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User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2096 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?

Cheers,
Leanne

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User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Well.... I got my drivers license.... so yay me!!!

-Msl747 praise 



Commercial Pilot Certificate: Single and Multi-Engine Land; Instrument Airplane
User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

I will be graduating (my 2nd degree..lol!) in August, almost done with my thesis..so yeah looking forward to that.

Also...managed to do 50 push-ups in a row yesterday Big grin



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User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Quoting Msl747 (Reply 1):
I got my drivers license....

Congrats! On how many tries?  cheeky 

j/k... cheers!


User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2081 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.  Smile

User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2074 times:

Absolutely nothing!



Please check your spelling



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User currently offlineMsl747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 3):
Congrats! On how many tries?

First try of course!

-Msl747 praise 



Commercial Pilot Certificate: Single and Multi-Engine Land; Instrument Airplane
User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2058 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.

signed,
Matthew



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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2040 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.



Semper ubi sub ubi.
User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2042 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?  innocent 

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...


User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2033 times:

So...

Went from lowly Level 2technician to blade specialist / Acting Support Manager in six months with my current company (also thanks to resignations though).

Got my basketball game back up to a level where I can play competitively all afternoon and sometimes get double-doubles.

Finally getting to marry UTAette after six years of living together  Smile

UTA  checkeredflag 



Fly to live, live to fly - Air France/KLM Flying Blue Platinum, BMI Diamond Club Gold, Emirates Skywards
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2026 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.

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2027 times:

Got my drivers license (first time for practical and theoretical) without any mouthful activity as predicted by a fool.

Went through all my IB exams, now to find out how bad I failed  Wink

Will return to same summer job for third consecutive time in June and July.

Rwy23


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Still Thinking of the Brighter Side "ALWAYS".
 bigthumbsup 
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

After 7 years of trying, have finaly got a start to my life plan.

PART 1. Get job in aviation industry. = DONE

PART 2. Get experience. = Present

PART 3. Apply to jobs in Australia = TO DO

PART 4. MOVE = TO DO

So as ya can see, i have a long way to go,but i think its cool imfinally getting a chance to do something with my life


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

Quoting Saxdiva (Thread starter):
Perhaps you made it to 25 push-ups in a row.



Quoting Msl747 (Reply 1):
Well.... I got my drivers license....

Done both...  Smile

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.  Wink

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. Big grin Getting smarter, hehe.

Enough poor self obsession for now...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 41
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 10):
Finally getting to marry UTAette after six years of living together

Hey, congratulations! Do we all get to come to the wedding?  crowded 

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 11):


And I've got 33 pictures in the database since I joined in December, with 102888 views so far.

That's about twenty-something more than me, but thanks for rubbing it in.  Wink

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 12):

Will return to same summer job for third consecutive time in June and July.

Well, sometimes you take what you can get, eh?

Quoting Trekster (Reply 14):
So as ya can see, i have a long way to go,but i think its cool imfinally getting a chance to do something with my life

Hell, I know thirty year-olds who don't even HAVE a life plan.

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 15):
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

Remind me not to make you mad when I'm anywhere within 200m.  fight 


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1980 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  yuck  Big grin
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.


User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1980 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 14):
PART 3. Apply to jobs in Australia = TO DO

Oh nooooo...we don't need more of you Brits here  Wink



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1972 times:

Quoting Saxdiva (Reply 16):
Remind me not to make you mad when I'm anywhere within 200m.

The rifle has a range of 4Km, but I seldom lose my temper.  Wink

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Quoting Trekster (Reply 14):
PART 3. Apply to jobs in Australia = TO DO

The only Aviation jobs on the list that you can apply for a residency visa in OZ are Pilot and Engineer.


My latest achievment was passing my PPL in 42 flying hours, over 19 days.

I also been Shark Cage diving twice - does that count as a cool thing ?.



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User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

I finished me first year in college!!!!!!!!!


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 20):
I also been Shark Cage diving twice - does that count as a cool thing ?.

Only if there are actual sharks where you're diving. False Bay ? Yes. Lyme Regis Bay ? No.


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
Looked after 3 small children for 3 whole days and nobody died or suffered permanent scarring (except me, psychologically).

Ahem.


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Quoting Saxdiva (Thread starter):
What have you accomplished?

Bowling.... I turned pro in bowling when I was 18. My first year: great accomplishment. I competed against veteran pros. This year is my 12th year as a pro.

So far I've bowled eight 300 games (perfect game, all 12 strikes)...



