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getting a life (and a new avatar) \o/
Dennis
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July 2003
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Finally after a long and dry period of not knowing what tomorrow will bring, big changes are brought up on their way to enter my life soon. I'll be moving away from my parents home next weekend(15th-16th July), 120km to Hamburg, where my three-year-apprenticeship in software development will start in August. \o/ :) \o/

I'm very excited, because that means I'll have my own, more independent life and that I'll finally grow up, earn my own money(not much but it'll be sufficient for rent and food).;)

So, to celebrate these changes and to temporarily say "Goodbye"(because I don't know yet if/when I'll get Internet at my new home) I decided to make even more changes and got me a new avatar, which is a small cutout of this piece of pixel art, which I made some time ago.

Well, here's my av.history, in case you wonder "who?":
{"name":"avatarhistory_t.png","src":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/d\/9\/d98b5d89fd85428dc81ab6e7eefad5c3.png","w":640,"h":80,"tn":"\/\/djungxnpq2nug.cloudfront.net\/image\/cache\/d\/9\/d98b5d89fd85428dc81ab6e7eefad5c3"}avatarhistory_t.png
(also changed my sig a little)

Anyway. Just wanted to announce that. Now feel free to just use this thread as a generic "hey look my new avatar" thread or rant about big changes in your lives.:)

FMC
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March 2004
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Godspeed :)

This really is an important step, i hope it brings you luck.
Keep us updated as soon as you get an internet connection.

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dudaskank
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July 2000
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Congratulations Dennis!

This will be hard in the start, you know, you will miss your parents, your house, etc... but it's normal.

Good luck in this new stage in your life :)

And for your new avatar... it's strange hehehe...

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Richard Phipps
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November 2001
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Hi Dennis,

I have friends in Hamburg and it's a nice city (although big!). There are a lot of different things to do and see and I'm sure you'll have a great time once you make some new friends. Just don't neglect your social life for the work. I think it's just as important personally! Good luck! :D

CGamesPlay
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July 2002
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More importantly, don't neglect US for the work.

/me writes this from work ;D

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nonnus29
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August 2002
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Yes, congratulations! Life is all about change, so it's something everyone has to get used too, and like I always say, making money is COOL!

Felipe Maia
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September 2005
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Congratulations. Hope you do well on your own :)

Dennis
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July 2003
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FMC said:

This really is an important step, i hope it brings you luck.

Thanks. I hope so too and I'll of course keep you updated. After all, I'd die there without access to internet, so I hope there'll be at least a phone line for emergency dial-up access.;D

dudaskank said:

Congratulations Dennis!
This will be hard in the start, you know, you will miss your parents, your house, etc... but it's normal.

Thanks. Yeah, I'll mostly miss the forest and our cat and probably the silence of the village life.

Richard said:

I have friends in Hamburg and it's a nice city (although big!). There are a lot of different things to do and see and I'm sure you'll have a great time once you make some new friends. Just don't neglect your social life for the work. I think it's just as important personally! Good luck! :D

Big it is indeed. (Thank god, I'll not be located directly in the middle of the city but a bit towards the outside, near one of the last subway stations before the cities borders.) As for neglecting social life, I'm afraid that just that is going to happen, but I hope the working atmosphere will be good, so that's not much of an issue. :) Thank you for the good luck.

CGamesPlay said:

More importantly, don't neglect US for the work.
/me writes this from work ;D

Hehe, I'll better not do that.

nonnus29 said:

Yes, congratulations! Life is all about change, so it's something everyone has to get used too, and like I always say, making money is COOL!

Thanks and yeah it was about time for a change here. I doubt that I'll "make" much money in those three years though. I'm mainly doing it for the experience and for getting the official certification in the end.;) I think I'll always be at +-0 Euro at the end of each month, because rent is high and payment(for an apprenticeship) is low. But I'm not going to complain. I'm thankful that we don't live in times anymore, where the apprentice has to pay the company to get trained.8-)

Felipe said:

Congratulations. Hope you do well on your own :)

Thank you too.

