DeanBNE
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Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sat Jun 01, 2002 11:56 pm

Is it just me or has it been a terrible year? On a personal level I cannot believe the amount of bad and/or sad things that have been happening.
And on a global scale ... I can't remember things being so amased with friction. It seems that it doesn't rain but it pours.

If anyone else feels this way *please* add your thoughts.

Dean  Crying

 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 12:08 am

I agree. Things aren't exactly a bed of roses right now. Of course that's nothing new. I agree, tensions have been flaring pretty bad this year.

Now closer to home (which IMO counts more anyway), the year has been ok for me. But me being the workaholic that I am, I am apalled that the year is already half over. I haven't done anything outside of work to show for it. It's just work/eat/sleep. That's my life in a nutshell.

However, my day today got off to a bad start:

At about 0420, as I was on my way into work, I struck an object on the freeway at about 75 MPH. I never saw it-that particular stretch of freeway was not well lit. It had to be a chair or a ladder or something big. The car bumped loud and violently as I hit it. A short time later, I was on the side of the road with a flat tire. Upon examining the car, I saw that my front ledft side bumper was gouged and scraped pretty badly, my left headlight was cracked, and one of my reflectors was gone. Totally punched out.

And when I proceeded to change the tire and put the spare on, I made another heart sinking discovery:

the wrench I have does not fit the lug nuts I have on my wheels (I had them replaced when I put new tires on last fall.

So I had to call AAA to come out and change it for me.

Now I have to buy a new tire and a new reflector. I don't know what I'm going to do about the bumper though. It's scraped and scratched pretty bad. But it's only on the left/front quarter; I did not hit the object head on. It was more of a "side swipe". But my car is 7 years old, with 138K miles on it. A new bumper will probably cost me about a grand. So I guess my best bet is to buff out the scrapes as best as I can and try and touch them up with some paint.



But I'm not upset about it beyond the carelessness of whoever let the object fall into the roadway. What am I going to do? I don't even know what it was that I hit. So I'm not going to let it bother me.
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 12:21 am

Perhaps I should explain...in the last two weeks a friend who I dearly care for decided that he no longer wishes to have contact with me. Another good friend of mine has left to live elsewhere in Australia and my closest friend has an illness which is terminal if left untreated but has decided to let the illness run its course.

Of course one wakes up daily to Inda-Pakistain and/or Israel-Palestinian violence. Air disasters and deaths of high-profile people are happening all to often.

I'm starting to become alittle anxious of what each new day brings ... oh well
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 1:05 am

Here's my thoughts of the year...



-174th
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 1:06 am

Yikes! Sounds like 2002 is to you what 1992 was to me -- just one bad thing after another. I'm sorry to hear about that.

Aside from the war on terrorism, 2002 has been a plain, no-frills-no-thrills year so far in my view. There's neither the heady optimism of 1986-87 nor the "we're mad as hell" mood of 1992-93.
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 2:07 am

2002 has got to be one of the worst years for me, and we're only midway through. I've already lost two family members so far, one to an asthma attack (she was only 34 years old) and one to liver cancer (she was 51). Then a good friend of mine has just died of complications during surgery a few days ago. I almost also lost another good friend to a severe allergic reaction to something she ate (good thing there was a doctor around). I'm also battling my landlord in court over an illegal rent contract, so that just adds to the pile.

But throughout all this I'm still myself, and most importantly, I am still happy and haven't lost my inner peace. If anything, these experiences have only made me stronger. They have also made me realized that we have to live each day as if it's our last.
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:12 am

I'll buck the trend then; this year has been going fabulously well for me; probably helps that I'm at Uni studying a degree I thoroughly enjoy (development in Africa), with a great bunch of friends; exams so far have gone better than expected (certainly an improvement on last year's performance)...I'm pretty certain what I want to do in life;

I've booked numerous flights to add quality to my life-loads on Ryanair, a flight to Australia this Xmas, and one to Argentina later on this month. My love-life is non-existant, but I couldn't give a damn. Global events? Probably a bad attitude, but I don't care that much really...although obviously it would be best if the Kashmir issue could be resolved once and for all, and if US-Europe relations became more stable (I guess they are, we just complain loads...)