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25 Post contains images Cornish : Funnily enough in the last year so did I (is that when you got your checkpoint charlie fridge magnet ??) Actually as year's go its been quite a quiet
26 Post contains images JGPH1A : Oh yes, and Logan suffered permanent psychological damage because he was denied the immense privilege of meeting me. But he was pretty iffy anyway, s
27 JGPH1A : Yes - at the shop in the Wall Museum, right next door to Checkpoint Charlie.
28 Cornish : me too - in about a week or two it will be exactly a year since I did.
29 Post contains images Myt332 : That hurt. So what cool things have I done lately? Well I completed my first year doing Aeronautical Engineering at University, still have years to g
30 CurtisMan : October I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru for the second time. And for the second time I ran the final 5 KM from our camp to the Sun Gate overlooking Mac
31 Superfly : -Talked my way out of a speeding ticket -Flew to and from Cuba on an IL-62 and didn't get busted -Talked a guy in to trading my LeBaron for his Town C
32 TriStarEnvy : -Before I got my degree in Broadcasting, I had a managers job at a radio station. -Have gotten to be on national radio, a few times. -Turned up on a l
33 Post contains images Logan22L : I played a gig with Gary Cherone (of Extreme and VH) in a jazz group (he's a huge Sinatra fan) called Houndstooth at an AIDS benefit here in BOS in 19
34 Post contains images JGPH1A : Some would call that "karmic resonance"
35 Post contains images Logan22L : In which case you'll be reincarnated as a:
36 Lindy : My latest achivement ? Hmmm? I got married. After that I don't remember any more cool stuff that I did. Rafal
37 Post contains images FlyAUA : Two major developments: (1) I managed to finally buy myself a car and pay it all in once in cash from my savings without asking anybody for a penny .
38 Post contains images QANTASforever : I'm the author of the future Australian Republic. Not that I like to make a big deal out of it or anything. QFF
39 Post contains images JGPH1A : Hmmm - is it "authored" yet ? Guess I'll hold my breath until Dame Edna is elected as the first President
40 Post contains images DL021 : Well done....just don't piss off the guys who finished ahead of you...remember Voltaire. Yes, it is. Thanks for serving your country, because its par
41 Logan22L : Q: What's the difference between a bull and the Buddy Rich Big Band? A: One has the horns up front and the asshole in the back.
42 TriStarEnvy : Now THAT's great radio!!!
43 Post contains images TPASXM787 : Hmmm...what have I done so far this year... Flew AA for the first time....bleh. Went to MSP for the first time. Spotted at SXM...good times! And I am
44 Trekster : TOUGH, get used to it M8, only thing stopping me at the mo is money, and mroe experience I have family out there so entitled to emigrate if i so wish
45 Post contains images Thom@s : Easy, just aim at whatever appears to be moving... The rule we learned regarding the AG-3 rifle is "The projectile (bullet) has a range of 4000 meter
46 Dan2002 : Made honors for all 4 quarters for 3 years straight, graduated yesterday, met Al Gore,and Springer, hijacked the LR911 forums a year or so back with a
47 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Ian, Apparently he did it even with a regular out of the armoury H&K G3! Jan
48 QANTASFOREVER : Yes it is authored. It's a completely 100% brand-spanking-new model too. As for Dame Edna - a royal as our Head of State? Really - *tsk tsk. QFF
49 Post contains images JGPH1A : Picture the scene. CANBERRA. EARLY MORNING. JOHN HOWARD: Old woman! QANTASFOREVER: Man! JOHN HOWARD: Man. Sorry. What knight lives in that Governor-G
50 Post contains images Skidmarks : The rule I remember best when doing guard duty was "Shoot to kill, use minimum ammo and aim for the big bit in the middle, don't try fancy shooting!"
51 Post contains images Thom@s : Hehe, we learned the "Order them to stop, fire a warning shot, shot him in the legs, shoot to kill." Though we were supposed to stop the procedure if
52 QANTASforever : JGPH1A - I apologise to the mods in advance, but I am left with no words other than: That was fucking brilliant. The guys over at HQ are going to wet
53 Post contains images JGPH1A : See, you DO have a sense of humour ! I knew it. Don't thank me, thank Mr. Python - I just changed the names Thank you for the Knighthood, I'll put in
54 Post contains images DL021 : Well, the Germans do design very excellent weapons....and the winterized G-3 is practically unbreakable as well as very accurate. (Of course any weap
55 MD11Engineer : I fired a WW2 British Bren Light Machine Gun once and made the mistake of holding the pistol grip in a double hand grip, with my left index finger in
56 Post contains images Thom@s : In Norway they are strict about military personell or police officers killing another person. A few Weeks ago a police Officer fired a shot in self d
57 JasePL : That would have to be when a bunch of us decided to walk all the way home from the bars one freezing night instead of getting a taxi. Then on the way
58 707CMF : Achievements since last year ? Well, in no particular order : - Had and passed my PPL checkride - Had the guts to finally say f*ck off to my previous
59 Post contains images Myt332 : Does it have anything to do with VS?
60 Saxdiva : Oh wow... I did that last November. Doesn't it feel AWESOME?
61 ArmitageShanks : - I found someone to love and someone to love me back. - Got good grades in school. - Got a job taking pictures at a newspaper.
62 Saxdiva : That seems to make life a lot easier...
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