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So what do you consider the pinnacle of your life so far? The one moment that encapsulated happiness, where you felt you'd actually done something fucking awesome and was the peak of your existence?

 

'Achievements' in the traditional sense don't seem to make me happy, beyond momentarily; I've been on TV, scored really great exam results, finished writing a book and been voted 'Employee Of The Week' in the course of my twenty two years of life, yet none of those moments really register as amazing moments in my life.

 

So, off the top of my head, the pinnacle so far would be one morning, when I'd gone to work in the sunny Greek Islands for the summer. Me and a mate got there in May, had a massive night out the first day with the other workers who had got there similarly early, and the next morning the two of us had this walk. We got lost, and ended up traipsing through olive groves and over cliffs to beaches in the sunshine, eventually winding up at some bizarre Restaurant up in the hills with a glorious views out to the Mediterranean, had a much needed bottle of ice cold water and just sat there chatting and laughing. I felt I was somewhere beautiful, enjoying life, socialising, with a whole glorious summer stretching ahead of me. It was one of the moments you probably get a few times only in a lifetime [especially if like me you have a generally depressively cynical disposition].

 

Has anyone got anything more exciting to share than my woefully uneventful [but not without charm and nostalgia to me] story? Has anyone reached Everest after raising thousands for charity or achieved huge spiritual fulfillment after working on community problems with disabled kids? (The big society!)

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For you, the day you went to work in the sunny Greek Islands for the summer, and you and a mate got there in May, had a massive night out with the other workers who had made it there, and the next morning the two of you had a walk, got lost, and ended up traipsing through olive groves and over cliffs to beaches in the sunshine, eventually winding up at some bizarre Restaurant up in the hills with a glorious views out to the Mediterranean, had a much needed bottle of water and just sat there chatting and laughing, felt you were somewhere beautiful, enjoying life, socialising, with a whole glorious summer stretching ahead of you was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.

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For you, the day you went to work in the sunny Greek Islands for the summer, and you and a mate got there in May, had a massive night out with the other workers who had made it there, and the next morning the two of you had a walk, got lost, and ended up traipsing through olive groves and over cliffs to beaches in the sunshine, eventually winding up at some bizarre Restaurant up in the hills with a glorious views out to the Mediterranean, had a much needed bottle of water and just sat there chatting and laughing, felt you were somewhere beautiful, enjoying life, socialising, with a whole glorious summer stretching ahead of you was the most important day of your life. But for me, it was Tuesday.

 

I thought TripleA didn't wanna peak Tuesdays?

 

Nice read that FJ.

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For me its being at the birth (and otherwise current life of) my daughter has been the best thing ive ever been apart of. Not so much the birth itself, but holding her for the first time and being in her life as she grows up!

 

8 months old so far, and its awesome!

 

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A difficult one depending on you explain it. Obviously having a child meant the most to me, followed by my wedding day but they were both draining experiences that I appreciate much more in hindsight than I did at the time. For instance lying on a beach on honeymoon with my beautiful new wife was a much more relaxing and exhilarating experience than the actual wedding day, worrying about where the hell the bridesmaid was, whether she'd turn up (!), having my Mum say "I wish your Grandad was here" which left me a complete mess 5 minutes before kick off and listening to a DJ so bad it makes me wish I'd booked DJ Kris dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow (though he would have had to have been clairvoyant). Similarly on the birth, it was so stressful seeing my wife in agony, seeing my daughter born and for what felt like an eternity she was blue and silent. Probably only about 2 seconds but felt like forever. had 2 nights without sleep and missed my lunch. Very stressful time.

 

The most exhilarating moment of my life was probably watching Dean Windass score at Wembley. In that single moment I felt euphoria like I never have before or since. I can't imagine anything ever coming close to that feeling at that exact point in time. It was incredible.

 

My daughter is the pinnacle, as predictable as that is.

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I'm an adrenaline junkie and live on the edge (I don't even have anti-virus or a firewall on my computer). So I'd have to say the day I finished my Master's thesis. It's a great feeling to have written and done that level of work, even though you know it won't be read by anyone.

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I dont think being voted "Employee of the Week~" would register as an amazing moment in anyones life, would it? I mean, it gets awarded to someone every single week, so its hardly a rare accomplishment.

 

It was tinged with sarcasm, and the realisation that I couldn't come up with any more actual achievements.

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Seeing my son's head up the missus nether regions.

 

My wife is proper small well skinny she is about 5 foot 7 in height. When my first boy was born we went to the hospital after the waters half broke and were told to come back the next day. They would induce and break the waters. This was all good. So we went home had a restless night and returned the next day about lunch time to the hospital.

 

Got a room with a nice view of a yellow wall. The Milton Keynes hospital is yellow in a lot of places for some peculiar reason. Anyway we settled down for what we thought would be 12 hours of hard work for the missus and then we would have a child. We didn't know the sex so was a surprise so to speak. These 12 hours turned into 36 hours of some of the hardest work my missus has ever been in. She told them at one point she couldn't do it and the baby was too big. The Mid-wife who was in the room passed this off as nothing. My missus was only 19 and she probably had loads of pregnant 19 year olds saying they couldn't do it.

 

This is the more serious bit my missus was not laying when she couldn't do it. At one point after about 8 hours of pushing the Nurse said look you can see the head if you look up there so I did. What I saw was maybe not the nicest thing a bloke could ever see as the vagina was pretty open and right at the top I could see the top of a head with some blond hair on it. That for me was a great moment knowing that I had made something that was nearly in the world.

 

Then after another two hours of pushing and still no movement the shit hit the fan. My missus as I said was small normally weighs about 7 stone 7 and half at a push. My boy was two big his shoulders would not allow him to pass. So they cut her forcipes her and pretty much fucked her up. She lost 3 and half pints of blood and was rushed into emergency c-section. She was given anaesthetic and I was told I was allowed in. I dressed up in the doctor

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