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KneadToKnow 08-23-2013 08:41 AM

The girl from post 61 and I are getting married 3 weeks from tomorrow. I picked up her ring at the jeweler yesterday and am waiting for mine to come in the mail.

twickster 08-24-2013 12:14 PM

Yay!

Jennyrosity 08-26-2013 04:18 PM

Ooh, I've got a couple!

- Last month, Crusoe and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary
- On Friday, our little girl was 19 months.
- In November, it'll be ten years since I joined the board.
- Next March, it'll be ten years since I met Crusoe at my very first Dope Fest.

All this, and still none of you bastards even know who I am!

Cartooniverse 08-26-2013 07:21 PM

Isn't it delightful that way ?

:D

RTFirefly 08-27-2013 06:28 PM

Lessee now: congrats to KneadToKnow, prettydorky, Sicks Ate, HalBriston, and Coldfire on nuptials recent and upcoming, and to Mama Zappa and TypoKnig, Suburban Plankton and Rhiannon8404, Jennyrosity, Shodan, and tomandjudy on significant anniversaries (after 22+ years, I'm very much on board with this 'marriage' thing myself), to Sicks Ate and Hal Briston on upcoming arrivals, IndyEllen, 'Toons, RickG, Mama Zappa and Typo Knig on the academic achievements of their offspring, Anaamika, Maiira, and pendgwen on their own academic achievements, and 'Toons again for hitting the big 5-0.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cartooniverse (Post 16598498)
It doesn't mean you're getting old.



It doesn't.


:D

I have a simple policy: numbers don't mean anything until they jump off the stupid number line and force their way into your life. And so far, they haven't done that yet in mine. So I stick my tongue out in their general direction. :p

Dr. Girlfriend 08-27-2013 08:44 PM

I'm now officially a quarter of the way to my degree, and I made the honor roll last semester! :)

Sunspace 08-27-2013 10:59 PM

Congratulations!

Cartooniverse 08-28-2013 06:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RTFirefly (Post 16611822)
Lessee now: congrats to KneadToKnow, prettydorky, Sicks Ate, HalBriston, and Coldfire on nuptials recent and upcoming, and to Mama Zappa and TypoKnig, Suburban Plankton and Rhiannon8404, Jennyrosity, Shodan, and tomandjudy on significant anniversaries (after 22+ years, I'm very much on board with this 'marriage' thing myself), to Sicks Ate and Hal Briston on upcoming arrivals, IndyEllen, 'Toons, RickG, Mama Zappa and Typo Knig on the academic achievements of their offspring, Anaamika, Maiira, and pendgwen on their own academic achievements, and 'Toons again for hitting the big 5-0.

I have a simple policy: numbers don't mean anything until they jump off the stupid number line and force their way into your life. And so far, they haven't done that yet in mine. So I stick my tongue out in their general direction. :p

I'm embarrassed at my lack of clarity. I turned 51 !!! :D :D :D

KneadToKnow 09-16-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KneadToKnow (Post 16598621)
The girl from post 61 and I are getting married 3 weeks from tomorrow. I picked up her ring at the jeweler yesterday and am waiting for mine to come in the mail.

Well, Saturday's wedding was insanely gorgeous and went off without a hitch. Mr. Never-Again here is now officially Mr. Never-Say-Never-Again.

Knead
Happily married lucky bastard

Mama Zappa 09-16-2013 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KneadToKnow (Post 16670603)
Well, Saturday's wedding was insanely gorgeous and went off without a hitch. Mr. Never-Again here is now officially Mr. Never-Say-Never-Again.

Knead
Happily married lucky bastard

:confused:"without a hitch"? did you get hitched or not????:confused:
:p
Congrats!! :)

KneadToKnow 09-16-2013 02:42 PM

:D :)

Good catch!

NotherYinzer 10-08-2013 09:56 AM

Library1900 has fully recovered from his cardiac arrest and might come home from the hospital today!

KneadToKnow 10-08-2013 10:42 AM

Great news!!!

pravnik 10-29-2013 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DiggitCamara (Post 15624865)
pravnik & wife are having a baby!

And she's one year old! :D

Anaamika 10-29-2013 11:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sho-damned (Post 16293220)
That is a good one - congrats! ETA: What do you want to be when you grow up?

In one week, it will be 31 years for the Lovely and Talented Mrs. Shodan and myself. To celebrate, we may stay up past 8:30pm.

Regards,
Shodan

I missed this before. I'm majoring in information systems. I thought long and hard about a possible career choice, and settled on IS because I'm pretty sure there will always be a job as long as I remain flexible and alert.

I'm in a new semester now. Struggling with Discrete Math. I am making steady B's but it is to be sad because it will bring down my GPA which up to now has been all A's and A-'s. Still, I am happy because I am still getting a B!

ETA: My SO and I are not married. We'll get married at some point. But we've been together 17 1/2 years.

Daynet 10-29-2013 03:21 PM

I found this site and joined today! I'll make a note of the date. :)

So glad I found this forum.

