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Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:29 PM

If you could relive any year of your life,....what would it be?

1966! Nineteen year old from Columbus, Ohio, living in the Hollywood Hills with a constant supply of drugs, musicians and aspiring actresses. Never wanted for music, dope or uninhibited noncommittal sex. The only downside was the monthly trips to the Free Clinic for penicillin injections.


Oh! Props to graywarrior for the inspiration!

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Reply If you could relive any year of your life,....what would it be? (Original post)
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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:36 PM

1. 1972

That was the year I started college. Oh and stood up the donald for a second date.

It was wonderful time, so young, so full of life.

Not that it matters, but since you brought it up . . .no std of any kind.

Yep, it was a very good year.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:37 PM

2. Cool!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:52 PM

3. 1984

I was young, visited England, had a steady job, just an unstressful year.

I'm from Columbus, too, btw, Ohiosmith.

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Response to Boomerproud (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:55 PM

5. Cool BP!

I was from the North End! Now known as Short North.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:52 AM

46. Outstanding.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:54 PM

4. 69

Art school, The Boston Tea Party, weed, luuds, rock bands, anti war marches.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:56 PM

6. My hero!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:57 PM

7. I was clueless

Not much has changed....lol

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:59 PM

9. Bullshit!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:00 PM

11. .

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:01 PM

12. Fucking A!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:03 PM

13. That's all we ever said back then.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:07 PM

16. Said that,....and,...."you call this a clean lid? Fuck you,...it's not worth a nickel!"

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #16)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:21 PM

23. And "Is he a freak or a narc?"

"He looks like a narc."

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:25 PM

25. If he's a narc,...he has to tell us! It's the law! Aske him!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:31 PM

27. I thought everyone was a narc

Not that I was paranoid or anything.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:33 PM

28. Paranoia was one of the coolest parts of getting high!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #28)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:35 PM

29. Cruising around high as a kite scared to death the "pigs" would pull us over.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #29)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:41 PM

30. Don't freak me out!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:50 PM

31. Just don't get caught with Zig Zags

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #31)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:09 PM

33. Oh fuck! Paraphernalia paranoia!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #33)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:12 PM

34. Head shops!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #34)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:08 AM

54. This side-thread is epic.

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Response to Bertha Venation (Reply #54)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:23 PM

57. Let's roll it and smoke it!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #57)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:51 PM

58. Here kitty, kitty, kitty!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #58)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:52 PM

59. Hahahahahaha!

Kitty rolls like a pro.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #59)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:54 PM

61. And,....just one paper!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #61)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:57 PM

62. I forgot about that.

Rolling with 2 papers was a pain in the ass. We usually opted for toilet paper rolls and aluminum foil. My fave was hash in a water pipe.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #62)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:04 PM

67. Dug that too! If I had to pick a fav, it would be blowing a joint through a hole in an apple!

Granny Smith's were the best!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #67)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:52 PM

70. Or using Vodka instead of water in the water pipe

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #62)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:08 PM

68. Dig it!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #68)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:54 PM

71. That just got me high

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #71)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:57 PM

72. Far out!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #72)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:04 PM

73. Right on, man!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #73)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:13 PM

74. I mean like,....it totally blew my mind!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #74)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:16 PM

75. It was heavy, man.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #75)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:19 PM

76. Righteously!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #76)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:40 PM

77. psycho delic !

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #77)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:58 PM

79. Trippy!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #79)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:05 PM

81. I need a hit

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #81)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:13 PM

83. No one does!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #83)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:19 PM

84. Then sock it to me, baby

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #84)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:42 PM

85. Sock it to you?

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #85)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:14 PM

86. They were all high

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #86)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:16 PM

88. So were we!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #88)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:32 PM

89. I was never not high. Ever.

I think I made my best decisions high.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #89)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:46 PM

93. GET A ROOM YOU TWO!!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #93)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:59 PM

95. Only if there's drugs.....hahaha

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #95)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:18 PM

99. I'm out of weed but have some banana peels we can smoke!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #99)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:20 PM

101. I got catnip.

We can snort it!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #101)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:21 PM

102. Far out! I think I know that dude!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #102)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:26 PM

103. He used to be a narc!

The drugs got him.

