14th March, 2003

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where will you be? will you be happier than you are now? or will things not be as good? will you have taken a risk that you always wanted to take? or still be in the same place?

predict now, and come back on March 14th 2003 and see if you were right

gareth, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Ok I'll go with what may well happen AT THE MOMENT.

I'll have left my course or at least taken a year out, I'll be making a pathetic to decent amount of money writing for something here in Dublin. (Outside chance I'll be in London).

I'd better be a bit happier (although when I say that I don't mean that I'm sad now, just frustrated and a bit bored at times, it's not a general feeling of sadness though).

I'll be single I'd say. I'll be looking forward to going to some mad dance stuff on Paddys Weekend and to finally not being a teenager in 12 days.

Ronan, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

gareth will be alright no matter what, he's a very pretty guy....have you seen his pic?.......as for me, it's a little shaky....in fact I dont know if I'll still be around 2003.....I forgot ALL about those Playstation games I never returned to Suge Knight!

Ramosi, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

The mists of time...Hopefully, various projects will have come together and were a success. I doubt if I'll be much happier, as I'm not that unhappy now. I don't think I'll have much of a career. It'll be a month to my 27th birthday! The projects are the most important thing.

jel --, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I'll be thirty :(

but on the plus side, I have absolutely no idea what I'll be doing, I mean, I won't be doing this job that's for certain, and I probably won't be in the house I'm in now. I kind of like the uncertainty though, it's more interesting.

chris, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I'll be almost 21. I probably still won't have a girlfriend. I'll be in the same town, but I may have applied to a different out-of-state college, which I won't start at until the fall. I'll still be listening to old girl groups and the Manics. I'll still be wearing the same sunglasses. I may have visited New York and Maryland. I'll still be on my college newspaper staff, and I'll probably be pretty bored with it by then. I will have made up my mind what I plan to do with my life - right now, I'd like to be a filmmaker, so we'll see if that changes. I will hopefully still be friends with T.M. and may even end up attending the same college as her. I still will not have read "Gravity's Rainbow."

I will probably still be posting to ILE/ILM. Francisco Franco will still be dead.

Justyn Dillingham, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Jesus Gareth, are you trying to bring about some kind of mass suicide in a year's time?

N., Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

the thought of coming back to ilx in 2003 depresses me more than anything

a-33, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I'll be 22! That's all I'm willing to speculate on.

DG, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Gareth don't force me to think about these things. Fear and more fear.

Anna, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Doing this and that. I'll play it safe.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

My life will be so 100% different than it is today that you probably wouldn't even assume I was the same person. Weird. Won't be the in the same place, things will be most likely much happier, and it'll be a big risk but that's what I do.

Ally, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Good job you didn't ask me this question a year ago, eh, Gareth?

My answer: dead, with any luck.

Marcello Carlin, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Let me break out the violins, then.

Ally, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

A-lly!

N., Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

boma yƩ!

Jeff W, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

i absolutely WILL NOT be in the same job. promise.

Alan Trewartha, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I predict that I will have just moved back to London (fairly safe bet as my secondment is currently due to end next February). I have no idea right now if I will consider this to be a good or bad thing. (I guess not knowing is kind of a good thing).

Jeff W, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I'll be back at university finishing my degree and applying for post-grad courses.

Ed, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I'll pretty certainly still be at university, though I still haven't signed my accommodation contract. I'll hopefully have a cooking repertoire to speak of, have learnt a foreign language and be less creepy.

Graham, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Bizarre topic. When I was 18 I met a girl at university, but I had a girlfriend, so we couldn't do anything about our mutual attraction. So we had an agreement - wherever we were, we'd hook up on the 14th march 1994 - one year hence - and have mutual oral sex. IF we were bth single.

We weren't. Ah well, it's the thought that counts.

I haven't brought that to mind in a looong time. Cheers for reminding me. And if anyone knows Zoe Thurlow, can you pass on my regards?

