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Title: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on October 15, 2011, 12:22:01 am
Well, I thought that since we already have two threads to complain about your problems, I thought we should also have a thread to celebrate your victories! Big or small, write about your achievements, fortunate occurrences, and things that you're happy about here.

Yesterday I threw some milk and marmalade into a sauce pan and it turned into orange-flavoured toffee! Sweet!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Crazen on October 15, 2011, 01:37:49 am
I Dated a Dancer! Hah!

Here that Zack from middle school? I bet you never dated a dancer huh? you and your stupid hair! and stupider face!

....um, sorry.


But yea, for real!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Mr. Wizard on October 15, 2011, 03:20:20 am
I danced with my grandparents at their 50th anniversary party :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on October 15, 2011, 06:38:09 am
I've been directed by a National Theatre director who called my acting 'superbly judged'.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Kaizer on October 15, 2011, 07:49:26 am
I'm a recovering alchoholic!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 15, 2011, 09:04:58 am
I've gone from a 0.67 approximate GPA in 8th Grade to a B-Average student in high school! Huzzah!
...man why can't my victory be  cool like you guys' :P
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Celdur on October 15, 2011, 09:32:23 am
nice idea for a topic. i woke up before 12 today, woo.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on October 15, 2011, 10:09:02 am
I got a girlfriend! A GEEK GIRLFRIEND!

So yeah, yay. :)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Uroboros on October 15, 2011, 10:12:24 am
I bought a box of chocolate mints, discovered there was a promotion going, entered the code online, and got £2 off Dead Rising 2 : Off The Clock... when the store I was going to buy it from was out of stock. This also led me to find a pretty cheap (new) copy of Deus Ex : Human Revolution, which I bought for my brother because he's been working some terrible work hours lately.   

Success? \o/
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on October 15, 2011, 10:45:31 am
I found a diamond on my kitchen floor this morning.  Now I have to figure out if it's real.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Uroboros on October 15, 2011, 12:39:12 pm
Likely source : Sleep deprived glass of water gettage, broken glass, forget to sweep up all the pieces.
Although you may have really impressed a ghost who lives in your house, and now he/she's proposing. Be very careful if you accept!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 15, 2011, 02:37:21 pm
I'm a recovering alchoholic!

Aren't you like... 16?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on October 15, 2011, 03:07:35 pm
Please, I can tell the difference between a cut diamond and a piece of broken glass.  I can also clumsily drop the diamond and lose it in the carpet...
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on October 15, 2011, 05:16:10 pm
I'm a recovering alchoholic!

Aren't you like... 16?

If he goes to meetings he can be an alcoholic. If he doesn't go to meetings he is a recovering drunk.

-Lego
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Kaizer on October 15, 2011, 05:49:57 pm
I'm a recovering alchoholic!

Aren't you like... 16?

........19............. >.>
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 15, 2011, 05:54:34 pm
I moved out of my place and settled in without a single broken or missing item. It went perfectly.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on October 16, 2011, 04:15:54 pm
I moved out of my place and settled in without a single broken or missing item. It went perfectly.

Nice.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on October 16, 2011, 05:52:14 pm
I'm financially eligible for ODSP, so when I get on it I can start living my life. (which involves moving downtown to an apartment, getting a job, and staying away from my brother)

I love Canada. :3
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gnoll on October 17, 2011, 05:27:26 pm
I finally beat Final Cave!

Well, on to Misery, the Doctor, and the Undead Core!

Oh, and I finally got a bit better at drawing, and I'm drawing more from life now, so there's that.

Finally, my school's team won our first It's Academic match in years! We're going to the playoffs!

But enough about me, let's get back to you guys!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Kaizer on October 17, 2011, 05:41:43 pm
undead core is a joke compared to ballos

you will tear your hair out over him but its a triumph to be remembered
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on October 17, 2011, 05:45:42 pm
I'm going to homecoming! Something I thought I'd never do.

Granted, it's with a group of friends instead of a date, but still. A dance.

I feel like a preteen girl right now- my thoughts are sort of going "eeee a dance that girl you like will be there flip-floppy stomach activate big goofy grin activate"
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 17, 2011, 05:48:19 pm
Sadie Hawkins is a whore.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: GroxGlitch on October 17, 2011, 06:03:31 pm
I'm going to homecoming! Something I thought I'd never do.

Granted, it's with a group of friends instead of a date, but still. A dance.

I feel like a preteen girl right now- my thoughts are sort of going "eeee a dance that girl you like will be there flip-floppy stomach activate big goofy grin activate"
[jealousy]Man, you have friends to go to homecoming with?[/jealousy]
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on October 17, 2011, 06:48:48 pm
I'm going to homecoming! Something I thought I'd never do.

Granted, it's with a group of friends instead of a date, but still. A dance.

I feel like a preteen girl right now- my thoughts are sort of going "eeee a dance that girl you like will be there flip-floppy stomach activate big goofy grin activate"

Ahhh homecoming. Good times, goooooood times.

Get your grind on bro.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 17, 2011, 06:58:46 pm
Don't get VD.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on October 17, 2011, 09:31:03 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9MRlAAr6BQ.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on December 06, 2012, 02:29:26 am
The other night, I cut my hair. Last night, I went to a party and talked to some of the guys I liked. Both are things I could previously only imagine doing.

My parents never let me cut my hair short, and I had decided to just forget about it, think that maybe they are right, maybe long hair suits me better. But it's what I always wanted to do and I didn't care if I could've failed. Sure I hesitated. But to me it was a really important thing to do.

It is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all. And fail I did not. But even if I had, well, I'm not afraid anymore. Even when I talked to those guys, well, no magic happened, but I am just so glad I did it!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 06, 2012, 07:11:32 am
*thumbs up*

Sounds like you're doing things right.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: LadyM on December 06, 2012, 07:48:13 am
It's good to learn to be fearless at a younger age. Don't give your power away, cut your hair, talk to the boys, see the sights and live your life. Experience things and enjoy the journey. Each thing you do that overcomes a fear empowers you more to keep going. As women we need that.

Keep trying and doing and living!! You go girl!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 06, 2012, 09:17:32 am
GD's back, and it sounds like she has another self-help book to sell!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on December 06, 2012, 10:46:43 am
Oh yeah! I think I did pretty well writing one for martyk today.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on December 06, 2012, 05:12:07 pm
Coolio!

Short hair suits your face, I think.

Glad to know you're doing well.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on December 07, 2012, 02:46:30 pm
You're not dead? Are you officially back or just visiting?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on December 08, 2012, 12:17:21 am
We'll see. Also, stop changing your names, guys - like, who are these people. It's like walking into a room full of old friends who've had plastic surgery.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Flisch on December 08, 2012, 05:47:50 am
We'll see. Also, stop changing your names, guys - like, who are these people. It's like walking into a room full of old friends who've had plastic surgery.
Yeah, gosh, I hate it when that happens.



And it happens ALL the time, mirite?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on December 08, 2012, 07:38:26 am
The point is it never happens and it shouldn't because if it did it'd be somewhat terrifying and intensely awkward.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 09, 2012, 03:56:07 pm
Agree x1000.

Don't change your name unless it's a theme day. Or unless you really really want to and are willing to put it to a community vote that you'll promise to stick to.


Hm... actually that sounds like fun. I may do that. Would you guys be down? (serious)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on December 09, 2012, 04:08:00 pm
I recognize people by their avatars, usually, and if I don't recognize that, THEN I go to the name.

So if you want to change your name, go for it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 09, 2012, 04:11:07 pm
See, avatar changing is what bugs me.

Look at my avatar. It never changes. Get like me.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on December 09, 2012, 07:06:12 pm
... what
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on December 10, 2012, 02:08:26 am
Pat, I'd be down if we get to change your name to something stupendously idiotic.

P€ni$fcuker1995$$
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 10, 2012, 05:07:49 am
I would favour Fat****33
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Flisch on December 10, 2012, 05:58:30 am
See, avatar changing is what bugs me.

Look at my avatar. It never changes. Get like me.
Or stick to a theme, like me.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 10, 2012, 06:15:53 am
Pat, I'd be down if we get to change your name to something stupendously idiotic.

P€ni$fcuker1995$$

I would favour Fat****33

Is there a way to combine these?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Didero on December 10, 2012, 07:07:51 am
Sure.

****199533
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gungnir on December 10, 2012, 07:39:32 am
I've changed my username to CuddleBunny in most places. This board is a notable exception.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 10, 2012, 07:47:33 am
Weird.

I go by Lt. CuddleBunny some places.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on December 10, 2012, 08:00:40 am
So you outrank the Gungan?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 10, 2012, 08:20:29 am
Nah. It's just a title.

Like "doctor".
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gec on December 10, 2012, 09:33:13 am
I'd say just rename yourself to ****
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: LadyM on December 10, 2012, 12:59:34 pm
Easy on the name changes and getting around the filters, we're still a "family friendly" forum.

*reminder*
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on December 10, 2012, 01:05:07 pm
Has anyone here actually graduated university?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on December 10, 2012, 01:46:16 pm
I think Inkling has a political science degree, and /lurk has some kind of real science degree.

Physics, I believe.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on December 10, 2012, 02:09:55 pm
I think Didero has a degree in the fake sciences, too.  Or at least he's very close.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 10, 2012, 02:13:07 pm
Pretty sure they call it economics.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: martyk on December 10, 2012, 02:18:02 pm
Has anyone here actually graduated university?

Get back to me on that in 4 months.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on December 10, 2012, 02:47:56 pm
Does an associates degree count? :P
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 10, 2012, 02:50:25 pm
Are you making money and being productive?

You could shoot pornos and sell pot for all I care.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on December 10, 2012, 04:18:45 pm
I'm in junior year of highschool.

I would like to go into software development, specifically programming, but I don't really think that's feasible anymore.

I'm not really sure what I want to do that will let me live comfortably. Programming is really the only thing where what I like to do and what I'm good at intersect, but I'm not sure it's economically viable right now.

Engineering also interests me, but I would have no idea where to start.

I've got a few years to figure it out I guess.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: martyk on December 10, 2012, 04:34:58 pm
I'm not really sure what I want to do that will let me live comfortably. Programming is really the only thing where what I like to do and what I'm good at intersect, but I'm not sure it's economically viable right now.

From what I've been hearing over the last few years from talking to people in the industry, programming is immensely economically viable.  Good programmers are in huge demand, and that demand is set to continue going up.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 10, 2012, 04:40:47 pm
I wanna go for psychology!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on December 10, 2012, 04:42:32 pm
I used to want to program, programmed through high school and realized I couldn't spend my life just typing out algorithms and tearing my hair out looking for minute logic errors.

Getting a business degree in Accounting and Info Systems instead; if I can't program I will just run the department full of programmers.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on December 10, 2012, 04:44:24 pm
snip snop

Uh...

Oh.

Cool, I guess.

I probably should've known this, in hindsight. (http://www1.salary.com/Programmer-I-Salary.html)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Kitkat on December 10, 2012, 04:59:54 pm
I do believe that I am once again the youngest person on this forum. (16)

BUT FOR A PERSONAL TRIUMPH: I am keeping up on schoolwork for the first time this year, hooray. And working on projects that have been put off for years in a few cases.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: GroxGlitch on December 10, 2012, 05:07:33 pm
Nope, I've got 14 days to go until my 16th birthday, making me 15, and thus the youngest regular.
 :-\
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on December 11, 2012, 12:44:21 am
Yeah, Rys, seriously, what gave you that impression? Over here, programming is considered one of the few "safe" choices. There's a reason it's short for €$¥£Programming£¥$€.

I'm a freshman computer science student, s'great! JOIN US.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Didero on December 11, 2012, 03:43:46 am
I think Didero has a degree in the fake sciences, too.  Or at least he's very close.
Ayup, it's been Didero, BSc for a few months now. (The 'BS' part means it's Economics :P)
And with a little luck and hard work, I'll have my Master's degree come Spring.
After that I'll actually have to start being useful >_>
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 11, 2012, 05:11:06 am
After that I'll actually have to start being useful >_>

Not so! Get a PhD and go into full time academia. Never leave school. Never grow up. Never stop drinking!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on December 11, 2012, 05:25:41 am
That's right. Whereas Sam, I'm sure, took the opposing route of leaving school, never growing up, and never stopping drinking.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 11, 2012, 06:22:54 am
I've got a D.F.A. in The Simpsons.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Didero on December 11, 2012, 06:58:51 am
After that I'll actually have to start being useful >_>

Not so! Get a PhD and go into full time academia. Never leave school. Never grow up. Never stop drinking!
My oldest brother is doing that. The PhD, I mean. The latter not so much, he's turning into a grown-up far too quickly, and he only drinks the occasional beer.
Whereas I'm pretty good at not growing up. (The drinking, not so much).
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on December 11, 2012, 02:29:03 pm
Got my first university offer!

AAB for Exeter in English and Classical Studies!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Detoxicated on December 12, 2012, 06:18:40 am
I had a triumphant summer with a nice road trip, and a girl who now runs with me... so I can't complain!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 12, 2012, 02:31:33 pm
This is going to be unrelated to most people, but over the summer I became an authorized SCA armored fighter in two styles and fought in the SCA's largest battles at pennsic as well as the novice tourney...I'm proud of it.

The short of it is, an SCA armored fighter wears hardened leather or metal armor in key places for protection, they battle with weapons made out of rattan, the fights are not scripted, its real. And the blows hurt, they leave bruises at times. In fact a strike has to be hard enough that if you wear weapon and armor were of that era that it would actually cause damage, otherwise its a light hit.

Its not LARPing, and its not reenactments. Its the real deal and its amazing.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Doctor Z on December 12, 2012, 05:28:46 pm
So like... Kendo?

Disclaimer: I have never seen Kendo performed. I have no idea what I'm talking abutt.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gorman Conall on December 12, 2012, 06:20:24 pm
So like... Kendo?

Disclaimer: I have never seen Kendo performed. I have no idea what I'm talking abutt.

Fair comparison, Kendo sticks are like our weapons. But the SCA is more..brutal I guess? Kendo armor is a lot like fencing gear. Our weapons are rattan which is the wood wiqer furniture is made out of, its weighty, heavy and packs a punch. Buts its not as solid as say, a baseball bat. A blow to the head without a helmet would still likely kill you or cause severe damage.

