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TheMagicianOfPrecision
11-27-2009, 09:18 AM
If you want to share?

Doesnt have to be very personal, but it can be. Up to you.

My biggest regret so far in my life was turning down a 100% scholarship and a written promise to play no 1 singles at Old Dominion University, University of Michigian and University of south Alabama.

I regret this A LOT and it has been 11 years since I did it...:-?

malakas
11-27-2009, 09:19 AM
Being born.
It has been downfall ever since.

ilovecarlos
11-27-2009, 09:22 AM
Not becoming a physio/trainer. I could be of so much help to the hot tennis babies;)

Anaconda
11-27-2009, 10:10 AM
Taking Maths, Biology, Geography and Critical Thinking in college. College is so much harder than school it's unreal. I'm regretting not taking car mechanics instead.

I also regret not buying tickets to see Michael Buble at the 02 arena next year :(

hollywood9826
11-27-2009, 10:12 AM
Not taking baseball serious enough. I could have least went to college (another regret) at the very least. I had all the tools to be a great baseball player. Cal Ripken Sr. told me I needed someone to kick me in my arse and get me goin. Never happened. Now Im wasting life way in the world of IT.

NickH87
11-27-2009, 02:30 PM
Not taking high school seriously and skipping SAT's...had to go to community college and am behind my graduating class by a year and a half. I had great grades, but didnt think about college.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
11-27-2009, 02:34 PM
Not taking baseball serious enough. I could have least went to college (another regret) at the very least. I had all the tools to be a great baseball player. Cal Ripken Sr. told me I needed someone to kick me in my arse and get me goin. Never happened. Now Im wasting life way in the world of IT.

Feels as if we have similar stories.
And im stuck on a tenniscourt teaching overweight 40 + women how to hit a proper forehand.

Wakenslam
11-27-2009, 02:43 PM
Reading this thread....

RealityPolice
11-27-2009, 03:01 PM
Not giving in when Racquel Welch, Phoebe Cates, and Jessica Alba tried to force themselves on me.

tennis005
11-27-2009, 03:07 PM
Reading this thread.

spacediver
11-27-2009, 03:09 PM
I sometimes wish I had started playing sports more seriously at a younger age. I started working out at age 27, and only started applying myself athletically a couple years after that. I'm now 32 so I've still got some years left, but I still wonder how far I could have taken myself had I started younger.

malakas
11-27-2009, 03:10 PM
Reading this thread.

Obviously you didn't,because someone else beat you to this smartass comment.

Purostaff
11-27-2009, 03:12 PM
Not finding my dreams earlier in life

tennis005
11-27-2009, 03:18 PM
I really regret not taking tennis seriously when I was younger.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
11-27-2009, 03:23 PM
Reading this thread.

Whats the point with a reply like that?

grimmbomb21
11-27-2009, 03:33 PM
Whats the point with a reply like that?

He's afraid to man up and share his real regrets.:)

yodudedudeyo
11-27-2009, 03:53 PM
If you want to share?

Doesnt have to be very personal, but it can be. Up to you.

My biggest regret so far in my life was turning down a 100% scholarship and a written promise to play no 1 singles at Old Dominion University, University of Michigian and University of south Alabama.

I regret this A LOT and it has been 11 years since I did it...:-?

You turned down U of M?!?! Wowwwwwwwwwww.

FlamEnemY
11-27-2009, 04:33 PM
I regret not paying much attention to sports and art/music when I was younger, and while I can always improve myself when it comes to different types of art (even if this requires a lot of time), I can never gain some of the sport skills that youngsters can. Granted, 19 is not old at all, but I really wonder what I could've achieved sports-wise...

Lex
11-27-2009, 04:40 PM
I regret not serving my Country.

I feel like it would have served me better to get my ***** in gear early in life rather than ******* away several years changing majors in College. I did graduate but wonder how things would be if I was more "squared away".

ronalditop
11-27-2009, 04:55 PM
Getting old and have ceased being a child.

!<-_->!
11-27-2009, 05:22 PM
Every day of my life.

jimbo333
11-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Regrets, I've had a few:)

iplaytennislolol
11-27-2009, 05:59 PM
not taking chances to improve myself

Steady Eddy
11-27-2009, 10:02 PM
Picking Sarah Palin as my running mate.

slice bh compliment
11-27-2009, 10:07 PM
Regrets, I've had a few:)
but then again
too few to mention

mtommer
11-27-2009, 10:10 PM
Not taking baseball serious enough. I could have least went to college (another regret) at the very least. I had all the tools to be a great baseball player. Cal Ripken Sr. told me I needed someone to kick me in my arse and get me goin. Never happened. Now Im wasting life way in the world of IT.

Hey, ya' never know though. I developed or restressed (might have happened in high school but never diagnosed so it may never have healed correctly) a Labrum tear so I never made it past two years. So don't really regret this. Instead, enjoy what you do have now.

As for myself; I have no regrets. Everything that's happened in my life so far has led me to where I am today. I like myself so....I'm good. :D

Leelord337
11-28-2009, 12:09 AM
hrmmm......i missed my highschool prom, the girl i was gonna ask ended up going w/my best friend so yah i regret that, but i made up for it w/a few other dances at the school

Anaconda
11-28-2009, 03:59 AM
but then again
too few to mention

I've done
What i had to do.

brad1730
11-28-2009, 05:06 AM
I wanted to go into the National Guard during a summer break in college and become a medic. I didn't want to be an EMT as a career. I just thought it would be a great thing to know. I eventually decided to program computers during my summer.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a HOA meeting and the board president had a heart attack. Along with most of the people there, I did nothing. A couple of guys did perform CPR, and the EMT's arrived eventually, but he died 3 days later.

I've thought about that decision/regret a lot over the last few days, and have decided to take a CPR class.

GPG
11-28-2009, 05:31 AM
:(

I think that everybody should now at least how to perform CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver. It's great that you've decieded to take the lessons. :)

malakas
11-28-2009, 05:42 AM
As for myself; I have no regrets. Everything that's happened in my life so far has led me to where I am today. I like myself so....I'm good. :D

I agree 100%.That's my philosophy in life.

fruitytennis1
11-28-2009, 06:02 AM
Playing football. Played for the all star team and at the end of the season(coach asked me whether I would play FB or TE, he told me he would rather have me play FB. Broke 2 ribs when the Linebacker smoked me *****. They still hurt after about 2 months.

rogernext
11-28-2009, 07:19 AM
If you want to share?