Mark C, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I will be living in an apartment rather than a dorm and going to UMass rather than Hampshire. I will be exactly as happy as I am now. I'll be about done with school and preparing to move to Berkeley again to go back to working in prepress.

Otis Wheeler, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Oh, you aren't moving to Berkeley, cowboy.

Ally, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I don't want to speculate.

electric sound of jim, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

i will be 23. i will still be living in dunedin. i will be writing a thesis. i will be addicted to the internet. my crimplene frock collection might finally be on my website.

di, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Different job, same industry, higher pay. Still on ILX. Slightly more rockwrite. With same girl. Slightly less tired -- eating slightly better. One new set of shelves in apartment, and maybe a new dresser.

Sterling Clover, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I will have a proper job. I will have a flat. I will have records and books piled up in my room and keep stepping on them and breaking them. I will have more mugs.

Ally C, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

I think I will have a gut.

bnw, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
Did anyone else remember this thread?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 14 March 2003 09:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

good job i didn't have any luck, eh? :-((

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 14 March 2003 09:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I'm quite pleased actually. I've gone freelance, which I couldn't see happening back then even though I wanted it to. I've met loads of new people and have a nice new(ish) boyfriend.

Anna (Anna), Friday, 14 March 2003 10:31 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

OK so I've decided to put off applying for post-grad by a year in order to pare down some debt and learn the one skill I feel will hold me back if I don't have, but otherwise I was right.

Ed (dali), Friday, 14 March 2003 10:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

well I wasn't here in 2002 so this is for 2004.

''where will you be? will you be happier than you are now? or will things not be as good? will you have taken a risk that you always wanted to take? or still be in the same place?''

I will be in the same place (unless I'm kicked out but i'm 99% certain that won't happen). I should prob start writing my thesis and prob looking for a job (hopefully an opportunity will come along).

Hopefully I shall be even happier but I'm content now (especially since I have met and learned quite a bit from being here ILX).

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Friday, 14 March 2003 10:38 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i'm in the same job, but it's better here now. some. i am happier with life anyway, which is a good part of why i wanted to change jobs, so U&K levels have gone down.

Alan (Alan), Friday, 14 March 2003 10:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

ILx posters in peaceful and content shocka!

Anna (Anna), Friday, 14 March 2003 10:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Where will you be?" A long way away from where I was this time last year.

"Will you be happier than you are now?" Infinitely more so.

"Will you have taken a risk that you always wanted to take?" Several, and so far they've all paid off.

Marcello Carlin, Friday, 14 March 2003 10:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

anna, we should have a graph!

Alan (Alan), Friday, 14 March 2003 10:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i was thinking about this thread a couple of days ago, cos i figured it must have been about a year ago. i remember being about to post to it before nick's comment put me off. but anyway; everything i was going to write has come true, i guess. i'm happy, the phd's going well, i'm living with my best friend, and i have a nice new(ish) girlfriend.

toby (tsg20), Friday, 14 March 2003 10:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i'm in nyc! (if only for a couple days this time)

well, things are great!

initially they got worse, i got homeless, i didnt move forward with job, i finally lost my best friend...but from late sept onwards it has just been a whirlwind, many changes, many more likely. i could no way have predicted any of it really...

14 march 2002, i barely remember you

Mary (Mary), Friday, 14 March 2003 13:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oops, that wasnt mary, that was me

gareth, not mary (Mary), Friday, 14 March 2003 13:04 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

brundlefly!!

mark s (mark s), Friday, 14 March 2003 13:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Amazing!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 14 March 2003 14:21 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ha, well, I didn't know it yesterday but today I've taken steps towards applying to do an MA, as in actually got hold of prospectuses and emailed someone on the academic staff of the appropriate school about the feasibility, rather than just thinking about it.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Friday, 14 March 2003 14:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

haha mine is spookily accurate! how on earth did I know I'd be going out Patricks weekend. It's actually the exact same DJ I saw on the Sunday of the bank holiday last year aswell. I am happier alright aswell.