Here's some heavy combat, battles and tourneys.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCVQrYFYWi0
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Raz on December 12, 2012, 10:16:04 pm
I'd rather have what martial arts training I have than have to have a set of armor and sword on hand at all times :P
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on December 16, 2012, 02:53:54 am
I'm actually Irish, but whatever.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on December 16, 2012, 03:35:36 am
Tesla, I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 16, 2012, 04:23:31 pm
That feel when I met a cute Doctor Who fan / psychonaut who is attractive and British.

Pretty sure it's more like this...

(http://i.imgur.com/zNBbl.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 17, 2012, 09:31:29 am
That feel when I met a cute Doctor Who fan / psychonaut who is attractive and British.


I'm actually not a psychonaut but whatever.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: MetallicDragon on December 17, 2012, 10:18:24 am
I finished my last final for my last semester of college a few days ago. Now I just gotta find a job and be an adult!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on December 17, 2012, 10:26:33 am
Good luck! :)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 17, 2012, 10:29:00 am
Line starts back there. :P

All the best to you, man! I hope you get something in the field you want and that makes you happy.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on December 17, 2012, 12:05:33 pm
Well, getting a job isn't that hard. It's getting a career that's difficult. Still working on that myself, and I graduated four years ago.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on July 24, 2014, 12:29:01 pm
Welp, I am now officially a part of PwCs Risk Assurance team and will have a full time job as an associate after I finish grad school.

Glad you guys have been around and I'm not sure I'd be the same person without having you guys to bounce off my stupid ideas and ever changing hopes. And the games rps discussions and everything else.

Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 24, 2014, 01:20:46 pm
I'll tell you the same thing I tell everyone that gets a job with even minor influence on the lives of normal people.

Watch out for the little guy and be a good person. We need you.

Don't be greedy and remember that what you do impacts real individuals. People are the only thing that will ever matter, nothing else.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Kishmond on July 31, 2014, 03:18:59 pm
I have an awesome job lined up as well. It doesn't really affect normal people though.
What is even more awesome is that I just learned that the old couple I'll be renting a room from is letting me stay for free.

I keep wondering if something terrible is about to happen to make up for these great opportunities that come my way.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on July 31, 2014, 03:41:38 pm
Haha it's backlogged karma coming back to help you all at once.

Congrats man that's awesome, free room, neat job, cool
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on August 01, 2014, 12:29:44 pm
I had that feeling once. Then eventually things did go terribly wrong. But it may have been partly because I was expecting things to go wrong. Or maybe I didn't expect it enough. But if bad **** happens, it just means things are bound to get up again, so don't worry about it.

...

Until then, try to keep up the good strike. ;)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: operaghost21 on August 07, 2014, 01:44:33 pm
In a picture-sharing mood today! I was gonna share these in Random Images, but I noticed this thread and it's stuff I'm proud of, so it seemed appropriate!

After my friend got me into Gundam, he also got me into Gunpla (Gundam Plastic...models? I don't get Japanese portmanteaus). They're not perfect, but I put these bad boys together all by myself.
(http://i59.tinypic.com/a14nib.jpg)
(http://i62.tinypic.com/9ulrtk.jpg)


Also, I got some little army men, and I dunno, on a whim I decided to do a little customizing. Captain America is my favorite Marvel hero, so it seemed like a good match. Also the box, I used the box my new cell phone came in. I tried to black out part of the name, so it would like...classified stuff. Anyway, I'm happy with how it all turned out.  ;D
(http://i58.tinypic.com/5bnxar.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/35lrn7d.jpg)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 07, 2014, 01:56:23 pm
I used to do plastic model making when I was younger. Did buildings and airplanes and boats.

These are awesome!! Keep up with this hobby, it is a lot of fun. I wanna get back into it now. :o
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on August 07, 2014, 04:20:12 pm
Wow, awesome, Opera! I salute you. Tiny fingers are hard as **** to paint, I remember when I used to paint D&D figures.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: operaghost21 on August 08, 2014, 07:17:03 am
Don't give me painting credit! The only thing I painted was the pink beam saber! They come colored. I'm terrified to actually paint them.  :-[ That little Captain America is basically my level of painting talent right now.

But hey, that's part of why I love them; don't need to paint if you don't want to, don't need glue (but it helps), and then when you're done you've got an action figure with great articulation.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on February 05, 2015, 05:14:49 pm
Govt's giving me $$$$ back

Aww yeee
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 27, 2015, 02:49:09 am
I wrote a play that drama society are putting on in less than two weeks. After doing at my university, we've been invited to perform it at York Uni.

Add that to the Prose module going well, spending Wednesday afternoon discussing a sitcom pilot in a pub and being asked by a media teacher to write something for the university's media magazine, I'm finally starting to feel like a writer, and that I'm not just saying it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 27, 2015, 06:50:16 am
You wrote a play!? That's awesome!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 27, 2015, 11:23:46 am
Thanks. I'm pretty proud of it. It's based on an old Russian fairy tale (The Fire Bird), and elements from a bunch of other Russian tales like Baba Yaga, and making the original story more magical and less repetitive.

It was going to be a devised piece with the youth theatre back home in summer 2016 or 2017, but the society president and director liked my description of the story so told me to write it in a couple of weeks.

Though when I'm director next year I'm not leaving as late as we did. Get it all sorted over the summer.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on February 27, 2015, 03:06:56 pm
Well, I'm impressed.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on February 28, 2015, 03:03:16 am
That's cool!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 01, 2015, 01:18:28 am
So last night I won third place in a friendly dance competition. Super pleased because all I really wanted to do was get through to the final and I ended up placing. There may well be a video at some point.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on March 01, 2015, 01:23:43 am
Being a ****ing winner tends to do wonders for depression.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 01, 2015, 08:27:20 am
Having a physical outlet does a great deal in helping depression of any type.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 01, 2015, 08:35:39 am
if you're feeling down, punch a bee
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 01, 2015, 11:29:25 am
But all the bees are frozen.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Galactic-Voyager on March 01, 2015, 12:12:17 pm
Nearly escaping death From a Black hole by using a wormhole to transfer me to the Kiop System. I also traded gold for half the price i normally got while i was in the kiop system. Ahhhh good times... gooood timmmmesss.

Deal with it.  8)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on March 01, 2015, 12:20:24 pm
You have an imagination,I'll give you that.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 01, 2015, 03:36:53 pm
There should be some proper photos of the competition at some point soon but in the mean time here's an action shot of my back someone took (I'm number 57 in case you don't know what the back of my head looks like): 

(http://i.imgur.com/wsT9eTv.jpg)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 01, 2015, 03:38:35 pm
Oh my.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on March 01, 2015, 07:14:37 pm
mmmm sexay
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 04, 2015, 06:03:32 pm
kisged a gir l
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on March 04, 2015, 06:06:46 pm
Nice.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on March 04, 2015, 09:12:11 pm
kisged a gir l
Bruh.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 04, 2015, 10:12:19 pm
Did you like it?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 05, 2015, 02:14:38 pm
i mean yeah
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 06, 2015, 05:14:36 pm
she said she thinks she more than just likes me

being a teenager and doing relationships is weird
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 06, 2015, 05:17:56 pm
i had trouble parsing that sentence
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 06, 2015, 05:24:21 pm
i had trouble writing it

sorry i know it's weird but us kids are very finnicky about these things and we have insistent terminology
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 06, 2015, 05:26:19 pm
you fool teens make me sick with your sticky feelings, get outta town !
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 06, 2015, 05:30:53 pm
it'll be a cold day in hell before i stop wearing 3d glasses all the time and loitering
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 06, 2015, 05:54:18 pm
Lemmie lay some knowledge on you, Slinky.

Be honest with each other and just say what you feel.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 06, 2015, 05:56:27 pm
Thanks Pat, I appreciate it.

You know I kinda grew up with you guys and I still kinda am so thanks for bein' willing to help.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 06, 2015, 06:41:52 pm
Don't do drugs, stay in school, drink your milk.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 06, 2015, 06:47:24 pm
stay in school, don't do drugs, eat your teeth
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on March 06, 2015, 08:07:31 pm
Drink milk.

Think milk.

Eat milk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WkRy9FOnWQ
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on March 07, 2015, 01:31:36 am
she said she thinks she more than just likes me

being a teenager and doing relationships is weird

OK, in my experience, the next thing to do is something borderline illegal and creepy, like burn a message in weed killer outside her class room or watch her from outside her bedroom window. At least according to rom-coms and tumblr posts.

No but seriously listen to Pat.

Because you know what is weird? Young adult relationships. Not quite teenagers, not all of the responsibilities of being an adult. Long distance relationships not working because he's an immature druggie (and kinda one the first friends I made here). Two house mates wanting to hook-up but not wanting to 's*** where you sleep', whatever that means. Drunk friend loving her ex, sober friend hating her ex with good reason.

Relish these simple days while you can Slinky. Go down stairs, not alone, but in a pair. Make a wonderful sound. And everyone will know it's a Slinky.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 07, 2015, 02:31:54 am
Yeah, real talk Slinky. This stuff doesn't go away.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 07, 2015, 08:04:10 am
Well, so far nothing has gone wrong, so...
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on March 07, 2015, 09:32:34 am
Long distance relationships not working because he's an immature druggie.

Hey that's my situation except I'm the immature druggie!

Kind of, seriously though long distance is lame. But I don't mind it too much since I also enjoy being alone. Weird
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 07, 2015, 04:19:21 pm
If anyone needs help with the long distance thing, my girlfriend and I are doing the close proximity long distance thing.

She's an hour away but it's still distance and it still means we only really get weekends. It's tough but it can work if you and your partner are committed. As in, tied together and thrown into a soft room for the rest of your lives.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on March 07, 2015, 07:06:11 pm
Kinky.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 07, 2015, 09:41:58 pm
I'd like to give helpful advice here but I don't have much to draw on.

Don't do dumb things.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on March 08, 2015, 04:29:04 am
Hey that's my situation except I'm the immature druggie!

Kind of, seriously though long distance is lame. But I don't mind it too much since I also enjoy being alone. Weird

Remember, this was UK long distance, which is more along the lines of Pat's situation.

I've had to deal with his much closer exes as well, which work out about as well.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 08, 2015, 07:46:25 am
Really, if there's distance greater than a five minute drive, it's really not much different than having the person living on the other side of the world. You still get to see them incredibly infrequently and your friends that have their partner nearby simply don't get the different kind of hassles you go through. I speak of my coworkers who don't get the commuting I do and all that jazz.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on March 16, 2015, 03:26:17 pm
What a week. Probably a good thing GS was down, or I'd be spamming this thread.

YSJ Drama Soc are some of the most amazing people I've ever worked with. Despite work, essays and a whole lot of other things, we pulled together and made a fantastic show, one of the most successful in recent years.

On Friday/Saturday morning I hit a bit of a low point - we lost three of our cast for the show at York Uni, and we wouldn't have tech on Sunday. So I spent Saturday worrying, because York and Edinburgh were so good, and we're just messing about. Thank goodness dad was up at 8:15 on Saturday morning to get me out of bed.

But one minute into our play on Saturday, and the audience were laughing. They were reacting to my script! We had to split in two for Sunday morning, but everyone could not wait to see the conclusion. And the praise they gave me when I told them I wrote it! My favourite reaction was when a talking doll's head gets ripped off by an evil witch, and I could hear from backstage: "Oh no!"

York Uni were great hosts and were super friendly. Here's hoping we keep working together in future.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 16, 2015, 03:53:36 pm
Congrats, man! It's got to feel amazing to have people love something you wrote! :D :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on March 16, 2015, 05:58:32 pm
Wow congrats man! How cool!

Shoot people here are doing all kinds of exciting stuff!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 16, 2015, 07:28:44 pm
right? i just had my first child
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 17, 2015, 04:09:43 am
Today I got confused between Tuesday and Wednesday and forgot to go to my morning lecture.

Oh wait that's not a triumph that's the behaviour of an underslept idiot.  :(
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 17, 2015, 07:01:10 am
Sounds like every day at college for me.

"What's today? Something dumb. Sleep."
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 17, 2015, 08:50:18 am
NOOOO. I want to go to my lectures! It was just a terrible dumb mistake!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on March 17, 2015, 11:45:09 am
NOOOO. I want to go to my lectures! It was just a terrible dumb mistake!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctr9ZfeyvXg
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 17, 2015, 12:21:53 pm
How dare you use my own gifs against me.

(http://i.imgur.com/UfFfqmB.png)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 17, 2015, 02:06:06 pm
He did it the newfangled way the youngsters do it and posted a youtube.

He didn't cramp your style. The man pathetically imitated it.

(http://i.imgur.com/kGViSZH.jpg)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 17, 2015, 03:10:59 pm
Yeah Sam. Unlike him, you're part of a special club, with its own rings.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 17, 2015, 03:24:48 pm
you want a personal triumph?

THIS DAY IS ALL ABOUT ME

hows that for triumph
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 17, 2015, 03:39:57 pm
Not quite, boyo.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 05, 2015, 04:09:02 am
Today I cooked rice. For the first time ever. In a microwave oven.

I almost feel like a real cook.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 05, 2015, 07:26:53 am
Haha that's awesome

Do they not sell rice cookers in Scandinavia?

That's a real question...
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 05, 2015, 08:32:13 am
I had never heard of rice cookers until I has a Chinese roommate. At least they are not common.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 05, 2015, 08:16:58 pm
Cooking rice in the microwave is a treat.

Reheating rice in the microwave is a feat.

The secret is to cover the dish in a wet paper towel to lock in the steam. Microwaves are very misunderstood and often overlooked as a useful tool in cooking. Lots of people simply see it as a quick way to do stuff or the thing that kills good food. But if you pulse the microwave in increments of 20-40 seconds and don't run it full bore on your food for a minute or two, you can really do some amazing things with it. As well, it's a good device to help start things that are going to be put into an oven.

