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  1. #1
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    Personal year in review

    This is for highlights and low lights of the year, with a statement of how you feel at the end of it.

    Highlights:
    Road trip to Melbourne, with clutch-monkey and Blue Supra to meet Sauc3
    Attempting to buy AML
    Meeting lots of UCPers at various events
    Making lots of friends from UCP (and other forums) both on-line and spending time with them
    Seeing the community spirit around those in need (ie Doug's thread)
    Lots of UCP gatherings at other events (Classic Adelaide, Motor show)
    Helping others get what they want

    Lowlights:
    Not buying AML
    Not keeping as fit as I would like
    Running out of money in Adelaide (Thanks Daan)

    Overall:
    Excellant
    Chief of Secret Police and CFO - Brotherhood of Jelly
    No Mr. Craig, I expect you to die! On the inside. Of heartbreak. You emo bitch

  2. #2
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    Location
    Surrey, England
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    Highlights:
    Making new friends
    Getting a job, thus earning money
    Getting Dad's car
    Teaching myself to drive & driving
    Seeing my ex girlfriend Vicky again (I miss that girl)
    Sleeping under an Audi Q7 on Audi stand at Cowdray Polo Gold Cup
    Meeting up with SamC on Christmas Day


    Lowlights:
    Not moving house yet
    Not getting puppy yet
    Not keeping some promises
    Vicky breaking up with me
    Not keeping as fit as I would like (true to me too)
    Still getting shit at school

    Overall:
    JUST above average
    Last edited by Waugh-terfall; 01-01-2007 at 10:18 AM.
    V0R5PRU7NG DUR6CH T3CHN1K

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  3. #3
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    Feb 2004
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    Connecticut, USA
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    Highlights:
    Graduating High School
    Meeting new friends, getting to know more about old friends
    Going to as many racing events as I could
    Getting my first job
    Dropping out of college
    Signing up for an autobody school
    Loosing weight
    Getting a job at a garage
    Helping to restore a '69 camaro

    Lowlights:
    Wasting money by going to college
    Arguments with my father
    Screwing up some relationships

    Overall:
    Great, I just have to learn from mistakes and move on.
    "We went to Wnedy's. I had chicken nuggest." ~ Quiggs

  4. #4
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    For Tax Purposes, Cayman Islands
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    Highlights
    Graduating High School
    Earning a 79.75 UAI (University Admissions Index) when I only needed a 70.
    Turning 18
    Getting my First Car
    Helping with my parents renovations
    Finally fitting in at school
    The Sydney International Motor Show

    Lowlights
    2 Broken Relationships.
    Major Friend Trouble - Still Unresolved
    Severe cost of Ownership related to automobile

    Overall
    EXTREMELY positive. there are some minor glitches on an otherwise momentous year for Sam Number 1
    <cough> www.charginmahlazer.tumblr.com </cough>

  5. #5
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    ^ chronologically i'm no.1 sam...
    highlights:
    still alive, could've gone either way
    melbourne trip with cyco, sauc3 and blue supra, much hilarity
    hanging out with whiteballz (includes driving over to his house to play xbox..)
    first year of vet science - pure insanity
    getting premium from adrenaline (thanks for reminder slick)
    attended first track day ever - in a porsche GT3
    bought 3 mini clubmans

    lowlights
    bought 3 mini clubmans
    i don't have a GT3RS
    i'm pretty much broke

    overall
    freaking awesome. and i didn't even lose my pants that often.
    Last edited by clutch-monkey; 12-31-2006 at 08:36 PM.
    Andreas Preuninger, Manager of Porsche High Performance Cars: "Grandmas can use paddles. They aren't challenging."

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    Highlights.
    Watching my AFL team get off the bottom of the ladder too become the most exciting dangerous team in the game.
    Meeting some of the guys on UCP.
    Hiring a Holden VE Calais for 3 days.
    Getting some great work done on my car, Exhaust Suspension etc.
    Being given a premium subscription by Adrenaline, Was one of the nicest things someone has ever done for me.
    Chris Grants 330 record braking game.
    Buying my first digital Camera.
    Loosing 3kg in 1 weekend. (Eating 3 meals a day)
    Can't think of anymore.

    Lowlights
    Most i can't publicly mention.
    My Car Accident a few weeks ago.
    Loosing my Transmission 250km from home with no help as always.
    Loosing so many great icons in 06.
    Watching 5 players on my team go down with season ending knee injury's.
    Everything coming too a head and leaving UCP and other Forums.
    Having the worst internet on the planet.
    Having Telstra **** me over about Cable internet.
    Splitting a tendon in my hand.
    Putting on 3kg in 1 weekend. (Eating 2 meals a day)

    Overall
    It's been one shit year for my mother and i. We have learnt we don't have as many friends as we thought we did, Also Family.

  7. #7
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    Highlights

    Starting a new sport that i love and cant stop doing, that keeps me fit enough so that i can sit around and do fark all the rest of the time. (Kite Flying/ Buggy Racing- Sounds queer but honestly it aint one of these crap things you buy for £20 down the market)
    Exam Results
    Seeing people i hadnt seen in a good 5 years
    Big storms
    Meeting new friends in the kiting community.
    How i saved all my money

    Lowlights
    How i saved all my money and spent it on 2 things in 5hrs.
    Nearly ended up with horrific injuries doing the sport i love - If i didnt hit my energency quick-release at the time i did, i would have gone head first over stone and into a 30ft brick wall - my helmet fell off when i impacted the ground, which left me unable to walk for a good 2 weeks.

    Overall
    Bloody good year for me!