Ronan (Ronan), Friday, 14 March 2003 15:09 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I didn't post on this thread last year, although I remember it... anyway I'm infinitely happier than I was a year ago. This time last year I was working in a freezing cold portacabin on the third floor of a building site and feeling generally fucked off with the way my life was going. Twelve months on and I have a full-time job in which I am pretty content, a bit of money in my pocket, a gorgeous new place (not for much longer, *sigh*) and I've met a truckload of cool new people and made some very close friends.

I can't download music any more though, which means I am pig-ignorant about virutally everything new that is mentioned on ILM.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 14 March 2003 15:53 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I hate this thread. But it was a good one.

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 17 March 2003 00:01 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i'm glad i didn't speculate. i would have been very depressed.

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 17 March 2003 00:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

ha ha weird

mary (Mary), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 10:41 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I didn't post either. I'm loads happier.

On March 14th 2004 I will be a married man, blimey.

Tom (Groke), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 10:53 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

where will you be? will you be happier than you are now? or will things not be as good? will you have taken a risk that you always wanted to take? or still be in the same place?

14th March 2002...
I had just graduated from NYU with a history degree, and was living in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Except I was horribly depressed, though no one noticed since I'm pretty good at hiding unhappiness. I was spending all day inside sleeping or downloading mp3s, and spending all night drinking. My hair was falling out and I had two huge bald spots on the back of my head. I spent a lot of time at the Union Square Barnes&Noble 2nd floor windowsill reading Lonely Planet travelbooks to places like Mali and Azerbaijan.

14th March 2003
I'm in Sydney, Australia after spending 6 months in Japan, Hong Kong, China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Melbourne. I had saved up buckets of money waiting tables in NYC - after getting out of my funk. The summer was terrific. I'm leaving Sydney in a week back to China where I'll follow the Silk Road from Xi'an to Istanbul. And my hair grew back, thank god.

All-in-all, I'd say it's been pretty good. I'm much happier, and doing what I've wanted to do - though when I get home I'll be penniless. Oh, still single.

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 11:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Are you coming back to NYC phil-two?

Mary (Mary), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 11:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The mists of time...Hopefully, various projects will have come together and were a success. I doubt if I'll be much happier, as I'm not that unhappy now. I don't think I'll have much of a career. It'll be a month to my 27th birthday! The projects are the most important thing.

Yep, I was pretty much OTM.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 12:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Are you coming back to NYC phil-two?

Just in time for CMJ! unless they go bankrupt...

phil-two (phil-two), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 12:20 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have decided that I will never quite meet any expectations, and that this will bother me less and less as the years go by.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 12:22 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

though by this time next year, I want to have started playing cricket.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 12:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

my crimplene frock collection still isn't on the internet.

di smith (lucylurex), Wednesday, 19 March 2003 21:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
We all forgot to revive this thread this year? So, how are things?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 26 March 2004 16:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

2 years ago i'd just started work for a webhosting company in Ealing which was on a freelance basis. i had a girlfriend. i lived at home with my mother. i wasn't posting to ILX or ILM but i did know about them.

now i'm working full time for a broadcasting company in N1. i don't have a girlfriend. i live with others in a shared house in North London. i post to ILX and ILM like there's no tomorrow and have done for between 18 months and 2 years.

i haven't taken many risks since that time it seems. but i am now plotting the adventure of my life and it's exciting and terrifying in equal measure. which is progress really.

stevem (blueski), Friday, 26 March 2004 16:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha things are almost exactly the same as they were last year, except that i'm (hopefully) only a few days away from finishing my phd thesis, and i have a job lined up for the next 3 years. oh and my girlfriend's no longer new(ish).

toby (tsg20), Friday, 26 March 2004 16:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

this is so going to turn into krapp's last thread if we keep on reviving it.

toby (tsg20), Friday, 26 March 2004 16:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think my life is worse than it was a year ago. But then again March 2003 was slap bang in the middle of the happiest period of my life, so maybe that's not too bad.

