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#1 twinair

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:36 PM

In an attempt to bring out the lurkers, most of which used to be active members. Let's have a bit of story telling time.

 

 

In the last 10 years of your life, what's happened? You can reveal as much or as little as you like. I'd like to hear from anyone and everyone. Especially those who I used to play with here on Atomic, but we no longer do.

I'm hoping a lot of people are reading Atomic regularly but just CBF'd posting or commenting. Well, now is your chance...

 

 

Me?

 

Well, in the last 10 years I've remarried. Had another child. That's two kids.

One aged 11, the other aged 19 months. Big difference in age, but they're excellent siblings and my older daughter is a great help with the new addition to our family.

I've been working like a dog trying to progress my career. I've bought a new house, living the dream. My desire to work hard and earn more money has been a double edged sword.

I'm now earning more than twice as much as I was 10 years ago, however I've probably spent more time working away from home than I have been at home. That's put a huge burden on my family, particularly my wife.

So I'm currently weighing up a career change, but nothing as yet.
I'm still living in Sydney, but I have moved a few times in the last 10 years. Where we are now, we see us staying here forever. No plans to ever leave. We love it.

 

 

I like where my life is at at the moment, but I'd love it more if I had more time to spend with those around me that I care about.

 

 

Okay, your turn....GO!

 

 

 


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:42 PM

Hmm, I've been in and out of relationships, my last one was 7 years.

I got told "I was fun" so "I'm not going to leave you tonight".

Felt like a bit of a possession after that, so kinda stopped trying. She never asked why.

Still miss her.

 

I have an IT manager job now, pay is well above what I used to get, but not 'high' by anyones standards. Time is still fairly available.

 

I'm well and truly a part of the car scene now. Loving every minute of it.

 

Eyes are still as broken as ever, finally at a point where I need an organ donor on one, so thats scary and exciting to come in the next few months.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:43 PM

 

Eyes are still as broken as ever, finally at a point where I need an organ donor on one, so thats scary and exciting to come in the next few months.

Well that is pretty exciting. Hope you get one soon.

Always wanted to know what the world looks like through someone else's eyes.

 


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:49 PM

 

 

Eyes are still as broken as ever, finally at a point where I need an organ donor on one, so thats scary and exciting to come in the next few months.

Well that is pretty exciting. Hope you get one soon.

Always wanted to know what the world looks like through someone else's eyes.

 

 

 

Well, there's 6 of everything.

"sharp edges" dont exist, they're all fuzzy lines.

High Contrast ANYTHING is the devil, and shouldn't exist

Colors are soft and vibrancy is a thing of the past.

 

I wouldnt recommend it.

 

Never have there been better examples than these (I get both effects on top of each other):

 

Kc_simulation.jpg

 

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#5 twinair

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:51 PM

Still baffles me how you're allowed behind the wheel of a car...


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:54 PM

In the last 10 years:

 

Got married

Had 3 kids

Completed a Masters

Got promoted 3 times

Changed jobs 7 times

Started a startup with a few others

Got another black belt 

Broke my shoulder

Diagnosed with Epilepsy

Diagnosed with an eating disorder - achalasia

Had surgery to relieve achalasia symptoms

Suffered through long periods of anxiety and depression

Supported my wife through cervical cancer

Buried 2 grandparents

Buried a step-father

Started a Cert IV in fitness (this year).

Moved house once (bought and sold).

Became a mad sim-racing addict

Left atomic for a long time until recently returning sort of. only really posting semi frequently this week!

-finally being successful at work means fucking nothing and is ultimately a waste of life :)

 

Essentially pretty much nearly everything in life has happened in the last 10 years!


Edited by kikz, 11 May 2016 - 03:58 PM.


#7 Master_Scythe

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:55 PM

Still baffles me how you're allowed behind the wheel of a car...

 

In all honesty, I have my Othom checking that regularly.

I've never once failed to spot a human, a hazard, or another car.

I cant read smaller street signs, but safety signs are still "perfect" because they're regulation font.

 

Trust me, I love my car (and not being charged with manslaughter) enough to have that checked regularly. lol


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:55 PM

geez you guys make me seem like such a lazy prick.....


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#9 twinair

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:56 PM

 

finally being successful at work means fucking nothing and is ultimately a waste of life :)

 

Gotta make a buck somehow, eh?


geez you guys make me seem like such a lazy prick.....

Tell us something we don't know...


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 04:18 PM

 

 

finally being successful at work means fucking nothing and is ultimately a waste of life :)

 

Gotta make a buck somehow, eh?


geez you guys make me seem like such a lazy prick.....

Tell us something we don't know...

 

I have a thingy that's shaped like a turnip?


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#11 twinair

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 04:19 PM

Come on, Mr D. You know the rules....pics or it didn't happen.


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 04:56 PM

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#13 twinair

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 05:17 PM

I'm not sure whether to congratulate or commiserate your missus.
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Posted 11 May 2016 - 05:41 PM

10 years?

Sold my business
Got a degree in IT
Moved back to Sydney
Worked 4 jobs
Spent a fair bit of time unemployed
Lost 78kgs
Discovered a relationship with my previously estranged sister who is now my best friend
Got a new awesome job as an Incident Manager in a large IT company
Watched my baby grow up (he's gonna be 18 in a few months)
Went back to work on a Masters. Currently in the process of changing educational direction again
Started writing a novel
Started working as Cover Disk Editor for PCPP in my spare time
Discovered a passion for European Board Games


Not much happened really.

Edited by Chaos.Lady, 11 May 2016 - 06:25 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 06:24 PM

"Discovered a passion for European Board Games"

 

Tell me more?


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#16 Chaos.Lady

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 06:36 PM

"Discovered a passion for European Board Games"
 
Tell me more?


Just for you D. :)

http://forums.atomic...d-games-thread/

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 06:40 PM

Lost SEVENTY EIGHT kilograms?

Jesus H Christ in a chicken basket. That's really impressive.

Nice work.

You must feel like a different person.
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Posted 11 May 2016 - 06:47 PM

Lost SEVENTY EIGHT kilograms?
Jesus H Christ in a chicken basket. That's really impressive.
Nice work.
You must feel like a different person.

Lol. Yep. Seventy Eight. I'm still on my way to the last 15kgs I need to lose.

And yep, I'm able to do much more. I'm weight training with a PT to build my strength and muscle, learning free weights as well as the machines. Bushwalking and dance classes are also fun. I've also reversed my diabetes, and lessened the symptoms of my other autoimmune conditions. Which are mainly why I had to lose the weight in the first place. I went from a size 24 to a size 12.

It's awesome.

Edited by Chaos.Lady, 11 May 2016 - 06:51 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:34 PM

It's awesome.


Indeed it is! Are/have you having/had surgery to get rid of the extra skin?

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:38 PM

It's awesome.


Indeed it is! Are/have you having/had surgery to get rid of the extra skin?

Saving my dollars. Unfortunately that surgery is very expensive (I've been quoted upwards of $5k) and you don't get much back from Medicare. So, yes, but when I can afford it. :) I just have to live with it in the mean time. It's a small price to pay to pay really.

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