What was the best day of your life? (The Best Day In Your Life)


Frappuccino Dibs
#1
Ok, lets forget the usual, 'kids being born' and 'getting married' ones. What really stands out in your mind as a great day in your life.

I've had plenty of really great days, but recently my good lady wife has provided me with two of the best.

1. Queen & Paul Rodgers concert at Hyde Park London.
2. Formula Ford racing at Silverstone.

I also went to a party once that went on all night and into the next day whilst the hosts parents were away
That day, all the furniture from the lounge ended up in the nearby park so that we could continue partying in comfort outside
 
peapod
#2
Blah! you blew it frap! you were suppose to say the best day of your life was when you met mrs. frap! Where is she anyway???
 
Frappuccino Dibs
#3
I should have added that to the usual ones of 'not to say'.

She's busy - we're both really busy at the mo.
 
bevvyd
#4
Mrs. Frap is prolly kicking Mr. Fraps butt at the moment. Shame shame
 
Frappuccino Dibs
#5
Ah come on! If everybody played those rules this would have the potential to be the most boring thread ever.

I want to read about the interesting stuff, not the ones that everybody does.
 
Frappuccino Dibs
#6
I went to a party that turned into an orgy once!

Thats pretty high on my list of good days.

(Didn't know Mrs Dibs then)
 
no1important
#7
I really can not think of one particular day off hand. Lots of really really good days. But I can not think of one standing out.
 
bevvyd
#8
I got to go on a shopping spree in a jewelery store one day. It was a blast.
 
Frappuccino Dibs
#9
I really started a gem with this one didn't I !
 
no1important
#10
I did find 550 bucks when I was hunting up Jamieson creek way back in 1987 when I was living in Kamloops and going to Cariboo College for Welding school.
 
bevvyd
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Frappuccino Dibs

I really started a gem with this one didn't I !

LOL
 
Dexter Sinister
#12
I hope the best day of my life hasn't happened yet, and I'll continue to hope that's true right up until the last one. If you believe the religious fundies, that *will* be the best one. But I don't.

Been lots of very memorable ones though, especially some very interesting Saturday evenings...
 
peapod
#13
One of the best days of my life was surviving making every mistake in the book, my shackleton moment. It went something like this......it was about this time of year to 8 years ago, I was workin the dirt in my garden, in my home town of Port Alberni, a sweet place, up a mountain, than back down, into the valley that time forgot
Anyhos....a friend came by, a fellow garderner and adventurer...after a bit of yaking we decided on a wim, we would go out for a few hours and gather chantrelle mushroom, a very tasty bits they are to! Anyho's off we went. Misktake number one!!!!! we told no one where we were going Miketake number two was we took nothing with us, we were only going for a few hours A plastic bucket, does not for survivial make! We decided we would try scouting a new spot, mistake number three, being to cocky!
Well let me tell you, for the next 7 hours, every fecking fear known to humans decended upon us. I gots to tell ya, my friend just about lost her grip. I wanted to join her, I did for a bit, but finally I had to like slap her face so we could THINK! Blah! we got out, by following a river. Feck me!! I gots lots more...but I gota work now.
 
bevvyd
#14
pea, that sounds like one of the worst days of your life.
 
Cosmo
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by bevvyd

I got to go on a shopping spree in a jewelery store one day. It was a blast.

That would even top mine, I do believe! I love sparkly things more than life itself!!

My two most exciting days were:

1) The day I brought my Harley home from the dealership. I had to wait for it to be delivered, it was bigger than any bike I'd ever owned so I was nervous as hell, but once I hopped on, revved that engine I knew I was home!!

2) The first time I jumped from an airplane. We had spent the previous day doing all the prep work ... classes, practice ... then the wind came up. My bud and I had to return to my place, turned the weather chanel on and spent the next 18 hours glued to it.

