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12-25-2012, 06:29 PM
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so one of my computer fans wasn't working so I thought I'd try to fix it. Turned the computer back on and the wire to the fan literally caught on fire. ****

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So what'd we all get for Christmas???

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Aww whatsamatter???

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Well, I got to leave my parents' place early cause there's supposed to be a ****show of a snow storm heading our way.

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So what'd we all get for Christmas???


Journey in particular is absolutely amazing. I got a couple books about Moscow/St Petersburg for when I head over for my studies in May, too. I wasn't expecting much aside from possibly some pajama bottoms since most of my tuition is payed via the parentals.

I hope everyone else here had an enjoyable day.

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So what'd we all get for Christmas???
One thing I got was 25 pairs of socks, bc I asked for it lol.

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One thing I got was 25 pairs of socks, bc I asked for it lol.
I also got socks by request

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It's all I really wanted this year, can't have too many socks.

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Miss Ausgins.....I think I want to move to your country this July. Any advice?

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Nothing like having a connecting flight to New York-JFK to get to LAX. Oof.

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Go now, you'll get some beautiful weather. How long are you going for?

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On days of intense travel I seem to lose the value of a dollar.

By golly, if I have to be in JFK then I'm going to spend my time in a snooty wine bar drinking $20 glasses of wine and eating salmon puffs!

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Ideally for life

Basically, I have one last job interview at a stellar place here state-side. If I don't get it, I want to finish out my current contract and move elsewhere. Start anew!

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A 7 hour flight without personal TVs?!
What is this? 2009?

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Basically, I have one last job interview at a stellar place here state-side. If I don't get it, I want to finish out my current contract and move elsewhere. Start anew!
Ah sweet. Are you looking at a particular city/area to move to if you go?

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Ah sweet. Are you looking at a particular city/area to move to if you go?
No. My big interview for the other position is in a few weeks, so I've mainly been prepping for that.

If you have any suggestions for regions to consider, I'd be glad for some starting points!The biggest thing is that I hate the cold, so I imagine that won't be a problem anywhere Are there many/any places where one can get by without a car? I just wasn't sure if the big cities there were more sprawly like LA or had good public transit and such

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On days of intense travel I seem to lose the value of a dollar.

By golly, if I have to be in JFK then I'm going to spend my time in a snooty wine bar drinking $20 glasses of wine and eating salmon puffs!
I'm the same way, I have found...even on road trips and stuff. Traveling is typically very uncomfortable for me, and I don't do it well, so if I can find something that makes it easier or more enjoyable there's not really an amount of money I won't spend.


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No. My big interview for the other position is in a few weeks, so I've mainly been prepping for that.

If you have any suggestions for regions to consider, I'd be glad for some starting points!The biggest thing is that I hate the cold, so I imagine that won't be a problem anywhere Are there many/any places where one can get by without a car? I just wasn't sure if the big cities there were more sprawly like LA or had good public transit and such
I would suggest moving to the northern part of Australia. It's just right during the day in the Winter months.

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No. My big interview for the other position is in a few weeks, so I've mainly been prepping for that.

If you have any suggestions for regions to consider, I'd be glad for some starting points!The biggest thing is that I hate the cold, so I imagine that won't be a problem anywhere Are there many/any places where one can get by without a car? I just wasn't sure if the big cities there were more sprawly like LA or had good public transit and such
As far as the weather is concerned, the places where it gets "cold" will likely be warm compared to what you're used to. Tasmania and Canberra are the coldest spots in the country, and there's not a tonne going on there anyway, so if you go anywhere else you'll be fine.

I'm from Melbourne so I'm biased, but it's the best city in the country. Weather in winter is often around the 10C mark with quite a few rainy days, and summer can see temperatures of over 40 (varying from mid-20s to mid-30s most often).

If you live close to what you guys would call the downtown area, you can avoid needing a car, for sure. The public transport system is pretty good, with trains, trams (or streetcars) and buses. One such area I'd recommend is St.Kilda. Prices can vary (and some parts of the neighbourhood are less nice than others), but that's very close to the city and you have the beach to admire as well. Richmond is another inner city suburb you may want to check out.

Outside of Melbourne, the other major cities to consider include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Miss Ausguins recommended the northern part of Australia. Brisbane is the biggest city in the state of Queensland (which is in the north), but if you don't like humid summers, I would steer clear of anywhere north of Sydney.

Sydney has pretty decent public transport, with trains and buses reaching most parts of the city. I've never had too much of a problem getting around there.

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I can't imagine what holiday travellers are going through. I was at the Toronto International when everything was delayed 4 hours, and that was difficult enough.

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As far as the weather is concerned, the places where it gets "cold" will likely be warm compared to what you're used to. Tasmania and Canberra are the coldest spots in the country, and there's not a tonne going on there anyway, so if you go anywhere else you'll be fine.

I'm from Melbourne so I'm biased, but it's the best city in the country. Weather in winter is often around the 10C mark with quite a few rainy days, and summer can see temperatures of over 40 (varying from mid-20s to mid-30s most often).

If you live close to what you guys would call the downtown area, you can avoid needing a car, for sure. The public transport system is pretty good, with trains, trams (or streetcars) and buses. One such area I'd recommend is St.Kilda. Prices can vary (and some parts of the neighbourhood are less nice than others), but that's very close to the city and you have the beach to admire as well. Richmond is another inner city suburb you may want to check out.

Outside of Melbourne, the other major cities to consider include Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Miss Ausguins recommended the northern part of Australia. Brisbane is the biggest city in the state of Queensland (which is in the north), but if you don't like humid summers, I would steer clear of anywhere north of Sydney.

Sydney has pretty decent public transport, with trains and buses reaching most parts of the city. I've never had too much of a problem getting around there.
Thanks to both of you for giving me more to think about! If I decided to pursue this more seriously, I will let you know

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