Meaningless accomplishments... that mean something to ourselves.

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
May 23, 2007 7:26pm CST
When I was 14 I worked at an amusement park in Utah called, "Lagoon". There was an arcade there where I used to spend my after work, before work... ok and sometimes my break time playing games. My game was Pinball. I wasn't "deaf, dumb and blind, but I could sure play a mean pinball.;~D One night after I called my dad for a ride home, I slipped a dime in the pinball game, "Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy." I figured I'd only play the 5 balls then go meet my dad. 4 1/2 hours later, I was still playing off that same dime. I won 175 credits when they closed the place and I had to go... Yeah, when I got home (I had to walk the 5 miles home at 1am because my dad wasn't going to come get me after I didn't meet him when he came to get me the first time), dad was pretty mad. How about you, do you have an accomplishment every bit as meaningless, but you still think it's kind of cool you did it?
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• United States
24 May 07
I was 5 years old and managed to make it around the skating rink one complete turn without falling. Of course I was holding on to the rail, but it was a big accomplishment for me.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
24 May 07
Holding or not, you made it all the way around and nothing was going to get in your way! Way to Go 5 year Old!
@toe_ster (771)
• United States
24 May 07
Oh yes, too many to count. I have nothing as exciting as you story. WhenI turned ten, on my actual tenth birthday, I had a soccer game. I just so happen to be on the sorriest, suckiest team in our age bracket. (Soccer wsan't as big then as it is now). I was the only experienced one on the team having 5 years under my belt. Anyways, We were down6-0 and I was defense coming up to the halfway line on the rare moment thatour team got up to the other defenseive line. When I saw the ball coming my way I trapped it, lined it up and heard someone yell take a shot. I did and I scored from the halfway line. THE|HALFWAY LINE!! Of course nobody cared because when you lose 8-1 that 1 is nothing next eight. even if it is a rare unheard of (at that time) 10 year old playing a full field scoring from out that far. I was never able to recreate it or duplicate. But it is an accomplishment I can hold onto, as hey 1 out of 6 kids in my family born and raised on soccer, can only do.
@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
24 May 07
Don't sell your meaningless accomplishment short, it's a great story in itself. Scoring from the half line is a great feat no matter what your age. Yeah, it only means something to you now, but it's pretty cool!