Very misunderstood kitchen tool.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Pixxel on April 16, 2015, 12:26:29 pm
If you cut the ends of an onion and microwave it for 30 seconds you wont cry when cutting it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 16, 2015, 04:05:50 pm
Pixxel cutting onions is the only time I can actually allow myself to experience crying don't take that away from me.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 17, 2015, 05:18:10 am
Cut them underwater.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 18, 2015, 12:55:48 am
In the ocean.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on April 19, 2015, 02:50:19 pm
On Ganymede. (https://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/nasa-s-hubble-observations-suggest-underground-ocean-on-jupiters-largest-moon)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 06, 2015, 05:27:50 pm
So I posted a few pieces of art on reddit a week or so back, and the frontman of a pop punk band called Parasite Diet (https://www.facebook.com/parasitediet) messaged me to commission a tshirt design. Never done art for money before, and like, the guy approached me. That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on May 06, 2015, 05:54:01 pm
whoa that's awesome, draw my butt
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 06, 2015, 06:22:44 pm
mail me $200
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on May 06, 2015, 07:18:02 pm
done
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 06, 2015, 08:00:30 pm
where'd you get USD in Europe

I'VE SEEN RIGHT THROUGH YOUR RUSE YOU FOOL
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 06, 2015, 08:07:51 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/125EaTS.jpg)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 07, 2015, 01:09:54 am
Make sure you get a contract Slinky. Keep copies of all correspondence between you and this guy, that includes saving screenshots of any back and forth you had on reddit.

Don't want to put you off but you hear a lot of bad stories about people commissioning stuff from freelancers and then jerking them around. Don't want to have to go on Judge Judy to get your 900 dollery doos.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on May 07, 2015, 08:53:13 am
where'd you get USD in Europe

I'VE SEEN RIGHT THROUGH YOUR RUSE YOU FOOL

I sent you €177.28. Good luck finding someone who'll convert euros to dollars in the US, idiot!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on May 07, 2015, 09:31:04 am
Man the Euro has been wicked cheap lately. When my mom went to Spain a month ago it was like $1.04 when she was buying it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on May 07, 2015, 11:06:57 am
I sent you €177.28. Good luck finding someone who'll convert euros to dollars in the US, idiot!

Plenty of places are more than happy to convert it and take a healthy slice for themselves.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 07, 2015, 08:39:26 pm
Personal triumph: $56 richer, lining up another commission soon :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on May 11, 2015, 09:43:30 am
Graduated with my Masters and have moved to Seattle!

Woooooooooooooooooooop!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 11, 2015, 02:19:01 pm
NICE
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on May 11, 2015, 03:14:57 pm
Congrats dood
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on May 16, 2015, 02:30:53 am
2 5000 word portfolios done in a week.

2500 words in 12 hours yesterday.

Used the words 'animated horse penis' and quoted Community in one of them.

What an odd life I lead.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on May 16, 2015, 04:05:33 am
These accomplishments are getting too serious, so I just have to share my achievements.

I've slept in five different locations in the past 48 hours. On the university's sofa, on a lawn outside the university, on the bus, on a beach near my house, and in my bed.

I ran into my crush two days in a row after months of not seeing him. He told me where he'd be today. I actually saw a picture of him on Facebook in that location. The event still lasts for 6 hours.

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT
DUN DUN DUUNN
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: operaghost21 on May 29, 2015, 01:03:37 pm
Ooh, I have a triumph! Well, I guess it's more of a general accomplishment but this seems like a good enough place to share it.

Having become a pretty big fan of Gundam in the past year I've also gotten into gunpla (Gundam plastic model kits). Anyway, the gunpla community on reddit is having a contest/competition, and I finally finished my entry! It's a custom model. First time I've painted a model, or custom-built parts or anything (which annoys me that, even though it's my first time doing this stuff, I'm entered in the advanced category instead of beginner, because these are advanced techiques and the criteria goes by techniques instead of something that makes sense like experience. Sorry, just a gripe). Anyway, even though I'm sure I won't win I'm super happy I did it.

The suit my model is based on:
(http://i61.tinypic.com/kbc6u1.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3WSWNyt.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/oDmxP07.jpg)
The shoulder cannon actually rotates up and down!  ;D
(http://i.imgur.com/72NBmld.jpg)
Comparing mine to what it would basically look like out of the box (with no painting, etc)
(http://i.imgur.com/29iOORf.jpg)(http://i.imgur.com/XTJYbm6.jpg)

Full album of work-in-progress pictures here, if anyone's interested: http://imgur.com/a/KR7oC (http://imgur.com/a/KR7oC)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on May 29, 2015, 05:11:45 pm
Damn dog good luck! Looks great to me!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 29, 2015, 07:00:55 pm
That is some cooooool stuff man.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 29, 2015, 07:18:15 pm
Awesome! Used to be really into making models and stuff when I was younger. Makes me want to do it again.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on May 30, 2015, 02:04:58 am
A story I've written (http://2015.neutralmagazine.com/article/the-other-you/) has been published in the university's annual media magazine.

Pretty good end to second year.

No, I didn't choose any of the pictures. That was some third year design students.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 30, 2015, 07:09:30 am
That's a cool story :) Was that a shout-out to Marty in there?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on May 30, 2015, 01:55:04 pm
There's a lot of references in there. There was supposed to be a Firefly reference for one but they used my first draft for whatever reason.

By that I'm asking what you're referring to. It could well be subconscious.

Also looking pretty cool opera.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on May 30, 2015, 08:12:51 pm
Canadian video game designer :P
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on May 31, 2015, 01:17:05 am
I got my worthless college degree in the mail. The paper is nice though.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 31, 2015, 08:53:49 am
Still haven't gotten around to that. :x

Don't really want to. Feel used and abused by college.

How did you manage to finish?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on June 04, 2015, 09:56:59 pm
I abandoned all aspirations for future education and professions and beelined through the classes that would get me a degree with the fewest number of courses.

I had 80% of my Astronomy degree finished by the end of my sophomore year. I wanted to go into biochemistry, and got through biology and organic chemistry, but then SUDDENLY DEPRESSION.

So I just dragged myself through the last couple of astronomical-jokes-of-courses to get my expensive piece of useless paper.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on June 08, 2015, 03:31:04 pm
Ever have your ears get stopped up from a cold/sinus infection?  Ever finally have your ears pop days later?  It's a very good feeling.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on July 06, 2015, 12:24:06 pm
I once got shaving cream in my ear which congealed with earwax to plug it.

It was maddening hearing out of one ear for some four days. It felt good to get it out.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on July 06, 2015, 12:41:52 pm
Oh man, I have a similar recurring problem with my earwax plugging up an ear for some time. The longest I've ever had it was maybe twelve hours and that SUCKED, I can't imagine having it for four days.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 06, 2015, 12:55:12 pm
Hold your nose and blow.

But don't do it unless you have to. It's not the best thing for your sinuses. But sometimes it doesn't work. Had lots of ear infections as a kid and also as recently as last year had a blockage. The relief is indeed great.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on July 06, 2015, 01:25:38 pm
Doesn't work, at least for me. It's not an eardrum thing, I don't think.

Luckily it only happens if I sleep on one side with my head tilted wrong or stick my finger in my ear wrong, so I can at least avoid it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on July 28, 2015, 06:07:46 am
Yay! As some of you may know, I taught an IT class last spring at our university. In the end, I was totally stressed out and concerned of how it went, especially after I berated another IT teacher on Facebook.

I thought for sure this is the end of it all, but they just specifically asked me to hold a few lectures! I'm so happy!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on July 28, 2015, 06:19:50 am
Congrats, GD. Nice to hear some good news.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Cobra on July 28, 2015, 02:41:16 pm
My ears close up when I get a cold I can often open them up easy enough but it happens when it 1st happened once I almost had to go home from work as I became deaf when it happened to both at once (I was able to open them up again though.)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 21, 2015, 10:09:46 am
Some good news! Starting training at a new job today after an excellent interview two days ago.

Was starting to get a little worried about the lack of responses. Would like to propose sometime in the moderate future, but no job or underemployment tends to make that difficult.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on August 21, 2015, 10:41:14 pm
Congrats!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on August 22, 2015, 10:27:32 am
Nice! What's the work?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 22, 2015, 07:01:42 pm
GameStop! So it's a good fit.

They just shook up the district and needed all new people to help elevate it. That's what I did for BestBuy, so they were thrilled to have me on.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Mr. Wizard on August 23, 2015, 05:51:15 am
Congratulations Pat! I too got a new job! *highfive*

(http://i.imgur.com/QtogO70.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on August 23, 2015, 07:24:42 am
sounds like everything is coming up millhouse
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 23, 2015, 07:28:53 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M67E9mpwBpM
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on August 24, 2015, 11:37:03 pm
I have officially passed all four of my CPA exams. I am now eligible to become a Certified Public Accountant. Woop
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on August 25, 2015, 03:12:22 am
I'm going to be the graphics design boss in a university play.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Kaizer on August 25, 2015, 05:17:35 am
Man everybody has their cool degrees and neato jobs


I'm just over here in my warehouse.....lifting boxes aaaaaall night


But seriously I really hope I manage to get a waste management job soon or I finally stabilize my financial status to be able to use my excess time to learn a trade,
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on August 25, 2015, 09:07:01 am
I'm going to be the graphics design boss in a university play.

A very important job!

I hate designing things.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: martyk on August 26, 2015, 08:52:36 am
It's been a busy, busy two years, but we've finally made it.  Runbow's out tomorrow, and the review embargo has lifted today to great scores across the board.  Tomorrow morning I'll be at Nintendo of America HQ in Seatle for a meet and greet before heading off to PAX Prime to showcase the game.

2 years ago I hadn't even met the rest of the 13AM Games team yet.  Today people are saying that Runbow is one of the most fun Wii U games out this year.

After 10+ years of working my way towards this, it feels good to finally be here.

(http://i.imgur.com/MEmiYoZ.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on August 26, 2015, 09:21:11 am
Congrats boy. You done did it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on August 26, 2015, 09:48:34 am
Congrats dude!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on August 26, 2015, 10:00:36 am
Yay! That's so exciting how awesome! I work for Nintendo's auditors! I really want to be on that team.

Anyway, Yay! Congratulations I hope you continue to have successes!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on August 26, 2015, 12:29:31 pm
I hope the studio you end up working at has a floor with an environment suitable to cetaceans.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on August 26, 2015, 12:58:41 pm
Man I'm happy for you, marty!

YOU GO!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on September 01, 2015, 01:36:48 pm
YEAH MARTY!! :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Pixxel on November 12, 2015, 03:37:15 am
Just saw that my bachelor diploma have been confirmed and sent.

I am now officially a bachelor in Information Systems Sciences. :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on December 20, 2015, 07:09:35 pm
I made it to the finals in my fantasy football league
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 20, 2015, 11:12:52 pm
Awesome!

What's the prize?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on December 21, 2015, 02:23:30 pm
Like $200 for the winner, nothing big but still, fantasy football's a bitch
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 21, 2015, 02:29:46 pm
D&D for jocks!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: dndfreak on December 21, 2015, 03:55:25 pm
I cast magic missile into the quarterback.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 21, 2015, 04:18:15 pm
*rolls*

Seven. Your attack misses and hits the cornerback.

(http://i.imgur.com/LWDBFTn.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: /lurk on December 21, 2015, 04:25:31 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/xi2TZrg.gif)

Magic Missile doesn't use attack rolls.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 21, 2015, 04:33:30 pm
He's right Pat. What are you, some sort of different kind of nerd???
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 21, 2015, 05:19:26 pm
Lurk and Sam, is there a problem?

Is something wrong?

Are the two of you okay?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 23, 2015, 07:27:52 am
Let me consult the hurt feelings table...

I'm "Ass-fuddled" for three rounds. -4 to composure roles and I take two emotional wounds.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: dndfreak on December 23, 2015, 09:40:09 am
The damage might be temporary, but it still hurts.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Cyst on December 23, 2015, 05:38:51 pm
I've been on hormones for almost 8 months, and I have visible breasts now ^.^ so excite I am so proud of my bubs, even if they are itty bitty.

Sorry, is that an appropriate personal triumph?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 23, 2015, 06:12:48 pm
Sorry, is that an appropriate personal triumph?

(http://i.imgur.com/37JJwKR.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: dndfreak on December 23, 2015, 06:39:08 pm
It's more on topic than anything I'm posting, so you and your breasticles are acceptable far as I'm concerned.

This is where I'd say something about my own achievements, if I had any.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on December 23, 2015, 06:49:23 pm
mazel tov on the breasts!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Cyst on December 23, 2015, 07:18:41 pm
Sorry, I've just been v excite of them ^.^ Thanks for having me~
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on December 23, 2015, 07:24:35 pm
Congrats, Cyst!
It's absolutely an appropriate triumph to post about, and I hope things continue going well for you!  :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on December 24, 2015, 07:55:22 pm
yeah me too dude, way to go :)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: dndfreak on December 24, 2015, 08:23:14 pm
I've reconnected tonight with an old friend and romance I haven't seen in five years after she was forcibly removed from my life, and it looks like we might be picking up right where we left off. I consider this a triumph on a few levels.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 24, 2015, 09:30:26 pm
:D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Rysworld on June 01, 2016, 03:45:27 pm
I'm down to 217 lbs! That's fifteen-and-a-half stone, or 98.4 kilos, for Europeans.

I've been hovering between 220-230 for a while now, with occasional bumps up to the low 230s. I'm decently tall, but that's still hovering on the edge of obesity. Recently I decided to try and lose weight.

I think this is the first time I've been below 220 in something like a year. Making progress.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 01, 2016, 04:05:20 pm
Neat!

Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on June 01, 2016, 04:57:54 pm
Awesome work, man! Keep it up!

That's not easy to do.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on June 01, 2016, 05:02:36 pm
Keep going!

Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on June 01, 2016, 06:38:59 pm
Good luck! I went 220 -> 165 sophomore year of college. It was amazing. Changes everything. Congrats man keep it up!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Cyst on June 02, 2016, 12:08:37 pm
I'm having my first interview tomorrow afternoon. I'm pretty excited, even if I'll only be stocking for a grocery store on the graveyard shift. Hell, I think I'm most excited because of those conditions.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on June 02, 2016, 12:16:11 pm
Love late night work.

Good luck!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 13, 2016, 02:14:33 am
Just got my results for the last semester, including my dissertation, and it's A, A, A+. Oooooh yeah.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on June 13, 2016, 04:32:37 am
Congratulations!

I got my last result on Friday. A 2:1 for my dissertation, and a First on both my last two modules. I haven't don't the exact math, but I'm pretty sure I've passed my entire course with a First.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 13, 2016, 04:47:25 am
Nice!