Doesnt have to be very personal, but it can be. Up to you.

My biggest regret so far in my life was turning down a 100% scholarship and a written promise to play no 1 singles at Old Dominion University, University of Michigian and University of south Alabama.

I regret this A LOT and it has been 11 years since I did it...:-?

I bought 120 cans of dunlops last months. too many new balls.

NickH87
11-28-2009, 09:42 AM
Hey, ya' never know though. I developed or restressed (might have happened in high school but never diagnosed so it may never have healed correctly) a Labrum tear so I never made it past two years. So don't really regret this. Instead, enjoy what you do have now.

As for myself; I have no regrets. Everything that's happened in my life so far has led me to where I am today. I like myself so....I'm good. :D

Thats respectable, but I think its a load of bull.

LiveForever
11-28-2009, 11:28 AM
My biggest regret is ordering the salad instead of the soup in a fancy restaurant.

slice bh compliment
11-28-2009, 11:48 AM
I've done
What i had to do.

and saw it through
without exemption

shaysrebelII
11-28-2009, 05:32 PM
The AP U.S. History Exam

The College Board (people who administer the tests) have strict rules regarding sharing exam information electronically, so I'm afraid I can't elaborate too much on the specifics of what happened. All I can say is that I misread the essay prompt and ended up writing an essay that was a century removed from the era that the prompt was asking about, which effectively gave me a "0" on the essay. It really sucked.

Mick
11-28-2009, 06:13 PM
there are two tragedies in life: one is not getting what you want and the other is getting it :shock:
-- george bernard shaw

jazzyfunkybluesy
11-28-2009, 06:14 PM
I regret taking 7 hits of acid. It made me crazy. But then again life is more interesting now.

dave333
11-28-2009, 06:15 PM
Not avoiding regret for the first 15 and 1/2 years of my life.

BallzofSkill
11-28-2009, 06:32 PM
i don't have a big regret, but i have many little ones that add up to a screwed up life. for some reason i just make the wrong decisions as often as possible.

CCNM
11-28-2009, 06:53 PM
Looking back, I wish I had gotten my own apartment earlier (I moved out of my parents' house when I was 28.) Also in a Jay Leno "idiot for a day" moment: a few years ago I won $1,500.00 (US) at a casino. After filling out a tax form on the spot I collected $1,080.00. Being uncomfortable carrying around that much cash, I proceeded to gamble away half of it!!!!!! Lesson learned-if I win big again, have the casino issue a check. hollywood98-have you thought about coaching Little League/high school baseball?

T1000
11-28-2009, 07:12 PM
Not taking tennis seriously until the past two years and trying to get a DI scholarship now

heycal
11-28-2009, 11:16 PM
Feels as if we have similar stories.
And im stuck on a tenniscourt teaching overweight 40 + women how to hit a proper forehand.

Why would you have necessarily ended up doing something different if you had played college tennis?

I really regret not taking tennis seriously when I was younger.

Me too. Getting pyched about tennis at age 42 is a bit late...

I regret taking 7 hits of acid. It made me crazy.

I regret ever smoking pot. Hated the way it made me feel, and never felt the same sinse.

I have tons of regrets... A silly one that comes to mind is not learning to type properly. I make tons of mistakes and am constantly hitting the back button. All day long, every day, for months and years on end this has been happening.

Not taking tennis seriously until the past two years and trying to get a DI scholarship now

Anaconda
11-29-2009, 04:19 AM
and saw it through
without exemption

I've planned
Each charted course

slice bh compliment
11-29-2009, 04:31 AM
Each careful step
along the by-wayy


and more
much more than this

raiden031
11-29-2009, 04:32 AM
Not learning to play tennis as a child.

Anaconda
11-29-2009, 04:35 AM
Each careful step
along the by-wayy


and more
much more than this

I did it
My way.

Kobble
11-29-2009, 06:31 AM
I'm surprised nobody has thrown in the hot chick they should have asked out. Truth is, you saved yourself from being clowned. You know when you have no shot.

One of my regrets was not studying science and math in high school. My GPA sucked anyway, what could have happened? Pass or fail, I would have put nose in the chemistry and physics books.

Also, not seeing the SR-71 fly in person. Another is finding a way to stay out of the ****** public school system. Simply bad for your moral.

Anaconda
11-29-2009, 08:27 AM
I'm surprised nobody has thrown in the hot chick they should have asked out. Truth is, you saved yourself from being clowned. You know when you have no shot.

One of my regrets was not studying science and math in high school. My GPA sucked anyway, what could have happened? Pass or fail, I would have put nose in the chemistry and physics books.

Also, not seeing the SR-71 fly in person. Another is finding a way to stay out of the ****** public school system. Simply bad for your moral.

That's true, i should have asked this girl out, but i can still keep in contact with her so i'll ask her when the time is right.

NickH87
11-29-2009, 12:09 PM
I'm surprised nobody has thrown in the hot chick they should have asked out. Truth is, you saved yourself from being clowned. You know when you have no shot.

One of my regrets was not studying science and math in high school. My GPA sucked anyway, what could have happened? Pass or fail, I would have put nose in the chemistry and physics books.

Also, not seeing the SR-71 fly in person. Another is finding a way to stay out of the ****** public school system. Simply bad for your moral.

Theres always a shot...it was my birthday 2 weeks ago and as we were leaving the club I saw a pretty good looking girl that I must have missed throughout the night. I thought I had no shot, but I said **** it and went up, used the corniest line I could think of and got her number. We have spoken a few times and did lunch on one occasion so far. I dont know if its leading anywhere but like someone once said, better to strike out swinging than looking.

I think my words when I went up to her were...

"hi im nick. listen I am about to get out of here but honestly you are the prettiest girl in here and id be kicking myself all the way home if I didnt come up and introduce myself..."

Something along those lines, but hey it worked right.

ttbrowne
11-29-2009, 01:06 PM
Biggest regret...probably having children.

I think of all the money I'd have now if it weren't for the kids.
Please none of that sentimental bullcrap either.