Thank you all again for all your good wishes.:)
(It's so going to rock there!:D)

Rampage
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December 2002
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I changed my avatar AND my nick :P.

Seriously, good luck with your apprenticeship!

-R

gnolam
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March 2002
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Best of luck to you!

And don't you dare drop off the Internets or the forum altogether - I mean, who else am I going to mooch pixel art off of when my C64 project finally gets under way? ;)

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Billybob
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January 2003
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Dude that totally rocks.

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Dennis
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July 2003
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Thank you Rampage and thank you gnolam: If I were you though, I wouldn't count on me making any pixel art for your project, just ask Andrei E., he's still waiting for the art for Chickens...;D Of course I'd love to do pixel art for a great variety of projects, but realistically, it's not going to happen because I'll most certainly be very busy with work and life.:)

William said:

Dude that totally rocks.

Yay.\o/

Mars
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February 2001
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Congratulations, Dennis! Moving out is a big step. I did it last October when I moved to Leipzig to study physics and I'm so fully enjoying myself here, it's uncanny!

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Crazy Photon
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July 2002
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Congratulations man!!

It's a very important step in life, when you become independent and do things on your own and for yourself...

I've been doing a similar thing lately, I became independent from my parents, and moved to live with my girlfriend. It has been very nice so far, except we have been living stressful lives recently (because or work and thesis), but it's worth it :)

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Archon
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January 2004
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Of course, all of those pics are the same thing --> Dennis Busch.

Dennis
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July 2003
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Mars said:

Congratulations, Dennis! Moving out is a big step. I did it last October when I moved to Leipzig to study physics and I'm so fully enjoying myself here, it's uncanny!

Thank you, yay, I'll be having a great time too, I just know it.

Crazy Photon said:

Congratulations man!!
It's a very important step in life, when you become independent and do things on your own and for yourself...

Hooray, I'm almost running out of "thank you"s. :D But Thank you! :)

Also thanks everyone for sharing a bit of your experience.

Archon said:

Of course, all of those pics are the same thing --> Dennis Busch.

In different mental states, yes.

LennyLen
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December 2004
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Good luck Dennis. Moving 120Km away is pretty much ideal - it leaves you alone enough to gain independance, but you're still close enough to keep in good contact with your family. :)

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Re: new avatars.

Who can name the gentleman in my new one? ;)

gnolam
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March 2002
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Quote:

earn my own money(not much but it'll be sufficient for rent and food).;)

Learn to love pasta! ;)

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LennyLen
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December 2004
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Learn to love pasta!

:D

My first flatmate and I lived on 2-minute noodles, spagetti with ketchup, and rice pudding. When things were really desperate, we'd be eating bread sandwiches - a piece of fried bread between two pieces of unfried bread.

gnolam
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March 2002
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Just don't forget the ketchup. It's what keeps the scurvy away.

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Dennis
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July 2003
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Thank you Lenny, also thanks for the advice on food, I appreciate that.

LennyLen said:

When things were really desperate, we'd be eating bread sandwiches - a piece of fried bread between two pieces of unfried bread.

:o (Hehe, that sounds funny now, but probably wasn't funny at that time.;D)

gnolam said:

Learn to love pasta! ;) [..] Just don't forget the ketchup. It's what keeps the scurvy away.

Thanks for that advice as well.
/me takes note: Pasta + Ketchup = PROFIT!:D

Archon
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January 2004
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Quote:

/me takes note: Pasta + Ketchup = PROFIT!:D

Correction:
Pasta + Ketchup + ??? = PROFIT!:D

jhuuskon
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April 2000
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With enough Onion, salt and pepper you can fool your tastebuds into thinking you have something with your pasta. :)

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Richard Phipps
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November 2001
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Surely you could afford cheap beans and toast. :)

FMC
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March 2004
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Quote:

With enough Onion, salt and pepper you can fool your tastebuds into thinking you have something with your pasta.

Oil.
Olive oil, onion, salt and pepper are the key to a good "pasta in bianco" ;)

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Written laws are like spiders' webs, and will, like them, only entangle and hold the poor and weak, while the rich and powerful will easily break through them. -Anacharsis
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain

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