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Some people that only know me casually think I am good at small talk and witty.

Realistically I think I often just have a habit of blurting out things which no one else would say and so everyone assumes I must be joking :)

torrette's syndrome? making it work for you is good.

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Depends on the situation ... when you're talking to blonde hair, blue eyes, 36C, small talk can be great.

I'm currently a 32G. You won't catch me at a party. Not that I'd fit into a cocktail dress at the moment with those dimensions ... I have no idea how those surgically enhanced celebrities do it, but I suspect they have their own tailors on staff.

Thankfully its a temporary breastfeeding thing and I'm normally lugging the baby around so people look at him not the boobs :)

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I'm currently a 32G. You won't catch me at a party. Not that I'd fit into a cocktail dress at the moment with those dimensions ... I have no idea how those surgically enhanced celebrities do it, but I suspect they have their own tailors on staff.

Thankfully its a temporary breastfeeding thing and I'm normally lugging the baby around so people look at him not the boobs :)

I guess since babies have poor vision you've got to give them something they can't miss!

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I hope this isn't what you look like - RE.

I feel for you. My daughter is breast-feeding her own baby, and its no fun at times.

Apparently these are supposed to be the largest breasts in the world - 33KKK

It isn't milk though, just silicon.

Apologies to anyone who is offended by semi-naked women.

2009-02-04-boobs2.jpg

This is the website - Don't worry its not porno. Its a mommy site.

Mom's blog

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I hope this isn't what you look like - RE.

I feel for you. My daughter is breast-feeding her own baby, and its no fun at times.

Apparently these are supposed to be the largest breasts in the world - 33KKK

It isn't milk though, just silicon.

Apologies to anyone who is offended by semi-naked women.

2009-02-04-boobs2.jpg

This is the website - Don't worry its not porno. Its a mommy site.

Mom's blog

The poor woman obviously can't find clothes that fit. :sly:

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Hi all,

I have considered, deleted and edited this section more times than you would expect.

I'm a 35 year old single male IT guy. More specifically an ERP developer/contractor.

I finished high school in 92 and walked into the middle of the recession we had to have. I went to uni and dropped out to do minimum wage jobs. I got into minor debt moving out of home. I worked full time for 4 years and applied to uni. I didn't get in due to dropping out the first time. I applied the next year on the final day of applications. I was eligible as a mature age student for Austudy. I had saved up around $20,000 and was able to buy a house on my minimum wage. I ran the numbers and decided to go to uni. When finished I travelled and started at a good job. I have lived overseas for around 5 of the last 10 years and had a few years interstate. When I started my job at a consulting company they sacked 1/3rd of the workforce within a few weeks of me joining in 2001. House prices soared and my job felt unsafe for the first few years. I was overseas and looking from afar I thought it was a bubble and I couldn't afford to buy even in 2003.

I left that job a few years back and am now a contractor back to the same company. I tripled my pay. I feel much better that now I know I can't be priced out of the market. I still feel that house prices are stupid and thought we would have our crash by now. I consistently read the old forum and feel like I know some of you. Sadly I would have been just as well off financially at this point if I had bought a house instead of going to university which I think reflects more badly on our country than on me. I find it sad that our politicians have ignored this issue.

I'm relatively anonymous on the internet with no facebook account and this is only the second forum I have signed up to. Even at work I don't normally email people, so if my explanations leave something to be desired let me know.

I like reading, movies, beer and long walks at sunset. I don't think my sense of humour works well in writing.

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I am 41. I currently work as a COBOL programmer/data analyst.

I left school in 1987, at the end of Year 11. I do not have an HSC. I worked for the State Bank NSW/Colonial State Bank for several years, which included: accounting, international trade/finance, and mortgage administration. Originally from Sydney, I was moved to Melbourne for the mortgage administration job. A few months later I was retrenched along with the entire Melbourne mortgage department (all interstate departments were being centralised in Parramatta-Sydney). I originally intended to find a good job and use the retrenchment money as a deposit on a villa unit. I applied for a mortgage finance job with Macquarie Bank, attended all the interviews and in the end it was between me and one other. I did not get the job. On that day, my dream of a good job and a nice villa unit dissipated (temporarily).

I moved back to Sydney, and used my retrenchment money to support myself though university. I completed my Computer Science degree in 2003. I entered the workforce just after the dot.com crash, and had to compete with the masses of retrenched programmers that had been working of the year 2000 bug. I ended up with a casual job scanning documents for a Trustee company, and just before I lost my mind, they offered me a full time job as a data analyst in their mortgage document custody/securitisation department (2003/2004). Since then, for skill development purposes, I job-hopped to other companies. I have primarily worked as a data analysis, and now a programmer. I value my skills/health much higher than being a debt-slave to a money-vampire (banker) for an over-priced property.

