So I actually mainly came back to mention NationStates somewhere but wow this place has gotten really quiet :(
I dated that girl for a few months and she has super severe borderline and basically wanted to cut my eggplant off. Oh well, live and learn
Anyway what's up with you guys I work in insurance now at a State Farm agency
I've been slightly putting off writing this blog entry for some reason, but here it is! Me and my adventures in Canada, so far I'm nearly 4 months in with 2 weeks until the ski season finishes (ie unemployment). If I thought life in Australia was wild, boy was I in for a treat. There's so much that has happened and it would take days to write everything down, so I'll try keep this one somewhat short.
I was pretty keen on leaving Australia, not gonna lie. I felt like I didn't have much left back home and wasn't growing as a person, I was too comfortable. My first two nights in Canada got off to a crazy start, meeting some people in my hostel also working for Panorama (the resort) and getting to know them. We went out to the gay part of town and hit up some gay bars, and I ended up babysitting my new friends all the way back to the hostel, trying to stop them from cartwheeling onto the streets at 6am and accepting a suspicious white powdery substance from strangers. They are great people, I hung out with them at Panorama for the first couple weeks, as well as putting myself out there and trying to overcome my fear of talking to strangers. I did surprisingly well and wasn't as awkward as I thought I'd be once I got the ball rolling, and I was pretty pleased with myself. However, once I got to know my new friends a bit better, I knew that they weren't my kind of people. They were loud and rowdy, which I feel uncomfortable participating in. I'm more of a chilled partier. To be honest, I was super strung up and anxious about a lot of different things in the first two weeks at the resort. I kept fudgeing up at my job as a lift attendant, I was shizzle at skiing, I made a few very bad decisions which everyone at work knew about, in all I was earning myself an extremely bad reputation. I felt like I was seen as this incompetent, dumb, awkward girl who didn't bring anything positive to the table. It was really bad. I unloaded onto my flatmate about it, and she said the only things I could do were to try and make up for the things I caused, or wait it out. I did both, and it became a lot better. I went skiing at any opportunity I could to improve, I bribed my workmates with sweets, I put in a lot more effort at work to make management see me in a better light, stopped being so uptight, and in the end it worked.
Just as I was feeling better about everything, I met this Swedish guy at a cafe and he also listened to all my woes, and didn't judge at all. It was exactly what I needed, and I knew that he'd be a good friend to have chats with. At the same time I bumped into a girl from NZ that I met previously at a party, we both thought each other were kinda cool and we arranged to go to the next bar event since we didn't have anyone else to go with. Turns out that they are both flatmates at the staff accommodation, and were already friends, which was such a great coincidence. So we all went to the bar event, had a crazy night where I took care of the girl throwing up everywhere, the guy feeding me all his weed and then also joining in with the throwing up, and a mix of other things. Even though it was a trainwreck of a night, it seemed to be a bonding moment, and for the rest of the season it was the three of us causing all kinds of trouble. I had finally found a small group of friends I was comfortable with, was getting good at skiing, was making more friends at work and made up for my mistakes. I was happy.
Plot twist! This girl and I hit it off pretty quickly once we really started talking, and there was some obvious chemistry in the air. Problem was, I was absolutely not ready for commitment or relationships, and she was still in love (and talking) with her ex who she left behind in New Zealand. But there was still a special connection between us that we couldn't ignore. So we talked it out and agreed that it was best to just stay friends and not act on anything. However, when we got drunk at events, all self control flew out the window. After more talking and a 2-week bed ban, we agreed to go with the flow and have a fwb sort of deal. It was pretty hard having that arrangement whilst still sleeping with other people at the resort (on my part) since there was still jealousy floating around. Bit of a complicated situation, but communication was good which made it better. As the months went by, it went from screwing around after parties to something much more intimate. It was nice having that feeling back, almost a year after breaking up with my ex. But it also brought back bittersweet memories of how things used to be. At the end of the season, it was basically like a relationship without the lovey dovey stuff.
