Shamefully stolen from bugs, here's the rundown of my 2010.  I only bother with this because it's been an absurd year.

:) January 2 - Arrive in Windsor and am moved into my new apartment.  First time on my own.

:( January 4 - Grandfather died

:( January 5 - Canada loses the World Junior Hockey Championship in overtime

:( January 6 - Return home in preparation for the funeral

:| January 11 - Start school - missed the first day already

:( Janurary - My heat doesn't work

:( January - Fall into severe depression

:cry: January 31 - Shower breaks, still freezing, hate everything.  Lowest point in my life.

:) February - Start to turn things around thanks to meeting a friend

:( February - I suck at linear algebra

:( February - My heat still doesn't work, I file papers with the landlord and tenant board

:) February 28 - CROSBY SCORES!  CANADA WINS GOLD!  WOOOO!

:) March - I'm pulled out of depression to the best I'd been since before college.  Everything's coming up Milhouse.

:) March 4 - My first hearing with the landlord and tenant board.  I am at the highest point in confidence in a decade.  The hearing in delayed until April but I don't care -- I'm going to win.

:( March 20 - That friend I mentioned becomes the first girl I ever ask out.  She's in a relationship.

:) March 23 - I am contacted for a job interview for a web development position

:( March 24 - Worst. Interview. Ever.

WTF March 26 - I get the job.

:) March - I'm not back in crippling depression

:( March - I still suck at linear algebra

:) April 14 - Second tenant board hearing. Landlord doesn't appear, I win escaping my lease.

:) April 15 - I sign a lease for my new apartment

:) April - That friend and I are still friends, exchange emails

:) April - I at least pass linear algebra

:) May 1 - Move into new apartment!

:) May 2 - Emails with friend begin an ongoing near daily exchange

:| May - I become lead developer at work

:) June 4 - Yearly golf tournament with my dad.  Excellent food and surprisingly unsucky play.

:( June - I become the only developer at work

:( July - Crushing loneliness

:| August 4 - I am contacted for an interview with the University IT Services

:) August 12 - Best. Interview. Ever.

WTF August 14 - I don't get the job.

:( August - Beginning to lose it, I visit a doctor

:( September - New semester starts, looks disturbingly similar to previous semester

:( September - Friend moves out of town

:| September 14 - I am contacted again about the IT services position, offered the opening.  I take it for resume padding and a faint hope of making friends.

:( September - I suck at calculus

:( September - Am referred from doctor to doctor

:) September - Another developer at work!

:| September - I finally start on getting my driver's license

:| October - Diagnosed with moderate depression

:) October - I manage to suck less at calculus

:( October - Have to deal with employer being behind in pay

:( October - Work at the university is pretty much alone other than the IT support

:( October - Crushing loneliness

:| October - G1 license acquired, driving instruction finished

:) November 2 - Two years of The VG Press!

:( November - Pretty much hate every part of my day

:) November 24 - Got what I thought was an indication of mutual interest from friend

:S November 26 - Inquire into said seeming mutual interest

:( November 28 - Get convoluted and mixed rejection. Stare into the absolute abyss that is my future

:( November 29 - Break down to tears in therapy

:cry: November 29 - Conclusion of 2-email rejection.  Hit new record low.  Stand in the rain at 4AM.

:) December 4 - Student Consulting end-of-semester bowling outing.  Actually enjoy myself the entire time, and get an absurdly high score.

:) December - Everyone now knows about my depression.  Get very good support.

:) December - Reach my goal of entering into the exam in Intro to Algorithms II with 100% in the class.

:( December 13 - Do decently at calculus exam, fire alarm goes off, exam gets thrown out and rescheduled.

:( December 14 - Server hacked at work, spend my day off doing 5 hours of remote recovery work.

:( December 15/16 - Get most things set to begin restoral and go home sick from home.  Other guys left reboot system while still missing critical system files.  Go back to work sick to clean up disaster, work the next 16 hours until 5:30AM to get things working.

:( December 17 - Two exams, suck hard due to screwed up schedule and exhaustion

:( December 21 - Calculus exam sucks hard

:) December 21 - Get suprisingly, if not inaccurately, high mark in one class.

:) December 22 - Get the hell out of Windsor for the holidays.

:( December 29 - One last try with friend, at least to clarify the confused messages.  Shot down entirely.

:( December 30 - End the year the way it started: hating every waking second.
Posted by Yodariquo Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:21:01 (comments: 16)
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Thu, 30 Dec 2010 16:51:42

You know, the very fact that you're able to talk about this in the open with us has to mean something good. I wish I could have something more to offer you that written posts. You seem like a great guy to hang around with.

 
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:57:46
A ride in a limo didn't even make the list GASP

"Stand in the rain at 4AM" - You're gonna catch a cold!
 
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 20:38:21
SteelAttack said:

You know, the very fact that you're able to talk about this in the open with us has to mean something good. I wish I could have something more to offer you that written posts. You seem like a great guy to hang around with.

You and your avatar are plenty.  Empty all day but one look at that avatar has me giggling like an idiot.

Yarcofin said:
A ride in a limo didn't even make the list GASP

Meh, it's like riding in the trunk of an elongated hatchback.

 
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:01:44

My favorite bit:

Happy March 23 - I am contacted for a job interview for a web development position

Sad March 24 - Worst. Interview. Ever.


WTF March 26 - I get the job.

 
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:09:31
Sorry to hear that man, again like Steel said you can talk about it which is a good step. As always we are here for you.

And now I present my year in review

January - Unemployed
February - Unemployed
March - Unemployed
April - Fail license exam and stil unemployed
May - Unemployed, PS3 breaks.
June - Pass Exam! Still unemployed.
July - Unemployed
August - Unemployed
September - Pass another license exam, am super qualified, still unemployed
October - Unemployed
November - Unemployed
December - I will sell my soul for a job.

Sad
 
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:23:51
I'm beginning to think this site is cursed.  That or life just sucks for everyone regardless.
 
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 23:37:00

I look upon your list of woes; I have a feeling and can't describe it.

As bad as life seemed to have been, through your own strength, you survived it.

A win in Court. A new abode. An interview you aced.

I wish you could see your great victories and not just adversities faced.

Its true sometimes, friends cannot stay. Its true sometimes good people die.

Its way beyond my reason and logic to give a good answer to: "Why?"

As I sit here at my desk (alone too) wanting to help, eyes full of frustrated tears,

I want you to know, when things feel their lowest PLEASE know WE will ALWAYS be here.

 
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:28:07

I have no doubt that things will pick up for you, man.  More Fabio?

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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 02:28:23

"My heat doesn't work"

I read that as heart, so it could have been worse!

Seriously, though, I hope next year is better. Happy

 
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 07:12:47

We are all truly grateful on the work you've put in for this site. Happy

You're one of the smartest and wisest guys I've ever chatted with in the forums.

Hang in there, Yoda. I hope 2011 is better for all of us. For one thing, the 3DS is coming out so that should be one thing to smile about! Happy

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