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    Question Best thing that happened to you in 2011 was?

    What was the single best thing that happened to you in 2011?

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    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

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    Well, I can't be certain yet, but I hope that it will eventually be revealed that the elimination of my job (as of 12/31/11, due to state budget cuts) might fill this role.

    But to go with something more solid, I'll say it was having my daughter and granddaughter move near me in February.

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    All my family made it through another year.
    Now run along and play, but donít get into trouble.

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    Moving back home to Kaaawa.
    As much as I dig beach front living in Waialua, and continuing my town love of Honolulu, 15 years away from where I belong was much too long. I can still see the beach from my bedroom window, but far enuf away from the Hwy. noise to enjoy it all with kitten Mittens, pit bull Lima, and 2 cement pigs in the front yard. AHHHHH!

    Best of luck with the job sitch, Leo!

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    Having my daughter with me for my birthday celebration. First time since the 1980s!

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    Making it to 2012?!

    Actually it was Sailing with Don and Brice from San Diego! Lived a dream.
    We cast off at 640am 2/24/2011
    Headed south along Baja Mexico then West towards Hawaii.
    Tied on in Hilo at 9:35pm 3/22/2011

    2776 nautical miles
    26 days 15 hours at sea

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    I passed a kidney stone.
    May I always be found beneath your contempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    I passed a kidney stone.
    No wonder you're such a sourpuss if that was the highlite of you're '11!

    '12 is already starting off with a big bang for me, I just scored a brand friggin new PRS Santana SE for $500!
    Excuse me while I continue my very happy dance!

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    Dana

    My company supporting me through my still on going medical crap that is about to get kinds super serious(at least to me)

    the fact I am here to type about it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield View Post
    '12 is already starting off with a big bang for me, I just scored a brand friggin new PRS Santana SE for $500!
    Excuse me while I continue my very happy dance!
    That's a really nice electric guitar for folks like myself that didn't know.
    I researched it.
    Life is either an adventure... or you're not doing it right!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menehune Man View Post
    That's a really nice electric guitar for folks like myself that didn't know.
    I researched it.
    I knew a few like yourself would be interested enuf to search and appreciate, MM. A search provides much better examples of info and pix than I could post of the one I got, a blacktop, just like I'd been dreaming of. Never heard of any new PRS being had for $500.

    Hang around, Tats, for a long time. Best!
    Last edited by Ron Whitfield; January 5th, 2012 at 06:47 PM.

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    Like Leo, I'm making the most of forced transitions. Mine is getting the kick in the rear to finally try changing careers from computer geekery to teaching. Thanks for laying me off, stupid startup!

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    I passed a kidney stone.
    Yeee-OUCH!!!
    Been through that a few times myself, and I wouldn't wish that pain on anyone. Up your liquid intake - any kine liquids (beer & wine included), because you may now have a 50-50 chance of getting them again (if yours was standard kine).
    Quote Originally Posted by TATTRAT View Post
    the fact I am here to type about it!
    AMEN! Still hoping to see you in person someday.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pohaku View Post
    Like Leo, I'm making the most of forced transitions. Mine is getting the kick in the rear to finally try changing careers from computer geekery to teaching. Thanks for laying me off, stupid startup!
    Hope we'll both have success stories to tell before long, Pohaku.
    Last edited by Leo Lakio; January 5th, 2012 at 07:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salmoned View Post
    I passed a kidney stone.
    heard the relief is better than having sex!
    Life is what you make of it...so please read the instructions carefully.

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    I think the best thing that happened to me in 2011 was that a certain HT person put me on "IGNORE."
    Life certainly has been better since then.
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    Best thing that happened to me for 2011 was having my boy Austin come back safe and with no Purple Heart from his stint in Afghanistan with the US Marines. Amazingly he said all of those video games he played before enlisting helped him immensely during those urban raids in the Helmand province of Sangen, Afghanistan.

    First thing we did together was to have a few and exchange war stories from when I went in 22-years earlier in the northern parts of Afghanistan and when he spent half a year in the southern part.
    Life is what you make of it...so please read the instructions carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    AMEN! Still hoping to see you in person someday.
    Indeed!

    Than you SO much for the GREAT holiday card, It really made me smile!
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    An email from God:
    To: People of Earth
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    Date: 9/04/2007
    Subject: stop

    knock it off, all of you

    seriously, what the hell


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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Best thing that happened to me for 2011 was having my boy Austin come back safe and with no Purple Heart from his stint in Afghanistan with the US Marines.
    Hurrah! Please tell him that some total strangers say a very sincere "thank you" for his service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo Lakio View Post
    Hurrah! Please tell him that some total strangers say a very sincere "thank you" for his service.
    As they say, +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigwatanabe View Post
    Best thing that happened to me for 2011 was having my boy Austin come back safe and with no Purple Heart from his stint in Afghanistan with the US Marines.
    Hard to top something great like that, Craig!

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