This result actually bumped my average up to a first even though I did poorly (by my usual standard, a 2.2 and a very low 2.1) because I was taking those modules while also incredibly stressed out by the shenanigans of the loveable scamps at Student Finance (Haha, **** all of them). I can still retake the modules because the uni accepted mitigating circumstances but it feels so good knowing I'm getting the best grade possible even with those two not so good results on there.   
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on June 14, 2016, 02:05:42 pm
Congrats!

Today, I just heard I got a job offer in a landscape architecture office. I'm starting tomorrow.

Sent precisely one job application this spring, to that one office. They chose someone else, but got a cancellation. I was planning to send more applications by autumn.

Well, mother****ers, this my first job in the field of my major!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on June 14, 2016, 02:33:06 pm
Good for you GD!  :D That's awesome!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on June 14, 2016, 02:53:45 pm
I hope it goes well for you, dude. You deserve it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Yokto on June 14, 2016, 03:44:13 pm
Congrats GD!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on June 14, 2016, 04:43:13 pm
Aww, thanks, guys!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on June 14, 2016, 04:55:10 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/UBPw7UP.gif)(http://i.imgur.com/3g281o0.gif)(http://i.imgur.com/UBPw7UP.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on June 14, 2016, 07:13:52 pm
Aw man.  I can't compete with Pat's post, but congrats!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on June 15, 2016, 11:40:48 pm
Yeah, awesome! Thanks, guys!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on June 17, 2016, 08:28:03 am
I got an overall first in my course, to repeat Sam it feels great knowing I got the best grade possible.

suck it mother****ers
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on June 17, 2016, 10:58:31 am
No thanks.  I'm happy for you, but not that happy.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on June 17, 2016, 04:45:59 pm
nerd


congrats!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Kishmond on June 29, 2016, 06:37:01 pm
I think this can go here too.  :)
I'm getting married in 51 days!

Picture here. (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=2966.msg902014#msg902014)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on June 29, 2016, 07:53:01 pm
The lady and I gotta get down to a court house and get married up. We just keep forgetting to do it.

Maybe doing a actual wedding would be a good way to make us do it. :U
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on June 29, 2016, 11:51:52 pm
Congrats Kishmond. May you have many happy years together, and may they be distributed equally among the "just ok" years and not all at the beginning.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 30, 2016, 12:13:54 am
My personal triumph is remembering the URL to the board after all these years.

'Sup guys? It's been a while.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on June 30, 2016, 03:57:53 am
'sup.

And congrats Kish!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on June 30, 2016, 07:17:06 am
My personal triumph is remembering the URL to the board after all these years.

'Sup guys? It's been a while.

Not much! Glad to see you around again. Been trying to collect up old members that have vanished.

If you wanna play a game or whatever, let someone know! You have us on Steam? Shoot, you must be almost 20 now, right?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 30, 2016, 08:50:13 am
Not much! Glad to see you around again. Been trying to collect up old members that have vanished.

If you wanna play a game or whatever, let someone know! You have us on Steam? Shoot, you must be almost 20 now, right?

Yup, 20 in December. It's terrifying, I first joined up here when I was 11.

The only people I have added on Steam from here are you and Legodragon so I'll have to add the rest.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Legodragonxp on June 30, 2016, 06:33:31 pm
Wait,wait, wait... I Okayed you? ....

...


.... how was drunk I?

-Lego :)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on June 30, 2016, 06:38:18 pm
Hahahahhahaaaaa
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: GroxGlitch on June 30, 2016, 07:28:06 pm
Wait,wait, wait... I Okayed you? ....

...


.... how was drunk I?

-Lego :)

Likely somewhere between "blackout" and "fun-filled trip to the emergency room", my money being on closer to the latter.

Poor liquor cabinet didn't know what hit it ;)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on July 08, 2016, 03:33:56 pm
Graduated with a First! Or going to in November, at least.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 08, 2016, 03:35:53 pm
Nice!

I want to feel happy for people getting good grades but a competitive part of my brain is worried other people getting a 1st dilutes the goodness of mine :Y
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on July 08, 2016, 04:53:21 pm
Well well well, look at us three. A trio of firsty boys are we?

What did you study Haseri?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on July 09, 2016, 12:59:35 am
Creative Writing and Media. You know, a really hard important subject that will definitely get me a job in the future.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 09, 2016, 03:23:10 am
Trying in School: The Topic
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on July 11, 2016, 05:53:21 pm
I got an extra 20 out of an ATM last week because two bills were stuck together.

That about covers my 2016 triumphs.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on July 11, 2016, 11:10:11 pm
Legitimately, that's pretty rare. Those machines have mechanisms whose sole purpose is to prevent that from happening.

Good ****!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gungnir on August 08, 2016, 07:25:03 pm
So I don't really post on the boards much anymore, or really play games much aside from occasional tabletop sim or overwatch with some of you guys, but I figured I'd be excited here since most of my friends are on the other side of the country and I need to be somewhat joyful somewhere.

Anyway, I'm going to med school! Albeit it's in Poland, but the human body's the same in every country, and I need to do well on the exact same board exams and go through the same residency process in the US if I want to practice in the US, so if I can do that there's not really gonna be much greater question about qualifications.  So if everything goes perfectly, seven years from now I'll be a practicing physician. I'm also excited that I can finally start learning the stuff that I've always wanted to, instead of wasting time on general education requirements and coursework that's not relevant to my interest.

Also I always thought Eastern Europe was a kinda neat place, so I'm looking forward to living there for a few years.

Not gonna be much time for  games though. Maybe in two years once classes get less hectic.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on August 08, 2016, 08:08:30 pm
That's awesome Gungnir, congrats!  Know what kind of medicine you want to do yet?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gungnir on August 08, 2016, 08:48:28 pm
Not totally sure. Leaning towards internal medicine, maybe pulmonology. Definitely not surgery. But I hear most people change their minds once they get more hands on experience, so we'll see.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 09, 2016, 05:19:44 am
Being a doctor is a good hobby to get into if you want to support your Netrunner career.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Cobra on August 10, 2016, 06:37:42 pm
For those of you not on my Facebook to see the announcement here it is.

(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d34/Cobra9474/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb9c9tt2t.jpeg) (http://s32.photobucket.com/user/Cobra9474/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsb9c9tt2t.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on August 10, 2016, 06:57:51 pm
Baby #2, right?  Congrats!!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Cobra on August 10, 2016, 08:10:42 pm
Up Bianca is about to become a big sister.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on August 10, 2016, 08:27:47 pm
Cool! Congratulations!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 14, 2016, 03:26:29 am
Just got back from a week long dance camp in the south of France. The whole thing was awesome but one of my personal highlights was dancing with this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xrf4YfzHYN8

The majority of the time I dance as a leader (traditionally the man's role but in some dance styles people don't give a crap) but I learned to follow for a variety of reasons including the chance to dance with the lead instructors at events like this. Dancing with that guy was a rollercoaster and afterwards he said the dance was wonderful and that I was a really good follower. I had to go and sit down for a bit after that due to extreme giddiness.

Edit: Also mega-congrats Gugnir, I remember you talking about maybe going to med school in Poland. Good luck with your studies, and take the opportunity to drink a lot of Czech lager while you're in that general part of the world, it's the tits.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 14, 2016, 07:16:10 am
Czech lager

Was with you right until there.

Welcome back though. :3
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 14, 2016, 07:27:28 am
Pat, you no that no country in the world saves it's best for export. Even other Europoor countries don't get the best beer from the others so America is gonna be at the back of the queue. I'll respect your opinion on this when you have a beer in Prague with me :Y
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 14, 2016, 07:32:25 am
My opinion on beer: beer sucks and none of it tastes good.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 14, 2016, 07:52:34 am
Oh ok well if you're one of those then I won't try to persuade you to like beer. I mean, I don't like sambuca but I don't let that stop me from living a rich, full life.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on August 14, 2016, 08:06:06 am
My opinion on beer: beer sucks and none of it tastes good.

QFT
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 14, 2016, 08:28:57 am
haha

I'll enjoy a beer. But I can't get on board when people say they love the taste.

What taste? There is no taste. Yeah, there's flavor and depth within the seas of ****, but it's still a sea made of ****. So let's just stop pretending we're tasting 95% **** and 5% roasted, aged hops.

Now vodka? Vodka has flavor and depth.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on August 14, 2016, 08:30:11 am
My opinion on beer: beer sucks and none of it tastes good.

QFT

The few times I've gotten past the taste, the hours afterwards have consisted of intestinal agony. I think my taste buds were trying to tell me something: do not drink this poison.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 14, 2016, 10:13:03 am
Can we maybe agree that people like different things and strictly speaking most types of drinks people like probably don't *suck*? Not a massive fan of vodka outside of a cocktail but I don't go round telling people it's trash.

Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on August 14, 2016, 10:35:16 am
No, if your tastes in alcohol differ from mine you are an objectively bad person.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on August 14, 2016, 10:42:06 am
yeah, everyone knows inkling's tastes are the modern standard for alcoholic enjoyment
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on August 14, 2016, 11:05:57 am
yeah, everyone knows inkling's tastes are the modern standard for alcoholic enjoyment

Everyone who disagrees is literally Hitler :V



But I mean, if someone was insulting my taste in alcoholic beverages, I don't think I would mind. Because I know the **** I like is absolutely great. If someone doesn't agree, so what? More left for me, right?

but yeah, beer continues to suck balls
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 14, 2016, 11:06:29 am
Well yes, the Turkey Sandwich Martini is officially the best drink ever.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on August 14, 2016, 01:31:45 pm
The Turkey Sandwich Martini (Trademark Pending) (Work in Progress)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 14, 2016, 04:57:13 pm
yeah, everyone knows inkling's tastes are the modern standard for alcoholic enjoyment

Everyone who disagrees is literally Hitler :V

More people finally understand. This is why Ink is mayor of all the towns in Minecraft.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on August 14, 2016, 04:58:04 pm
The Turkey Sandwich Martini (Trademark Pending) (Work in Progress)
  • Triple Shot of Wild Turkey
  • Garnish with half a grilled cheese sandwich

Ink I just realise all you've invented there is tapas.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on August 14, 2016, 04:59:14 pm
No tomato soup, no deal.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Pixxel on October 09, 2016, 01:27:39 pm
Just finished the 1.0 version of my first real webapp project.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 09, 2016, 02:13:43 pm
Is it a waifu app?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Pixxel on October 10, 2016, 07:26:04 am
No, but I think I will steal that idea for the next one.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on October 10, 2016, 07:32:25 am
How would a waifu app work?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on October 10, 2016, 11:36:19 am
Got offered a full job at my internship. First career job (second real job after McDonalds for a summer) and I'm now a game developer. Cooly.  8)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on October 10, 2016, 12:23:28 pm
Awesome!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on October 10, 2016, 03:36:35 pm
now you can make all the maps you want
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on October 10, 2016, 03:38:14 pm
You know, years and years of talk about these maps that Tesla makes... I can't recall ever seeing one.

Can any of you?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on October 10, 2016, 03:53:34 pm
I have actually made a couple of maps, but I can't really remember at what point the map thing became specific to me. A while ago it was just a generic joke whenever someone on the forum started talking about how they were gonna make a game, everyone would clamour to "make the map."
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on October 10, 2016, 03:54:25 pm
Cool

What sort of game dev stuff are you goin to do?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on October 10, 2016, 04:04:09 pm
I do the code to make the games. What games? Can't say!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on October 10, 2016, 04:08:12 pm
Congrats dude!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on October 10, 2016, 04:21:18 pm
Map Simulator 2017  ;)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on October 10, 2016, 05:02:02 pm
In which a map comes to life and wrecks the county office of records.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on October 10, 2016, 06:47:50 pm
What studio, if you don't mind?

Like software engineer status or design?


Congrats man that's exciting stuff!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on October 11, 2016, 12:16:30 pm
Software engineer, I guess? I'm not sure if I have like, a formal title. Just coding guy.

And it's a small new studio with no published games, so I'm not gonna name it for fear of ending up in the first page of google. :P
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on November 17, 2016, 09:29:49 am
Finally graduated! Pictures to follow when I'm back at a computer. Presented by the Archbishop of York no less.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on November 17, 2016, 09:48:19 am
congrats!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 17, 2016, 04:20:09 pm
Oh yeah I'm graduating too woo yay cool
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on November 17, 2016, 05:08:16 pm
Wow cool!

I'm proud we have such an educated core group, that's fun. Hope you're all able to find some amount of success out there
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 18, 2016, 12:15:01 am
Yes Erops, it is good to be part of the liberal elite snobbos who will soon be washed away in a tide of populaist nationalism. First in your class, first against the wall.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on November 18, 2016, 01:19:28 am
i graduate in like 2 weeks too
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on November 18, 2016, 10:13:35 am
I'm almost starting my second semester of college so that's not as cool but hey at least i can play beer pong and live in squalor with the big boys now ;)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 18, 2016, 08:55:08 pm
Good ****! :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on November 22, 2016, 02:04:23 pm
I sold a short story I wrote to a podcast!
I am quite happy about this!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gungnir on November 22, 2016, 02:42:14 pm
Congrats man! That's super cool. Let us know when it's up so we/I can give it a listen.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 22, 2016, 02:42:53 pm
Oh so it was your story on this week's "Bad Short Stories the Authors Should Feel Bad About Podcast".

Haha just kidding, that's great. Which podcast is it?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 22, 2016, 05:31:22 pm
Turns out it actually is "Bad Short Stories the Authors Should Feel Bad About Podcast" and you're just a jerk.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on November 22, 2016, 10:16:42 pm
BSStASFBAP wouldn't take it, unfortunately.

I did get it into Pseudopod (http://pseudopod.org) however!
It'll be a while before it's up, but I'll let you know. Thanks!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on November 23, 2016, 09:37:44 am
Cool,what's  your short stories about?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on November 23, 2016, 10:45:42 am
I genuinely appreciate the question! But I'd prefer to keep details limited until it's online. I hope that's okay. I will say it's titled "Edgar." That's about it for now.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 23, 2016, 11:37:49 am
Authors, am I right guys??
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on November 28, 2016, 12:12:34 am
Dirty bastards! You can't trust a single one of them!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 28, 2016, 08:16:41 am
Boss asked me to stay longer today. I said no, clocked out, and left an hour early.

