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What was the best year of your life?
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RE: What was the best year of your life?
It's tough to answer.  I have great memories of being 17 but really I think most of the good times were just the weekends where I got drunk and took drugs.

This year's been a really good year.  Work, relationships, health, sex, friendships, all been pretty good.  Work has never felt so relaxing and good to go to, I've probably been healthier, had more friends and had better sex in other years but this year might have been the best all around year.


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#12
RE: What was the best year of your life?
79 maybe.

Saw the February eclipse, got a new job (and hadn't had time to get disillusioned with it yet) moved, lotsa sex, had no idea what the future had in store for me at that point although in hindsight suspect I had already lost a friend to HIV but no one knew anything about it yet.

79 was a fresh start in a new area, excited about prospects. Switched to Unitarian/Universalism (part of my trek towards atheism), chucked all my paranormal and UFO paperback books (another good sign my brain was working better), drug/chemical problem wasn't much of an issue (yet), had a really nice car, decent apartment, short commute, close to gay bars in Milwaukee for fun on weekends, interesting exploring a new area, utter cluelessness about approaching AIDS crisis was a blessing I wasn't appreciating at that time, but I'd like a year off from worrying/recalling anything about it now like I had in 79.

Music was fantastic, food was a little different in Wisconsin, broadened my palette a bit (cannibal sandwich, anyone?) except for snowfall, weather was better than anywhere else I had lived, tax return was still simple enough I could do it on my own, was in a big Gay Pride March that summer in Chicago with 250,000 of my closest friends (it really was a blast for this formerly naïve farm boy).

The eclipse really was spectacular, the entire week of vacation I took was really fun too, spent quite a bit on it and still don't care. IIRC, that summer went to 6 Flags and that was a blast.

My encounter with AA flight 191 was 'exhilarating' for me at the time, did have some 'shadowing' of survivors guilt at the time, but nothing like what was going to happen with HIV in 7 years. Maybe the flight 191 crash 'primed the pump' or made me more susceptible to survivors guilt in the future, but at the time it was another exciting thing that happened. It gave me a little cachet with my friends too. Finding out next door neighbor had flown on the same plane/flight the day before was another bizarre but interesting coincidence.

The Voyager 1 flyby of Jupiter overlapped my eclipse vacation so I largely missed it, the Voyager 2 Jupiter flyby happened summer of 79 and it was SPECTACULAR. Really amazing and wonderful event.
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#13
RE: What was the best year of your life?
1994

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#14
RE: What was the best year of your life?
2001. The year I met Sam.
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#15
RE: What was the best year of your life?
sad that no one is citing year they joined Atheist Forums . . .
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#16
RE: What was the best year of your life?
(November 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: sad that no one is citing year they joined Atheist Forums . . .

I said 2015, and I joined AtheistForums in 2015.  So you're wrong.
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#17
RE: What was the best year of your life?
(November 13, 2017 at 1:14 pm)Divinity Wrote:
(November 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: sad that no one is citing year they joined Atheist Forums . . .

I said 2015, and I joined AtheistForums in 2015.  So you're wrong.

Well, you didn't note it in your post. And citing a lame family thingy instead.

Shallow.




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#18
RE: What was the best year of your life?
(November 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: sad that no one is citing year they joined Atheist Forums . . .

For my part I don't remember it. I was still in a daze about Sam, been involved in the Great CVAtheists Diaspora, then rather embarrassed myself with a holdover forum. By the time I'd gathered myself to start posting here, I found out I'd already been a member for a year.
At the age of five, Skagra decided emphatically that God did not exist.  This revelation tends to make most people in the universe who have it react in one of two ways - with relief or with despair.  Only Skagra responded to it by thinking, 'Wait a second.  That means there's a situation vacant.'
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#19
RE: What was the best year of your life?
1983.

I was born in 1984.
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#20
RE: What was the best year of your life?
(November 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote: 1983.

I was born in 1984.

I was born in 1983. I can see my existence had such an amazing effect on you. 


I would say my best year would be 2010. Amazing year. 2011 was also amazing. 

2017, 2016, and 2015 would be 3rd, 4th, and 5th. The teen years are turning out to be my golden years.
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