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I liked my 5000th post on tumblr
Paid off my student loan
but yeah top of my year at uni, finally got an alright job, still a babe etc.
- 100 pints in 7 days
- didn't lose my job
She wised up pretty quickly though.
i spent a large chunk of the year learning, largely by myself, the theory of general relativity and think i understand it, can demonstrate most of the important results from it, and can do calculations using the mathematical structure by this point. that's the thing i'm most pleased about this year
I'm in secure, well paid employment for the first time in my life. I know that's a given for most people, but it feels like an achievement for me. This is going to be the first christmas I've gone back to my hometown and not felt like a failure/embarrassed about what I'm doing with my life.
really really happy for you
the first one of which I actually needed my degree for, which is now the biggest achievement of 2014 for me
Can you both now join in with the ongoing "I'm an office worker" thread?
that was pretty good
managed to get more than one person to really fancy me, reassurance that maybe i'm actually not that terrible looking
all in all, i think i've used up about 5 years worth of my success quota so i'm fully expecting the next few to be all about the dreary monotonous grind of mediocrity
1. staying up all night working on the referendum count then going home at 7am, drinking two bottles of lucozade and writing the final 1,000 words of my dissertation then going to get it printed and bound and handed in on time and getting a really high mark (haha tiramisu saw me that day and can tell you what a mess i was).
2. working in a supermarket in renfrew all night then getting the train to london for an interview (got the job) then getting the train to manchester to get really drunk (lots of people can probably tell you what i mess i was).
basically i thrive on sleep deprivation (except was ill for about a week after both those things)
And a babe!
and as if to totally contradict the above, DJing in front of people three times
have a roof over my head, didnt lose my job, didn't get dumped, didn't die
lost two stone with illness but then put it all back on with steroids then lost half a stone unintentionally
really high dissertation mark
3 months of redundancy.
Won some good badminton matches
Done some top quality dadding
Still ARE mate
Had a baby
Got a dog
Got played a bunch of times on the radio: 6music, Swedish National radio etc
Did some podcasts
Did a whole load of MTV continuity & voice overs
Had some money
Mainly due to devoting time and money to the baby, dog & family I haven't achieved much & I'm skint
forgot to change the format of that locked off shot.
totally ace otherwise
june I think it was
Lifelong ambition. Very proud of it.
Was in charge of a transaction which was probably the most significant deal for Scotland and its people this year. It went well, and the clients love me. I still feel like, overall, I'm underachieving hideously though.
Also some personal stuff that I'd rather not post but yes, lots of progress and all good stuff.
"a transaction which was probably the most significant deal for Scotland and its people this year"
True or otherwise, that's one hell of a sentence.
The first Minister said as much, and the leader of Glasgow city coonsil!!! I'm awaiting my OBE in the new years list :)
It will be so good to see how they spend the money (well, I hope!) and improve the housing situation.
Bought a house
Got a cat
paid off student loan
got mild amounts of attention with the band which was fun
done a new EP (just being finished) with a new band
Got played a few times on the radio, including by Gideon Coe and Simon Raymonde.
Into the black financially for the first time in a decade and a half.
sorted meself out a bit (found a diary from last year and it's dead mopey in comparison i am less mopey now)
helped some peepz in malaysia have a reliable unpesticidey source of clean water, did some work in a git old rainforest which apparaz will help it become a world heritage site and save it from the NASTY MEN when they come for all of the delicious coal underneath it. also did this with loads of people i didn't even know despite being a socially anxious freak of nature.
held a chicken (weird)
They should retitle the video.
cockerels are chickens?
Had no idea that was Homer's mum's name.
blanked on Luann (Milhouse's mom) and Eddie (the cop that is not Wiggum or Lou)
56 (should have been 57 but I couldn't spell luann)
Left my all-consuming job in consulting for a more relaxed way of life
that's about it
I've never done that before. Maybe I'm getting my shit together eventually?
Hopefully that will help a lot of next years achievements.
I guess that isn't much of an achievement but every day it definitely feels like it is.
Also some good work stuff and our finances are straight and we saw Kate Bush.
and continue to have a job in NYC (technically last years achievement but hd wanted to make that happen for so long I'm adding it every year from now on.)
High fives all round.
I am qualified to do a thing
go me (Y)
it was someone i work with too, awkwaaaard.
here's a story: i have been hit on approximately 100% more times since i grew my hair out. sometimes i wish people still assumed i was gay.
still only get hit on VERY OCCASIONALLY and usually by people i don't fancy :(
in the spirit of the thread my achievement is getting hit on by more people, even though i don't fancy them
because of, you know, gender normativity
just non-lesbian-looking hair. you really wouldn't think it was still a thing to assume all short-haired women are gay, but it definitely is still a thing.
all the ego boost of other people wanting to fuck you, none of the social pressure of actually having to have sex with another person.
maybe not so great if they're weird and creepy but w/e
personally i much prefer the social pressure of sex with another person tbh, because at least there is a positive outcome to the awkwardness
i guess when i dont fancy someone i can just act really awkward (i.e. like my natural self) and they realise how pointless it is fancying me, whereas if you're a woman with woman stuff going on (or not idk) you can't get away with that cos then you just turn into their manic pixie dream girl UNLUCKY
(Weirdly, this is actually all chronological. Nested aty the start of the year, insured it in the middle, played around with the spoils at the end)
Started off with home improvements……….
Started having language student lodgers
converted our loft to make space for more lodgers (downstairs, I get the sparkly new penthouse suite, obvs)
Started doing AirBnB – all three of these means we have met so many new interesting people. Learned loads, had loads of interesting conversations. Also, the money is pretty good, so we’re relatively coining it.
………Things woke up at work……
Got appointed to the advisory board of a European academic editorial association, wrote a couple of articles on publishing for them. Relatedly, people at work around head office are slowly realising I’m not just some rebellious satellite-office based outsider with crazy ideas – that I know my shit and listening to me may be a good idea and. That’s a good feeling.
…..and my hobbies actualised…..
Played my first ever solo gigs. Three in the last six months; Spirit of Gravity night, one for Brighton Digital Festival, one at Drill Festival.
Ran a half marathon distance just for the funs (23km, actually) – longest, furthest run ever.
Wrote that black metal year-end best of for DiS
Made that Christmas song that has over 160 plays in two days, and people I don’t know have shared it around.
A real saddening unfair tragedy that my favourite aunt, my closest family ally, died, aged just 59 at the end of all this. Clearly, it was going too well.