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Mr. Quimby - Posted - 05/28/2014:  12:24:32


I'm hiding under a rock.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 05/28/2014:  12:24:53


Lots of grubs down here. Anyone want dinner?

OM45GE - Posted - 05/28/2014:  12:36:56


LOL. Yum!

dat - Posted - 05/28/2014:  12:41:26


Mmmmmmmmmmmmm  Grubs, she eats well too

OM45GE - Posted - 05/28/2014:  13:03:43


We're gonna be living the good life!

DeanT - Posted - 05/28/2014:  17:09:04


Aren't the seasons different in Australia? I think it's winter there now

ErikH - Posted - 05/29/2014:  02:19:42


Technically, it would be fall there until the winter solstice, which would be our summer solstice.

OM45GE - Posted - 05/29/2014:  03:00:39


They are the reverse of us but they're also much closer to the equator so it's warmer year round.

DeanT - Posted - 05/29/2014:  06:25:30


And their toilets swirl the opposite direction?

OM45GE - Posted - 05/29/2014:  06:51:32


The best steaks I've ever had were at Kelly's Bar and Grill in Sydney. 

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 05/29/2014:  07:03:26


Yeah, when we were dealing with our polar vortex, a friend of mine down in Australia was saying it was like 110 degrees (well, she was giving the temp in Celsius) down there. They had a miserable summer last year.

OM45GE - Posted - 05/29/2014:  08:26:56


Did she say it was "dry" heat?

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 05/29/2014:  09:51:12


I don't recall that she mentioned. She did say that they didn't usually get all that hot so a lot of places didn't have AC at all. Like even stores and stuff didn't have AC.

I remember being in London a couple years ago and it got up to the mid-90s and it was pretty miserable.

OM45GE - Posted - 05/29/2014:  13:00:10


I never got to the outback, mostly Sydney and the seacoast around it with trips to the mountains and wine country. I loved it.

DeanT - Posted - 05/29/2014:  13:20:25


The  closest I've ever been to Australia was seeing crocodile Dundee at the movies

OM45GE - Posted - 05/29/2014:  14:06:02


We used to have a good friend who moved there years ago. He worked for a consulting firm and taught at the University of New South Wales. We would go visit from time to time. He always wanted us to move there. He had jobs for us if we wanted them



He passed away a few years ago and we haven't been back since the funeral.

DeanT - Posted - 05/29/2014:  15:53:57


When the rest of the world is having WW III, nobody will even think about Australia. Maybe they will be the only survivors.

chuckv97 - Posted - 05/29/2014:  19:25:27


Ya, as in " down under" the radar

DeanT - Posted - 05/29/2014:  23:01:44


They be drinking Fosters while the rest of the world is fighting

ErikH - Posted - 05/30/2014:  02:26:25


Aren't Aussies supposed to enjoy a good fight?

OM45GE - Posted - 05/30/2014:  04:43:59


Don't know, I never fought one.



We were at a well known seafood restaurant a few miles outside of Sydney. We had taken the bus and when we were ready to leave there was a bus sitting there but not the one we needed. I asked the driver if he knew when our bus was due in and he said it had just left and the next one wasn't due for an hour. He asked where we were going. We told him and he said, "hop on, I'll take you where you're going. I like talking with Yanks." It was about 10 miles one way.

DeanT - Posted - 05/30/2014:  06:09:38


I got called a Yankee when I put sugar on my grits in a waffle house in Georgia. 

OM45GE - Posted - 05/30/2014:  06:58:01


We're all Yanks overseas.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 05/30/2014:  07:31:03


quote:

Originally posted by DeanT

When the rest of the world is having WW III, nobody will even think about Australia. Maybe they will be the only survivors.







I recently read a blurb on a book that was basically that.  One of those dystopian novels that are so popular these days where the rest of the world had been killed in some huge war except for Australia.

dat - Posted - 05/30/2014:  10:14:36


New Zealand would be out of the way too

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 05/30/2014:  11:30:52


I read this really terrible book once about New Zealand. Actually, I didn't finish the book. I think it was the first time I ever abandoned a book. It was just so terrible and I kept trying to read it and finally thought to myself, "You know, life is too short to waste on a book this bad."