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Part of my job with Colonial State Bank involved the administration of building loans. There were five stages to a building loan. At the end of each stage the bank would send out their building inspectator to ensure that construction work complies. Only then did the bank release the funds to pay the builder. This doesn’t happen anymore, the full responsibility is placed onto the borrower. On top of that, the borrower has to take out insurance in case the builder screws up.

And mortgage contracts between 1990s and naughties had changed. In the naughties approval was more reliant on valuations rather than the ability of the borrower to repay. Many of the mortgages I saw whilst employed by the Trustee company would absolutely never have been approved by the Colonial State during the 1990s. I saw valuations that did not make sense. I believe that valuations are influenced by the sale price of the property (often the same). Another difference between the time periods is that there are now more second-mortgages and guarantors on loans.

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As one of my hobbies, I research the Australian property bubble (1861-1887) and the subsequent crash (1888-1897). I also analyse historical statistics, some of which go back as far as the 1860s. My view of economics is influenced by history and statistical analysis, rather than neo-classical pipe-dream made-up theories that do not resemble reality. I have also done a small amount of programming that models some economic theories. Other than that, I do have another life where I go out and socialise.

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Hi everyone,

I’m 31, and a married stay at home mum with three young children. Born in Brisbane. I am a fanatic reader, but not many share my tastes (can’t stand women’s fiction). I play team sport, and exercise frequently on my treadmill with music DVDs. After the birth of my youngest who is 4, I lost 30kgs through diet and exercise. It took me two years, but I was determined. Now I am a size 8. I had some help though and little tricks up my sleeve.

I have worked at a bar, nightclub, TAB, deli – odd jobs really while I moved around. Couldn’t work while I was pregnant, I was too busy throwing up all the time.

I adore cooking which would be a problem if I didn’t have three children who devour everything in sight. Hubby isn’t complaining either. Every chocolate covered beater and cake bowl gets worked over by the kids in our house.

Not much of a drinker (after alcohol poisoning one Xmas party – it’s always worse if you don’t drink during the year, then tie one on) but I like going out with the girls to party every now and again, love dancing, don’t smoke and generally treat my body right. Although, after the other night playing sport it didn’t feel so good….

We rent at 20% below current market price and it used to be a lot less. Landlord loves us; we’ve been here for ages. (Brisbane way). We’ve saved above 20% deposit for a house. I don’t need to work at the moment and we can afford to wait until the youngest starts primary school.

I’m terrible at anything to do with maths unless it has a practical application like money or budgeting.

I have a potted herb garden with basil, oregano, rosemary, chives, thyme, shallots, parsley, a friendly stray cat who thinks my computer chair is her bed (damn thing) and a fascination of thunderstorms.

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Hi everyone,

I’m 31, and a married stay at home mum with three young children. Born in Brisbane. I am a fanatic reader, but not many share my tastes (can’t stand women’s fiction). I play team sport, and exercise frequently on my treadmill with music DVDs. After the birth of my youngest who is 4, I lost 30kgs through diet and exercise. It took me two years, but I was determined. Now I am a size 8. I had some help though and little tricks up my sleeve.

I have worked at a bar, nightclub, TAB, deli – odd jobs really while I moved around. Couldn’t work while I was pregnant, I was too busy throwing up all the time.

I adore cooking which would be a problem if I didn’t have three children who devour everything in sight. Hubby isn’t complaining either. Every chocolate covered beater and cake bowl gets worked over by the kids in our house.

Not much of a drinker (after alcohol poisoning one Xmas party – it’s always worse if you don’t drink during the year, then tie one on) but I like going out with the girls to party every now and again, love dancing, don’t smoke and generally treat my body right. Although, after the other night playing sport it didn’t feel so good….

We rent at 20% below current market price and it used to be a lot less. Landlord loves us; we’ve been here for ages. (Brisbane way). We’ve saved above 20% deposit for a house. I don’t need to work at the moment and we can afford to wait until the youngest starts primary school.

I’m terrible at anything to do with maths unless it has a practical application like money or budgeting.

I have a potted herb garden with basil, oregano, rosemary, chives, thyme, shallots, parsley, a friendly stray cat who thinks my computer chair is her bed (damn thing) and a fascination of thunderstorms.

it sounds like you will fit in just fine here, although you might want to drink more.

welcome!!

they tell me you should post a recipe in the mandatory recipe thread.

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it sounds like you will fit in just fine here, although you might want to drink more.

welcome!!

they tell me you should post a recipe in the mandatory recipe thread.