I life in a flat which is nowhere near as nice as my old house, with people I don't get on as well with. I have made some cool new friends. I am still in the same job, and I wish I wasn't (and am maudlin since I've just found out I haven't got a job I really wanted).

I am meeting a friend tonight who I haven't seen since before this thread was started - that'll be weird. The girlfriend situation might be looking up. All in all, things have stood still a bit, nothing like the explosion of change between March 2002 and March 2003.

In March 2004 I will have a new job, a nice new house with proper friends this time, as opposed to moving in with strangers. I will still probably masochistically revive this thread.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 26 March 2004 16:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, and I will have undertaken an EXCITING ADVENTURE. I don't know what that is yet though. But it'll be fun finding out.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 26 March 2004 16:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

March 2002 sucked big hairy moosecock. I was living in a shit house, I had a shit pseudo-boyfriend and no job. But I was in the midst of recording an album! Woo!

March 2003 was somewhat slightly better. I was living in a different house, I had no boyfriend (just some jerk messing me about) but that was about to change for the better, a shit shit shit job, but my band was ABOUT TO TOUR WITH THE BANGLES!!!

March 2004... no band. Which immediately negates all of the stuff that was good about the previous years. But, a good job, a nice boyfriend and a lovely house. Makes me think, doesn't it?

Psycho Kate (kate), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Matt, do you mean March 2004?

jel -- (jel), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

2005 I mean, it's catching.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

March 2003 - March 2004, hmmm, wasn't good, my mum was ill, but she's better now :) I didn't really get much done in terms of creative things. Really, really let the summer get to me. Signed up for an MA that in the longterm will be benefitical, but in the short term it's pretty annoying (I have to go to work AND study - arggghhh)

By March 2005 - I need really to have my own place, and to start getting on with the process of creating things and not worrying about whether they are any good. It's the process that counts.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Fuck, this came around a bit quickly.

N. (nickdastoor), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

jel you need to post more of your cariactures, those ILX ones were brilliant

stevem (blueski), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The best thing for me is that I'm finally living with friends for the first time since university. It's made such a difference to my life. And I'm getting more work. I feel quite positive about work at the moment, although I am really worried about jinxing it.
Stil have boyfriend, making this my longest relationship ever.

Anna (Anna), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:34 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think I will have a gut.

-- bnw (bweis...), March 14th, 2002 8:00 PM.

i predict i will make another self-effacing remark in two years.

bnw (bnw), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

in 2002, i was blissfully happy for what was probably the last time in recent memory, and deeply in love.

in 2003, i was less happy but still in love.

in 2004, i am miserable, loveless, and homeless.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

so, in summary, fuck you matt dc.

strongo hulkington (dubplatestyle), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

it looks like i thought the period between march02 and march03 was hectic and with many changes. i think the period march03-march04 was possibly more so (although each March itself seems quite stable, it is what happens between them that is unpredictable)

i think on the 14th march 2004 i was supposed to be at a breakbeat night in brixton, but i didnt go, that was the saturday night, the 13th, as for the sunday, i think i was resting. it was good. i might have even watched amelie that night. that wasnt so good

gareth (gareth), Friday, 26 March 2004 17:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

as for this time next year, i don't know. i'll be living in london still, but i won't be living with my best friend any more, because she'll be travelling. my income will probably be lower than at any time in the past, and i'll probably be living somewhere scuzzy with strangers. so that's not so good. but i'll hopefully have had papers accepted for publication, doing more good maths, happy in everything else, so...

toby (tsg20), Friday, 26 March 2004 22:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

one year passes...
we all forgot again!

toby (tsg20), Thursday, 31 March 2005 11:44 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Gah. I'm glad we forgot. I'm glad I didn't make predictions for this year, as they would all have been wrong. :-(

What a depressing thread.