It's sort of colored my view of New Zealand. Although the Lord of the Rings movies and Hobbit movies have done quite a bit to make me think it might be worth visiting.

OM45GE - Posted - 05/30/2014:  13:07:29


What was terrible about it? Was it poorly written or was the content terrible?

dat - Posted - 05/30/2014:  15:28:47


hard to follow a poorly written book,  I set down moby dick twice before I finished it



well, that ain't quite true, even though I didn't always know what was really going on, it kept me reading

OM45GE - Posted - 05/30/2014:  15:32:50


Have you read any Russian novelist like Dostoevski? I find them incredibly difficult.

DeanT - Posted - 05/30/2014:  15:47:56


The only books I've read since High School were Calvin and Hobbs comic books

OM45GE - Posted - 05/30/2014:  18:27:59


Do you enjoy them? That's what counts to me.

DeanT - Posted - 05/30/2014:  22:28:25


Absolutely! I forgot, I also read the Keith Richards biography and Hank Williams biography. 

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 05/31/2014:  07:56:51


It was the content. The book was like 500 pages long and by page 150 everyone (except the main character) had been killed off. It was icky stuff, too. The main character was an indentured servant whose indenture was bought by this older dude with two sons (one of whom was disabled/autistic/something). The one son raped her and then the father fell in love with her and married her, only to hang himself on their wedding night when he discovered she wasn't a virgin, then I think she might have murdered the son who raped her, and the other son was killed by a neighbor who thought it was funny to chase him when he was running for help to another neighbor's house because she was having a baby, which she ended up losing.

Then on page 150 the reader was introduced to the romantic lead of the story, who apparently had met her the day she'd arrived in New Zealand, only the author had neglected to include that scene before.

I guess it's probably typical epic fiction but it was just so icky and depressing I couldn't take it.

DeanT - Posted - 05/31/2014:  09:36:13


You can get all that in one hour on a network soap operasurprise

OM45GE - Posted - 05/31/2014:  11:30:21


Sounds awful

DeanT - Posted - 05/31/2014:  23:51:27


I used to love looking at Time Life picture books

OM45GE - Posted - 06/01/2014:  08:25:18


I got the Time Life series on WW II. Great series but there are about 30 of them and it ended up being pretty expensive. Someone "gave" me the subscription as a gift so the first couple were paid for. Then they kept on coming.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 06/01/2014:  09:49:18


Many years ago (back when I had a boyfriend) someone gave my gay roommate a subscription the Playboy. Every time one would arrive he'd say, "What the heck am I supposed to do with this?" and give it to me. I'd give them to my boyfriend. He liked looking at the puctures. He said some of the best portraiture photography is in Playboy.

Totally unrelated (well, kind if): my gay roomate was the centerfold in Playgirl once. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to support him by buying an issue or if that would just be creepy. I decided to save my money.

DeanT - Posted - 06/01/2014:  09:58:04


My wife used to work for a photo printing company that published a gay male centerfold calendar. I think the guy who put it together was named Troy-boy. 

OM45GE - Posted - 06/02/2014:  03:25:59


I wonder if anyone will do an "aging banjo players" centerfold calendar.

DeanT - Posted - 06/02/2014:  05:47:28


How about an aging banjo players who won the lottery and all moved to Australia together calendar

OM45GE - Posted - 06/02/2014:  06:58:22


Hahaha. That would be a good one.

Mr. Quimby - Posted - 06/02/2014:  09:14:18


I'd buy it!

OM45GE - Posted - 06/02/2014:  10:31:28


I would too. I can picture strategically placed banjos.

dat - Posted - 06/02/2014:  10:43:57


I've been told to place my banjo in a strategic spot  blush

DeanT - Posted - 06/02/2014:  10:44:06


tuned up g-strings

OM45GE - Posted - 06/02/2014:  12:22:04


The mind boggles.

dat - Posted - 06/02/2014:  13:08:40


nuthin like tight g strings to tune up yer day

chuckv97 - Posted - 06/02/2014:  15:37:45


I'm singin' high tenor now

DeanT - Posted - 06/02/2014:  15:40:00


Time to get in shape for the photo shoot

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