Anaconda
11-29-2009, 01:07 PM
Biggest regret...probably having children.

I think of all the money I'd have now if it weren't for the kids.
Please none of that sentimental bullcrap either.

HAHAHAHA. Don't let your kids find this lol.

heycal
11-29-2009, 02:24 PM
Biggest regret...probably having children.

I think of all the money I'd have now if it weren't for the kids.
Please none of that sentimental bullcrap either.

Is this a serious comment? You regret having kids, or were just joking?

flyinghippos101
11-29-2009, 02:30 PM
Theres always a shot...it was my birthday 2 weeks ago and as we were leaving the club I saw a pretty good looking girl that I must have missed throughout the night. I thought I had no shot, but I said **** it and went up, used the corniest line I could think of and got her number. We have spoken a few times and did lunch on one occasion so far. I dont know if its leading anywhere but like someone once said, better to strike out swinging than looking.

I think my words when I went up to her were...

"hi im nick. listen I am about to get out of here but honestly you are the prettiest girl in here and id be kicking myself all the way home if I didnt come up and introduce myself..."

Something along those lines, but hey it worked right.

Are you kidding dude? unless the chick was ultra superficial or ice cold, she was probably flattered. Girls love being showered with compliments.

Dedans Penthouse
11-29-2009, 02:52 PM
Not loving people who've loved me as much as I should've loved them in return.

But (the good news): I've learned from them.

defrule
11-29-2009, 02:52 PM
All the time I used up on the Playstation, as much as I enjoyed playing games and I still do, there is so much more I could have done with the time.

Not asking that girl out is in my history a few times.

Not taking the chances I can to improve myself is a big one.

slice bh compliment
11-29-2009, 03:16 PM
...Not asking that girl out is in my history a few times......

Yeah, me too, but the handful of times I did ask the seemingly unattainably hot girls out, it went really well for a few months ;-), then, thank God, those particular relationships ended.

I'm thankful that I did not end up with them .... and that I did meet my wife (more attractive....and more attractive in many different ways, too).

[Oh, and, Anaconda, nice pipes. You're a crooner in the classical sense]

FedererForehand
11-29-2009, 06:19 PM
Mine are not going to a different college and not serving my country. I also have one big unmentionable...it will stay with me forever.

Sentinel
11-29-2009, 06:23 PM
Not meeting Senator Bullsworth in person.

Kobble
11-29-2009, 10:45 PM
Theres always a shot...it was my birthday 2 weeks ago and as we were leaving the club I saw a pretty good looking girl that I must have missed throughout the night. I thought I had no shot, but I said **** it and went up, used the corniest line I could think of and got her number. We have spoken a few times and did lunch on one occasion so far. I dont know if its leading anywhere but like someone once said, better to strike out swinging than looking.

I think my words when I went up to her were...

"hi im nick. listen I am about to get out of here but honestly you are the prettiest girl in here and id be kicking myself all the way home if I didnt come up and introduce myself..."

Something along those lines, but hey it worked right.The only girl I wish circumstances were different with was in like mid high school. Here is how dumb kids thinks in hindsight. Overall, bad timing. I think it was 10th grade. People were real clan-like in the town I was from, and you had like this old guard. They were all kids whose families knew each other. Meaning, their parents were in business together, their brothers and sisters dated years before we grew old enough. It was basically a circle. And, of course, my parents weren't in with their parents. You could break into school clique, but it was usually temporary. Sooner or later, they found a reason to boot you. I've seen many people come and go with that group. Anyway, this girl was tied in a way to this group. Truthfully, only because she more hot than any of the girls in the established circle, and guys just can't help themselves. So, she got drawn in on the fringe.

Around tenth grade I was so far out of the cool clique it wasn't funny. Seriously, no mans land. On top of that, no car, and some of her friends were kind of like my enemies. If she turned me down, I would have never heard the end of it for the year. She was different from the rest, she was real chill, and not arrogant. So, the real torture came when she sat next to me on the bus consistently. You want to talk about a tortured mind going over the possibilities. You see, I'm a peaceful person for the most part. I'd bet anything if I asked her, it wouldn't phase her if she turned me down. The problem would be if it got around. All her ******** friends were in my gym class, and I just didn't want the likelyhood of never ending ******** for the likely scenario I fail. All it would take is a simple, "I can't believe that kid had the balls to ask me out," to get out there, and I am ****ed, and not in the way I had originally hoped for. As a result, I retreated to come back and fight another day. Tenth grade was torture, I didn't even have the opportunity to break out of the confines, yet. By the time I had hit some status in 11th grade, she was nowhere to be found. Damn! At the end of the day, it is risk vs. reward and you make the best decision for the moment. I don't kick myself for it, really. If you think you will kick yourself for it, however. Just take the plunge, and grow some thick skin

jamesblakefan#1
11-29-2009, 11:00 PM
Not going to my grandparents' funeral. I grew up with them in my life. Granted I was 12 at the time, but I had the choice of going to my 1st Little League game of the season or going to the funeral. My mom left it up to me. I wanted to go to the game, to take my mind off of the stress and grief. Can't blame me at the time, I was 12 for god's sake. Not a huge regret, but something I wish I had a mulligan on.

Only thing I regret really is not being more aggressive in certain situations with girls. And I'm not talking about the "Oh, there's this really hot girl, and she kinda sorta stared at me, I think she likes me" situations.

I seem to have this innane ability to get trapped in the friend zone. I had this happen as recently as last month, and I think it's b/c I'm not aggressive enough when approaching girls. I definitely regret that I'm not more aggressive in situations with girls, and it's something I'm still working on to this day. Just gotta take more chances really. I'm so afraid of rejection that I don't even take the chance. That's the one thing I truly regret.

kishnabe
11-29-2009, 11:08 PM
My biggest regret was when I stoped focusing on martial arts and rather focus on a woman. If only I did both at the same time, I might have gotten a lot faster. Now the discipline in me is gone.

N23
11-29-2009, 11:14 PM
I'm surprised nobody has thrown in the hot chick they should have asked out. Truth is, you saved yourself from being clowned. You know when you have no shot.