Masonic Cathedral (kate), Thursday, 31 March 2005 11:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh, what the heck. I'll give it another try.

March 2005: Started a Proper Job (in my chosen field) for the first time in 4 years. Lovelife an utter horrible rancid mess. House tolerable, but getting sick of renting. Social life has ups and downs, but have discovered that the key is to maintain a wide and diverse group of friends. No band. But am having my illustrations/cartoons published in a national magazine for the first time in... well, since I was a kid.

March 2006: Hope to still have same job, maybe even have promotion. Without a doubt, still single. Hope to have bought my own flat. Playing not with a *band* per se, but with a group of friends making music to make us happy. Getting more of my cartoons published definitely a priority. Keep friends I do have, not bothered about fickleness of cliques.

Masonic Cathedral (kate), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

where will you be?

i'm in a different part of London than i was a year ago, in a situation i would not have expected then. seems like a good thing overall.

will you be happier than you are now?

generally yes i am happier as i feel that things are moving, if a bit too slow for my liking. things are pretty good romantically, more or less the same financially and career-wise (despite recent payrise) but it's too bad i still haven't quite figured out what i'm doing with various projects and plans forever on the cards (this time THIS time...), think i am getting closer and closer though, with a big breakthrough coming up, so am very driven if constantly distracted lately.

or will things not be as good?

people never predict things to be bad unless they're already wallowing in self-pity do they? i only WANT things to be good but i don't always expect them to be of course.


will you have taken a risk that you always wanted to take? or still be in the same place?

i took a few and they all seemed to work out really well. i hope it is just the beginning.

Sven Basted (blueski), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

don't like to predict ahead due to intense paranoia/fears about things going all wrong.

Sven Basted (blueski), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:13 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, why not:

March 2005: Living as a full-time Londoner again. Would quite like a marketing job bust stuck in temp hell. Let down by temp agencies constantly. Couple new friends. Sticking close to best friends. New body. New women, more mind games. Still single. Still at home with mother and siblings living fairly dysfunctional family life. Toying with applying to schools in America in order to go and further life. Thinking constantly about travel escape. Probably can't escape far enough. Hoping to raise capital for moving in with friends in September. Buying less music. Buying less everything. Don't know how to take risks or where to drive to.

March 2006: Saved up to flee country, now part of hippie commune somewhere. Tasting the rainbow constantly. Forgotten all and everything. Fell asleep in the funeral fire. Gave my clothes to the policeman.

BARMS, Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

March 2005: My life is better in every single conceivable way (except financially) than it was in March 2004. New job on the way, new people almost certainly round the corner. Managed to build on good friendships and salvage what seemed like lost causes a year ago. A couple of nasty situations in the meantime, but everything seems in the past now. My new(ish) flat is awesome and I am living with my best friend. Scary violent misogynist perverts are a thing of the past, as is waking up at 3am to the sound of drunken shouting from the street below. I am involved in a regular club night, which I would never have predicted a year ago, and that looks like it might branch out into new and exciting places. I am still single, but happy to be so for the first time in a long while. This is up there with March 2003 as the happiest period of my life, but this time it feels stably so.

March 2006: I have a feeling the real explosion of change is just round the corner. Absolutely no idea where I'll be a year down the line, but its going to be fun finding out.

I don't think I was doing anything particularly interesting on 14th March 2005. I think I came home from work and went to Sainsbury's. That was just before the sun came out, wasn't it?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i have a home now.

strng hlkngtn, Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

**No band.**

What happened to the kissing time, kate? Did you/they split?

Dr. C (Dr. C), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:35 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I parted ways with the Kissing Time. It was an amicable split. As far as I know they're still going.

Masonic Cathedral (kate), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Why is Gareth always in America when this thread is revived?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

because he's always in America?

