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    Default Moments of 2012?

    Personal or other wise?

    I know that probably most of us have encountered various kinds of sh1te this year, so this is thread for putting up the good moments (maybe even offsetting them against bad ones).

    my moments of the year go this way:

    London Olympics opening ceremony. Simply beautiful mayhem and funny and tearjerking.

    Watching the kids suddenly switch to learning to speak English and watching them master the interface of their tablets.

    In relation to the last point, having to search out their "baby" books in order that they can read them themselves.

    Some modest business successes on both our parts.

    Sad moments:

    No deaths this year at the personal level but there are always connected deaths.

    Getting that bit older.

    The closing ceremony of the London Olympics. (at least two dead guys involved; how sad is that?)

    Generally a good year. I discovered a forgotten recording of Franck No 2 from 1959 which is now a treasure and have also embarked on a History course with a view to becoming a teacher/academic in a few years.

    Any good or - ok, bad - stories from 2012?

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    The good.
    Katie Taylor winning gold, I had'nt cried in years and Katie showed me how.
    The bad
    My best friend who I travelled to Galway with for his cancer treatment since January being told that they could do no more for him, an awful day.

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    May 17th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neveragain View Post
    The good.
    Katie Taylor winning gold, I had'nt cried in years and Katie showed me how.
    The bad
    My best friend who I travelled to Galway with for his cancer treatment since January being told that they could do no more for him, an awful day.
    I'll look up Katie right now and I'm so sorry to hear of your loss...

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    Ah man!!!

    You ruined my good idea again which I had last year!!!
    http://www.politics.ie/forum/history...what-year.html
    Boycott the "Irish" Sun rag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    May 17th.
    Don't be so mysterious,suspense is killing us all,please tell us.

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    I got married in September to a wonderful gal. Hell, that's why I'm far less volatile and considerably less argumentative (except with racists).
    Racism = fear, low self-esteem and breath-taking ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    I'll look up Katie right now and I'm so sorry to hear of your loss...
    He is hanging in there Des, a real fighter.

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    The defining moment of 2012, was the Jobs Fair in the RDS "working abroad" which drew massive crowds. People with ambition are getting out.

    That is killing the country.
    Coveney's ambition is the be Ireland's next EU Commissar and Ireland will pay a price as he builds his CV to position himself sufficiently loyal to the nEU empire.

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    It was an eventful year for me and in no particular order some of the more standout ones were

    Getting to see an Olympics in person and getting back to London after several years
    Finishing my MBA and graduating
    Surviving Hurricane Sandy with zero damage
    So many friends pregnant or that had babies

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