Finally the ceiling lifted, the wind died down and we were back at the drop zone, loaded into a rickety old plane and ready to jump. Even just opening the door of the plane at that speed and height was a rush! The jump was the scariest thing I've ever done. Nothing else in life compares. After that I had to re-define "fear" ... takes a lot to scare me now!
 
bevvyd
#16
Well as exciting as shopping for jewelery was it doesn't compare to the thrill of jumping out of a plane, cept when I tried on that $24K marquis cut solitaire diamond ring. I was hoping with everything I had that it would get stuck on my finger but I guess that only happens in the movies.
 
TenPenny
#17
If you have to skip the children stuff, that leaves out my two trips to China, so I guess that would leave.....

Having sex standing up in a waterfall.

Which, when compared to standing in the middle of Tiananmen Square or on the Great Wall, is pretty tame, actually.
 
mrmom2
#18
It hasn't happened yet
 
peapod
#19
Bevski It was not worst day, it was the best day! I survived bevski *beats chest* ouch! that hurts. Only one who lives in the wilds of British columbia knows how luckski we were. Later when we examined a map to see where we went wrong, amazingly for seven hours all we did is go around in a circle, very disorienting, and scary. But we started using our brains bevski. T'was the best day ever when we made it out
 
MMMike
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Cosmo

The first time I jumped from an airplane. We had spent the previous day doing all the prep work ... classes, practice ... then the wind came up. My bud and I had to return to my place, turned the weather chanel on and spent the next 18 hours glued to it.

Finally the ceiling lifted, the wind died down and we were back at the drop zone, loaded into a rickety old plane and ready to jump. Even just opening the door of the plane at that speed and height was a rush! The jump was the scariest thing I've ever done. Nothing else in life compares. After that I had to re-define "fear" ... takes a lot to scare me now!

So the best moment of your life must have been when the parachute opened up, eh?
 
manda
#21
Well, I'm not allowed to say about my kids...What about when I graduated from University...or is that taboo for this thread too?

The first time I really waterskiied instead of waterflopped! That was this summer, and quite a feat!
 
Reverend Blair
#22
I'd have to say the day I quit a major film/camera company. I walked around with a smile for weeks. Man, I hated that job.
 
beentheredonethat
#23
I don't remember the best day of my life. I was about four days old, and my adopted mother found me abandoned in a shopping cart at the supermarket. She took me into her life forever.

Been There
 
Dexter Sinister
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

Man, I hated that job.

Yeah, I had one of those once too, and the day I left it was certainly among the better days in my life. The boss was an unpredictable alcoholic, fascist bastard one minute, the soul of reason and kindness the next. Seemed to depend on how long it'd been since his last nip from the bottle in his desk. I'm not in the habit of wishing ill upon people, but boy, if ever there was a guy who deserved to choke on a chicken bone and die... I hated him, hated the job, hated the company, and the more I learned about it, the more I hated its main business, which was uranium mining. I ended up there because of a corporate merger, and couldn't afford to quit on principle and just walk away, I had young children, a big mortgage... I stayed only long enough to find another job, and I don't think I've ever been so glad to leave a place in my life.

But they gave me a nice farewell party, at which I gave a speech that had 'em rolling in the aisles. That was a sweet moment.

Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny

Having sex standing up in a waterfall.

Ooh, good one, the best one listed so far.

Quote:

Which, when compared to standing in the middle of Tiananmen Square...

How about, having sex standing in the middle of Tiananmen Square?
 
Vanni Fucci
#25
My story is this:

Up until Wednesday, I worked a 3:30 to midnight shift doing incident and problem management for EDS Canada, on the Best Buy USA helpdesk...essentially, my job was to ensure that the technical support personell were doing their jobs...which was a job I did very well, balancing authoritarianism with common sense, and giving these poor bastards a break when they needed it...I did this exact job for 2 years, 9 days...

But then I was late one day, because I was out of town, and late getting in, and wasn't able to call, because I didn't have a cell...a likely excuse I'm sure, but the truth all the same...

My supervisor, who started out in the same position as me, at the same time as me, but who was willing to <snip> to get where he wanted to be, demanded to know why I was late...

A little history would be appropriate here, before I offer my response...

