, hehe.)
On an "IQ test" (official one, not the internet ones) I managed a high score two years ago. On a scale of 1-9 (9 being the best, and 6,5 average) I scored 7,5.
Took a similar test last week and scored 8. Getting smarter, hehe.
Enough poor self obsession for now...
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
In the last year ? Hmmmm....
1. Went to Spitsbergen. That was very high on my Tick-and-flee To Do List. It was also my Furthest North (78 deg N)
2. Went to the Lofoten Islands (ditto)
3. Saw the Pergamum Museum in Berlin, and the Brandeburg Gate, and Checkpoint Charlie.
4. Got a job in Product Management (woohoo - no more f*cking testing !)
5. Looked after 3 small children for 3 whole days and nobody died or suffered permanent scarring (except me, psychologically).
6. Attended my first A.norak Meet at AMS and met many interesting and amusing people - and you scruffy lot as well, incl. Alex
7. Flew on Northwest (and a DC10, kewl)
8. Went to Cape Cod and ate proper clam chowdah.
9. Went to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.