Alas, as with seasonal overseas jobs, they all have to end. Today she left for another job at the Columbia Icefields between Jasper and Banff. It was sad leaving her place for the last time this morning, a place where we'd spent so much time bonding and made so many memories. It was like a mini breakup. I actually also applied for a job at the same place and got it, so that's the current plan. My Swedish friend is also going to the Icefields, so us 3 would be back at it again. The very loose plan is, go to Calgary on the 11th of April, buy a van there, head west and solo roadtrip along the west coast of Canada and the US. Places to tick off the list are Vancouver Island, Oregon, San Fran, hit up all the national parks and look at pretty things until late May, which is when my contract starts. So I probably won't be back in Australia for a while, might as well use this 2-year visa to its fullest.
If you have any recommendations on stuff to do on NA's west coast, lay it out for me! That's it for now friends, till next time.
Is this place still breathing? I'm hardcore procrastinating on studying for my numerical methods exam and I remembered y'all. Kinda nuts thinking I joined this forum when I was like, 12, and now I'm a sophomore in college. All you really need to know about me currently is that I'm a pretty typical partying college kid and mechanical engineering violates me on the daily but I manage. OH and I played a month of old school runescape recently, that was hella lit.
also where my south carolina bros at? Go Tigers??
Danbridge, the frail level 62 warrior, dressed in full rune, entered the lair of the of the Queen black Dragon.
He drew his sword and pointed it at the QBD. "Fear me!" he shouted to the behemoth reptilian.
This drew the attention of the QBD, and she responded abruptly. "I fear thee not!" She shouted to dwarfed barbarain.
The giant dragon then exhaled a fire wave which consumed the entire lair, killing Danbridge in the process.
hey its 2018 and im still here im not sure if ive been here during 2018 yet but here i am here in 2018 on sals right here right now
im an disgrace to my family so whats up with u guys ???
i broke up with my gf of 200 months and now im bangin a toital hottie
EDIT: WTF THIS NEW BLOG LAYOUT MY COOL LIST OF COOL PEOPLE IS GONE???????????? I WORKED SO HARD
I was introduced to Runescape around 2007 and played (as a paid member) to help relieve the boredom of looking after my late mother, and as 'Chief Sefton', I fought my way up to a fairly high level.
By about 2010 I was Here
Then somehow, I am not sure what happened, I lost the lot. There was some confusion during the RS3 change over I think but I am not sure. Needless to say, I was not happy about it.
I rejoined last month, again as a paid member, and gradually fighting my way back. as Sir Molyfar.
As of 06/02/18, I was here.
Boxes and containers are chest storages. These are often used to store unwanted clutters. Textured and designed boxes nowadays are pretty boxes and they mostly serve as office supplies containers, newspaper and magazine holders, toys containers, knick-knacks and many more. Plastic boxes, containers and baskets are mostly used as clothes hampers.
Fabric storage screens
Fabric storage screens can use to hide portion of an an Menomonee Falls area http://menomoneefalls.net/ for storage use. A free standing fabric screen is stable and lightweight. These are easy to move and they can be positioned easily. They are more decorative items because of their fabric designs and colors. They are more functional, stylish and can be used in many ways. A fabric screen can make a room under a sink.
Examples of space savers are family cabinet with bookshelves, entertainment center, computer desk with shelves, cining room display shelves, closet pantry, spice organizer, headboard storages, vanity with shelves, magazine racks, garden tool rack, portable garden tool cart, trash can bin, bedroom closets and many more.
Use extra spaces for storages. Imagine under your bed as storage? Yes, the space under the bed can be a storage for unused bedsheets or pillowcases placed in containers. The spaces under the sofas, on window seats, overdoors and behind doors, staircases, in corners, cellars and attics can be space storages for small items. If the space is real small or if you desire a bigger space, the use of pull-out tables and beds or futon beds are practical ideas for making more spaces. Lots of extra spaces can be provided in the home, you just keep in mind that there are open possibilities in decorating the house to make more storages.
I have often heard it said that science fiction (sci-fi) is irrelevant and that fans and writers are ‘weird’, or 'sad people in anoraks'. Whilst I agree, that there are some very strange people involved with sci-fi, I would argue that you will always get ‘odd-balls’ in any walk of life, and I do not agree that it is irrelevant.