One of my regrets was not studying science and math in high school. My GPA sucked anyway, what could have happened? Pass or fail, I would have put nose in the chemistry and physics books.

Also, not seeing the SR-71 fly in person. Another is finding a way to stay out of the ****** public school system. Simply bad for your moral.

I was going to say the girls that I was too afraid to go up and ask out or at least let know them I thought they were cute. How much we always look back at those times in our life and wonder why we were so scared.

And not taking college education serious enough. I could have done better. A lot better.

ramseszerg
11-29-2009, 11:54 PM
If your biggest regret in life involves girls, we all want your deal.

007
11-30-2009, 05:14 AM
The divorce I'm currently going through + how it changes the game for my 6 year old son. Although it's an amicable split I can't describe how much guilt I have regarding him.

Note to all married TW'ers out there: don't take your marriage for granted - it takes work, especially after you become a parent!

albino smurf
11-30-2009, 05:23 AM
Being mean to people to move myself up the high school social hierarchy. Completely pointless and evil exercise.

slice bh compliment
11-30-2009, 05:37 AM
Cue: Time machine. Set to: high school.

albino smurf, meet kobble. Kobble, meet albino smurf.

Man, HS sounds awful. My experience (mid-80s) was not bad at all. But of course, as a tennis player, I was gone a lot on weekends and in the summer. I practiced a lot afterschool and on weekends, so I was mostly out of the clique thing, but I'd go to parties and movies with the gang when I could.

I have to admit, I do remember thinking of people as geeks, jocks, smokers/burnouts/freaks, and alt-cool people. But it really wasn't anywhere near as cliquey as it seems in movies and when people write/talk about HS. Concepts like social status and hierarchy didn't really come up (at least not for guys).

I guess mostly it was the smart, the hot, the popular, and the not. But I don't remember it being a big deal when it came down to it.

There are a lot of HS kids here in the forum. I wonder what they're experience is...and if they have any regrets in their teen yrs.

jmverdugo
11-30-2009, 06:49 AM
I do have some regrets in life, but I am pretty happy about things end up so far. I regret stop taking music seriously, I think I am very decent song writter & musician. I guess things were different 10 years ago, it wasnt easy to get exposure specially in the little city I live in. I still have a notebook filled with songs, I used to have 2 more. I regret all the time I wasted drinking too much, well more than the time drinking the hangover time is the one that bothers me most. I regret stopping skateboarding when I was 16, eventhough I started again later in my life it was never the same.

chess9
11-30-2009, 07:12 AM
Not taking baseball serious enough. I could have least went to college (another regret) at the very least. I had all the tools to be a great baseball player. Cal Ripken Sr. told me I needed someone to kick me in my arse and get me goin. Never happened. Now Im wasting life way in the world of IT.

LOL! I was a pitcher/3rd baseman until I discovered tennis around age 14. My only regret is not having a father to introduce me to the sport 8 years earlier. ;)

-Robert

Kobble
11-30-2009, 09:00 AM
Cue: Time machine. Set to: high school.

albino smurf, meet kobble. Kobble, meet albino smurf.

Man, HS sounds awful. My experience (mid-80s) was not bad at all. But of course, as a tennis player, I was gone a lot on weekends and in the summer. I practiced a lot afterschool and on weekends, so I was mostly out of the clique thing, but I'd go to parties and movies with the gang when I could.

I have to admit, I do remember thinking of people as geeks, jocks, smokers/burnouts/freaks, and alt-cool people. But it really wasn't anywhere near as cliquey as it seems in movies and when people write/talk about HS. Concepts like social status and hierarchy didn't really come up (at least not for guys).

I guess mostly it was the smart, the hot, the popular, and the not. But I don't remember it being a big deal when it came down to it.

There are a lot of HS kids here in the forum. I wonder what they're experience is...and if they have any regrets in their teen yrs.LOL at the first part. I graduated in the late 90's. Nah, it wasn't all that bad in the rudeness sense. Freshman was fun. Sophomore was dead as could be. Junior was party and booze. Senior was almost perfect. All the people with animosity were shunned, and people just wanted to enjoy there last year. One dude who used to be my personal albino smurf in a science class in part of tenth, later apologized, and we used to work out together. He later got sick of the ******** himself. It was a roller coaster. Looking back, though, yeah, sophomore sucked bad. If it wasn't one thing, it was another. Honestly, I can't remember a single good thing going on in 10th grade. Burned out of school, sports, and pretty much everything. On that ****ing bus I talked about, 3 people to seat on the way home! Loud, ***** lesbians trying to control the bus and pick fights with anyone nearby (me on two occasions). The redemption was getting a car in 11th and watching those dikes look broken on that crowded bus. LMAO! Three years later, I saw the biggest mouth ***** in the grocery store; looked like she wanted out of life.

I'll tell kids one thing, those scum bags are on a collision course with failure. I've watched cocky punks wind up crushed, in jail, and lose their homes.

Senator Jay Bullworth
11-30-2009, 10:37 AM
Not meeting Senator Bullsworth in person.
Jerome (Sen. Jay Bullworth's--trusted aide-de-camp):
"Hey, Thanksgiving's over ya womanizing bum--enough of the 'stuffing' already you bourbonated turkey! Besides, you gotta gets ready to stuff yo' 'Ho-'Ho-'Ho Christmas stockings! And further besides, there's this dude from India who just arrived on a magic carpet and who wants to meet yo' accquaintence.....says his name's 'Sentinel'."

Senator Jay Bullworth (the never-indicted, never unrequited, trusted pubic servent): "Sentinel?!! Ah Jerome my good and trusted friend, this is an honored, 'top-shelf' TW guest; please take me to him!.....Er, Janet and Jill, we'll resume playing "Pin Yer Tails on the Honky" later.....in the meantime, why don't you two check out our new Chinese love-basket-sling hanging in the green playroom...."



Sentinel!...

Not meeting yours truly, let alone in person?
I must've been coercing tasty Jill into nursing,
or love-stonning and honing my taut love-granite,
towards that heavenly body, destination: Planet Janet.

Note, my flattering and well-intentioned Indian friend,
time and space are dimensions that we'll transcend,
a dead Beatle once sang, he now himself knows:
that "Living is easy...very easy...with eyes closed"

My regret? not marrying this feature-filled creature,
long of leg, short of skirt, she was my 6th-grade teacher,
you may say "yesterday" I was too pre-mensch for this wench,
but that icy-fox was hot ... and she was oh, so French.

