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Old 12-09-2014, 06:34 PM   #41
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I don't get it. What does "..." mean? Details, please.
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Old 12-09-2014, 06:49 PM   #42
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I don't get it. What does "..." mean? Details, please.
I think it's an 's' in Morse code ... can't imagine any other translations. Please let me know if I read the translation tables incorrectly.

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Old 12-09-2014, 06:58 PM   #43
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I don't get it. What does "..." mean? Details, please.
It means he fell in love with his 1957 Chevy....
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As Seinfeld would say, "Then yada, yada, yada".
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First thing that popped into my head was... my high school entrance exam. (This was in Japan.)

I wanted to go to a public high school and you could only take the entry exam one day a year, and it was for one district only and one level only (You couldn't apply for multiple public schools) and if you failed, you either had to wait another year to take the exam again, or go to a private school (each private high school had its own entrance exam so you could apply for multiple private schools, but not a public school.) I had to lower my level of public schools to make sure I could get into a public school, but it was quite nerve wracking since if you got sick that day (imagine having a diarrhea!), that would have been it! My test scores were good enough and I got accepted. (The tests were so easy that I regretted I lowered my school choice one level...) I took an entrance exam for one private school and I got accepted too.

Maybe this wasn't the most important day of my life, but it was one of the most stressful days of my life...
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For me, it would be the first day of a vacation to Montana and Yellowstone in the summer of 1992.

My family was never the outdoor type, so after I'd moved out on my own, that summer I decided I wanted to visit a national park. I picked Yellowstone and few in to Billings, Montana. After I picked up my rental car and started driving towards the mountains, I knew immediately why they call it Big Sky Country.

It was like the entire world opened up to me. The wide open spaces, the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone...

I still consider that trip to be the single most important life-changing event in my life. It caused me to move sight unseen to Colorado later that year, and I still feel drawn more to Colorado and the Rockies than anywhere else I've ever lived.
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I honestly can't say which of the 24,842 days (and counting) was most important. I could select a handful that I'd rank way up there but no way can I single out any one day.
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I've pondered it, and I can't pick one single day or event. There have been so many important days and events that have greatly impacted and influenced my life, that I couldn't 't even begin to narrow it down to one, or even dozens.

Life thus far has been awesome, and I venture to say that it will continue that way!
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I honestly can't say which of the 24,842 days (and counting) was most important. I could select a handful that I'd rank way up there but no way can I single out any one day.

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Most Important Day in your life

It would have to be when I became an Associate of my professional society by passing 7 exams, each with a pass ratio of 30 to 40%. (Full membership required another 3 exams.). At one point I realized that if I passed the next 3 in a row I'd become an Associate at the meeting scheduled in Puerto Rico. I made it.

It was my first experience being at a fancy resort because of my own position and accomplishments and the first attainment of status in the society after 5 years of working and taking exams. It was my first glimpse of palm trees, too!
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#1: the day I was born
#2: 5/13/84--my wedding day
#3: the day my son was born
#4: 12/31/14--my last real work day--hasn't happened yet!
#5: end of November 1998 when I moved out of California.

In that order. All of these mark the biggest life changes.


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I am in the going away to college and away from home camp, halfway across the country. I shudder to think of my own "It's a Wonderful Life" scenario, if I had not done that.
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I honestly can't say which of the 24,842 days (and counting) was most important. I could select a handful that I'd rank way up there but no way can I single out any one day.
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Which caused me to calculate... 28553. Today and tomorrow are now most important. Don't buy green bananas!

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The day I left home and a meager future in the coal mines and joined the Marines. Served 20 years, worked my way through school, and ended up in a six figure job that I will ER from next summer. Being with DW for 23 years has been pretty cool, too.


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Simple answer, the day my son was born.
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Today, since I'm on the green (actually white) side of the grass. It keeps changing, one day at a time.
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For the folks that point to the birth of a son or daughter...wasn't the important event about 9 months earlier?
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For the folks that point to the birth of a son or daughter...wasn't the important event about 9 months earlier?

The event that sometimes results in the birth of a child happens far more than once.😀


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The best day of my life was the day my now spouse said she wanted to pursue a relationship with me. 27 years later we were finally married. It's a great feeling to be able to file jointly!

The worst day of my life was 5 years ago today when my Mom died.
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hmmm very tough question actually for me though I could easily make some stuff up

Wedding..well been married twice so yes and no
Born well yes but it's not like I had a choice
One possibility, the day I got clipped by a semi and spun out on a freeway at 70mph in traffic...I didn't die like I thought I would when I saw 4 lanes of traffic coming towards me
2nd possibility the day I decided to move from my home country to California (mostly because of that 1st marriage and the subsequent breakup that was in progress) as a means to reset my life. That did 2 things, (1) allowed me to me my current wife who I have been married to for over 20 years and still very happily so and (2) get me on a path that because one of FI since my DW has similar spending habits to mine and I believe I probably became more successful financially here than I would have if had stayed due primarily to few opportunities there

If pushed I'd go with the 2nd one...there was more control than the first
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