Thanks for the welcome, Zaph. Drinking more would help, wouldn’t it? :wine:

I’ve already stopped by the mandatory recipe thread.

Carly

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Welcome Carly.

This turned into the profile/resume thread when I wasn't looking:)

Me:

40.

Started uni but never finished. Ex soildier, cop, backpacker and graphic artist who likes writing and drawing.

Currently mid level management/juniour exec with big PS dept.

I'm glad I've tried a variety of work.

1 missus, 2 boys from aforementioned missus.

Never owned a home, though covered a home loan for some-one else once - waiting for right price in a location that appeals (and the bigger the savings the better).

Don't like cooking at all but have to do it now Mrs ummester is full time employed:( I just don't get the point of preparing something for longer time than it takes to consume.

Like black and sexual humour - which doesn't seem to work well anywhere. You know that saying about time being the difference between comedy and tragedy - I think the time bit is kind of redundant:) I guess that makes immediate sexual tragedy the funniest thing I can think of:)

Dislike REAs and Australia's propery bubble.

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Welcome Carly.

This turned into the profile/resume thread when I wasn't looking:)

Me:

40.

Started uni but never finished. Ex soildier, cop, backpacker and graphic artist who likes writing and drawing.

Currently mid level management/juniour exec with big PS dept.

I'm glad I've tried a variety of work.

1 missus, 2 boys from aforementioned missus.

Never owned a home, though covered a home loan for some-one else once - waiting for right price in a location that appeals (and the bigger the savings the better).

Don't like cooking at all but have to do it now Mrs ummester is full time employed:( I just don't get the point of preparing something for longer time than it takes to consume.

Like black and sexual humour - which doesn't seem to work well anywhere. You know that saying about time being the difference between comedy and tragedy - I think the time bit is kind of redundant:) I guess that makes immediate sexual tragedy the funniest thing I can think of:)

Dislike REAs and Australia's propery bubble.

no wonder it's so slow here. it took you more than half a year to say hi.

carly - welcome back again. nice to see good food is more important than who owes the roof over your head.

oh. i don't think i ever said hello. did i say hello and introduce myself?

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no wonder it's so slow here. it took you more than half a year to say hi.

Well, I've always seen myself as part of the furnitire. More specifically, a piece of furniture that is sometimes useful, sometimes not but always just hanging around:) Like a bedroom tele:)

I wonder what kind of furniture everyone else would be?

RE has to be an important kitchen item I guess, something always useful behind the scenes to keep the house running. tor would have to be like the expensive drinks cabinet, great at parties but you sometimes have to lock it up:)

I'm trying to think of more:

Max is like the electrical wiring or something, not furniture as such but very important to overall operations.

Sol is that antique piece that you can't bring yourself to use for fear of damaging it but you just love looking at it because it reminds you of a better time:)

Tom is a very rigid piece, with a very specific purpose - just can't find a match yet:)

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Sol is that antique piece that you can't bring yourself to use for fear of damaging it but you just love looking at it because it reminds you of a better time:)

Thanks, I think!!

I would suggest I'm more like a fridge, that occasionally offers up all the things that have been hiding out the back. :thumbsup:

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Tom is a very rigid piece, with a very specific purpose - just can't find a match yet:)

If it takes batteries I could cop that sweet.

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Thanks, I think!!

I would suggest I'm more like a fridge, that occasionally offers up all the things that have been hiding out the back. :thumbsup:

You can be the fridge if you want:)

I meant like you remind me of a time when my parents or mrs ummester's weren't greedy, self absorbed sods - it's good to know not all Ozzie BBs are selfish and that some things age well.

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INFJ - I'm the 1% apparently :-) and a virgo which means its a wonder I have any friends.

Ok, some details - I'm 31, female, a PhD, work for a University, interested in all things social policy but I think there's a frustrated artist somewhere inside who craves beauty in everything.

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Nice meeting you Dr GenGen. Welcome to the forum!

As you probably have noticed already, the discussions here are a chaotic mix of highbrow discussions and silly banter. I hope you will enjoy them and join in often.

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INFJ - I'm the 1% apparently :-) and a virgo which means its a wonder I have any friends.

Ok, some details - I'm 31, female, a PhD, work for a University, interested in all things social policy but I think there's a frustrated artist somewhere inside who craves beauty in everything.

Oh also welcome, I got sidetracked with your 1% statement and started trying to work out percentages of a 2^4 type criteria grid and then had to go to training and then to work, fortunately anders saved me and I am second to welcome you, hoorah.

What did you pile higher and deeper?

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