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Highs and Lows of 2008?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tres, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. tres


    Joined: Oct 16, 2007

    Posts: 6,833

    Location: UK

    Now this interesting year is pretty much over -

    what's been your high points, and your low points?

    For me:

    Good parts:

    Backpacked around Thailand for a month
    Did my first scuba dive, fell in love, did advanced OW and have done about 20 dives
    Job promotion
    Pay rise
    Did my first skydive
    Website beginning to take off
    Getting involved with an online startup with a huge financial backing with job offers for next year on the mainland
    Getting a new boat
    Meeting another season's worth of friends
    Becoming a Coastguard Search & Rescue Officer

    Bad points:

    A few deaths of friends
    Still spending slightly more than i earn
    Not speaking to some of my oldest friends as much as i should
    Haven't been diving (or skydiving) in a while
  2. iBot


    Joined: Sep 12, 2005

    Posts: 3,309

    Location: England

    good: winning the lottery
    good: quitting work
    Good: Getting drunk all the time

    Bad: getting leeched off by the relatives
    bad: loosing monies on the stocket markets.
  3. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 41,919

    Location: /* */

    My new flatmates have been amazing this year but becoming a UB means I have to make a lot of tea :(
  4. 4T5

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Aug 30, 2004

    Posts: 27,746

    Location: Middle of England

    Finally got a Job.
    Good Year for Women.
    Good year for Friends.
    Got another years MOT on my Vit.

    My Close friend Busha got stabbed to death in his car a few months ago & I Still miss him.
  5. Simian


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 8,117

    Location: Swindoniantown


    Settled into my New Job nicely
    Got More Responsibility in my Job
    Got a Pay Rise
    Welsh Bloke from 'Second Life' Dumped the Ex Wife
    Met a Nice Norwegian Girl
    Decided to Chill and go Stag for a year or so!.


    Wife Filed for Divorce
    Wife Left me for a Welsh Bloke from 'Second Life' who she'd never met
    Wife Met some Random Texan (yeah rite!!) on 'Second Life'
    Wife Screaming her Lungs out in the next room 'Playing/Performing' for her Texan over MSN
    Got Dumped by the Norwegian after a week and a half!.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2008
  6. Bes


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,221

    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton

    You kidding? How much did you win if you don't mind me asking?

    Gizza tenner ;)
  7. platypus


    Joined: Jul 25, 2003

    Posts: 38,980

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    There have been a few highs, notably potentially forging a musical career.

    The lows, or certainly significant low of recent times has been so utterly devastating it's not worth my time going into it.
  8. NickK


    Joined: Jan 13, 2003

    Posts: 18,432

    Italian ex GF (good fun but it wouldn't have worked in the long run)
    Holidays - snowboarding, ireland..
    Single for new years :D
    Met some nice girls

    Now know how to make my own beer!
    Too much work
    Single for new years.
    All friends have now settled down - so I no longer have a partner in crime!

    New Years resolutions
    Get fit - can run 5 miles currently with running club, need to get to faster and move up a group
    Look at Rock climbing again.
    Get a good gf - getting a litle tired of kicking tires tbh.
    Concentrate on building and maintaining the relationships I have and add some more :D
  9. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,989

    Location: Falling...


    My family and friends are healthy.
    2 cousins have just had babies and got married.
    Starting to make progress with my weightlifting, breached the 500kg mark and aiming for 600kg for next year.
    Started playing rugby again.
    Being single.
    Clearing a lot of debts.
    Getting stability and into a high level in my job.
    Moving into a new funky flat.
    Going on holiday with some of my best friends.


    Hit a really low patch in my life and struggled to punch through it and it's cost me a lot more than I realised.
    Being single.
    Getting a dent in the back of the car.
    Still having debts to clear.
    Working too long hours.
    Flatmate wanting to move in with his girlfriend.
  10. krooton


    Joined: May 9, 2004

    Posts: 25,743

    Location: Leafy outskirts of London


    Holiday to SA for the first time since I moved to the UK (6 years) and seeing my family and friends.
    Microlighting up the coast at sunset whilst there.
    Getting engaged.
    Making 3 amazing new friends.
    Career path at work being a reality.
    New 32" LCD tv.
    Still being able to be great friends with my ex.