Good day.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Yokto on November 29, 2016, 12:26:49 pm
I have been asked to work longer at times. I have turned down the offer. Here we get compensated for overtime. I do not know how it is where you are. Generally people around here like working overtime (well some people) as they like the extra cash. I do not feel I need the extra cash and I think getting time off later is rather pointless.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 29, 2016, 03:32:45 pm
Here we get compensated for overtime.

(http://i.imgur.com/PhcWdXK.gif) (http://i.imgur.com/lrGvLZV.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on November 29, 2016, 04:06:59 pm
I get paid for overtime, but my overtime is also mandatory... I feel like this should be in the gripe chat... :\
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on November 29, 2016, 06:03:52 pm
Not a second over 28 hours a week, or else they'd have to treat me like an actual employee.  I hate this job so much, for so many reasons.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 29, 2016, 06:11:25 pm
Oh yeah, I love that one.

Can't keep you here too long, otherwise we owe you more pay and maybe benefits. Can't keep you here too briefly either, otherwise the company won't get benefits and tax credits for creating lots of jobs. Will keep you here just long enough so that having a second job would require you to stop living your life.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on November 29, 2016, 06:13:01 pm
Well.

If I open this cookie thing I can understand why small employees are hesitant, it cuts margins if you can barely sustain.

Buuuuuuuuuut, I am under the mind of if you can't afford to pay living wage to those you hire then the business isn't sustainable in the first place.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on November 29, 2016, 06:14:55 pm
Oh yeah there are definitely reasons why companies should behave the way they do given the way the laws are written and interpreted.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on December 05, 2016, 04:52:47 pm
So

Just quit my big 4 accounting gig to go start up a delivery cookie shop here in Seattle

Yup. This is where my life went. I'm excited. Terrified. Nervous. Pumped. Happy. Just a mixed bag of nonsense. Nuts.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on December 05, 2016, 04:55:04 pm
Do you deliver to Maine? :P
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gungnir on December 05, 2016, 04:57:20 pm
I have some friends who may or may not be moving to Seattle in the next year.

I'm certain I'll remember to remind them to go to order your cookies. Yes.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on December 05, 2016, 04:57:48 pm
Ohhhhh good luck!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on December 05, 2016, 05:10:19 pm
Ha I'd like to be coast to coast... baby steps.

Thanks for the support y'all, shout-out to Inkling for that little extra nudge that added into the go for it state of mind I needed
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 05, 2016, 05:22:20 pm
Did you find someone to help with your logo?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on December 05, 2016, 06:26:23 pm
Awesome Erops!  You can add the mixed bag of nonsense and nuts into the cookie dough!  Hoping for the best, I'll come get some cookies if I'm ever in Seattle.



Oh gosh oh geez what have I done?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on December 05, 2016, 08:29:14 pm
We do have someone doing work yeah, hopefully it turns out well I'll throw it up when we've settled one haha
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 05, 2016, 10:58:40 pm
Did delivery for a while. Let me know if you need any insights.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 06, 2016, 04:02:25 am
Did delivery for a while. Let me know if you need any insights.

Uh, yeah. Why is my pizza 12 seconds late??? I'm not paying for this.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 06, 2016, 06:48:45 am
Ma'am, because it is winter and you didn't shovel any of your walks and left your car parked at the end of your mile-long ice sheet of a driveway, forcing me to walk this thing the entire length. You may also notice it is no longer warm. All your fault. Amazing, I know.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 06, 2016, 07:19:27 am
Help, I'm calling the police.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on December 06, 2016, 07:25:30 am
Just back from graduation. After getting the robes and caps and stuff we all had to queue up and get told where in the hall to sit. Everyone in my course is getting put into the third or fourth rows. When it comes to me, they just point me towards the front and there's a seat with my name on it.

Turns out I had won some kind of gold medal and nobody had told me. :U
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on December 06, 2016, 07:31:27 am
Congrats!  :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on December 07, 2016, 10:02:28 pm
Today I managed to get up when the alarm clock went off at 7:30 am. Am not even tired. Sitting here sipping tea, feeling pretty good. I'm gonna get to my appointment on time, and I ain't even mad! Is this what productive people feel like?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on December 08, 2016, 08:59:27 am
GD, I've heard stories of such strange things happening, but always dismissed them as fairy tales.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 08, 2016, 09:00:26 am
alarm... clock...

The thing that lets me know I need to wake up in four hours?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 10, 2016, 07:57:06 am
Rickrolled all of my coworkers yesterday.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on December 10, 2016, 11:56:28 am
You monster.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on December 10, 2016, 12:44:09 pm
We're all proud of you, Pat.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 16, 2016, 12:39:33 am
Chick-Fil-A catered for the staff at work. Was cool!

Managed to make it home with the box of condiments. I've got at least five of every condiment they have. :3
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on December 16, 2016, 12:40:24 am
That's like a $3 value and a pita, nice
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 16, 2016, 12:43:23 am
No amount of money can compare to Chick-Fil-A sauce (like the actual sauce) and fries from McDonald's.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on December 16, 2016, 02:59:22 pm
Oh man, you hit the jackpot!  Try the new sriracha sauce, it's like their polynesian but I think better.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Pixxel on December 22, 2016, 02:07:44 am
Just got my visa. Moving to Japan in January.

Keikaku doori
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on December 22, 2016, 08:18:44 am
Pictures in front of a panty vending machine.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on December 22, 2016, 11:13:01 am
Yay Japan!

I finally changed my lamp today. I've only been putting it off for a month! I mean I had to change the whole system, and reconnect wires and everything. Thankfully I did not get electrocuted.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on December 23, 2016, 06:38:57 am
Just got my visa. Moving to Japan in January.

Keikaku doori

What a subarashi development.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gungnir on December 23, 2016, 12:42:53 pm
Yay Japan!

I finally changed my lamp today. I've only been putting it off for a month! I mean I had to change the whole system, and reconnect wires and everything. Thankfully I did not get electrocuted.

Yes! Fixing broken stuff is always a great feeling. Actually when stuff breaks, after the initial frustration/sadness/anger, I'm a bit excited to see if I can make a DIY project out of it (though I make no claims as to my competence when it comes to repair.)

I always found fiddling with electrical things to be a nice experience. During my brief stint with a fencing club, I was asked to fix some of the scoring equipment since I was the only one with soldering tools. It's relaxing. I've done the same for a few broken speakers and headphones, but nothing too far beyond splicing and soldering torn wires. When I was 15 I tried to replace a broken capacitor on a graphics card with one I got from RadioShack. I didn't know about tiny electronics soldering irons or decent technique and I ended up melting a bunch of nearby wires. Fun times, but I tell myself the thing was busted anyway so I don't feel /too/ bad.

It also helps that nothing I was working with was actually plugged in while I was working with it, so the risk element was removed.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on January 03, 2017, 01:46:29 pm
 Hey look were listed! Neat!  (https://g.co/kgs/2aD6F2)

Hopefully opening up shop in a few weeks!

I have no corporate job anymore.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on January 03, 2017, 03:25:36 pm
Awesome!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 03, 2017, 06:18:43 pm
Yay!

Don't be afraid to offer awesome peanut cookies. But be totes safe with them since they'll harm the allergic and also melt gingers.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on January 05, 2017, 10:43:40 am
I kind of refurnished my home, and now it's much cozier here.

I am capable of improving my living conditions. Sweet!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on January 05, 2017, 06:04:47 pm
Hey Pat, look out for when I hit 12345 posts in case I miss it.

Thanks.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 05, 2017, 09:27:12 pm
Aw crap the pressure!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 10, 2017, 07:20:03 am
Bitched out an Aunt that I absolutely hate for the very first time.

When I was a kid, she'd get hammered at family events and then tell me how she hated me and thought I was the worst of all the cousins. I hate this bitch. Feels good. My sis probably won't be too thrilled, but honestly... she's in the bubble of the rich side of the family (which bitch aunt is the ringleader of).
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on January 10, 2017, 08:41:39 am
Well, if she hated you anyway, what is there to lose!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 10, 2017, 01:52:24 pm
It's one of my dogs' birthday today, and we're putting the other one down!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 10, 2017, 05:03:33 pm
 8)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on January 20, 2017, 08:35:29 pm
whoooooo wheeeeeeeee

I think we're opening next week?

Depends on the electrician, but i mean, it sure seems like if they can get us going they can be done within the week, and then we're a go. Pretty nuts, I'm seriously anxious about it at. We were listed on Postmates as open temporarily and we got liek 5 orders in 2 hours so that was neat, it was like a wednesday mid-evening. That made us feel good. We got some like 30+ subscribers, so that's cool too. My gf's coporate friends all love the samples I've been supplying, so it seems like they might be a decent customer.

Idk. Things are going well, makes me nervous because I mean lets be real we have made $0 and spent a ton, so the sentiment is nice but I hope it's backed by sales once we open. I check google every day for competition and am terrified each time haha

Ah jeez. I think I am happy, it feels nice

please don't ruin my world mr. trump
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 20, 2017, 08:59:50 pm
How's the delivery stuff going? What's it like?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on January 20, 2017, 09:14:13 pm
Haven't even opened, so can't say for sure.

Onboarding those courier apps has been easy enough, but some close earlier then we do so who knows what will happen with those? Gonna be interesting. I'm nervous about it because of those unknowns

I should honest message these reps about it. Probably will do it tomorrow, can't really do business stuff in good faith right now

So, it's going as good as I can hope so far, still a lot of unknowns though, so might have issues in the future!

Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 21, 2017, 04:14:40 am
please don't ruin my world mr. trump

"Let me tell you about my DELICIOUS, Trump Presidential cookies. They're the biggest, sweetest, cookies. Look at that golden brown finish folks. Luxurious chocolate chips made with coacoa grown in AMERICA. Delivered to your door by the secret service. I take the cookies from the rich and corrupt and give them back to YOU, the people."
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 21, 2017, 05:02:49 am
How the heck did you manage to get funding? My friend and I tried to get a small business loan to start our own pizza shop a few years ago and we couldn't even get banks to look at us. Had a business plan, a location, and literally decades of experience between us (and goddam testimonials from our previous two shop bosses that also had two lifetimes of experience between them) and like I said, nobody wanted anything to do with us. Pizza shop in that location now is doing gangbusters and they don't even put the right kind of cheese on their pizza, so I'm not sure why we weren't good enough. ::)

Maybe I just need to get used to that.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 21, 2017, 05:10:25 am
My guess is probably because Erops is in Seattle/homerlaughing.gif, where people are used to giving hipsters money for businesses in the hope they'll be the next starbucks, and also the fact Erops worked some boring bean-counting money job for a few years beforehand, which lenders respect way more in terms of loan-giving than knowing how to make good pizza. Like, the very fact that there are so many crappy pizza places still in business is a pretty clear indicator that making good pizza is not the secret to making money out of pizza. 
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 21, 2017, 05:24:32 am
Like, the very fact that there are so many crappy pizza places still in business is a pretty clear indicator that making good pizza is not the secret to making money out of pizza.

Well that's certainly true. You're never gonna make big money in food service with a single location, you'll kill yourself. Seen it every. Damn. Time. But it would have been nice to have kept that group together. Maybe it wouldn't have made a million bucks, but it would have been a fun, sustainable job for a dozen people that had finally found something that clicked. We were the best team and everyone fit their jobs perfectly. The shop was very much a "Cheers" kind of place. Most of the regulars knew all the other regulars and it was good times.

But more to your point, Sam. I've seen shops change their recipe to one that is objectively better in every way. Better flavor, better smell, better appearance, and better ingredients and the customers left because it was "different" than what they were used to. Half of them wouldn't even try it, but it was different so the shop must be bad now gotta go elsewhere. Dumb dumb dumb. Customers have no idea what they want and barely even take the time to see what they're putting in their mouths. They're only in love with the idea of appearing to care.

(http://i.imgur.com/2mbFWmt.jpg)

Is pretty lame though. We'd have done great there. Knew most the customers in that area, too.

Banks, man. Don't fit the profile? Don't expect a loan.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 21, 2017, 05:58:52 am
Well, to play devil's advocate here, I don't really see what else the banks can do. They do ultimately have a responsibility to lend money wisely and only support ventures which are likely to stay afloat. After all it is other people's money they're doling out, not their own per se. Obviously it sucks if you're the outlier who happens to fall through the cracks of their profiling system but I would personally back a solid looking business venture provided by someone with a track record of working in business accounting over the same business proposed by someone who bakes fantastic pies.

You just gotta find your Erops Pat. Maybe when he hits the big time you can work for his franchise ;)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: /lurk on January 21, 2017, 09:56:10 am
please don't ruin my world mr. trump

(http://i.imgur.com/MY3dt0p.jpg)

"lmao enjoy global warming fag"
- Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States of America, at his inauguration.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on January 21, 2017, 10:31:50 am
How the heck did you manage to get funding?


Well, the strategy my partner and I are using hasn't required a ton of capitol up front. We're not really bakers at the end of the day, I'm a CPA, he's a marketer, we've both got graduate degrees, and we both have kitchen/restaurant experience on top of our monkey suit jobs. We've so far managed to keep expenditures under 40k. Of that, he and I have contributed probably about a third from our own pockets between us.

Honestly, and I hate to perpetuate the stereotype here, but we're connected is how we got the funds. He went to his mother and explained his situation and his desire to do this so she put up about another 1/3rd and I went to my aunt, uncle, mom and dad and presented them the pitch. My aunt and uncle agreed to support me with another 1/3rd, and my parents are in the wings for tertiary support over time or a lump sum in the coming months if I hold off. I'm very lucky to have had their support and keep them in the loop as best I can. The terms of their support are with interest, and they also demanded I drain my savings/401k/everything to put into the business (which I have done, so my functional cash is basically nill (actually I guess I'm now in credit card debt technically as I have to pay that down sparingly to keep cash for the biz...) as it all goes to this project), but it's much better than dealing with a bank which is why we both went to friends/family first.

