Okay, I'll be honest, I'm not going to go into this thread with the enthusiasm I have in the past. I used to feed off of people's opinions and reactions to my various (mis)adventures but these days I just seem to live for myself and not what people think of me. I believe this has made me a better person as I'm less of an attention whore and paradoxically more understanding of others' feelings. Nonetheless I'm going to leave the floor open, I'll list a load of things that have happened to me over the last two years or so since I've frequented the boards and I'll write either what seems the most popular or what's requested by people I remember or like - this is not a popularity contest though. Right, I'm not going to bother sorting the chronology out in my head so here's the stream as it flickers around in my synapses. I have: walked across corsica gotten into an 18 month relationship worked on a dairy farm for a few weeks worked on the new Typhoon jets for two weeks (limited information available but I can give outlines and funny dits of course) been skiing and almost cheated on girlfriend cycled to geneva almost shagged a room mate (I may have mentioned this before though) become an atheist (to a certain extent) So there's your lot. There's not going to be as many laugh out loud funny occurences though there should be some if you still like the way I write. I think, depending on how I'm feeling, that some of the essays could be very long and contemplative and I'll probably constantly contradict myself as I'm at a spiritual crossroads in my life but I think I'll be able to get something out of it even if you fellas and chicks won't. In any case, I hope you enjoy the new batch of stories, anecdotes and essays and that you can learn something from my experiences.