KneadToKnow 10-29-2013 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daynet (Post 16801440)
I found this site and joined today! I'll make a note of the date. :)

So glad I found this forum.

Welcome. Now go read this thread and this thread from beginning to end.

Moonchild 11-08-2013 02:35 PM

Today is my 10th wedding anniversary.

Asimovian 11-08-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moonchild (Post 16831626)
Today is my 10th wedding anniversary.

Happy anniversary, and congratulations on the milestone!

DiggitCamara 11-11-2013 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pravnik (Post 16800579)
And she's one year old! :D

Mine too ;)

And she got to enjoy :Dthe ocean for the first time in her life last week.

Hippy Hollow 12-17-2013 11:30 PM

Groovy thread, man. I have some pretty big news. Six years on the tenure track at a public flagship state university... my dean called me this afternoon to inform me that I have been awarded tenure! I have a job for life unless I kill someone, or beat a student (against his or her will)!

I will now finish unpacking boxes in my house, I'll be staying here for a while. :)

Typo Knig 12-18-2013 07:32 AM

Congratulations, *Professor* Hollow! :D

April R 12-18-2013 08:31 PM

Like!

Greg Charles 12-19-2013 04:55 PM

My wife became a naturalized U.S. citizen yesterday. It was a long and expensive process, but it's been worth it. Also, today is our fourth anniversary, so it's been a big week!

Rhiannon8404 12-19-2013 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Charles (Post 16944874)
My wife became a naturalized U.S. citizen yesterday. It was a long and expensive process, but it's been worth it. Also, today is our fourth anniversary, so it's been a big week!

Congratulations! and Happy Anniversary!

Asimovian 12-26-2013 12:01 PM

Today marks the second anniversary of my Dope-created marriage. All hail Cecil!

Infovore 01-14-2014 03:26 PM

Today is the spouse's and my 25th anniversary! :)

Doesn't feel like anywhere near that long.

NotherYinzer 02-06-2014 10:26 PM

My husband, Library1900, has been going through a lot of health problems. He suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest in September, was in the hospital for 11 days, got an internal defibrillator put in, and since then has been going in pretty much monthly because his implant keeps firing.

Today marks 30 days since the last time he went to the hospital. It looks like physical therapy is really helping. He's also getting counselling for PTSD. Fingers crossed, he won't be in again this year!

Atomic Mama 03-08-2014 11:20 AM

Good Luck Strikes Twice!
 
WOOT! I have been awarded a fellowship to a memoir-writing class! Thank you, Joshua Bodwell, Executive Director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance! I saw a notice in the local newspaper about this event, and re-worked a little story that I had written years ago about John Lee Hooker Jr. for the Anchorage Daily News. I submitted it to the organization for my writing sample ... oddly enough, this same piece got me into a writers' workshop up in that Great State! It must be FATE! See
http://mainewriters.org/event/find-t...ide-the-story/ :D

NotherYinzer 03-17-2014 04:15 PM

We made it!! One year anniversary today! Drinks for the house, on me!

gardentraveler 03-19-2014 09:09 PM

Hooray for NotherYinzer and Library1900!

And congrats to Atomic Mama on the fellowship. Sounds very cool.

minor7flat5 03-19-2014 11:00 PM

A year ago my wife weighed around 80 pounds and was being fed intravenously TPN (a fatty total nutrition IV fluid) through a PICC line (goes to your heart). After 4 months of this specialists couldn't figure out why she was unable to keep food in her system. To make matters worse, her liver was having problems because of the TPN and they were going to have to take her off of it.

We didn't know how long she would live at that rate.

For her March birthday I bought a piano improvisation course that she had wanted and I moved a good keyboard into the bedroom where she lay so she could practice. It made her happy, but she still was wasting away.

March/April was the turning point, when she finally began improving.

This year, her birthday marked a year of steadily improving health.
She is up to her normal weight, looking great, and eating relatively normally. I am so happy that I was able to shower her with new outfits that she wanted on her birthday.

Every day is a day of joy!

DiggitCamara 03-20-2014 02:17 PM

So, after just about two years of working, working and working a bit more on my app (link to the corresponding market thread), I got a break!

I entered my app into the AppLatina competition, sponsored by Intel and got selected for the second round.

Which means I get a cool new tablet and have to work a bit more on my app to be elegible for a prize of 5000 bucks of promotional material. :cool:

pravnik 03-20-2014 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by minor7flat5 (Post 17212455)
A year ago my wife weighed around 80 pounds and was being fed intravenously TPN (a fatty total nutrition IV fluid) through a PICC line (goes to your heart). After 4 months of this specialists couldn't figure out why she was unable to keep food in her system. To make matters worse, her liver was having problems because of the TPN and they were going to have to take her off of it.

We didn't know how long she would live at that rate.

For her March birthday I bought a piano improvisation course that she had wanted and I moved a good keyboard into the bedroom where she lay so she could practice. It made her happy, but she still was wasting away.