Btw it is 'Bullworth' that is, it's not Bullsworth,
'cause mommy dropped the 's' just like me during childbirth,
At which point, I slapped the doc back and then I nailed the nurse,
and got her drippin' sweat as she cried to me a curse
..."omg! baby Bullworth!, baby, please 'boink' me!"

One day we'll share some chutney and some yummy aloo gobi
and listen to Moby Grape, or maybe that modern geek Moby,
In a way, I know we've met because the one thing that I find,
when "meeting" folks like you I know the pleasure's all mine.

Admittedly dusty and rusty, I nevertheless view meeting and greeting as when Janet & Jill start freaking: always worth repeating, so to that end my friend and at the risk of repeating and repeating myself, I remain,
your trusted servant,
Senator Jay Bullworth

Anaconda
11-30-2009, 10:53 AM
Not going to my grandparents' funeral. I grew up with them in my life. Granted I was 12 at the time, but I had the choice of going to my 1st Little League game of the season or going to the funeral. My mom left it up to me. I wanted to go to the game, to take my mind off of the stress and grief. Can't blame me at the time, I was 12 for god's sake. Not a huge regret, but something I wish I had a mulligan on.

Only thing I regret really is not being more aggressive in certain situations with girls. And I'm not talking about the "Oh, there's this really hot girl, and she kinda sorta stared at me, I think she likes me" situations.

I seem to have this innane ability to get trapped in the friend zone. I had this happen as recently as last month, and I think it's b/c I'm not aggressive enough when approaching girls. I definitely regret that I'm not more aggressive in situations with girls, and it's something I'm still working on to this day. Just gotta take more chances really. I'm so afraid of rejection that I don't even take the chance. That's the one thing I truly regret.

Every man is afraid of rejection - you're not alone. I would have chosen the funeral though.

Surfer Rosa Rack
12-05-2009, 07:38 AM
Jerome (Sen. Jay Bullworth's--trusted aide-de-camp):
"Hey, Thanksgiving's over ya womanizing bum--enough of the 'stuffing' already you bourbonated turkey! Besides, you gotta gets ready to stuff yo' 'Ho-'Ho-'Ho Christmas stockings! And further besides, there's this dude from India who just arrived on a magic carpet and who wants to meet yo' accquaintence.....says his name's 'Sentinel'."

Senator Jay Bullworth (the never-indicted, never unrequited, trusted pubic servent): "Sentinel?!! Ah Jerome my good and trusted friend, this is an honored, 'top-shelf' TW guest; please take me to him!.....Er, Janet and Jill, we'll resume playing "Pin Yer Tails on the Honky" later.....in the meantime, why don't you two check out our new Chinese love-basket-sling hanging in the green playroom...."



Sentinel!...

Not meeting yours truly, let alone in person?
I must've been coercing tasty Jill into nursing,
or love-stonning and honing my taut love-granite,
towards that heavenly body, destination: Planet Janet.

Note, my flattering and well-intentioned Indian friend,
time and space are dimensions that we'll transcend,
a dead Beatle once sang, he now himself knows:
that "Living is easy...very easy...with eyes closed"

My regret? not marrying this feature-filled creature,
long of leg, short of skirt, she was my 6th-grade teacher,
you may say "yesterday" I was too pre-mensch for this wench,
but that icy-fox was hot ... and she was oh, so French.

Btw it is 'Bullworth' that is, it's not Bullsworth,
'cause mommy dropped the 's' just like me during childbirth,
At which point, I slapped the doc back and then I nailed the nurse,
and got her drippin' sweat as she cried to me a curse
..."omg! baby Bullworth!, baby, please 'boink' me!"

One day we'll share some chutney and some yummy aloo gobi
and listen to Moby Grape, or maybe that modern geek Moby,
In a way, I know we've met because the one thing that I find,
when "meeting" folks like you I know the pleasure's all mine.

Admittedly dusty and rusty, I nevertheless view meeting and greeting as when Janet & Jill start freaking: always worth repeating, so to that end my friend and at the risk of repeating and repeating myself, I remain,
your trusted servant,
Senator Jay Bullworth
That is warped. And also pretty funny Bullworth.

agassi fan
12-09-2009, 06:36 PM
breaking my npro 98 i loved that racquet

Capt. Willie
12-09-2009, 08:46 PM
Regrets, I've had a few:)

but then again
too few to mention

I've done
What i had to do.

and saw it through
without exemption

I've planned
Each charted course

Each careful step
along the by-wayy


and more
much more than this

I did it
My way.

There were times,
I'm sure you knew
When there was nothing
F***ing else to do
But through it all,
When there was doubt
I shot it up or kicked it out
I fought the just as before
And did it my way

Bertie B
12-11-2009, 01:24 PM
Not leaving my parents house sooner.

As a kid, trying to convert my lovable puppy into an attack dog...so sad.

r2473
12-11-2009, 01:42 PM
I'm surprised nobody has thrown in the hot chick they should have asked out.

I'm surprised no one has thrown in that they wish they had used a condom.

"hi im nick. listen I am about to get out of here but honestly you are the prettiest girl in here and id be kicking myself all the way home if I didnt come up and introduce myself..."

"Oh Nicky, you had me at hello"

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-11-2009, 01:53 PM
Not leaving my parents house sooner.

As a kid, trying to convert my lovable puppy into an attack dog...so sad.

You did that?? Why?? :evil:

Steffi-forever
12-11-2009, 01:55 PM
Not loving people who've loved me as much as I should've loved them in return.

But (the good news): I've learned from them.

I love you Dedans Penthouse! :)

Kobble
12-11-2009, 02:00 PM
I'm surprised no one has thrown in that they wish they had used a condom.



"Oh Nicky, you had me at hello"That one is still yet to come

JoshDragon
12-11-2009, 03:07 PM
I can honestly say that with the decisions I've made in my life (so far) I have very few regrets.

Sounds like a lot of people have regrets about not meeting/dating girls in HS.

Bertie B
12-11-2009, 06:11 PM
You did that?? Why??