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #103)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:32 PM

106. Yea! He looks more mellow!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #93)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:16 PM

98. I know a vacant house where we can all crash!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #98)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:39 PM

107. Can the band practice there?

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #107)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:16 PM

109. Right on! We have an extension cord wired into the light post out front! Tell them to bring some

food! Oh,...and toilet paper! The Shell station locks the washroom doors now!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #109)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:24 PM

110. I always loved the "who was supposed to get toilet paper" arguments between band members

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #110)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:18 AM

112. Bless both of you!



Wow what a way to wake up in the morning! I don't think I need coffee with all the

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #110)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:28 PM

113. The drummer!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 09:58 PM

8. It was

1968. I was 16 and it was the last year before the end of my innocence.

Literally and figuratively.

Thinking about it makes me sad, and so that's all I can write.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:00 PM

10. Don't be sad PK!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:13 PM

20. It's OK...

Sometimes I can listen to music from that year and go back there mentally. It's way cool, even if it's not real and just for a little while.

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Response to pipi_k (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:02 AM

52. This question

took me to a sad place as well. Reading everyone else's happy memories, made me realize that I did have some great years too.


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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:05 PM

14. 1973 was a very good year to me. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:07 PM

15. So would I.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:09 PM

18. I could live that year in a continuous loop and be forever happy.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:19 PM

22. I understand.

I have a few years that I could life happily over and over.

My first year in college was a hard partying time. I wonder how I made the dean's list.

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:09 PM

17. Cool TA!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:10 PM

19. ;>)

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Response to Tuesday Afternoon (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:51 PM

108. 1973 pretty much sucked for me

Lots of bad things happened to me and mine that year. The only compensation was that Christmas that year was fantastic.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:19 PM

21. 1966

Hippie art student, just enjoying being young and free. It was the best of times!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #21)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:25 PM

24. I graduated from high school that year.

totally clueless, but out on my own

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:26 PM

26. Any year from 1973 to 1979 when I lived in Austin, Tx.

Late teens and early 20's.

I would go back in a second, nothing but good times.

I would buy the haunted house we were renting, that was great old house.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #26)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:53 PM

60. Cool! Got pics of the house?

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 10:56 PM

32. 1999...

Graduated college, but that was the only good thing for most of that year. There are multiple things I'd do over.

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Response to a la izquierda (Reply #32)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:20 PM

100. Wouldn't we all?

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:20 PM

35. 1998.

All glory to being 9 years old.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:33 PM

36. 1966 was a good one,

but I think I liked 1967 better. I think maybe 1971 was my all-time favorite though.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:35 PM

37. 1998

Met the love of my life just finished undergrad and had my first "real" job. That was a great year.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:38 PM

38. 1964

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 11:44 PM

39. 1992... The year I ran into MrG again, 3 years after we broke up.

What I would give to have that year back.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:01 AM

40. 1978

Had been out of college for a couple of years and working hard. Had saved some cash and moved to Key West to be a beach bum for a while. Time of my life.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:02 AM

41. 2008

It not only was the year America got it's first black president and the first time I could ever vote, but it was also my last year in high school. There were many opportunities that I now regret passing up. I regret not keeping contact with any of my high school friends, I regret not being more aggressive in pursuing girls, and I regret not trying harder to get a driver's license. Now that I'm in college, I don't know anyone anymore; I have literally nobody to hang out with in my spare time. Also because I made the mistake of waiting for the girls to come to me, I didn't get a prom date, and I had to look for someone online once I graduated high school. Shyness can really be a person's worst enemy in their adolescent years.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 12:25 AM

42. 2001

My senior year of college. Had so much fun in the early part of the year and then in the summer I met my boy .
Good times!

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:30 AM

43. 1965, with 1967 a close second...when time travel's perfected, I'm going back!

1965 -- A great one, last of the old, and the new was new...Ford Mustangs, Pontiac GTOs, drive-ins, British Invasion and some of the best music of all time, learning to play guitar and harmonica, first serious girlfriend, longboard surfing, astronomy and star-gazing, long summer nights cruising Sunset Strip in my parents' black Lincoln Continental (w/black leather interior -- a fine date ride!)...a perfect year to be a kid. Whenever I can't sleep, I just cast back to '65, and all's right with the world.