    Cancelling engagement and breaking up with fiancee.
    Finally deciding to sort my debt out, meaning being skint for the next 5 years.
    Friend in SA passing away.
  11. Acrotomophilia


    Joined: Aug 29, 2005

    Posts: 15,270

  12. theNude

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 10, 2006

    Posts: 2,334

    got new job with better wage
    went on some nice holidays with my gf and friends
    celebrated my 7 year annversiry with my gf

    job is very stressfull
    gf dumped me just before christmas
    finding somwhere to live the 2 days before christmas is hard.
  13. Knubje


    Joined: Jun 5, 2008

    Posts: 6,234

    Location: Portsmouth/Fareham


    The guy is a well known troll. I'd be supprised if he has done any of the stuff he has posted.

    Quick small list:


    Leaving my old job (sucked due to management)
    Having friends at my old job also leave!
    Getting a new better paid awesome job
    Family and Friends in good health
    Passing motorbike license
    Getting a motorbike
    Got a newer car (upgrade, nothing special)
    GF still puts up with me :D
    Quit Warcraft!!
    Going great on saving for a house deposit!
    GTA4 released on PC


    Paying more tax
    Haven't been keeping up with good friends as much as I should have :(
    Been more responsible and grown up ;)
    Still stuck at home with 'rents
    Getting older
    No holiday "away" due to saving etc. (Can't have it all).
    GTA4 runs like a **** on my machine :(

    In all honesty I can't think of many bad things to happen this year. It's been an awesome year for me and most of my family.

    My New Years resolutions are to see my mates more and to start working on a new qualification (MCSE, etc).
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2008
  14. camels5

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 9, 2007

    Posts: 1,139

    Location: lowestoft

    Am doing a job I love
    Children are all settled at work, college and school
    Children and rest of family all healthy
    not claiming income support anymore.

    money worries
    lonely somtimes
    and always bloody cold!
  15. ScarySquirrel


    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 23,535

    Location: South East


    Doing well in my job
    Mum sold her house in France and is moving back home next year
    GTA IV finally got released


    My Dad died
    Not really sure what I want to do with my life
  16. G|mp


    Joined: Mar 10, 2004

    Posts: 27,454

    You missed one ;)
  17. verbal

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 17, 2006

    Posts: 1,189

    Location: Manchester, UK


    Saved up a decent amount of money and was given some too.
    Made an on/off relationship into a serious one and v happy with it.
    Almost quit my job without getting another one lined up but didn't.


    Didn't do the CCNA course I planned to.
    Didn't learn to speak German like I planned to.
    Only went out to clubs about 3 times in the whole year.
  18. The Big T

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 9, 2003

    Posts: 2,461

    Location: Wakefield

    Good : Started to see my kids again

    Bad : the rest of the year.

    They can take back 2008 for me
  19. Mark M


    Joined: Jan 6, 2006

    Posts: 3,110

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne


    Qualified as an accountant after 5 years of hard work
    Got my house fully decorated and looking fantastic
    Im going out with the most amazing woman in the world
    Im going out with the second most amazing woman in the world
    Got a brand new Audi
    Making decent money

    Pressure at work is unbelievable
    Dating 2 women!
  20. R.O.S.S.I


    Joined: Nov 16, 2002

    Posts: 10,386

    Location: The Moon

    Graduating from Uni
    Having an amazing holiday in Ibiza
    Working at a Summer school
    Finally getting a proper full time job
    Starting my own club brand
    Going out clubbing lots with my pals
    Meeting loads of new people at work and socially

    Still stuck at home with parentals
    Unable to buy my own decks as I still live at home! (sux)
    Lack of girlfriend material for the moment.
    Not having much money due to no proper job
    Not keeping in touch with some friends as much as I should!