I was young, somewhere between 10 & 12.

LanEvo
12-11-2009, 07:12 PM
Cue: Time machine. Set to: high school.

albino smurf, meet kobble. Kobble, meet albino smurf.

Man, HS sounds awful. My experience (mid-80s) was not bad at all. But of course, as a tennis player, I was gone a lot on weekends and in the summer. I practiced a lot afterschool and on weekends, so I was mostly out of the clique thing, but I'd go to parties and movies with the gang when I could.

I have to admit, I do remember thinking of people as geeks, jocks, smokers/burnouts/freaks, and alt-cool people. But it really wasn't anywhere near as cliquey as it seems in movies and when people write/talk about HS. Concepts like social status and hierarchy didn't really come up (at least not for guys).

I guess mostly it was the smart, the hot, the popular, and the not. But I don't remember it being a big deal when it came down to it.

There are a lot of HS kids here in the forum. I wonder what they're experience is...and if they have any regrets in their teen yrs.

i regret not askin many girls out and taking the plunge, and im only 17, i have been in 5 different schools in these past 4 yrs., even now i do, in reality i never have ever had a girlfriend before, and i want to, but i am really scared of being embarassed or getting turned down when i ask a girl out, as well idk how to tell if a girl is interested in me or not, im sure this will make some members here laugh at me for this, but this is how it is for me

JoshDragon
12-11-2009, 10:33 PM
i regret not askin many girls out and taking the plunge, and im only 17, i have been in 5 different schools in these past 4 yrs., even now i do, in reality i never have ever had a girlfriend before, and i want to, but i am really scared of being embarassed or getting turned down when i ask a girl out, as well idk how to tell if a girl is interested in me or not, im sure this will make some members here laugh at me for this, but this is how it is for me

You can usually tell by watching her body language when you talk to her. If she looks away from you when you're talking, seems disinterested, or pulls away when you're close to her then she's not into you.

Sentinel
12-11-2009, 11:33 PM
I regret that I started frobnicating (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/frobnicate) early in life.




lol, ya won't believe it, here (http://www.gnu.org/software/make/manual/make.txt) is where i just picked up the word.

Skabeast121
12-11-2009, 11:43 PM
turning down sleeping with 2 sorority girls because I wanted to smoke...fml

Serendipitous
12-12-2009, 12:25 AM
I regret posting the TW Chat in the general discussion section.

Sorry Lakoste, Mav, everyone else. :(

Skabeast121
12-12-2009, 12:37 AM
U didnt do anything dont worry about it

Anaconda
12-12-2009, 02:38 AM
There were times,
I'm sure you knew
When there was nothing
F***ing else to do
But through it all,
When there was doubt
I shot it up or kicked it out
I fought the just as before
And did it my way

Congratz man! You've just chavved up a classic.

LanEvo
12-12-2009, 11:27 AM
You can usually tell by watching her body language when you talk to her. If she looks away from you when you're talking, seems disinterested, or pulls away when you're close to her then she's not into you.

yes i can understand that, but how would u differentiate it, from the girl actually into u, and being in the "friends zone" ?

mtommer
12-12-2009, 11:58 AM
yes i can understand that, but how would u differentiate it, from the girl actually into u, and being in the "friends zone" ?

She's tries to draw you to her. A lot of times by subtle touches or hanging around. She's tries to make eye contact, as opposed to just making eye contact in the course of a regular conversation (ie merely looking at the one they're talking to). A lot of it though just comes from talking to her. You lead the conversation and/or proposed activities to a more one on one situation. But frankly, just as often, you actually have to man up and ask "Hey, would you like to go out sometime (or however you want to phrase it)?"

JoshDragon
12-12-2009, 12:43 PM
yes i can understand that, but how would u differentiate it, from the girl actually into u, and being in the "friends zone" ?

If you are friends with the girl you could try putting your arms around her for a little longer than you might do if you were trying to be just friends. If she pull away quickly she might not be into you.

Also, look at her eyes when she's talking to you, if she plays with her hair when she's looking at you or is staring at your lips when you're talking to her that's usually a strong sign that she's into you.

Good luck.:D

fps
12-12-2009, 12:59 PM
She's tries to draw you to her. A lot of times by subtle touches or hanging around. She's tries to make eye contact, as opposed to just making eye contact in the course of a regular conversation (ie merely looking at the one they're talking to). A lot of it though just comes from talking to her. You lead the conversation and/or proposed activities to a more one on one situation. But frankly, just as often, you actually have to man up and ask "Hey, would you like to go out sometime (or however you want to phrase it)?"

all good advice, the one thing i'd add is that the asking a girl out part doesn't have to be some enormous deal. it might be in the guy's head, but if it's as though he's laying his heart on the line over a cup of coffee or a film, that's scary. teen boys act like it's life or death whether a girl agrees to do one thing with them, but it's not like it's a marriage proposal, it's not like you're about to get your dick out. that's something i didn't learn soon enough.

and that kind of earnest behaviour can be off-putting to a girl who just wants to know the guy likes her and that they can have fun around each other.

teppeiahn1
12-12-2009, 01:20 PM
Learning mistakes others made and trying to apply it to my life, but never do.

johanneskepler
12-13-2009, 03:49 PM
In my ignorant absence of understanding , to diss Global warming. The house i own has decreased in value due to its closeness to the shoreline .
The Real estate dude was honest at least.

heycal
12-13-2009, 05:51 PM
In my ignorant absence of understanding , to diss Global warming. The house i own has decreased in value due to its closeness to the shoreline .

Can you elaborate on this?

slice bh compliment
12-14-2009, 05:45 AM
In my ignorant absence of understanding , to diss Global warming. The house i own has decreased in value due to its closeness to the shoreline .
The Real estate dude was honest at least.

The irony alone is plenty elaborate! A mathemetician who came up with laws of planetary motion and dabbled in astronomy, astrology and metaphysics.....went ahead and bought a beach house that gets flooded a lot.

Man, I would have trouble sleeping when it rains.....be paying through the nose for insurance (if they'll even cover)....a devalued beach house. Renting does not look so bad in that light.

I feel for you Johannes Kepler. Sorry, mate.

Eph
12-14-2009, 08:03 AM
Wow, after reading the first page... if some of those are your biggest regrets, I envy your life.