1967 -- Art school! Away from home and parents! Playing in a band (and a good one at that), discovering blues and roots music, photography, sweet times with three terrific girlfriends, crazy summer job assembling baby strollers, meeting my art-prof mentor who became my best friend (a friendship that lasted until his death three years ago), going to see Antonioni's "Blow-Up" three times, being a regular at the Ash Grove, a folk/blues club that featured the likes of Lightning Hopkins, Bukka White, Son House, Furry Lewis, Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder, the real stuff...Monterey Pop, the beautiful early trajectory of the hippie movement before it got co-opted; tooling around in my girlfriend's red Sunbeam Alpine (Maxwell Smart's car)... another fine, vintage year, one that calls the heart frequently.

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Response to VOX (Reply #43)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:26 PM

91. Ah...1965. Had a Mustang and was an aspiring artist.

Then I got married and missed some of those experiences you described. All was right with the world, nevertheless.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:16 AM

44. 1980

And when my cousin asks me if his eyes are supposed to look like that, (one dialated and the other constricted) I would drive him to the nearest doctor and maybe prevent the stroke that took him one month later. RIP Bud.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:17 AM

45. I think it was about 2002,

I was single, loving it, and living on the coolest barge in the coolest neighborhood ever. The neat thing was that I knew at the time that it was magnificent.

Strangely enough, while the last two months have been some of the hardest for me, ever, I'm starting to see a glimmer: I'm single again, beginning to love it and living on that same barge in that same neighborhood.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:19 AM

47. 1984

... graduated high school, moved away to college and came home at midterms.

I wish my parents would have told me to STAY THE FUCK THERE, or that I'd taken my HS German teacher's advice seriously and gone into the Military/Language School to become a translator.

My life would have a completely different trajectory & I could be living in Prague, married to the retired European hockey player of my choice ...

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:24 AM

48. Dunno that I'd re-do any particular year.

Specific DAYS or weeks, however, I'd re-live for sure...


The day I met my husband.

The day we got married and the following honeymoon.

The day our daughter was born.


I've heard it said that the average human can only stand a finite amount of pure and unadulterated joy. I doubt that's true, but every one of those days will live in my memory as being perfect. I figure that at this rate I've got a few more of those coming before I max out. No need to go back in time--I've got good stuff coming yet!!

I can only wonder what joy lies ahead!!!!



Laura

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:26 AM

49. 1967

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:40 AM

50. 1983.

I so would have gone to the prom with the girl that asked me. I would NOT have flunked a calculus class my first term at MSU. I would have changed a LOT of things, actually.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:56 AM

51. 1991

Had just finished my first graduate degree. Lived in New Paltz, NY in a little house on the river with a smart & beautiful woman who adored me as much as I adored her (was a fool not to have married her but was young & way too ambitious to settle down then!). Started supervision with Dr. D. - a student of Dr. Wilhelm Reich. Completed the full Kalachakra Tantra initiation with H.H. the Dalai Lama in NYC.

I have had other great years and other horrible ones. That one does stand out in particular though, and when I find myself in a bad space, I try to focus on what about those things made me so deeply happy.

So, I go for a walk in nature like I did by that river. I smile knowing that I am now someone's first supervisor impacting them as Dr. D did me. I show my partner just a little bit more love that day so she knows that I adore her and am grateful to have such a love now in my life. I go someplace quiet and meditate.

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Response to ohiosmith (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:06 AM

53. Any year between 1993 and 1999.

During those seven years, I sang with the South Coast Chorale. Those were the best years of my single life. I miss those times, and am having a hard time converting them into warm nostalgia rather than pining to sing with that group again.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:29 AM

55. It would have to be 1995.

Started as a sophomore year in a private high school that I hated. I planned my escape and was able to get back to the public high school where my old friends were.

And that summer was awesome, just awesome. It was the last summer before my parents made me get a summer job, so I just had fun. Spent most of the time at the pool, where I met the first love of my life and the girl I would eventually take to prom. And the family vacation was awesome too--spent most of the nights at the pool with the cute girl who lived next door to the place were were staying and her cute friends.

Cal Ripken broke the consecutive games record, I heard "Starla" by the Smashing Pumpkins for the very first time, I learned how to drive, and when I started back at my public school, I earned Straight A's for the very first time in my life. And I took a civics class with an incredible teacher who set me on my career course and helped give me a proper world perspective.

Just an awesome year.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 11:57 AM

56. I've had good ones, bad ones, great ones and terrible ones. But,

on balance, I think that great American philosopher Satchel Paige had it right when he said "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."

