Massive earthquake just hit South Island of New Zealand. 7.4 Magnitude Apparently. Was the most surreal thing I've felt. Reports of damage all over Christchurch. Was felt as far as the North Island too.
I wouldn't be too worried. Although head to high land in a few hours just in case.If I get killed by a tsunami I'm going to be pissed off!
Funny you mention that; I am so miserable the week of my birthday that my boss makes me take a mandatory week off; I do not mind because of the two weeks vacation I have per year, I always take one week off in the fall. This year I will turn 35, so I have been a bit panicky about it; though not as much as when I turned 30, or when I turn 40. On my 40th, I should spend the day at the hospital, because I am sure my heart will explode from anxiety.Every person should get a day off for their birthday! If I had a company, i'd make it a rule!
I always used to have an asthma attack on my birthday.Funny you mention that; I am so miserable the week of my birthday that my boss makes me take a mandatory week off; I do not mind because of the two weeks vacation I have per year, I always take one week off in the fall. This year I will turn 35, so I have been a bit panicky about it; though not as much as when I turned 30, or when I turn 40. On my 40th, I should spend the day at the hospital, because I am sure my heart will explode from anxiety.
So this year I am going to drive to Dubuque Iowa and spend several hours staring at the bluffs of Mother Mississippi, then stay the night in Galena Illinois, spend the morning there amidst all of it's cutsyness, and drive back. This year I want to be alone, and a three hour drive though the rolling hills of Northwestern Illinois sound great to me, especially since the fall colors will be in peak.
The kept telling me over the phone how sorry they were and how close the scores had been, and that just pissed me off more, especially when they wouldn't tell me in which area did I lose out. Even before the interview they kept saying how anyone who makes it this far is good, blah blah blah.If I stopped to think about how many times I've been sidetracked from dreams I would need an amount of alcohol that would probably fill an entire swimming pool. I've seriously wanted a career as a pilot for about ten years now and even in high school I had a plan that I thought would get me there. It was all going great until everything just sort of fell apart around me. Shortly after that I thought I came across something else that would work but it was over before it even started. Then after some time I came across another opportunity that I really thought was going to see me through, but it wasn't to be.
So now I'm here and being in the air force wasn't even remotely a consideration that crossed my mind when I first decided what I wanted to do with my life. And for once I really can feel, no, believe, that I'm going to see it through this time. Just because one opportunity is gone don't give up on the others that are out there. Sometimes they're right under your nose, other times you have to discover them. The best advice I can give is not to give up. Do something every day that gets you closer to your dreams. After deciding on my personal goal that I posted in the aircrafts thread I put my whiteboard on my door and wrote on it "What have you done for your dreams today?" and seeing that motivates me to keep pushing, even if it's just studying for five or ten minutes a day. Back in high school I thought I would be well into my career by now, not still trying to start it. That just motivates me to work even harder.
yeh..ouch. My asthma has faded away these past few years so that was good, strangely I never remember having an asthma attack except for that one time when I was about three, and I only know about that because it came up on conversation with my sister.I always used to have an asthma attack on my birthday.
Cheer up man, at least you haven't found out a gigantic flaw on your life plan. Said fault consists in not having any idea what to do after my plane arrives in Dallas.And.....Fuck I falled out at the final round......
So gutted right now. Apparently the scores were insanely close and they told me to reapply next year, but still........
I need some alcohol.
It isn't Californian, I slept through a 7.1It must be a Californian thing, but I usually find that my pulse doesn't quicken unless it's over 6.0.
Heh, I was up last night silently screaming at my phone's Superbikes live timing app because it wasn't showing me what I wanted to see :lol:Yay Aussie insomniacs!
On a Red Dwarf jag at present.