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In the theme of the "what did you read/what video games did you play" and other similar list, I ask you what things have you done this past decade that stand out?

For myself...

June 2001 - June 2002: Spent the year in Japan teaching English
May 2004: Graduated College
Summer 2004: Discovered Board Gaming as we know it.
October 2006: Saw the Rolling Stones here in Missoula.
November 2006: Brought the Pug home.
July 5th, 2008: Got married.
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2001: Had my first and only child.
2006: Moved out of my home town.
2007: Started my current and VERY GOOD job.
January 2008: Our doggie died... soblue
March 2008: Became a Board Game Geek.
Summer 2008: Became a Chit Chatter.
January 2009: Visited my first FLGS.
February 2009: Attended my first gaming day--at a stranger's house!!
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Third kid, second home, nothing much.
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Fell in love, got married, had a baby...
Called him nate...if it's a boy.
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Everything was going swimmingly until 9/11.

2001: Put my fiction writing dreams on hold to join a start-up related to my other area of expertise.

2003 - 2008: Politely said "no" every time I was invited to go to Iraq.

2009: Start-up starts to pay off. I blow the dust off my fiction writing as I realize people will never get tired of killing each other.

So it was the decade of strangling myself for cash.

Peace, please.
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1999/2000-Started 5th Grade
2003-Got my license early at 15.
2007-Turned 18 and Graduated Highschool.
2009-Married my Highschool Sweetheart, moved out of my hometown, and turned 21.
2010-Buying a house in Florida given how cheap they are right now its a sin not to. Plan on moving to said house.
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2000 - Graduated from high school
Later 2000 - Started college and put my faith in Christ
2002 - Found BGG and got into gaming
2004 - Graduated from college
2005 - Put my degree to use at an architecture firm
2006 - Got married, bought a house
2007 - Threw my degree out the window and started working for BGG

Not much eventful since my job switch to the BGG ad consultant, but have been loving every minute of it since!
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2003 - Graduated college, got my first job as a contractor, got money.
2005 - Quit drinking and stopped watching TV.
2007 - Went on a mission trip to Finland and then to Chile.
2007 - Discovered Catan and BBG.
2008 - Found Chit Chat.
2009 - Killed a tons of zombies, traveled to New Zealand.
2010 - Become the ruler of a small country. ninja
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Got married.
Two kids.
New windows for house.

That about sums it up. :)
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2001 - Turned 21. Started a new job at a credit union.
2003 - Met a girl, fell in love.
2004 - Found BGG. Began spending all of my time and money on games.
2005 - Proposed on the 2nd anniversary of our first date.
2006 - Sept. 16th - Got married.
2007 - Quit my job. Started a new job in IT. Bought a house.
2008 - May 9th - birth of my daughter. Oct. 9th - First post to Chit Chat.

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I tried to save the world for democracy, while ruling my spawn with an iron fist.

I told three truths and a lie. But it turns out I misremembered.

I successfully avoided all robot attacks, which is better than I did the prior decade. Given how the technology has advanced, quite the triumph.

Like many before, I invaded Europe. Unlike most, I left it intact.

I stood aside to allow social networking sites their own moment in the sun. In hindsight, this may have been a mistake.

I was gracious in victory, defiant in loss, and hungry in bacon.


The rest, as they say, is noise.

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Bankler wrote:

Like many before, I invaded Europe. Unlike most, I left it intact.


Mother Russia and General Winter are a bitch!
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In 2000, I was a fresh-faced kid, single, (no kids), and working my way up in a job I'd worked at for 4 years.

In 2010, I'm a bitter divorcee father of two working my way sideways in a job I've worked at for 6 months.








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Moved into my first owned residence (brand new!)...
Finally decided to ditch the job I'd been in for too long, and found something much better.
Bought a new condo in the heart of the city.
Re-discovered my love of board games.
Met a wonderful girl & married her.
Got laid off a couple weeks before the wedding - started looking for a new job after the honeymoon, had an offer within 48 hours of starting serious looking, including a sizable raise.
Moved into a 90-year-old house - with all the work that entails.
Got a kid on the way...
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Most of the people in this thread can get the hell off my lawn.
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- Worked for the same company, a startup, for the entire decade. (Unusual for my business, especially that we survived the Internet bubble.)
- Remained happily married.
- Got both kids to age 18 and beyond, with absolutely no murder charges or houses burned down. That I know of.
- Discovered gaming.
- Designed an award-winning (but alas, as yet unpublished) game.
- Landed my first game-design contract.
- Took up fencing, then dropped it. (See final item.)
- Recorded an album of trad jazz, performing with some of my personal musical heroes.
- Got older. (This part kinda sucked.)
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2001 Met my wife to be on my first, and only, blind date.