March/April was the turning point, when she finally began improving.

This year, her birthday marked a year of steadily improving health.
She is up to her normal weight, looking great, and eating relatively normally. I am so happy that I was able to shower her with new outfits that she wanted on her birthday.

Every day is a day of joy!

That's wonderful news. Wishing her continued good health and improvement.

pravnik 03-20-2014 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NotherYinzer (Post 17203874)
We made it!! One year anniversary today! Drinks for the house, on me!

Also wonderful news. I have sent you a PayPal link for a pub I frequent. ;)

minor7flat5 03-21-2014 07:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pravnik (Post 17215709)
That's wonderful news. Wishing her continued good health and improvement.

Thank you!

These days she doesn't need to play a keyboard in the bedroom: Happy wife!

Watching someone you love fade away over several months time is a humbling experience. It helps crystalize what is important and what isn't. Every day of health is a gift.

Cartooniverse 04-20-2014 07:38 PM

I became a grandfather for the first time yesterday morning. Mom and new son and his Dad, my ManCub are all doing great. I've seen him on Skype but won't get to hold him till late July.
I'm fairly giddy with joy over this!!!! :D

Cazzle 04-20-2014 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cartooniverse (Post 17306354)
I became a grandfather for the first time yesterday morning. Mom and new son and his Dad, my ManCub are all doing great. I've seen him on Skype but won't get to hold him till late July.
I'm fairly giddy with joy over this!!!! :D

Congratulations! How wonderful! :)

Annie-Xmas 05-12-2014 10:33 AM

In absolutely dire straights, I took a part-time temporary holiday job in a store. I started as a floorworker, only working as a cashier while needed. Later the manager told me to only work as a cashier. Though I didn't know it at the time, that is extremely rare for a part-time temporary worker.

When it came time to let the holiday staff go, the manager told me "I don't need another cashier, but I am not letting you go." He fought for two weeks to get me hired part-time. Then the owner looked over my file, came into the store to talk to me and watch me work, and asked why I wasn't full time. The manager said "We don't need another full time cashier." The owner said "Well, now she's full time"

Two weeks later, a permanent full time worker left. I got her hours. From temporary part time holidday floorworker to permanent full time cashier in seven months.

Say what you will about me: I AM GOOD!

pendgwen 05-16-2014 10:36 AM

To become board certified in emergency medicine you have to take a written test which (assuming you pass) qualifies you to take an oral test. I took my oral boards last month. And I've been stressing about it since then since I kept thinking of stupid mistakes I'd made especially on the first few cases. I wasn't sure if I'd completely screwed up those cases because I was so nervous or if it just felt like I screwed up because I was so nervous. I finally got my score yesterday and I passed!

I am now officially board certified in Emergency Medicine!

Cartooniverse 05-16-2014 11:57 AM

Yay Pendgwen!!!! So, uh, it hurts when ever I do this. What should I do? :)

gardentraveler 05-16-2014 09:13 PM

Yay for both Annie and pendgwen!

pendgwen 05-16-2014 11:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cartooniverse (Post 17381996)
Yay Pendgwen!!!! So, uh, it hurts when ever I do this. What should I do? :)

Don't do that.

Asimovian 05-17-2014 12:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pendgwen (Post 17383425)
Don't do that.

You are GOOD!

KneadToKnow 05-17-2014 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pendgwen (Post 17383425)
Don't do that.

You're board-certified ER doc now. It's "Don't do that. That'll be $1800."

DiggitCamara 05-19-2014 06:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pendgwen (Post 17383425)
Don't do that.

You should never take medical advise from someone on the internet.

In other words: Keep doing that!

Sunspace 06-19-2014 06:52 PM

*ahem*

I've been waiting for the opportunity to post to this thread.

I graduated from college today! :) two-year program, web development... Now I just need to get a job. I have my passport and I'm mobile... Anyone in a warm, dry, inexpensive climate need some web pages?

Digital is the new Analog 06-19-2014 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sunspace (Post 17477527)
*ahem*

I've been waiting for the opportunity to post to this thread.

I graduated from college today! :) two-year program, web development... Now I just need to get a job. I have my passport and I'm mobile... Anyone in a warm, dry, inexpensive climate need some web pages?

Congrats, and good luck!


I wasn't going to bump the thread just for this, but...for the first time in around a decade, my A1c (basically a three month average of blood sugar) is in the normal range. The reference range tops off at 5.6. I tend to be 5.8 or 5.9, and have been tweaking my diet and exercise regime. My GP says if I get two "normal" tests in a row, he'll take me back to once a year testing instead of every three months.

I'd like to be a little lower still, but I'm pretty happy to have a normal reading.

Jennyrosity 07-13-2014 01:37 PM

Former poster Crusoe and I have been together for ten years this year since meeting at a Londope Fest. Yesterday we celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary, and our second child is due in two weeks :)

Jennyrosity 07-17-2014 07:45 AM

Second child actually arrived yesterday - a beautiful little brother for our gorgeous girl :)


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