A few of my buddies would've been down to buy in for some equity but we didn't end up needing to go that route as we're able to open for a relatively lower estimate than we'd expected (planned for a 100k start). Instead of buying all the cooking equipment we're renting a space at a big commissary kitchen that's suiting our needs well enough. We also found a cheap small location to set up and have had to do a bunch of renovation work on it over the last couple of months but it's turning in to a shop now so it seems like we might pull it off. We'll see :\



Pat, I am sorry your business plan was rejected by the banks/credit unions you'd visited, I wish they'd believed in you


And **** yeah i'd love to provide a job to anyone that I know that thinks they need/want it, I'd love to be in a position to help. Hopefully I can leverage this into something but too far out thinking we need to open first ffs
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on January 21, 2017, 12:11:58 pm
I may as well share my friend's pizza story since I think it was one of the things I told erops.  It started for him as a hobby.  He's from a family of foodies and they built a brick oven in his backyard as a birthday or housewarming gift.  Dude makes amazing pizzas.  So he got the idea of doing a food truck, sold pizzas on the weekend for a bit as a way to test interest/refine recipes.  They got the truck up and going and worked the local food truck scene for a few years.  The food truck angle seems to be popular because it's a lower startup cost than having a permanent location.  Also from what I've seen, food trucks tend to specialize.  Have a niche, a specific thing, and do just a few variations on that thing very well.  Which makes sense since it's such a limited space to work with in there.

They're in the process of opening up a permanent restaurant now.  I don't know their entire funding process, I know they raised some money through a kickstarter.  I hope it's a huge success, and I can't wait to try out the new place.  So his approach was to start small and work up.  He also knows a ton of people and is very well connected at a big church, so he had a huge pool of people to draw on who will go try the place at least once.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on January 21, 2017, 05:29:05 pm
So the secret is...

Trucks + Pizza + Religion + Pro-Business new president = Pizza on wheels eaten crust first with crispy crucifixes baked right into the dough.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on January 22, 2017, 06:50:39 am
(http://i.imgur.com/fCD2635.jpg)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on January 31, 2017, 12:09:46 pm
I got myself a tablet! Whee!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Yokto on January 31, 2017, 12:26:10 pm
Nice. What model? Is it a Wacom?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 31, 2017, 01:18:23 pm
gotta job finally
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Yokto on January 31, 2017, 01:23:14 pm
Congrats
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on January 31, 2017, 01:23:40 pm
gotta job finally

do what
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on January 31, 2017, 01:25:13 pm
gotta job finally

do what

bartender
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on January 31, 2017, 02:16:59 pm
Welcome to the noble profession of customer service, where your only outlet will be at a cheaper pub, complaining about the dregs of the Great British Public you had to serve today.

It's what gets me through the day. Evenings. Sometimes both.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on February 01, 2017, 07:02:44 am
Nice. What model? Is it a Wacom?

Nope, this one is a mobile tablet with an Android operating system. It has a pressure-sensitive pen, so it's also good for drawing, though! Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Yokto on February 01, 2017, 11:25:47 am
Cool! Your living in the future!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on February 02, 2017, 03:49:11 pm
Oh my gosh I think we got an exception and are going to get the electrical work done
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 03, 2017, 12:43:25 am
I'm moving into a new place tomorrow!

Am I feeling some amount trepidation because it was a spur-of-the-moment decision on Wednesday? Yes!

Am I worried that the landlady has a good reason to hike the rent up by £100 a month at the end of the contract because of a mistake by the letting agent? Yes!

Even with the reduction, is it a little too much over the budget, but everywhere cheaper was not fit for purpose? Yes!

Have I had or will I have any time at home to mull over this decision and get ready in an appropriate amount of time? No!

This is exciting though. Terrifying but exciting.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on February 03, 2017, 10:05:35 am
Oh neat, I hate the act of moving since moving stuff blows. But I do enjoy the end result of a new space, setup, and new way to just idk, live!

Excited for ya, hope it's up to snuff and you arrange it to feel like home!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Pixxel on February 08, 2017, 02:21:13 am
Just got a job, now I can live the dream of a Japanese salaryman and work myself to death for the company.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: /lurk on February 08, 2017, 02:49:55 am
sugoi~
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 08, 2017, 04:26:02 am
Just got a job, now I can live the dream of a Japanese salaryman and work myself to death for the company.

You're just in time for Varentines Day chocorates as well.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on February 08, 2017, 05:31:21 am
i just picked some random 30-min workout music cause usually my exercise things are some weak slow crap for 12 minutes because 3-four minute songs is all i could take
i lasted for around 26 minutes and am fried out of my ****ing brain but thats okay because it was challenging and my stamina is improving and i look and feel like hell and want to die

hngngngfflkdghgg
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 08, 2017, 09:11:51 am
Best workout regimen I had was using records. ~15 minutes per side. I'd work out non-stop on an activity for one side, take a break, then do something else for the other side. Change the albums and repeat.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on February 09, 2017, 09:02:46 am
Also I'm getting pretty okay making sauces now, milk+flour+butter ones anyway. I know there are lots of others.
Still even with a handful of other ingredients in that base you can do a lot. Cheese, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, vegetables, meats.

Last night I cooked a store-bought chicken cordon swiss, made a pot of rice, and had a bunch of scrappy broccoli bits leftover in my freezer bag.
I thought man, all that dust would make a good sauce if I could be bothered.
AND BOTHERED I COULD BE.
I made a pretty dang nice side of cream of broccoli over rice. So good.

I am a cooking.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on February 09, 2017, 09:11:07 am
Hey that's awesome :D Cooking is a really cool skill.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on February 09, 2017, 09:48:34 am
hey now slinky, don't make fun
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on February 09, 2017, 10:21:52 am
no legitimately though like, almost everyone appreciates someone who can cook well, the rewards of building the skill are edible, etc. just really cool. wish i could cook
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 09, 2017, 10:55:50 am
Well, buy some sort of beginner learn to cook cookbook and escape the wretched fate of most Americans.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 09, 2017, 02:14:22 pm
Or just read the back of the packets, a lot of things have suggested recipes.

What I'm doing is stealing recipe ideas from those food box websites (specifically HelloFresh and Blue Apron), as the recipes are free. As long as you reduce the complexity, in case you don't have a dozen prep bowls and access to specific ingredients.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on February 09, 2017, 02:47:12 pm
Yeah I've cooked before and it turns out fine, like I'm great at following instructions, but I can't just like, throw something together without instructions. That's what I mean. It's like being able to play music without sheet music. Like reading something and doing it correctly is impressive but having something come out nicely off the top of your head is the real skill
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 09, 2017, 03:35:03 pm
If you follow enough recipes and pay attention eventually you get an idea of what is possible and delicious with a given set of ingredients.

Like Gauph's example of making a basic white sauce, you can add a ton of stuff to that to make things.

Not a bad thing to learn anyway since it unlocks macaroni cheese and cauliflower cheese which are solid options.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on February 09, 2017, 03:43:54 pm
Or just throw random stuff together and never tell anyone about the failures.

Like my attempt to replace mince with lentils in spaghetti bolognaise. I shouldn't have added more water than came in the lentils.

But that's what learning is for.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on February 09, 2017, 04:35:24 pm
Yeah, dude. Like.. if you read/learn a few different recipes you can kind of wing it. You starts to see patterns and relationships and stuff.
I learned little bits and pieces here and there. You pick up other things along the way too. I'm not great but there are some dishes I've gotten down so good, dude.
Tuna casserole used to just be my mom's way: macaroni, sauce (usually a can of cream of mushroom), and cheese on top.
I've tried loads of stuff with those. Bacon bits on the top, bread crumbs (did doritos crumbs once and it was awesome), chopped onions/asparagus/more mushrooms, different cheeses like havarti or edam.

It's fun and it's one of my favorite hobbies. So it's pretty cool to be getting sauces down.
I'd like to learn how to bake. :u
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on February 09, 2017, 04:43:09 pm
oh on the subject of tuna casserole, try it with crushed up potato chips on top, that's how my mom used to do it and it's wildly unhealthy but good
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on February 09, 2017, 04:49:07 pm
I hear you can do the same with fried chicken, using crushed chips in a second coating of breading. :0
Don't have a good fryer though. Tried a ton of oil in a pot and it kind of sucks dong.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Pixxel on February 09, 2017, 05:50:09 pm
Fryers are fairly cheap now a days, you could probably get a small one for 20-30$
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 10, 2017, 05:48:23 am
All you really need to learn starting out is how to cook meat without punching it full of thermometer holes or otherwise turning it too often. The hardest thing is being able to "eyeball" something that has a narrow cook time/window. Most of everything else you can just figure out by reading the directions or a little common sense.

Beyond that, the true sign of a good chef is being able to coordinate dishes so everything finishes at about the same time and can be served up hot.

Once you can do that, you're off and having fun. Cooking is great because it is not an exact science, unlike baking. You can fudge this or substitute that or just try new stuff and you usually won't ruin things. Baking does not afford you this luxury, however.

Slinky, the best place to start for a beginner is on the grill. You've got Spring coming up soon, grab some burgers or maybe even some steaks, find a marinade (or not!), and get cooking. Grill is the best place to learn.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on February 10, 2017, 08:28:08 am
thanks man! when wisconsin thaws in six months, it'll be just in time to cook some stuff up 4th of July

Eyeballing meat is really hard. Sometimes I make steak with mushrooms and onions and the hardest part is not undercooking it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on February 10, 2017, 08:34:43 am
Health inspection today. Might straight up get to open this store tomorrow. O.o
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on February 10, 2017, 08:37:09 am
Oh **** dude good luck!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on February 10, 2017, 11:20:22 am
We got the green light we in the cookie biz
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 10, 2017, 12:11:56 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/Ml33IpA.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on February 11, 2017, 05:50:49 am
Congrats! I assume we're all getting free cookies?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on February 16, 2017, 09:22:00 pm
Haha **** dude you'd get free cookies and the opportunity for a under the table cash only below wage job!

Also

we published  now so that's fun!

http://www.wallyhood.org/2017/02/solution-late-night-munchie-problems/#gsc.tab=0
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 16, 2017, 10:32:43 pm
Awesome!! Keep up the good work, man. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysnwCUCLkX0
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on February 20, 2017, 05:14:19 pm
Finished our first week last night/morning.

We have 4.5 stars in 7 reviews on Yelp, 6 of which are legit, and we're 5/5 on google on 5 reviews, which is also neat. Lot of repeat customers in our first week, too, which has been validating on some level. Finally am going to have time to really determine where we are financially tomorrow since we're not opening then.

I like the new lifestyle, working 2pm-1am/3am 5 days a week at a shop I own isn't so bad, yet. I can't wait till we can hire someone though haha
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on February 20, 2017, 05:22:37 pm
Excellent!  You said you did a soft open, right?  That means you can do a big Grand Opening to draw in people later on?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on February 20, 2017, 05:27:31 pm
Meh kind of, we didn't put up much signage but we are announcing that we're open so we could still go all out but i dont really know what we'd do different? We gave away a bunch of chocolate chips was it pretty much
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on February 20, 2017, 05:35:50 pm
Marketing! An event is an excuse for lazy papers to write more about you and for you to put up more ads.  I dunno if it's worth it, it's just a thing I've seen plenty of stores do.  Soft open, then Grand Opening.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on February 20, 2017, 09:32:13 pm
Dude working at "the shop" is the best damn job ever. Have a fun time!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on February 21, 2017, 01:09:56 am
Oh yeah, like Ink said, Lazy papers.

Write the article for them and then send it to them. They'll probably publish it. If you don't feel too weird about it incorporate a human interest angle with your general health (maybe don't mention it's a digestive disorder) and your giving up of a corporate job to pursue THE AMERICAN DREAM.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 12, 2017, 07:01:09 pm
Went to the store looking to spend ten bucks. After tax I spent exactly ten bucks!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 26, 2017, 11:13:19 am
Been studying Spanish and Russian for a few months and I'm at the point where I can have a written conversation in Spanish with middling grammar and only need to look up a few bits of vocabulary a session. Yee
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on March 26, 2017, 11:59:31 am
Found my chromecast, thought it was lost forever like every piece of tech that goes missing.

Up yours, Murphy's Law.

EDIT: Hey Plank, kak esta vash pripadavatil de cada clase?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 26, 2017, 01:10:19 pm
EDIT: Hey Plank, kak esta vash pripadavatil de cada clase?


SOOOOOO ****ing dirty  ;-D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on March 26, 2017, 01:19:42 pm
Well we're averaging $1000/day gross revenue this week so that's been exciting
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 26, 2017, 03:11:37 pm
Holy crap. That seems amazing for such a new business. What percentage of that revenue do you think is coming direct from stoners?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on March 26, 2017, 03:47:05 pm
I'm reminded of something. Probably doesn't matter at all but maybe it'll help you somehow. I dunno. Just wanna tell a story.

So my dad helped some old friends of his run their pizza place. This was his on and off second job for nearly 20 years. The family running it were kinda lazy in general but having him around, being the workhorse he is, allowed them to become even lazier and completely lose focus.
(This is also the place that was kinda cheap and crappy a lot of the time so they didn't empty the dumpster out back; when my dad went to cram some trash into it he got pricked with a needle and contracted Hep. It's been 25 years and now he has cirrhosis and other health issues.)

So they went from making thousands, from individuals to large parties and catering, to making hundreds. From average to widely popular and then unpopular again. And there are tons of other completely average pizza joints in town. They had an edge with good recipes, good food, good promotions, and the occasional cooking experiments which resulted in some good stuff. All thanks entirely to my dad and his good work ethic and focus.

But they threw it all away because they were comfortable.


Glad to hear about your inspiring success. Keep at it and don't waste it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 26, 2017, 04:09:21 pm
God damn Gauph. A sober warning for us all. Lazy assballs can do one.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on March 26, 2017, 04:53:49 pm
Holy crap. That seems amazing for such a new business. What percentage of that revenue do you think is coming direct from stoners?

It's been pretty neat to see, validating at the least.

 We're beating our mock projections by basically a year at this point so we're gonna need to refocus. If anything this has lit a fire under me because now I feel like I truly have something that could be of value, and perhaps allow me to pivot into community involvement and local politics like city council. I'd say I've been lazy because I didn't feel like I'd proven this business to myself yet, but now I'm fearful it could be getting away from me because I wasn't proactive enough. Just gotta make the right moves from here


I'd say we probably get half from stones, lot of walk in drunks and just regular families, loners, all kinds of folk. I enjoy the day to day interactions with people who are becoming regulars and the constant work put in to ensure people leave here just a bit happier cause I think that leads to them coming back. Feels good when it's my store, I couldn't imagine an employee ever giving that kind of **** haha. I never would otherwise
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 26, 2017, 05:52:16 pm
Working in the shop is the best job!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 26, 2017, 06:54:50 pm
Awesome to hear it's going well!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 27, 2017, 10:04:47 am

EDIT: Hey Plank, kak esta vash pripadavatil de cada clase?