A few weeks ago, at about 10:00 pm, I got a call from one of my managers telling me that my lead, whom we will hereinafter refer to as Clay Kotelo, would not be on call as he should be, and that my manager would be on call...fine I said...drunk I thought...

Anyway...as it happened, about an hour later, the website www.bestbuy.com (external - login to view) went down hard...now this is a holy feckin' hell deal, because the generate upwards of 25% of their revenue from that site...and I was due to be leaving in an hour...so I called my manager, who asked me to stay until the site was up, as the midnight staff were not trained to handle critical incidents...

Ok I said...how long could it possibly take, with about 40 people working on the problem...

At 6:30 am, which is when Clay Kotelo should have arrived to releave the midnight staff, the site was up with minimal functionality, and so the issue persisted through the day...Clay Kotelo was to have replaced the midnight staff at that time, but he was nowhere to be seen...and so I waited...

7:30 came around, and I was getting impatient...

8:30 arrived, and my manager showed up and asked why I was still there..."because no one else showed up", said I..."well, where's Clay"..."beats the *censored* out of me" I said...and left it at that...

I drated a synopsis of the .com insident, as I was off the next two days...and worked again on Friday...Clay called me on Saturday...to ask me if I could submit the incident report fo the do com issue...I said that the issue was resolved on his shift, and that it should be his responsibility to document the incident. His response was that I knew more of the incident than anybody else...synopsis nothwithstanding...and that I should do the incident report...in other words...he ****ed up and forgot to do it...

Incident reports are to be done the day that the incident has been resolved.

So Clay, who'd been given this position of privelege sought to nibble away at me like a duck, over the next couple weeks...which I largely ignored...

Last Sunday, I was coming back from out of town, and I was running late, and I didn't have a cell...not a big deal, since I'd covered for each and every one of those guys time and again for leaving early, or arriving late, countless times...

...but on this one occasion, the guy I was to have replaced, called Clay, because I was 20 minutes late, and so when I got there, Clay demanded to know why I was late...

"*censored* you Clay" I said, "You've got no ****in' cause to be demanding anything of me, with the bull**** you've pulled."

To which he replied that he doesn't follow a schedule...which of course if bull****, otherwise the midnight guys would be working

He then told me that I was in violation of the dress code...on a *censored* SUNDAY!!!

The next day, I offered an apology, in the form of an eloquently worded email, to the person I was replacing, who hurried out of the building as fast as his girly legs would take him...

Little *censored* pansy...

Anyway...for the next 3 days Clay was the nicest guy on Earth...and so I knew the jig was up...

On Wednesday, I was told that my contract was terminated...

The guy who told me my contract was terminated was almost in tears..."I didn't want to have to do this" he said...

The woman who escorted me out of the building said that I"m not blacklisted from their organization.

I waiting on my ROE to see if I've been laid off or fired...

It's all good though...because I tend to make more money working for myself than I do for other people...so long as the work can hold out...

So, while this was a shock...I think it's been one of the happiest days of my life to date...as I'm expanding my business exponentially as I type...
 
missile
#26
Probably the first time I faced up to a bully and splashed his nose across his face.What a rush! And then going home to find his mommy was complaining to my parents that their big brute of a son had picked on little Randy[100 pounds and a foot taller than me!]
 
Reverend Blair
#27
Quote:

I ended up there because of a corporate merger

Me too. One day I was working at a job that I didn't mind, the next I was working in a place where Dr. Evil would have fit seamlessly into the management structure.
 
TenPenny
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by Vanni Fucci

My story is this:

Up until Wednesday, I worked a 3:30 to midnight shift doing incident and problem management for EDS Canada

Isn't that Ross Perot's crowd?
 
Vanni Fucci
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny

Quote: Originally Posted by Vanni Fucci

My story is this:

Up until Wednesday, I worked a 3:30 to midnight shift doing incident and problem management for EDS Canada

Isn't that Ross Perot's crowd?

Yep...though Perot hasn't had controlling interest in the company since the mid-80's or something like that...
 
Frappuccino Dibs
#30
Now we're getting somewhere.
 

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