  8. #8
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    Highlights
    - Pros of having a girlfriend
    - 1st place in a national kickoff yardage competition (Football)
    - Quitting first job
    - Second job
    - Getting into college
    - 41 yard game winning field goal
    - 18th birthday
    - RC car racing

    Lowlights
    - Cons of having a girlfriend
    - Right medial meniscus tear
    - Right hip flexor tear (very bad for a right footed kicker)
    - 2 fender benders
    - First driving ticket (no right on red, bullshit ticket)

    Overall
    Alright year, definitely had better though.

  9. #9
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    Highlights:

    Strangely, I can't find anything that's worthy of being a highlight for 2006. I'm still alive, I guess Oh, and I went premium with UCP

    Lowlights:

    There have been many of them, from fighting with my father to some health dramas

    Overall:

    2006 has been a shocker. I don't ever want a repeat of it...but unfortunately some of the problems I've had are out of my control and will haunt me in the new year. I'm hoping 2007 will be alot better though.
    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ

  10. #10
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    Highlights:
    - Met my best friend
    - Picked up an awful lot of new mates off here
    - Passed my driving test
    - Totally in love for quite a while
    - Been through over 20 girls, a target I've been meaning to break
    - Kept up 11 guitars until 23rd December, then it was 10- self-restraint!
    - Driven more cars than I did last year
    - Got a brilliant new job
    - Passed my AS levels
    - Successfully gigged twice with my band
    - Got a great new classical guitar teacher
    - Frickin' AWESOME parties

    Lowlights:
    - Breaking up with the only girl I ever loved
    - Worries about uni and passing my A-levels
    - 'Mitigating circumstances' regarding a vehicle and a kerb
    - Cleaning up my best mate's sick this morning
    - Selling a guitar
    - Being in debt so much I'm considering selling a kidney to stay afloat
    - Realising that my sister still hasn't grown up, despite being 6 years older than me
    - About 10 of the 20 aforementioned girls had boyfriends... sorry, chaps!

    Overall:
    Some very, very shocking moments, but overall a nice, consistent year. Roll on 2007.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantAnAudiRS6
    Highlights:
    - Met my best friend
    - Picked up an awful lot of new mates off here
    - Passed my driving test
    - Totally in love for quite a while
    - Been through over 20 girls, a target I've been meaning to break
    - Kept up 11 guitars until 23rd December, then it was 10- self-restraint!
    - Driven more cars than I did last year
    - Got a brilliant new job
    - Passed my AS levels
    - Successfully gigged twice with my band
    - Got a great new classical guitar teacher
    - Frickin' AWESOME parties

    Lowlights:
    - Breaking up with the only girl I ever loved
    - Worries about uni and passing my A-levels
    - 'Mitigating circumstances' regarding a vehicle and a kerb
    - Cleaning up my best mate's sick this morning
    - Selling a guitar
    - Being in debt so much I'm considering selling a kidney to stay afloat
    - Realising that my sister still hasn't grown up, despite being 6 years older than me
    - About 10 of the 20 aforementioned girls had boyfriends... sorry, chaps!

    Overall:
    Some very, very shocking moments, but overall a nice, consistent year. Roll on 2007.
    "SAM GET OUT OF THE ROAD YOU MORON! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!!??" - Waving to let cars know of possible danger -

    "Hi, My brother's crashed his car" - Hasn't crashed, just smacked a kurb... -
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    Highlights:
    - Graduating at school
    - Having over 1,5 year relationship with my girlfriend (now getting to the 2 year mark)
    - Getting a ride in the Audi S8
    - Buying my first camera
    - A 3-day trip to Paris with my girlfriend
    - Awesome 3 week vacation to Croatia
    - Getting a new job
    - Going to a new awesome school

    Lowlights:
    - Not winning the lottery... I really can't think of anything other...

    Overall
    And extremely good year... Life's good!
    "The best thing about this is that you know that it has to come from a country where drugs is legal"

    Top Gear on the Vandenbrink Carver One

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    Oh, lordy.

    Here's the lowlights.

    Godawful job at the local school bus factory.

    Godawful job trying to sell insurance for a gang of assholes.

    Godawful job detailing cars, in a little metal building, in the middle of a 100-degree plus Arkansas heat wave.

    Other than all the wretched jobs, it was a pretty good year.

    And the highlights:
    Getting engaged.

    Quitting my last job detailing cars to write for the local newspaper.

    My best friend having a kid.

    Winning at my first try autocrossing and getting to write about it for the paper.

    Interviewing Dax Riggs, the most hardcore, talented, brutal, brilliant, and under-appreciated death-metal frontman of all time.

    Winning a couple awards on this website.
    I'm erudite ;-)

  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeney921
    Highlights
    - 1st place in a national kickoff yardage competition (Football)
    - Getting into college
    - 41 yard game winning field goal
    Did you get in on a scholarship?

  15. #15
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    Highlights
    - Getting my learner's licence and driving and all that
    - Getting picked for a sprinting academy
    - Doing alright at school
    - New Friends
    - Parties

    Lowlights
    - Quitting Basketball Team
    - Continuing to put off getting a job
    - General teenage stuff...boredom, hating stuff, going thru weird phases
    - Being 2nd-best at English in my year (best mate deemed to be the best, he gets trophy, teacher tells me I was unlucky).

    Overall - dunno....about a 6.5/10. A big improvement on 2005 (which was just shit), but I reckon 2007 could be a ripper. I've got alot of stuff lined up, alot of stuff I wanna do. 'Tis an important year as well....first year of NCEA (New Zealand's extremely stupid national qualifications system) for me....important I do well.
    I am a New Zealander, and I hate Greg Murphy. Yes, we exist.

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