Write it in Cyrillic you western barbarian
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on March 27, 2017, 10:17:24 am
Well, half of that was Spanish, so I didn't bother reinstalling my Cyrillic keyboard.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 27, 2017, 10:52:03 am
That's what I hoped, otherwise I would have thought I was being taught Spanish wrong deliberately as a practical joke
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on March 27, 2017, 11:26:30 am
Of the four languages I've taken at least one course in (Spanish, German, Latin, Russian), Spanish is the most grammatically regular and easily readable tongue imho.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 27, 2017, 11:31:25 am
Yeah, it's got consistent rules and I only have problems with unfamiliar words, rather than word order. Most of the time I can understand the gist of what has been said even if my vocab isn't there.

I'm going to try to shoot for B1 by next year. Hopefully I can get fluent in Russian and Spanish by age 30, and maybe add a mystery third language (probably an Eastern European language) in by then.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 27, 2017, 11:45:40 am
What's B1?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on March 27, 2017, 12:02:28 pm
Thiamine
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 27, 2017, 12:44:11 pm
What's B1?

DELE B1 Certificate, i.e. the piece of paper from the government of Spain that says you're allowed to make paella. It's equivalent to passing school Spanish at 16 years old (whatever grade that is in the US). It ranges from A1 (you watched Dora the explorer) to C2 (Professor of Hispanic Linguistics).
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gungnir on March 29, 2017, 07:02:37 pm
Yeah, it's got consistent rules and I only have problems with unfamiliar words, rather than word order. Most of the time I can understand the gist of what has been said even if my vocab isn't there.

I'm going to try to shoot for B1 by next year. Hopefully I can get fluent in Russian and Spanish by age 30, and maybe add a mystery third language (probably an Eastern European language) in by then.

Join me. Learn polish. It's like Russian, but with shards of broken glass in your mouth.

Or Hungarian, if you feel like taking up an exercise in futility.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 30, 2017, 08:39:22 am
I got the internship I wanted! Take that, "this economy"! :U
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 30, 2017, 03:19:18 pm
Woo!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on March 30, 2017, 07:19:47 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/PqXs3Hr.jpg)

This is exactly what economics is like.

Source: A semester of macroeconomics in high school.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 30, 2017, 08:53:16 pm
I got the internship I wanted! Take that, "this economy"! :U

I know internships are good to gain experience, but working full time for free (and probably having to get income somewhere else) seems like a raw ****ing deal
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on March 30, 2017, 09:01:32 pm
Some internships are paid.  Dunno if Sam's is.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on March 30, 2017, 09:07:44 pm
Yeah also I shouldn't like take a dump on his parade anyway. Internships are still cool
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on March 30, 2017, 09:09:38 pm
Internships I've seen are more like unpaid labor that are sold as if they were ye olden apprenticeships.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 30, 2017, 09:41:35 pm
>indentured servitude
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 31, 2017, 01:14:25 am
Nice try haters. I'll be on 15 grand a year!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on March 31, 2017, 01:21:25 am
Congrats!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on March 31, 2017, 01:37:02 am
I got the internship I wanted! Take that, "this economy"! :U

I know internships are good to gain experience, but working full time for free (and probably having to get income somewhere else) seems like a raw ****ing deal

i got my job from an unpaid (well, 50 bucks a week) internship
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on March 31, 2017, 04:00:05 am
I would also like to celebrate my new job, but unfortunately I will hear on Monday whether I got it or not.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Plank of Wood on March 31, 2017, 04:24:42 am
I got the internship I wanted! Take that, "this economy"! :U


neato! What industry?

Yeah, it's got consistent rules and I only have problems with unfamiliar words, rather than word order. Most of the time I can understand the gist of what has been said even if my vocab isn't there.

I'm going to try to shoot for B1 by next year. Hopefully I can get fluent in Russian and Spanish by age 30, and maybe add a mystery third language (probably an Eastern European language) in by then.

Join me. Learn polish. It's like Russian, but with shards of broken glass in your mouth.

Or Hungarian, if you feel like taking up an exercise in futility.

Hungarian and Polish would be useful to me considering how often I plan on going to Eastern Europe/maybe working there. The Holy Grail is still Serbo-Croatian, though.

Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 31, 2017, 11:31:55 am
I got the internship I wanted! Take that, "this economy"! :U


neato! What industry?

Market research at my Uni.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 31, 2017, 11:52:31 am
Sam is now part of the problem. He cannot be trusted with any personal matters or private discussion.

He has been marked.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on March 31, 2017, 11:55:40 am
Well unless you're planning on attending an University in England I don't see what you'd have to worry about :Y

Also even then. Oh no your data might be used to make one particular higher education institution have slightly more pull among certain demographics than hundreds of others nationwide. Careful, I'm a shifty corporate tool!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Ultimatum on March 31, 2017, 12:14:30 pm
Sam is now part of the problem. He cannot be trusted with any personal matters or private discussion.

He has been marked.

Sam is forever marked,he must wander the Earth eternally until judgement day
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on March 31, 2017, 12:18:02 pm
May it arrive swiftly on the wings of justice.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on March 31, 2017, 11:04:21 pm
Got tired of my sliding glass door making true privacy almost impossible. Turned it into an art installation.

(http://i.imgur.com/CAuPM7W.jpg)

Looks ten times cooler when I have it closed and my standing lamp backlighting it.

Also I planted a garden today.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 01, 2017, 08:51:17 am
And tonight you'll be jackin' it in privacy!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 01, 2017, 09:23:54 pm
Like it's my job.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 02, 2017, 02:20:09 am
Broke $1500 today

...

:)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 02, 2017, 09:55:12 am
How has training and hiring been for new staff? What's the age range you're looking for?

Just curious. I like talking shop about shops. :3
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 02, 2017, 11:27:59 am
I haven't hired anyone, the only person we have is a part timer to help my partner in the kitchen space we're renting. At the store it's usually just me expect for about 3 hours on Friday and Saturday where my partner provides support if it gets too busy for me to handle myself.

Not looking at any particular age range considering the hours we ask for, not like I can be picky about who wants to give up their Friday and Saturday nights. Probably going to be putting out some sort of 8-12 hour posting with room for more as things continue but not sure I'd even get bites on such an odd amount of hours and schedule haha
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 03, 2017, 12:04:51 am
Awesome, Erops!  Hope it all keeps progressing this well, then we can talk franchising opportunities, haha.

A year or two ago in a slight delirium I was thinking about doing a cookie business.  My mom is well known for her sugar/shortbread cookies and has on occasion sold them and some cakes and stuff, I was thinking of starting with that recipe, possibly piggybacking on my buddy's pizza truck with pizza slice shaped cookies, and going from there.  Maybe I should just go do late night cookies, set up shop back home near the college campus.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 03, 2017, 12:33:13 am
Move to Seattle, high minimum wage, booming blue state economy, increasingly unaffordable rent and rising traffic woes! Sunny 30% of the year! Part time work is available!

Thanks man, appreciate the well wishes and you giving me a little prod, adds up!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 03, 2017, 07:14:06 am
not like I can be picky about who wants to give up their Friday and Saturday nights

Going through this issue right now with the kitchen. We don't pay enough. Plain and simple. And the company is only generous enough to give us "all the popcorn you can eat!"

The mall across the street starts people at 11 an hour, but we start at 7 and a quarter. Of course we get second-rate help. And the DM won't allow us to spend more, despite our proximity to the BIGGEST MALL IN THE COUNTRY. It's not like, you know... our location is some sort of ambassador for the company (my words) being in such close proximity to a massive international shopping district that people literally travel to from around the world JUST TO SHOP. Nah, not like we should offer a competitive wage so we can keep our place looking nice and also stocked with talented workers. No way that'd ever be a logical outcome. :U

Yeah man, take care of your peeps. Let them eat at least a half decent meal on your dime. The cream will rise to the top quickly and you'll have people there that want to see you succeed.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 03, 2017, 11:43:02 am
My new job is all but sealed. They informed me today they really want me, just awaiting confirmation from higher-ups. So yay, I guess I am not becoming a welfare bum who never leaves home after all.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 05, 2017, 04:19:54 am
Yeah, I'm starting next week. Doing landscape design and probably 3D modelling. So it's not some **** job, either.

You may congratulate me now. *awaits for applause*
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 05, 2017, 04:43:27 am
Yo GD I heard you like hunks so here's Hugh Jackman applauding your new job:

(http://i.imgur.com/TKN5R9b.gif)

Good job!  :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 05, 2017, 04:52:00 am
Aww yee
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Tesla on April 05, 2017, 05:04:57 am
congrats geed!!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 05, 2017, 07:44:07 am
If you need any practice, you can play Minecraft with me any time!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 05, 2017, 02:34:15 pm
(http://imgur.com/NY5OPT1.gif)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 06, 2017, 04:31:56 am
The other hunk was hotter. ;)

But nevertheless, just this past Christmas I was feeling like life is over, but now I've got a new job and also a date on Sunday! Everything just keeps getting better. Strange!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on April 06, 2017, 10:06:53 am
Ok but don't get bummed out if something goes wrong. Don't fall into the trap of thinking good things happening = happiness forever.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 06, 2017, 10:18:11 am
Ehh I'm sure some terrible **** is about to go down eventually. For example, with my new job, I have a huge lack of time to do my school work. I am looking forward to having absolutely no free time.

Honestly I'm really stressed, both about not having enough time study and the contents of the new job. The job entails using software I've never used before. They are aware of this at the job, but still it's stressful.

Also I dated that guy earlier, but decided it wasn't a match made in heaven. But I'm tired of being single, so let's give it another chance. Maybe he has learned better ways to act. I mean, at least he's kinda cute and successful in his life. Better than some other losers who have been into me.

Seriously I have no idea if these new good developments are going to end well at all. But hell, I was just about to run out of savings as the new job came along, so it happened at the perfect time. And I was JUST thinking about "okay, got a job, now needs boyfriend" when I randomly ran into this dude. So yeah. It SEEMS like everything is coming together perfectly, but I am very anxious nonetheless. Only time will tell.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Great Distance on April 06, 2017, 10:26:18 am
But yeah, at least now it feels like I'm living life instead of just hiding away at home. I mean, hiding away at home has its upsides, but it can also get quite dull. Whereas not hiding away can get quite stressful... it's forever a battle between being bored to death and being stressed to death. But yeah... I'd say things are looking better than at Christmas, when I was basically thinking of killing myself.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 07, 2017, 02:54:39 am
Longest time ever spent continuously awake. New record!

I would conservatively estimate 50 hours.

But at this point, even writing this is physically difficult, and I'm probably going to sleep for 20 or so hours if previous experience bears out.

Took an anxiolytic to inhibit the usual symptom of paranoia that, previously, made it hard to keep my eyes closed in bed. It hit me like a bus and I hope I finish this post.

The visual disturbances, perception errors; perceiving some things as people or animals etc unless you can see detail to override the apparently overzealous Where's Waldo brain region. Lots of shadow people (we're on good terms though) and I even waved to one and he waved back. Dark car interiors appear to have seated motionless drivers in the dark, though: not cool.

Oh and the dimensions and location of almost everything (objects, this text, this window, my avatar) are in a constant state of minor flux, like some prank virus to trip someone out.

PS: This would be illegible without autocorrect and a lot of backspace.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 07, 2017, 08:09:32 am
BUT DID YOU GET STAR CITIZEN WORKING!?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 07, 2017, 07:41:20 pm
Brandon don't die.  And if you see Ambien Walrus, it wasn't me.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 23, 2017, 09:01:20 pm
I found a previously unknown unopened lager on my floor when I accidentally impaled it on a bat'leth.

Losses were minor and the resource was exploited.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 23, 2017, 09:35:22 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TePMMcA.jpg)

I made burger buns. I have crossed the threshold into baking and it is neato.
They look darker than they are because of the glaze. A few were eggwash but the rest were butter.
Turned out nicely. I am now making a deluxe as **** burger with tomatoes and onions and mushrooms and bacon and **** you. :0
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 23, 2017, 09:54:34 pm
effin a man; those look great
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 23, 2017, 10:18:06 pm
Yeah, dude. I'ma bake bread maybe next weekend I think.
At some point I'ma get around to baking a cake and a pie. Always wanted to do that. This is like bucket list stuff I'm knocking off here and it's amazing.

Here's da burger.
(http://i.imgur.com/RDDT3dG.jpg)
So it's homemade bun, lettuce, bacon, mushrooms, raw white onion, tomato, mustard, BBQ sauce, Helman's mayo, and relish.
And cheese, yes.
Drained all the fat I could. I bake my burgers on a rack, poke a hole in the center of the meat. Bacon and mushrooms sit ready in a paper towel to soak up da fats.

In the end the burger was still messy and wet mostly because relish and tomato, tiny bit too much condiment, but still really good.

Nice night. I'ma sit here and enjoy ma docta peppa and marvel in my excellence.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 23, 2017, 11:24:06 pm
Yeah that sounds preeeeeeeeetty freaking great. Love me some bbq on my burgers, any brand or the regular KC Masterpiece?

The relish sound alike where it got messy.

Damn. That bacon and mushroom method and baking, clutch
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 23, 2017, 11:44:22 pm
The BBQ sauce is just some President's Choice brand stuff but it's exactly the kind of flavor I like.
I've had a few different kinds and just sorta settled on this one. Some of the other ones I've tried are kinda gross, got this skank to it. I just prefer the basic sorta salty smoky stuff.

But yeah, baking burgers in the oven, or even our little toaster oven, is pretty good. Works better with fresh meat but frozen works okay. Shrinks a bit more but eh, whatever. Tastes just fine.
I think next time instead of relish maybe I spring for a little jar of pickles and do that instead. I like those.

