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What is the best thing that happened in 2006?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on December 28, 2006

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“I graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in linguistics and French.”

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“The Democrats took control of Congress - accountability.”

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“I got a job working at a church.”

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“I got engaged. I was proposed to at Wells Overlook just outside of town.”


ohjayhawk 11 years, 4 months ago

Getting married was the best thing that happened to me in 2006. Buying a house and rescuing two wonderful dogs are other great things that happened. 2006 was a very good year for me. I am truly blessed.

jonas 11 years, 4 months ago

I got to quit my job at the bus company and go back to grad school full time. 3.6 gpa and an A in 1st semester Chinese, too. I rule!

audvisartist 11 years, 4 months ago

Another great year with my son and 2006 was the year I won the American Idol Underground electronic music competition and had my first nationally published magazine photo. Here's to many more "best things" in 2007!

sublime 11 years, 4 months ago

OJ Simpson came one step closer to telling the truth about his premeditated double murder.

sublime 11 years, 4 months ago

"If I did it"..He should have picked a better title,like "how I beat the system" or "I played the race card and walked"

craigers 11 years, 4 months ago

My wife and I had a son about three months ago. It's such a blessing to wake up and see him just grin at us when we pick him up.

beatrice 11 years, 4 months ago

Steelers won the Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!! (And what Jim said!)

trinity 11 years, 4 months ago

i was able to eat fruitcake while riding a bicycle holding balloons going 'round a roundabout. talk about accomplishment! ;)

nah seriously...i moved from an old old house in dire need of repair to a sweet lil' house on the prairie, heh. good year.

betti81 11 years, 4 months ago

To be honest, 2006 may go down as one of the worst years of my life. it had some good points, but they did not outweigh the horrible summer. i have never been more ready for a new year to dawn. i hope for positive things in 2007.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

My summer spent in San Francisco with my Mother. We made lemonade out of lemons.

southerngirl 11 years, 4 months ago

I got married to the man I should have married 20 years ago when we first met : )

We moved to the Memphis area : ( The "mid south" is not terribly scenic!

Lookin forward to 2007 and wishing my parents a Happy 50th wedding anniversary! : )

beatrice 11 years, 4 months ago

Which, of course, is always better than making lemonade out of apricots. (?)

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

Sorry, just meant to say that what got us there was something really horrible...but we made the best of it. Mom was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in June. I took her to Cali for treatment. However it turns out, that trip with her was priceless. We managed to make some great memories to last a lifetime. Now, YDP quit picking on me or I'll eat a worm...('course it will probably be in the bottom of a tequila bottle)...and then I'll die!

Linda Aikins 11 years, 4 months ago

Getting engaged to my bestest friend. The reincarnation of I_P. Pole dancing (need I say more). Sue's amazing trip with her mother.

And C1 meeting Jennifer.

More to follow.

SouthernBelle 11 years, 4 months ago

What I would give to move back to Memphis!
southerngirl, you are blessed.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

the *** incident was pretty great.

In a bit of nostalgia, I was sorry to see "Pleather Bob" phase out, but "Damn, Bea!" made a good replacement. Wonder what 07's catch phrase will be?

acg 11 years, 4 months ago

I can't say anything really fantastic happened for me in '06. I'm still on this side of the dirt, so that's pretty cool.

ms_canada 11 years, 4 months ago

For me personally, nothing too big happened except that my daughter got a good job at the Calgary Uni. and moved 2 hours from me instead of 12. (by car, that is) Oh yes, and miss ceallach came to visit me in Aug. that was just super. You all with God's ear, please keep praying for her and her daughter. All is not completely well yet. And be sure to thank Him for guiding the hand of the surgeon for successful surgery.

ms_canada 11 years, 4 months ago

Oh yes, and for the world, the turn around in your congress mid-term could possibly be the best thing for all concerned. Not sure about that yet, though. Time will tell.

beatrice 11 years, 4 months ago

sue, I'm so proud to have coined the one phrase and inspired the other. Knowing that I touched just one person makes all the difference. (Now, give me a moment while I gather myself ... okay, I can continue.) Too bad Innocuous Pleather doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

If a certain creepy bankrupt individual continues to prowl around here telling stories of stalking "birds" in Westport and spewing obnoxious opinions -- generally based on the ideas of others, hence the many links used -- my bet for the new phrase is on TOB's "Did you smell that?"

Kristen Murphy 11 years, 4 months ago

My husband and I had our 1st child in August and K-State is going back to a bowl game after 2 years - oh and K-State beat Texas!

