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Aug. 24, 2012, 5:31 p.m.
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I f%^ing hate this year, for the most part.

Aug. 24, 2012, 5:31 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002

Cons and Pros for 2012

Aunt dying from cancer
Cousin dying from cancer (she's 29)
My dad's dog died

I got a new job!
I got a new kitten!
I went to Nanaimo for the first time since '07!

Hug a logger, you'll never go back to trees

Aug. 24, 2012, 5:32 p.m.
Posts: 11969
Joined: June 4, 2008

Don't worry, reversion to the mean is always around the corner.

Aug. 24, 2012, 6:02 p.m.
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Joined: June 14, 2008

I feel as if I am about to enter the age of aquarius and being flooded with enlightenment as I level up.

Well not really…and being on the verge of ww3 kinda sucks.

Aug. 24, 2012, 7:39 p.m.
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Dad passed away
Mother in Law passed away
Cramped up 2 miles from the end of Gran Fondo

20 days of skiing
trip to Sedona
killed it at Lake Chelan Century
Warranty replacement for 2008 Remedy 8 is my new 2011 Remedy 9
114 days of cycling so far
Almost ready to kill it in 2012 Gran Fondo
upcoming trip to Bend in October
upcoming trip to Maui in November
Had a nice talk with Nelson last weekend.
I'm liking 2012 a lot. Glad things are going your way too.

Aug. 24, 2012, 7:59 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 14, 2005

New house

5th year married

Despite the best efforts of homicidal Ontarian drivers not taken out by car yet

First CX bike since 2006

Incredibly dry year which equalled lots of riding

Gabi asked daddy to get her real running shoes and start taking her trail running more.

Disturbing change of attitude in parents… any alien abductions reported in Shaughnnessey?

Aug. 24, 2012, 8:29 p.m.
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Joined: May 27, 2008

This has been a stressful but good year. New baby, just learned my job in time to move to a new job, got a fantastic experience in Hawaii this summer, promotion (includes pay raise), and hopefully next month I'll take my career on an entirely new track that I didn't even think about a few months ago. It'll mean a lot of time in Northern Alberta, but I get a year long course in SoCal or England first. Now if I can only get the wife back on the bike after the baby…

Being cheap is OK. Being a clueless sanctimonious condescending douchebag is just Vlad's MO.

Aug. 24, 2012, 9:03 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

i should add that not ALL of 2012 so far has been bad:

- i have my health.
- i've lost approx 12lbs so far and i'm in the best riding shape i've ever been (and i'm pretty frackin old lol).
- i've been riding way more than usual and have enjoyed every minute of it, sometimes i think that's the only thing holding me together.
- and i've just found a new riding partner and will hopefully start pushing myself again (need someone to call 911)
- and i love where i live

Aug. 24, 2012, 10:11 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 11, 2003

2012 is good. I'm still not dead. That makes me happy.

Aug. 24, 2012, 10:13 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 23, 2003

no complaints worth mentioning….

Aug. 24, 2012, 10:47 p.m.
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Joined: April 10, 2005

If you look at the big picture and realize we are so lucky to live in the best province in the best country in the world, we all got it good. Plus we get to bike in places known the world over. Most things are good for me. The only bad thing is my uncle is dying of cancer. He's not expected to make it thru the summer.

Thread killer

Aug. 25, 2012, 2:38 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

If 2012 is bad, it would have sucked big time to have lived in the 1939 to 1945 years.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Aug. 25, 2012, 4:13 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 27, 2003

Let's see my 2012:

I was named Tianjin EF teacher of the year for the second year in a row. (EF is the name of the company I work for)

I quit working at EF.

Nobody close to me died.

I Met and shacked up with my future ex-wife.

My sister and mother both got jobs in China.

I got a drivers license. I Have driven my fiance's golf twice and hated every minute of it.

I am registered in Athabasca university's online program. I will be starting towards a degree in commerce in October and I have enough money to graduate debt free.

Basically I'll always remember 2012 as the year I became a real person.

Aug. 25, 2012, 5:24 a.m.
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Basically I'll always remember 2012 as the year I became a real person.

so you're giving up the fixie?

congrats on the other stuff too!

Aug. 25, 2012, 5:42 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 27, 2003

so you're giving up the fixie?

to hell with that..

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