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    Thread: This is the god damn SUCCESS thread.

    1. Member Dr. Woo's Avatar
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      10-03-2011 12:12 PM #26
      I'll just repost my Facebook status from about a week ago:
      Let me paint you a picture: Head in to my Credit Union to see about mortgage refinancing. Turns out I can save almost $400 a month (or more) on my payment if I refinance with my choice of closing fees. HUGE savings with minimal overhead. I also refinance my car loan, saving pennies but taking my business away from Bank of America and getting a $100 gift card. Walk outside, it's just rained - there's a cool breeze so I drive home with the windows open, and one of my favorite songs comes on the radio. What a glorious afternoon.
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      10-03-2011 12:12 PM #27
      Successfully "completed" my first "show car". Did a wire tuck while the engine was out for a color change. Also color-matched the engine to the interior. On initial start-up I turned the key to hear "click" and my stomach dropped out. My mind started racing with all the wires and connectors I unpinned and re-pinned. I gave the starter a few solid smacks while someone was turning the key for me and it roared back to life. The car hasn't been running for well over a month now. Once started, she purred like a kitten. I have to put on one more clamp on a charge pipe and it's going back to its owner. Via a beat run

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      Last edited by Rob Cote; 10-03-2011 at 04:59 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      If you truly believe this, the terrorists did indeed already win. Freedom, 'murica, NFL, Wal-Mart and V8s.

    3. 10-03-2011 12:23 PM #28
      Pats won


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      10-03-2011 12:41 PM #29
      I was the first of my family to graduate a 4 year college degree program with a bachelor's degree. I got a job before I graduated that I enjoy. The salary is, according to my research, a bit above the average starting salary for fresh graduates in this field.

      F-yeah I'm tooting my own horn. How's it sound?
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      If you truly believe this, the terrorists did indeed already win. Freedom, 'murica, NFL, Wal-Mart and V8s.

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      10-03-2011 12:57 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      F-yeah I'm tooting my own horn. How's it sound?
      Sounds pretty ****ing good to me!
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      10-03-2011 01:00 PM #31
      Michigan Wolverines are 5-0 and ranked 12th in the country.

      THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

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      10-03-2011 01:10 PM #32
      Race was canceled so I spent Sunday consuming only pizza and beer. Literally. Hung some sheet rock, cleaned the gutters, logged a bunch of miles in the Miatas. And built a cat scratching post but Idunno if that's 'success' or not. They like it

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      10-03-2011 01:12 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesse View Post
      Pats won
      Quote Originally Posted by 95GTIVR6Speed View Post
      Michigan Wolverines are 5-0 and ranked 12th in the country.
      I feel like these don't count. Unless you play for those teams. If that's the case,

      Quote Originally Posted by atomicalex View Post
      Sounds pretty ****ing good to me!
      Thanks, lady.
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      If you truly believe this, the terrorists did indeed already win. Freedom, 'murica, NFL, Wal-Mart and V8s.

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      10-03-2011 01:12 PM #34
      I closed my first 6 figure account last month

      Quote Originally Posted by Der Schaltwerks View Post
      However, I will tell you that I can gleek on command without a citrus palate stimulus.

      This and this alone is a...great success !!!
      My god you are bringing me back to the days of "hyper color" shirts

      Gleeking on them is a field day!!


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      10-03-2011 01:16 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      I feel like these don't count. Unless you play for those teams. If that's the case,
      THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

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      10-03-2011 01:17 PM #36
      Drove the new car to work, like a boss.




    12. 10-03-2011 02:06 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      I feel like these don't count. Unless you play for those teams. If that's the case,
      Couch QBs are an intricate part of the modern football offense. My contribution should not be diminished.

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      10-03-2011 02:08 PM #38
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!
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      10-03-2011 02:09 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!
      Congrats!
      Quote Originally Posted by zukiphile View Post
      There is an area of a normal brain that lets the owner know the object works and needs to be left alone. Not all of us have it. It is like being colorblind.

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      10-03-2011 02:11 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!

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      10-03-2011 02:11 PM #41
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
      -Zukjimpiphile

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      10-03-2011 02:12 PM #42
      OK, I'll post one of mine.

      Showed the '33 Continental Flyer in 4 Concours and took 4 trophies.

      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
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      10-03-2011 02:15 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by barry2952 View Post
      Not my success, but I helped. My wife kicked 3C ovarian cancer's ass. Just had her 4th clear scan. Doing the happy dance!
      Congrats Barry, I think you are winning this thread.

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      10-03-2011 02:21 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Congrats Barry, I think you are winning this thread.
      I'm winning in life, too. It doesn't get any better.

      However, I must give credit where credit is due. Had my wife not touched so many people in her life (in a good way) we would not have had the outpouring of prayers and good wishes and actual help in getting through the last year. We are not religious people in any way, but we did feel the power of prayer.
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

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      10-03-2011 02:23 PM #45
      got the okay from the wife to buy a new (to me) dirtbike! doesn't sound like much but trying to convince her i "need" one when i have one already took a while

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      10-03-2011 02:24 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Drove the new car to work, like a boss.



      Nice Still have the S2k I hope?

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      10-03-2011 06:40 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by BTM View Post
      Nice Still have the S2k I hope?
      Of course.





      And congrats Barry, very happy for you and your wife.

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      10-03-2011 06:50 PM #48
      Thank you all. It's been a pretty amazing trip. I learned more about the female anatomy than I ever cared to know, but have been more than rewarded by her gratitude. It was a very different thing to go from a care receiver (bad back) to primary caregiver. You never know what you can do until you have to. Luckily, I built the house around my handicap making the whole house wheelchair accessible. She quickly regained her strength and is back where she was before this all began. We are very lucky people, and we know it.
      Garmin Is My Pilot.

      I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
      -Zukjimpiphile

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      10-03-2011 07:10 PM #49
      Really needed a haircut but didn't feel like getting one today but for whatever reason, I drive by to see if they're busy. Nope - computers are down, cash only. I never carry cash, but technical difficulties from what would have been a dyno on my car yesterday meant I had cash. Walked right in, sat right down, and proceeded to have a halfway decent conversation with the cute enough blonde who was cutting my hair (I absolutely hate the sit in silence, forced topic every now and then convo's that usually ensue)


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      10-03-2011 07:19 PM #50
      A bit less than 3 years ago I started a band with two of my good friends.

      In 2010 we signed a record deal with a cool Montreal label, recorded our first LP album (we had an EP out in 2009) which came out in march 2011.

      We've been playing live a lot since, and our album was nominated for Alternative Album of the year in the ADISQ Awards (it's kind of like the Grammys, but for French Canada )
      It's the big award show for Quebec's music industry...

      And in two weeks, we're heading to Europe for a small tour in France. And we're touring again in France in december!

      It's pretty much my childhood dream coming true! We still don't really make money out of it, it's hard in such a small market when you don't play mainstream music, but at least I'm not paying to play anymore

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