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Old 10-07-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I personally think its funny that a Canadian is concerned about Oz weather! I know you have this thing with your issue with cold.. but oy Coldy, compared to Toronto winters.. Melbourne winters would be like a walk in the park on a bright sunny day with chirping birds under a sunny sky surrounded by fresh flowers blooming.

Sorry I have not taken the **** out on you in a while mate!
No worries!

Seriously though, if only my troubles were with "Toronto winters."
Toronto's autumns and springs have many days that are quite challenging for me too,
(which is roughly equivalent to winters in the southern 1/3 of Oz)
and that kind of weather would be made worse but poorly-heated buildings...
(hence all my questions and concerns )

Lately, I find our decreased sunshine more of a factor in my cool/cold-tolerance.
The maximum possible intensity is still good, (U.V. 4 or 5)
but hours with sunshine are greatly diminishing; sun has been somewhat-scarce for over a week.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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No worries!
Just giving you a taste of having the pi$$ taken out on you! You'll get that a lot with your "yank" accent. But bullying at work can be worse; but fortunately when I worked for an energy firm it was quite professional. Worse thing I got was Friday night at the pub and I'd get teased for being a bloody seppo and I'd sing Advance Australia Fair (god awful anthem) to placate the drunken beasts. We got along fine. When I left Oz they told me they did not consider me a yank anymore (quote: "you're one of us"). Fortunately by that time we had hire a new, George Bush loving non-alcohol drinking Christian American and he was the object of derision. I was quite happy he was around.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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[quote=minibrings;11090596] When I left Oz they told me they did not consider me a yank anymore (quote: "you're one of us"). quote]

I'm sorry mini...
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:31 PM
 
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Yes....it's just AWFUL here today....I don't think I can take much more of it.....









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Old 10-07-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Just giving you a taste of having the pi$$ taken out on you!

You'll get that a lot with your "yank" accent.

But bullying at work can be worse; but fortunately when I worked for an energy firm it was quite professional. Worse thing I got was Friday night at the pub and I'd get teased for being a bloody seppo and I'd sing Advance Australia Fair (god awful anthem) to placate the drunken beasts. We got along fine. When I left Oz they told me they did not consider me a yank anymore (quote: "you're one of us"). Fortunately by that time we had hire a new, George Bush loving non-alcohol drinking Christian American and he was the object of derision. I was quite happy he was around.
Likewise, I find it humourous that many Aussies consider it to be a "hot night" when there's a nighttime low of 18 C.
Do you think that's a fair comment from my end, should they tease me about the cold?

Probably wouldn't help that from time-to-time I might slip into a "Carolina-drawl" for a few of my words.

Ah, so they first told you that you "fit in" when you were finally leaving?
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Yes....it's just AWFUL here today....I don't think I can take much more of it.....
You need to move to Queensland asap!
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Yes....it's just AWFUL here today....I don't think I can take much more of it.....
Scenery-wise, that actually looks similar to the Toronto Area; minus some of your evergreens.

I'm sure if it was usually like that, SAB wouldn't complain so much.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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You need to move to Queensland asap!
Only if you're coming with AND only from June to the end of October.

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Scenery-wise, that actually looks similar to the Toronto Area; minus some of your evergreens.

I'm sure if it was usually like that, SAB wouldn't complain so much.
Ok, go with Sab.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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It looks a lot better there than here right now Moon. I'd take a picture, but the camera was blown outta my frozen fingers..
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:08 PM
 
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It looks a lot better there than here right now Moon. I'd take a picture, but the camera was blown outta my frozen fingers..
There's a cool breeze but not much in the way of wind today...well not like we had a couple of weekends ago when the Granny was on!

Tropical it may not be but, "that'll do pig, that'll do." ~ Farmer Hoggett

It's great we've been getting some good rain and it's a bit chilly still but there's some warmer days on the horizon and I really don't mind it being cold anyway. You can do more. (Like vacuum and mow) It's lovely and warm in the sun. I thoroughly enjoyed having my cawfee outdoors this morning.
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