Summer is now in full-bloom here in the UK (well, at least until the next shower...)

And I'm just off to my local Italian cafe for a lovely frothy cappuccino.

See yiz.
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:52 am

2002 has been a reasonably decent year so far. While the war on terrorism is far from over, the direst predictions have not come true. The Taliban and al-Qaeda haven't proven to be tough fighters when faced with American military might, and needless to say we haven't seen hundreds or thousands of American troops coming back from Afghanistan in body bags. While there are no guarantees for the future, of course, it is worth noting that there have been no recent terrorist attacks. As I've noted here probably too many times already, I am disgusted at the paranoia that's taken root in the American psyche, especially among stock market investors. Hopefully, that will fade over time.
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:53 am

Yeah, on a personal level, the year is going great. It's just the news that's awful. Airliners.net & the world cup make for pretty good distractions.
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 4:01 am

This year has been a carbon-copy of the last few. Some low and some high points, but nothing major.
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 4:10 am

This year has been a carbon-copy of the last few. Some low and some high points, but nothing major.

Well, uh, (so far at least) 2002 has not been a carbon copy of 2001 - THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 5:41 am

I cant help but get the feeling that there's gonna be a major war or conflict ahead of us in the next 5-10 years. The more time we pass, the more violence there's seems to be, whether it's in the middle east, south america, asia, africa. People seem hell bent on violence in the 21st century.

In Arsene we trust!!
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 6:58 am

JetService wrote: "This year has been a carbon-copy of the last few."

Yeah, it seems like the only big difference between the early 2000s and the late '90s is in terms of world events, and less 'grunge'. But if you look at the big contrasts between each decade from the '50s to the '90s, the changes in general tone and pop culture make 2002 feel like '1996, Version 7.0'. Even the war on terrorism comes across as more a part of the '90s reality-TV trend than anything else.
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 7:15 am

I think we all know how the year has been so far, globally.

Personally, the year has been much better than last year. Wait, I'll re-phrase that. The worst period last year was September-December, fall semester at school. I won't go into it. While there are still some ongoing family tensions (parents deciding about divorce), this year has been relatively better: academic achievements (including graduation from college, which in it of itself is good and bad), fast employment post-graduation considering the job market, life-long friends who I know I can count on among others.

Cheers,
-Chris

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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 11:08 am

PROSA, I was speaking more from a personal level on the homefront, but as for at major national/international events, yes, let's hope 02 does not resemble 01.
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 12:12 pm

PROSA, I was speaking more from a personal level on the homefront, but as for at major national/international events, yes, let's hope 02 does not resemble 01.

I should have realized that you were talking on a personal level when you compared 2002 with 2001. Sorry  Nuts
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 12:59 pm

Not enough sex, no rain causing the mountains to burn, general grumpiness lately (could that relate to the first part?) and a dying truck.

It's been a damn good year so far.
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 1:08 pm

On a personal level, pretty shit, but I can't complain since there are so many worse off.

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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 10:34 pm

It's been a year (so far) that's been neutral, pushing bad (especially this past month): business slowed down (but, thankfully, seems to be picking up again), my best friend's household is falling apart--a divorce looks imminent, and I've been going through some "clear air turbulence" these past few weeks. But things are (finally) looking up...
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Sun Jun 02, 2002 11:03 pm

Hepkat wrote:"2002 has got to be one of the worst years for me, and we're only midway through..."

My most sincere of condolences to you, Hepkat. I'm glad you haven't lost your inner-peace and I hope the rest of the year (at least) brings some sunshine.

Cheers,
Dean
 
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RE: Your Thoughts On The Year So Far

Mon Jun 03, 2002 12:50 am

2001 was a crappy year, and this year has been no different.

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