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    Found out my girlfriend is going to have a baby girl!

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    Found out my next tour could be two years long. Damn near unheard of these days. Score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    Found out my next tour could be two years long. Damn near unheard of these days. Score!
    Wow, that's a long commitment to the road.


    I got a new apartment. The anxiety of potentially being homeless has gone away.

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    Aunt's friend is getting funding for a book, so I may be hired as its photographer! I've never been published before... Fingers crossed, this better not fall through!

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    Tomorrow, a touring theatre company arrives in town to perform their one-person show in our rarely-used secondary Studio space. Their technical rider called for some fairly basic lighting equipment, but since this summer theatre festival I'm working for is a comparatively small operation, it was an open question whether or not we could provide it since our old-ass Studio equipment is not very well maintained even when people are using it (which is to say, hardly ever). My boss has been blindly operating under the assumption that we'll just have it ready in time, with no backup plan, while he and the other production crew busy themselves on the main stage show.

    Basiclally, it fell into my lap to make an impossible miracle happen and pull a working rig together out of the scrap heap. Today, I fucking conquered that shit resurrected a dimmer pack and a computerized control board, both possibly older than I am which was giving me nothing but grief and nervousness for weeks on end. All it took was some serious time, careful and extensive online research, a soldering gun and my careful, steady hand. What's up, ladies?

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    An intimidating but excellent Math professor said he'd be one of my references for re-entry to graduate school, once I got my guts together and asked him today!

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    I got a post-doc at the National Institute of Health. A Job, free health care and the ability to move away from this place all in one!

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    I now have my own apartment. I just signed the lease and picked up the keys today, and I'm moving this weekend.

    So...(and this feels SO good to say)...FUCK YOU, asshole roommate. You can continue pissing your life down the drain far, far away from me.

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    HELLS YEAH. Mail him a postcard of you giving him the finger.

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    It's my birthday!

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    Ha the Olympic flame is back, the London 2012 Paralympics are go!!

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    My wife just successfully defended her PhD! Huzzah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgalbraith View Post
    My wife just successfully defended her PhD! Huzzah!
    You're taking her out to a huge, ridiculously expensive dinner now right?? congrats

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    I came out as Queer!!! WOO
    I feel awesome. I have the luxury of having really awesome friends and I'm so grateful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Fat Matt View Post
    got into my very first fist fight (at 22 years old) today, and walked out with a black eye. i feel so ALIVE. i feel like i could rip a bear in half right now
    Ah yes the high feeling of combat. Its nice till the soreness starts to hit.

    Sent from my LG-P999 using Tapatalk 2

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    My daughter was born yesterday

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    Congrats!!!!!!!

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    Huge congrats, Aggro!

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by aggroculture View Post
    My daughter was born yesterday
    Congratulations aggroculture!

    http://www.babycenter.com/2_how-to-c...er_10347121.bc

    10 to 15 a day !!

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    Congrats, aggroculture!

    In other news, today I was selected for a stand-up comedy festival. Yay!

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    Now entering the last hours of my 20's. Looking forward to the next decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the duder View Post
    now entering the last hours of my 20's. Looking forward to the next decade.
    happy birthday dude!

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    My friend is out of her coma and is moving and speaking. I'm beyond ecstatic.

    And congratulations, aggroculture!

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    Just successfully got the funding for my first documentary film!

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    My train wreck of a sister, who lives in another state, had her kids taken away about 7 years ago. I found out two days ago, anonymously, that they were adopted into a nice family, and the oldest just started college! They appear happy, and healthy. They have braces, nice clothes, glasses - all the things that middle class kids are supposed to have. I will not contact them, or tell her, but I can't express how truly joyful this is. They would have had no life with my sister, and we were too far away to be involved or do anything about it. This is truly a wonderful wonderful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshoewearer View Post
    My train wreck of a sister, who lives in another state, had her kids taken away about 7 years ago. I found out two days ago, anonymously, that they were adopted into a nice family, and the oldest just started college! They appear happy, and healthy. They have braces, nice clothes, glasses - all the things that middle class kids are supposed to have. I will not contact them, or tell her, but I can't express how truly joyful this is. They would have had no life with my sister, and we were too far away to be involved or do anything about it. This is truly a wonderful wonderful thing.
    I don't know, some day, they might want to know a bit about their bio family. You might be a good, safe connection. I'd put your name in at the adoption/social service agency as some one they should feel free to contact. Someday you might hear from them. My S.I.L and ex were both adopted and both thought about looking for their original families when they were in their late teens early twenties.
    Last edited by Dra508; 12-13-2012 at 03:32 PM.

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    after a few months of wishy-washy feelings about being a musician (see other threads for hints of this) i just caved and bought myself a tr-707 drum machine. time to get real and start making my own music on my own terms. i'm excited, and figure if i can't pull this off, then i can more easily accept retirement. win-win!

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    They just started playing Coil's "The Snow" on the house music at the metal show I'm at. Holy shit. That's rad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darktemplar007 View Post
    They just started playing Coil's "The Snow" on the house music at the metal show I'm at. Holy shit. That's rad.
    Awesome. I love it when a DJ picks up a surprise track you love and most people have never heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizfan View Post
    Awesome. I love it when a DJ picks up a surprise track you love and most people have never heard of.
    This song happened at a bar a couple months ago.

    It was fucking magical.

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