Sven Basted (blueski), Thursday, 31 March 2005 12:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

March 2005 = March 2004 = March 2003 = March 2002 ad nauseum.

I make no predictions for 2006, it'll probably be okay.

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 31 March 2005 16:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Still relaxing.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 31 March 2005 16:05 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

That's the spirit Ned!

"Whoever practises non-action
Occupies himself with not being occupied"

Overall, I think it's going to be alright!

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 31 March 2005 16:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

one step forward, five hundred steps back

hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 31 March 2005 16:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm completely uncertain of my future right now. I couldn't have a lesser clue about where I'm heading. Anything will surprise me.

What we want? Sex with T.V. stars! What you want? Ian Riese-Moraine! (Eastern Ma, Thursday, 31 March 2005 16:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

not necessarily a bad thing right?

Sven Basted (blueski), Thursday, 31 March 2005 16:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

A thread on the date of my birthday and I've never posted to it? How the eff did that happen?

Trayce (trayce), Friday, 1 April 2005 03:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

I was totally going to revive this one on time this year, but then March kinda vanished into broken-leg hell, which maybe serves me right for considering reviving this in the first place - anyway, a couple of weeks late and maybe no-one who posted on this thread in the past is still around, but I'm still going to revive it.

toby, Friday, 2 April 2010 14:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Looking at old emails and apparently on 14 March 2003 I had sent my dissertation to my mother, and there was a riot at my old school where my brother went, apparently because the school wouldn't let them dye their hair red for Comic Relief, the day of laughter.
2004- my fiance won a ROMA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL award, wow, I'd forgotten about that.
2005- no idea, had found ILX tho and was probably arguing about Nathan Barley.
2006- trying to start a club night
2007- trying to find guest DJs for 1st anniversary of club night
2008- planning first trip to US
2009- planning move to US
2010- in US, fillin out a tax form.
2011- ?? Guess I will still be in US, maybe it will feel like home, I dunno. Really can't predict what I'll be doing next month let alone next year.

Not the real Village People, Friday, 2 April 2010 19:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Really can't predict what I'll be doing next month let alone next year.

^^^

Convenience Fish (snoball), Friday, 2 April 2010 19:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

eight years pass...

Any appetite for updates/comparisons whilst we're currently indulging ilx vs nu-ilx nostalgia?

where will you be? will you be happier than you are now? or will things not be as good? will you have taken a risk that you always wanted to take? or still be in the same place?

March 2003: I was really stuck in a rut, working in a job I didn't enjoy and living paycheck to paycheck. After some years of not going abroad, I was beginning to put one 'big holiday' a year (e.g. Hong Kong, New York) on the credit card and pay it off over the year. I was 38 and really feeling kind of old and lost. I had just started lurking irregularly on ILE and was intimidated by how young everyone seemed and how their lives seemed more interesting. Similarly at work I was intimidated by the confidence of young people in their 20s. Weekends were particularly dire. I was going out to gay clubs at weekends and drinking heavily, and otherwise staying in and being miserable.

March 2019: Still in kind of a rut workwise, but far more solvent. Had a really bad episode of group harassment at last year, which made me focus on developing more resilience - and I'm probably in far fitter shape physically and mentally than in 2003. Weekends are far more enjoyable and productive. Off to Japan on holiday in May. Still single. Beginning to do the retirement maths, calculating when I can give up work - though it still seems a long way away. Still lurking far more than I post.

Luna Schlosser, Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:07 (two months ago) Permalink

14 March 2003 was my 18th birthday. I was older than most of my friends so I couldn't really celebrate by going to a bar. I went home early from school and asked my mom to come with me to do the next obvious adult thing and go to a casino. We won $15 on slot machines. I was disappointed that the casino wasn't as glamorous as the ones in movies.

This year I went to work, filled up on cupcakes from colleagues, then went out for dinner and filled up on beyti.

salsa shark, Thursday, 14 March 2019 20:51 (two months ago) Permalink


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