TheMagicianOfPrecision
12-14-2009, 08:10 AM
Wow, after reading the first page... if some of those are your biggest regrets, I envy your life.
You have to understand that it can be very individual.
Well if thats the case, im curious about your biggest regrets, care to share ?

Eph
12-14-2009, 08:26 AM
You have to understand that it can be very individual.
Well if thats the case, im curious about your biggest regrets, care to share ?

Regrets.. I have a few,
too few to mention..

sureshs
12-14-2009, 10:39 AM
I regret that I was not more discreet when playing around in Vegas, Australia and other places with glamorous women. I would finish up the 18th hole, bag the trophy, and have women waiting for me in the hotel. I should not have sucuumbed to such temptation, but who is immune to the desires of the flesh?

albino smurf
12-14-2009, 10:56 AM
My biggest regret was taking the time to think about my post in the last thread that got deleted. Next time I'll stick with pwnage or other drivel.

ramseszerg
12-14-2009, 10:58 AM
It wasn't a complete waste of time, I read it. Although I disagree with you haha.

r2473
12-14-2009, 11:25 AM
People have to face regrets. Becoming mature means learning to accept what you cannot change, facing unresolved sorrows and learning to love life as it really happens, not as you would have it happen.

When someone attaches unkindness to criticism, she's angry. Angry people need to criticize as an outlet for their anger. That's why you must reject unkind criticism. Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish.

Life isn't supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery and bliss. Life isn't supposed to be a battle at all. And when it comes to happiness, well, sometimes life is just okay, sometimes it's comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day's not perfect, it's not a failure or a terrible loss. It's just another day.

heycal
12-14-2009, 02:31 PM
My biggest regret was taking the time to think about my post in the last thread that got deleted. Next time I'll stick with pwnage or other drivel.

It wasn't a complete waste of time, I read it. Although I disagree with you haha.

Please share the details with the rest of the class.

ramseszerg
12-14-2009, 03:05 PM
Please share the details with the rest of the class.

It was about evolutionary psychological versus cultural bases of physical attraction of men toward women.

heycal
12-14-2009, 05:21 PM
It was about evolutionary psychological versus cultural bases of physical attraction of men toward women.

And...? Please share the details with the rest of the class.

ramseszerg
12-14-2009, 05:45 PM
And...? Please share the details with the rest of the class.

It does sound interesting, doesn't it. lol well the board didn't want it.

Z-Man
12-14-2009, 05:45 PM
I wish I hadn't studied so hard in college. I should have spent more time drinking and chasing women. I'd be doing the same thing I'm doing now, but I'd have a lot more good stories to tell.

ramseszerg
12-14-2009, 05:47 PM
I wish I hadn't studied so hard in college. I should have spent more time drinking and chasing women. I'd be doing the same thing I'm doing now, but I'd have a lot more good stories to tell.

May I assume what you are doing now has little to do with your college education?

SFrazeur
12-14-2009, 05:49 PM
I have few regrets. Mostly wishing I had told off certain people.

-SF

Hot Sauce
12-14-2009, 06:05 PM
Wearing the puffy shirt on the Tonight Show. ****!

heycal
12-14-2009, 07:33 PM
It does sound interesting, doesn't it. lol well the board didn't want it.

You never know. Sometimes the board may not want it at a particular moment, but would allow it at another time. I say re-submit here and now and let's see.

Hot Sauce
12-14-2009, 09:37 PM
My biggest regret(s) are not taking the basketball team more seriously in high school and not taking better care of my body. I've been sidelined for the past couple years with injuries and it's very frustrating.

dropshot winner
12-15-2009, 03:44 AM
Fortunately I don't have big regrets, but with hindsight I'm ****ed that I started playing tennis in May 2008 when I had clay-courts near my house for a decade.

I'm not nearly as good as I could be.

aphex
12-15-2009, 05:28 AM
http://www.nastyhobbit.org/forum/cats/i-regret-nothing.jpg

Razda
12-15-2009, 10:08 AM
I regret having an emo personality my early ages and not trying hard enough when I first entered college.

christos_liaskos
12-15-2009, 11:43 AM
Interesting subject...seems there are two types of people, ones with regrets and ones without. Interesting bit though is how one group can seemingly show criticism to the other and vice-versa.

Those with regrets will cricisize the other group for not having 'experienced life' and living in a dream world of fluffy puppies and fairies where everything is perfect. Opposite to that, those with no regrets could cricize the other group for making mistakes and not having got judgement or learning from their own past mistakes or other peoples mistakes.

.......(I'm not saying everyone will hold these views, i dont, but i think it could be a fair generaliztion).....

I would put myself in the group of having no regrets. However, I definitely do not think life is wondeful and live stress free etc. I actually pretty much hate my life, but not due to any decisions i've made.

I am half Greek and they have a saying that directly translated says "as long as you have you're health". The meaning is no matter what goes wrong in life and in the world, if you have your health you have the ability to do anything you want and put your mind to. My problem is that I dont have my health. In January I will be going on the transplant list for lungs and i'm 21 years old. Whatever I do in life, if it's something I chose to do then I will put everything I have into achieving that goal. If i'm not interested then I wont give it a second thought. That way if I achieve my goal then I'm happy and if not i'm happy in knowing i've put my all into it.

I believe that everyone is born with a certain capacity to give their all and everyone's capacity is different. Some people will give up before others and that's nothing to be ashamed of, you keep going until you feel you dont want to give anymore. It's not always physical limitations that will determine this however, as I have found out myself. In July the doctors told me that if I my condition hasn't improved by January then I will go on the transplant list. I made the decision then on my own that I would give up work and put all my energy into keeping fit, because doing as much exrecise as you can is the best way for my condition to improve. I think of living my life with my condition is like climbing a mountain - you feel worn out every minute and you want to sit down and have a rest, but sitting down on a mountain is the most dangerous thing you can do. No matter how terrible you feel you have to keep going because as soon as you stop you wont be able to start again. Since giving up my job and trying to get fit i've found it extremely hard. Of course i'm feeling it physically but I dont feel like i've reached my limit there yet. I'm struggling mentally. I feel like what's the point of pushing yourelf every day just for the sake of waking up and doing it again the next day. Never feeling well enough or having enough energy to do anything else. Half the time waking up the next day and feeling worse too. Not having a goal to work towards and knowing that you're just holding off the inevitable. So although I do feel like I could push myself even harder physically, I have mentally given up. And I'm fine with that. When i see the doctors in January and I say I want to go on the transplant list I wont 'regret' not pushing to my physical maximum because I already hate waking up every day and knowing that it's just another battle. I may be able to push harder physically but I'm not enjoying it, and there's no reason prolonging something when youre not enojoying, especially when there's no goal at the end.