I try not to think about what was. Good or bad, I cannot change it nor can I relive it; for that reason I find that dwelling upon the past can be rather depressing. So I try and look forward. I don't always succeed, but I do try to take that approach.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:58 PM

63. 1971

Out Now, Virginity, Recreational Combustibles, Music, Hair, University; it was before the Army fucked me up.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:01 PM

64. 1967.

I fell down and broke my arm that year. That event was the beginning of weight and eating issues that have fucked up my life ever since. If that hadn't happened, I dare say that my life would be much, much different.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:51 PM

65. If this is optional, I'd say "none of them".

I don't have any happy times to go back to... none that lasted longer than fleeting moments.

If it is mandatory to choose one... 1990, so I could make some different choices than the ones I made that year.

Either that or 1969, when I was 4 and didn't fully realize how crappy my life was yet.

2013 is just fine with me!

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:55 PM

66. 1984-85

Sophomore year in Beijing. 19 years old. Lots of cool things to see and it was before the PRC went all "western."

Plus the hash was killer.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:38 PM

69. 1974--the year nothing went wrong!

(at least for me.)

Still in high school kickin' a--!! The drugs were good, the friends were good--everything was good!

Nixon resigned. Dems swept Congress in a major post-Watergate tide! Those were good days!

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:50 PM

78. 1998

Senior year in HS/Freshman year in college. I was 18 and stupid. I would have done so many things differently:

Told my mom where she could shove it when she told me only to apply to small (<2000 kids) colleges
Gone to a different college
Been more concerned about my future instead of spending my summer toiling away as a CVS cashier (I should have interned for a campaign then)
Not been so concerned with letting my life revolve around following bands and costing me my GPA
I would have never dated (and lost my virginity) to my first boyfriend. Shortly after I lost my virginity to him, I found out that he was seeing two other girls at the same time. I've referred to him as a polygamist ever since.
I would have not been that apathetic college student and voted in the midterms that year
I would have realized that politics was my future and to get involved on a campaign and intern
I would not have been so concerned with a $6 an hour job and actually enjoyed being young.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:04 PM

80. 2005

 

This was my final year in high school. Ah, those were the days..

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:09 PM

82. 2076 -- that TriCentennial Celebration was GREAT!!!! Oops...

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:15 PM

87. The summmer of 1951 - just before I turned five. Six, seven and eight were great too.

My mother had a baby in May and forgot all about me. I got to run wild with the neighborhood kids. Life began that summer. To this day my parents never dreamed of all the thrilling times I had. Loved sipping honeysuckle while waiting for the train to go by and flatten the coins we'd put on the railroad tracks.... so much more.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:09 PM

90. June 1 1967 to August 17 1967

Would like to experience first love again. Its not that I'm not in love, been married 36 years. But would like to experience that first love again and see if it is as I remember it or if it was just a dream.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:39 PM

92. I can just see you as a clueless 19-yr-old, wondering why none of the nurses at the Free Clinic...

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:49 PM

94. 2008. The election of the first African-American President. Will 2016 be another first??


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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:04 PM

96. I'd settle for a single day; a single moment... January 6, 1973, 10:00AM

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:13 PM

97. 1973

the year i met my exhusband. i wish i had a do-over, i'd just walk on by....

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:31 PM

105. Oh, God, NONE of them! Not if I have to make the same mistakes again. But there was ONE day...

about 10 or 12 years ago. I had paid off my house, had a good job that was going well, I had a dog I adored and he was still healthy. I was walking him one fall morning, a beautiful cool sunny morning. I was so happy, and my dog Buddy was happy, too. I thought to myself....geez, it just doesn't get any better than this. This is what life is all about, these sorts of moments.

I want my precious dog back, that beautiful day, my job going well, my Mom before she passed away. I would like that day again.

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 07:04 AM

111. 1969

I was an innocent little kid.
My wonderful grandparents were alive, and I spent many happy Sundays at their house.
I was popular in school.
The exciting Space Race culminated in the Moon Landing.

So many things seemed to be magical or mystical, particularly the municipal pool and its jukebox, my little transistor radio that could connect me to faraway places, the new history books that I got as a birthday present, the Golden Book encyclopedias that were so fascinating, the Scholastic books that I got at school (especially Runaway Slave: the Story of Harriet Tubman, and The Search for Planet X), the wonderful cartoons on Saturday mornings and the wonderful kid shows on at night, the annual summer visit by the neighbors' granddaughters, my nascent stamp collection...

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:32 PM

114. 1968 or 1975

 

In either case, I'd do things better.

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