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

Py, you made me laugh: (Favorite affectionate line to the teens: I brought you into this world and I can take you out!)

My favorite affectionate line to my kiddies when they are squabbling over material things: "Do you two not get it yet? You own NOTHING! It is all MINE and I simply allow you to use it...even the bed you sleep in...but that could all change!" ;)

trinity 11 years, 4 months ago

heh-i have my limitations, py! ;)

i fell head over heels in lurve with the ots message board! woohoo! what a year! :D

ms_canada 11 years, 4 months ago

Yes, but was she wearing pleather at the time? You have to be very carelful not to get fruitcake crumbs on pleather.

Bone777 11 years, 4 months ago

  1. Dog Bounty Hunter was released on bail

2.officials in sports are being called out for deciding games (Oregon/OU, Pittsburg/ Seattle -Super Bowl, coulda, woulda, shoulda)

  1. Dude, I got a Dell.

Confrontation 11 years, 4 months ago

I convinced my landlord to switch our annual lease to a month-to-month.

ilovelucy 11 years, 4 months ago

Drinking Guiness and Jameson with the locals, eating good cuisine and touring countryside in the "land o'the Green." Kline ousted runs a close 2nd.

rhd99 11 years, 4 months ago

It's really simple what the best thing was that happened in 2006: the defeat of PHIL KLINE! hahahahahahahaha!

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

Best/Worst moment of 2006: "Sorry Sue!" - posted by TOB @ 12:53 pm on Dec 28th. Maybe the end of the world is coming. Maybe Katie has the right of it. Did I seriously get an apology from TOB? Very weird in a "kiss your sister" kind of way! But, not to look a gift horse in the mouth...a bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial will do nicely! :):):) smooches

Linda Aikins 11 years, 4 months ago

aw shucks, thanks Consumer1! I'm pretty darned lucky too, and so will J be if she is smart. Shall I give her a call?

Linda Aikins 11 years, 4 months ago

And where is Katie these days? We have some rain coming in. Surely that means we have to start on our arks?

bevy 11 years, 4 months ago

This goes down as the most hellish year since 1995 for us.

Got Engaged Dec 05 Engagement dinner Jan 7th with fiancee's folks Fiancee had heart attack Jan 9th and nearly DIED. Weeks of hospitals, surgeries, recoveries, etc. etc. Lost my job in April Sold cars for 2 months. That SUCKED. Temp job since Aug. Honey back at work in July Lost his job in Nov. He started new job in Dec. Postponed wedding TWICE. On the plus side he's alive, I'm alive, my kids are healthy, we're both employed and we had a great holiday.

Now-- Onward and UPward in 2007!

Yee Haw!

Very Merry and Happy to you All.

Laura Watkins 11 years, 4 months ago

i graduated from ku in may and got a full-time job in lawrence (that i love) so i'm pretty proud of myself. other than that, it's been a pretty miserable year for my family (job loss, health scares, scandal...) and i'm counting on 2007 to be much MUCH better than 2006 (OR ELSE!).

Laura Watkins 11 years, 4 months ago

oh yeah, and i forgot to mention that vince young beating USC in the rose bowl was pretty nice. brought a tear to my eye(s)...literally.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

I've been trying to catch a pair of trap-door buffalo for my ark all afternoon. I think they're just going to have to tread water...but then they will be subject to the whims of the prairie squid.

TOB, to clarify, no apology was necessary. I thought the retorts about using other fruit humorous. That's what I get for being vague.:$

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

bevy, good grief! Here's wishing you a very happy '07!!!

Bone777 11 years, 4 months ago

Best thing that happened in 2007.......

Reading Bevy's post and realizing I have nothing to complain about.

Linda Aikins 11 years, 4 months ago

Ditto Bone and TOB. Wow. I'll toast to you this year, Bevy.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

RI, dang! Did I really stand a chance of getting a free bottle of tequila? I could have put it with the other good stuff that I hide from uninvited guests. Er, uh, I mean...we could have shared it.

sunflower_sue 11 years, 4 months ago

I stand corrected. I may need to buy more dice. Oh, and I might have to stop by TOB's house first to pick up a bottle.

thunderbuns 11 years, 4 months ago

Hey Jim-

It was the BEST thing that happened, not the WORST thing! Come on, get yer glasses fixed!

budwhysir 11 years, 4 months ago

Politicaly speaking, the best thing that happened in 2006 was the exact same thing that happened in 2005 2004 and 2003. Although I am sure that we all remember this well.

Christine Pennewell Davis 11 years, 4 months ago

my grandson made it to 2, that is a true blessing. The rest will fall into place.

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