Got a meat grinder recently too but I still have to find a good mixture.
God that stuff STINKS when you grind it yourself. Like.. a real true raw meat smell you don't usually get even if you're handling store-bought ground beef.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 24, 2017, 02:50:03 am
I bake my burgers on a rack

Even when you aren't grilling, you're grilling. :3

gauphgrilling.png

(http://i.imgur.com/yndFEqp.png)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 24, 2017, 03:48:45 am
I can't take my eyes off of your gorgeous buns, Gauph.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 24, 2017, 04:58:11 am
(http://i.imgur.com/JlIwlBA.jpg)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 24, 2017, 05:01:30 am
Yeah that's the good stuff.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Slinky on April 24, 2017, 08:27:34 am
dude that video is cursed
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 29, 2017, 05:38:23 pm
Business is good

We're at a stage where we are looking for a legit 40 hours salaried manager

Trying to talk my girlfriends sister into the gig. Offering midhigh 20k salary plus equity over time. Really need her to take it haha

If she turns it down and it sounds like something any of you would be interested in moving halfway across the country for let me know... I'll keep y'all posted. These 60 hour in shop weeks are getting old


11 weeks in tho. Feels crazy. Thanks for the support, shoutout again to Ink for the straw
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 29, 2017, 06:28:55 pm
We should do a cookie exchange sometime.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 29, 2017, 06:33:48 pm
We're hoping to expand into gift basket type offerings....


And yeah I'd be down haha
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 29, 2017, 09:54:26 pm
Dang that sounds like a dream position, erops.

The girlfriend will never move to that coast though. :I
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 30, 2017, 12:24:42 am
Why? Better politics, green as can be all the time, mountains 30 minutes away, ocean 15 minutes, legal weed, west coast best coast.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 30, 2017, 08:50:31 am
Better politics

(http://i.imgur.com/J6by8BQ.jpg)

Kidding aside (though I had a good lol, thanks!), I know she (and myself to an extent) just aren't thrilled with the culture and lifestyles on either coast. The people on the left coast are kinda weird and a little too rosy and the people on the right coast move too fast and are jerks. I'd probably like the left coast more than the right coast though. But I also hate most tech companies and have no desire to live any closer to any of them, let alone their freak compound in Silicon Valley.

I'd want to move to the south, probably. Slower, more spread out, and quieter. But she hates heat with a passion and wants to move anywhere but hotland. I'd do Maine or maybe Colorado? But honestly I like Pennsylvania, our great weather is one of our secrets. I just don't like people, that's mainly it. Thankfully she doesn't either. Maybe move up near Erie. Enjoy some lake effect snow and forests like we used to have when I was a kid.

Also, didn't notice what thread this was, so the appropriate congrats are in order as well. I'm super psyched to hear that you guys are doing so well, so quickly! Wasn't sure what would happen, but I've seen a lot of wacky and bad things happen in the restaurant industry, so I'm just happy that you guys are finding success.

(oh also I'd move to a desert, but she'd never do that. kinda sucks, I really want to live in a desert for a while and see how it is different. what I need is one of those tiny houses, they are like... exactly my kind of thing and fit the lifestyle I aspire to.)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on April 30, 2017, 10:55:37 am
Dry heat is weird. You can be boiling hot in the sun and the you walk into a building's shadow and suddenly all the heat is gone, even if it's 100 degrees out.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 30, 2017, 11:02:11 am
(http://i.imgur.com/Vr9bAGT.jpg)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 30, 2017, 01:15:33 pm
Well she turned it down so that ****ing sucks so now I'm completely serious about the offer
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 30, 2017, 02:28:46 pm
Nobody who hasn't been forced to live in Florida is allowed to joke that dry heat is just as bad as humid heat.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 30, 2017, 02:36:23 pm
If you had listened to God you would have realized he never intended for humans to live there. We had to go against His wishes and create air conditioning.

We will pay for our transgressions.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 30, 2017, 02:47:07 pm
I didn't choose Florida, I was dragged here by family like the pull of a whirlpool in a sewage treatment tank.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Oviraptor on April 30, 2017, 03:05:38 pm
I spent a week in August in an unairconditioned house in Florida; it's like trying to sleep in a sauna with your clothes on.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 30, 2017, 04:57:51 pm
Well, I kinda call it a bucket list item because it seemed so far away to me.
But I've finally hand-made a loaf of bread from scratch.

(http://i.imgur.com/Bfa7NAA.jpg)
The hamburger rolls last time were a tiny bit on the sweeter side so I adjusted it a bit. Right down the middle now, just plain enough to not be too sweet or too salty or whatever. Nice and airy, toasts perfectly.

It was about 6 cups of flour, more used during kneading. I had a lot of dough so I saved the other half in thirds and made dough balls, one of which was rolled out to make
(http://i.imgur.com/ZLcR0Td.jpg)

Not bad for someone who only learned how to do this stuff a week ago. :u
Not quite ready for really artsy complicated stuff but like usual I'll learn as I go. At some point I'd like to make a very pretty cake with white and pink frosting and unicorns and other dumb crap.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 30, 2017, 05:06:36 pm
Oh I'm so happy you made your bread!

Tell me more about your pizza though, specifically the cheese and sauce.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 30, 2017, 05:16:02 pm
Cheese is just a bit of no-name mozzarella and cheddar blend, sauce is just some Ragu since I like the flavor. Added some oregano because I like that ****. Didn't want to sidetrack with making tomato sauce this morning though. Also dad says adding oregano to the dough during the kneading process makes for great pizza.
I'll try all that some other time though. I've made sauce before with garden tomatoes. It takes a few hours for good consistency and flavor.

Also I did a bit of investigating about various homemade stuff awhile ago. Watched a lot of videos. Learned about homemade butter, homemade ketchup, homemade bread, homemade sauces...
One project I sincerely doubt I will ever take on is making homemade cheese. The amount of space, resources, and effort required to make even a small amount of that stuff is absurd.
Like ketchup, just buy it at the store.

The pizza was good but it was slightly messy at the center. Too much oil and moisture pooled there. So the outer crust was nice and the more you went in the greasier it got. The cheap pepperoni is the likely culprit since the cheese usually bakes pretty dry in my other stuff. Suppose it could have been the cheddar a bit but I'm not sure.
Sauce could have done with some reduction too but in the end it didn't do too badly.

Perfecting pizza will take some effort though. Should be fun.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on April 30, 2017, 05:33:45 pm
I hate being on my specific carb diet.

Those look great. Congrats on the success
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 30, 2017, 06:06:19 pm
The pepperoni are probably part of it; however, cheese will sweat quite a bit and also produce a ton of water if you aren't careful. I agree with your assessment about the cheddar causing some of the issues. Cheddar isn't the best choice for pizza cheese. You could also be pulling in some extra moisture from the Ragu. I think you're on the right track trying to reduce it a bit, or at least to cook some of the excess water out of it.

You like Parmesan cheese? If so, look for a 50/50 mozzarella and Parmesan mix, it's delicious! It's also what we used to use at the shop.

What temperature did you cook it at and what kind of oven did you use? You have a stone? And if you cooked it on the plate that is in the picture, tell me more about that plate.

Yeah man, pizza is one of those easy to start but hard to master kinds of foods. But it looks like your prior experience is serving you well because the pizza came out looking pretty nice! And having them look nice is as hard as getting the flavor right.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 30, 2017, 06:15:48 pm
Temp was 425 for about 15 mins. Good enough for a kinda thin medium size.
It's on a metal pizza pan there that we inherited from the pizzeria awhile back. Those things are great.
I'd like to try cooking on stoneware sometime.

And yeah, next time I do the pizza I think I'll try more or all mozzarella instead of the 50/50 blend I was doing there.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 30, 2017, 06:21:44 pm
Metal pans are the best. Yeah get rid of that cheddar. And post the next one too! :D
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on April 30, 2017, 09:06:21 pm
The original plan was two loaves, one in glass and the other in that new metal pan. But then I saw we had some Ragu stored away and figured I'd try my hand at pizza.

You guys have no idea how much I adore the idea of making pies and cakes and **** and giving them to friends.
Not everyone is in the mood for hamburgers. But come on, who gonna turn down fresh baked apple pie dude

I guess maybe my mom would since she's allergic to cinnamon. Maybe my dad would try it.
That's the other problem living in a house with your parents. There's nobody around to test this stuff with you. :0
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on April 30, 2017, 09:10:01 pm
Aw man, pie crusts are fun times.

I can relate to your sentiment though. Cooking for people is one of the best things as long as it's for fun and you're not working the line. :P
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on April 30, 2017, 10:00:02 pm
I have a stone for pizzas and it's fantastic.  Good work on the baked goods, Gauph.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Brandonazz on April 30, 2017, 10:29:51 pm
I have a stone for pizzas and it's fantastic.  Good work on the baked goods, Gauph.

Truly the advent of stone is the great discovery of the 21st century.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: PatMan33 on May 04, 2017, 09:39:39 am
Haven't been using my phone for almost a month now. Officially canceled it today.

Triumph.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: /lurk on May 04, 2017, 01:46:05 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/yv9L8em.jpg)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 04, 2017, 04:54:51 pm
I handed in the last assignment of my undergrad today.

I'm basically no longer a student and am now funderemployed until my internship starts in september. Feels GOOOOOOOOOOOODman.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on May 17, 2017, 11:00:16 am
Did you have your graduation ceremony by now?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 17, 2017, 01:09:22 pm
It's at the end of June but I'm not gonna go because none of my family are in the country and I'm graduating out of step with the rest of the people I started studying with so there's not much point. I'll attend my graduation when/if I get a masters and/or a PhD.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on May 17, 2017, 01:25:33 pm
Oh. I suppose that's chill, I didn't sit through my entire university ceremony, either.

What's the outlook looking like two weeks in? Is the internship relevant to your field? (does it pay?)
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on May 17, 2017, 01:32:53 pm
It starts in September, it is relevant (Market Research for the Uni) and it pays (minimum wage but what are you gonna do, right?) and it lasts a year so I'm very happy I got it.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on June 18, 2017, 02:24:15 am
Started doing a Saturday market a couple weeks ago, broke $2k gross between market and store in a day, pretty neat for us as that's a first!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 18, 2017, 04:29:08 am
Erops makin it rain with that cookie dough.

What's your secret formula? Mix meth directly into the dough or do you sprinkle it on afterwards?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on June 18, 2017, 10:17:46 am
Butter sugar and love?  Maybe a dash of Meth, just a liiiiiiiiiiitle bit after we bake to give it that crystal shine
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on June 29, 2017, 11:31:38 pm
Quit my job today. I see this as a triumph because that place made me want to kill myself. Shift work is unhealthy, but even when you start at the same time going in to that place meant a lot of needless extra work and stress to get organized before you can begin. It meant you had no idea what you were walking into each day because you'd constantly be moved around. It meant being confused and frustrated because you were expected to pick up slack. No pats on the back. No bonuses. No incentives.
Absolutely purposeless grind.

Work there and you'd get stuck at a position where all you do is one thing several thousand times for eight hours. And I mean ONE thing. One motion, one action. Over and over. I used to not mind but now I do apparently. Severely. But I'm a different person than I used to be so whatever.

So where I go from here I don't know. I don't care either. Last time I quit that place I was in a panic. Definitely a depressive crisis and I should have sought help. Instead I did something rash and it caused me trouble down the line.
This time I called the crisis hotline, calmed down, gave one week's notice, talked about stuff with family and friends... and I came to the conclusion that the major reason for my depressive episodes was 100% that workplace so I had absolutely no choice but to ditch.
It's not the work. It's not getting up in the morning and eating boring peanut butter sandwiches. It's not the stress of physical labor. I feel confident that I could sign on at just about any other workplace, do my best, work hard, and not feel like I might as well be a walking corpse. And if a workplace is not for me then I can move on.

It feels like I have more clarity this time. And that's nice.
Don't get me wrong. I'm still spooked. But when I walked out of that place today, my last day, I felt nothing. I felt normal.
And that's good enough.


It was a really ****ing stressful day though. Son of a bitch. If there was any doubt in my mind at all when I got there that morning it was erased once I started work.
Such a complete embarrassment.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on June 30, 2017, 12:31:14 am
Wow glad you're feeling better, glad your stressful day is behind you
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on June 30, 2017, 01:23:20 am
Good job! Now you can spend your time writing the great american canadian novel webcomic
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gauphastus on June 30, 2017, 07:20:02 am
the great canadian pornography
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on June 30, 2017, 03:17:01 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPrSVkTRb24

I know the feeling, Gauph.  Sort of.  I know parts of the feeling.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on June 30, 2017, 03:51:30 pm
Boy Gauph I wish I had your courage.

I'm going to the Edinburgh Fringe! Granted it's front of house and I'm technically doing it voluntarily, but it gets rid of the massive anxiety of having a successful show and the huge expense of somewhere to stay.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on June 30, 2017, 07:26:35 pm
I don't really know what that means, but awesome, Haseri!  It's a music festival?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Haseri on July 01, 2017, 01:32:35 am
It's a comedy/theatre festival, the biggest in the UK, that practically takes over the entire city for a month. I'm going to be taking tickets and generally being helpful for a venue, which is a collection of theatre spaces.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Gungnir on July 01, 2017, 04:03:11 am
Netflix has or had a comedy special with Hannibal Buress called "Hannibal Takes Edinburgh." First time I'd heard of the Fringe festival was via that. It's a really interesting phenomenon.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on July 09, 2017, 10:29:34 am
Today was a 'walk around the Albany-area day,' which I feel is a triumph because I almost never do that and so I am putting it here.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 09, 2017, 10:36:28 am
Did you celebrate with some mouthwatering steamed hams?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on July 10, 2017, 10:40:37 am
I'll have you know our city has many other defining features and only 12% of them are Simpsons references.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 10, 2017, 11:35:16 am
Sgore you can use statistics to prove anything. Forfty percent of people know that.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on July 10, 2017, 11:37:15 am
I cannot argue against that statement.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 10, 2017, 03:23:41 pm
So what are the non-Simpsons related features of Albany? Can it be used as a humourous substitute for your own lips?
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: eropS on July 13, 2017, 11:54:10 pm
It's in the song Fifteen Miles on the Eerie Canal
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: sgore on July 15, 2017, 09:45:11 am
I believe I've mentioned it before, but to my recollection we do still have America's largest Wal-Mart.
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Krakow Sam on July 15, 2017, 02:54:34 pm
The head Walmart! If you kill that one all the other walmarts turn back into mom and pop stores!
Title: Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
Post by: Inkling on July 15, 2017, 05:52:32 pm
That must be what happened to K-mart, but instead they just turned into zombie stores.