At the same time, if I hadn't made the decision in July to give up my job and try and get fit, I wouldn't have regretted it then either. I would have just felt like i'd hit the 'wall' and I had given my all. Nothing to be angry with myself about or regret.

I dont believe in fate but what i'm saying could be described in the saying 'Champions are born'. Everyone is born with certain talents and abilities, but as to what they will achieve in life I think these things come secondary to the capacity of working hard. You can have all the bags of talent in the world but if you arent born with that high capacity for work then you will not achieve as much as someone less talented but born with a much higher capacity to work hard.

When you say that you've made a decision and that you've tried your best, ask yourself why? Are you enjoying what youre doing? If not, is the goal worth the pain? If not then there is nothing to be ashamed of in saying that you dont want to do something or youve had enough. You've just hit your 'wall'. My moto to life would be 'do anything that makes you happy, as long as it's not at the expense of others'. If youre happy sitting around doing nothing and watching tv all day then good for you! I am genuinely pleased for you. If you feel like you need to be no1 in the world and break every tennis record in history then go for it! Give it your best shot, keep trying until you hate it and you want to stop because the goal is no longer worth the pain and stop.

This is what I cant stand in life. It will sound very selfish I think to most of you. I hate it when people complain, complain about anything. I feel like this due to the condition I'm in. If youre complaining, moaning and being caused real stress and pain by something that's not in your control then it's not worth your time so stop complaining. If it is something that you can affect then you apply my philisophy of giving your all to change what it is you dont like, and if you give up trying then you will know you dont have the ability to change it and therefore nothing to worry about. That is where the Greek saying of "atleast you have your health" has it's meaning and also makes me feel bitter about life. Whatever your problems are, if you have your health then you have the ability to do whatever you want, so dont sit around complaining. I dont have my health, so anything i want to do i cant do it. Anything I want to achieve has to be forgotten because I have to focus on staying well enough to wake up the next day. I cant achieve any goals because of this and that makes me hate life and causes a lot of stress.However bitter and angry I feel about how my life is though, I never complain or moan about it, because that's not going to get me anywhere! It doesn't help situations. Actions, not words solve problems. I dont moan or complain becuase it isn't anything I can do anything about. It is the way it is. If you're complaining or have regrets about something, then sort it out. Most people have their health so they have nothing to complain about.

I am not the best writer so I probably haven't been able to get my thoughts and feelings across properly. If anyone has any questions about the clarity of my post or even if you want to challenge my ideas then please post. I dont mind debating anything.

MomentumGT
12-15-2009, 12:25 PM
No real regrets about girls, if anything the regret would be to be more picky with my selection of women I've dated. I'm as average as average looking gets btw.

My biggest regret would be getting sucked into a gang-banging lifestyle when I was younger and all the people I physically and emotionally hurt along the way. At the time I enjoyed it but in hindsight that should not have been the case. Tennis was actually what got me out of that path, so I feel things happen for a reason in some form or another.

-Jon

heycal
12-15-2009, 12:47 PM
Fortunately I don't have big regrets, but with hindsight I'm ****ed that I started playing tennis in May 2008 when I had clay-courts near my house for a decade.

I'm not nearly as good as I could be.

I have a very similar one. I lived in a complex with 9 perfectly maintained and rarely used har-tru courts and never touched them for ten years. Started playing the last two years I was there, but now no longer live there and have to play among the riff raff on the public hard courts...

Bertie B
12-15-2009, 03:36 PM
The irony alone is plenty elaborate! A mathemetician who came up with laws of planetary motion and dabbled in astronomy, astrology and metaphysics.....went ahead and bought a beach house that gets flooded a lot.

LOL too true.

One astrology rule is to never start anything new when Mercury is retrograde ( a period lasting three weeks in length , occurring three times during the year). I know this, and it's one of the first things I learned. Yet during mercury retrograde, up comes the tempting offer, I bite and shortly after...caca hits the fan. Naturally, I start blaming everyone involved except number 1.

Andres
12-15-2009, 03:54 PM
Not banging Jessica Alba when she came on to me back then in 2005.

slice bh compliment
12-15-2009, 07:30 PM
Interesting subject........I would put myself in the group of having no regrets. However, I definitely do not think life is wondeful and live stress free etc. I actually pretty much hate my life, but not due to any decisions i've made.......

I hate it when people complain, complain about anything. .....

I am not the best writer so I probably haven't been able to get my thoughts and feelings across properly. If anyone has any questions about the clarity of my post or even if you want to challenge my ideas then please post. I dont mind debating anything.

What a post, Christos. Thank you so much.
I'm sad about your health.
I admire your strength and your honesty.
I appreciate your attitude and your wisdom.
I admire your writing. Personal. Heavy stuff, man.
I pray for you. I wish you well.

rommil
12-23-2009, 10:00 AM
No regrets really in life. Though I regret not being able to see what would have been the best concert I would have enjoyed when Bjork toured for her Vespertine album.

ilikephobo
12-23-2009, 10:34 AM
not starting tennis earlier ( im 15, january marks my 1 year milestone of being a tennis player ) but im proud and happy of the great progress that i've made so far

Anaconda
12-24-2009, 04:29 AM
Not banging Jessica Alba when she came on to me back then in 2005.

That never happened.

Andres
12-24-2009, 05:26 AM
That never happened.
Duh!!! Really?

..........

ananda
12-24-2009, 05:39 AM
Another member of the no-regrets club. Life has been tough with a lot of adversity, but its only made me tougher and happier and made me realize what paths/choices lead to suffering and misery.
I know whatever has happened was God's will, so I am perfectly content and happy with it, and whatever adversity i face today only pushes me closer to God.