2003 Got married

2005 Finally decided that getting qualified in my line of work might actually be a good idea. (After ten years of doing the job)

2006 Gave up smoking, which was much harder than I thought it would be.

2007 Rediscovered gaming, and boardgaming, after an eight year break.

Of course other stuff has happened, some things good, somethings crap, but these are what stand out for me.
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finished Gymnasium (pre-uni 16-19) 2000 (so maybe that was a bit earlier)
Unemployed except a week of temp work

2001
Internship at strange educational place run by writers
Started Folkhögskola, broke up with girlfriend got new girlfriend, um sameday, um strange story not for here.

2002
Stoped eating meat
Finished Folkhögskola
Started university to become a teacher
Moved in with girlfriend in small apartment in the rural area the "Folkhögskola" was in

2003
The toal fail of the University studying
Crashing relationship with girlfriend
Went vegan for the first time (continued to 2007 I think it was, when there was a short failure of me, but went vegan again quite quick when I thought it over)
Total crash of me, includeing drinking way to much alcohol
Stoped drinking alcohol
Got on to a Tolkien forum, got active in ar group, met nerdy vegan tolkien fan girl (she broke up in 2005 or 2006)

2004-2007
Unemployment, internship, 3 months strange work in forrest investigating for historical landamarks so machine would not wreck them
Started playing magic with Tolkien fan girl sometime dureing this time I think, then at a umm Friend of the Earth camp got introduced to Settlers of Catan , that ended us just playing Magic at least. (untill she broke up)
This period also included loads of folkmusic and danceing and other cool stuff

2007
Moved back to Stockholm
Started attending regular game nights
got in to quite a few game club organisations
played game poltics (a thing you just can do in Sweden), did that untill early this year.
2008
Got employed
More game clubs and gamenights, at most three a week
Got hooked on blockgames

2009
Game burn out
Back to games
Moveing around a bit
Active in AR and Teetoller things again.

Something like that
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
1999/2000-Started 5th Grade
2003-Got my license early at 15.
2007-Turned 18 and Graduated Highschool.
2009-Married my Highschool Sweetheart, moved out of my hometown, and turned 21.
2010-Buying a house in Florida given how cheap they are right now its a sin not to. Plan on moving to said house.


Jonathan????? Florida????? Pray tell!!!!!!!

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EgorjLileli wrote:
Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
1999/2000-Started 5th Grade
2003-Got my license early at 15.
2007-Turned 18 and Graduated Highschool.
2009-Married my Highschool Sweetheart, moved out of my hometown, and turned 21.
2010-Buying a house in Florida given how cheap they are right now its a sin not to. Plan on moving to said house.


Jonathan????? Florida????? Pray tell!!!!!!!

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What? I'm not moving to..oh the other Jonathan...
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Banichi wrote:

2006 Gave up smoking, which was much harder than I thought it would be.


I did that too. I think maybe the same year. I still get urges to smoke every now and then still, but they are easier to shrug off now...
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EgorjLileli wrote:
Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
1999/2000-Started 5th Grade
2003-Got my license early at 15.
2007-Turned 18 and Graduated Highschool.
2009-Married my Highschool Sweetheart, moved out of my hometown, and turned 21.
2010-Buying a house in Florida given how cheap they are right now its a sin not to. Plan on moving to said house.


Jonathan????? Florida????? Pray tell!!!!!!!

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Its where were planning to head as Rachel is going to finish up her nursing degree there and our Aunt (her side of the family) is a Nursing Supervisor and can hire her right away with no wait. With the housing prices what they are in Florida (6 bedroom 4 bath for $80,000, not a fixer up, and in a good neighborhood), we figure thats the best thing for us to do.
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March 2000: Released my go server
July 2000: Married
Children in 2002 and 2005.
Discovered German board games sometimes around 2004.

That's about the sum of it.
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
With the housing prices what they are in Florida (6 bedroom 4 bath for $80,000, not a fixer up, and in a good neighborhood)


surprise Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Strokes chin while contemplating




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