First of all, I would like to point out that, many people confuse science fiction with science fantasy. Admittedly there is a very fine line between the two, which is not easy to define, and that is why you will see both kinds of literature occupying the same shelf at a bookshop or library. Fantasy, in general terms, can be described as "fiction which is not realistic; fiction which could not have taken place in our world as it is in the present, as we know it to have been in the past, or as we might reasonably suppose it to be in the future" (Realms of Fantasy, by M Edward's & R Holdstock). However, pure science fiction has a fairly clear origin and historical development and can be defined as speculative fiction. Although they have a shared ancestry, human imagination, sci-fi could also be defined as the antithesis to science fantasy.
I think that science fiction is thoroughly enjoyable, and yes, some of it is very tongue in cheek, but I do feel that it has a serious side, in that it gets us thinking. More importantly, it encourages us to speculate as to where our future might lie, and it gives us the impetus to do something about it. I see sci-fi as an idea or vision of humanity developing, both as individuals and as a race.
I also believe that there is a two-way trade between science fiction and science fact. Sci-fi is able to introduce ideas to scientists who may include them in their theories. The sci-fi writers then incorporate these theories into their stories. In this way, today's science fiction can become tomorrow's science fact, and science is often stranger than fiction. You only have to look at mobile phones, i-pads and communication satellites, to name but a few, because science fiction writers were writing about these long before they were invented.
To quote from Compton’s Interactive Encyclopaedia (Space Exploration & Science Fiction) - "In a sense, the history of space exploration began when early humans first looked upward and wondered at what they saw in the sky, and wonder, as always, prompted a quest for knowledge. The study of astronomy mingled with, astrology and religion was a feature of every civilization of which there is a record. With space exploration, along with new and powerful telescopes, it is now possible for humanity to look to the heavens and speculate on other possible worlds and different civilizations. As a realistic picture of the solar system and the universe is evolving, humanities urge to travel beyond its planet is becoming stronger. That urge often finds that expression in literature."
In conclusion, what I will say to those who criticise science fiction is this; at least science fiction fans and writers have the imagination to "explore strange new worlds, to seek out new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before!" ( Star Trek ).
The name is taken from my Surname and Home Town.
I am an amateur genealogist and photographer.
I also have an interest in Heraldry, in relation to my family history activities. The coat of arms (see my avatar) is a cross moline OR (representing my surname) on a Shield AZURE. The red rose represents the UK county of my birth and also the UK county my ancestors came from. The fern OR represents my home town. The crossed swords are in honour of the fact that I live in an area, of the UK, where the British Military has a strong presence.
My Family Motto: "To Conquer is to Live Enough"
My other activities are mainly community-based and I am also a very keen science fiction fan.
The reason I took up Runescape, is to help me 'escape' the humdrum and boredom of being a full time carer.
As a total noob, straight off the Taverly dock from Ashdale, you can start making money right away.
Get your butt to the GE ASAP and chop the 16 trees located in it. Do this twice to fill your invo. Sell the logs and buy feathers. Continue cutting trees.
Now fletch those logs into arrow shaft. 15 shafts per log. Attach the feathers.
As of the date of this post, headless arrows are selling for 64 gp each.
Your only cost is the feathers, which are cheap.
15,625 headless arrows can be sold for over a million in the GE. That can be done in a day. Not to mention the woodcutting and fletching XP you will be receiving.
As you guys know, I'm frequenting this place and the game from time to time. It's more economically efficient for me to buy membership on break so I'll see you in December/January in-game.
Other than that, you may know I'm in a band. So we've recently released a new single called "October Skyline". It was written about 4 years ago before I even joined and I never heard our singer play it again until 2015. It was my favorite thing he's written. Anyway, we actually decided to use it and make a full-band version for our next album. If you'd like to check it out, send us a like on YouTube, share, subscribe, whatever, or just listen, I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks a lot, dudes and ladies. See you in December for some hangs. Let's skill or something.
Doraku was chopping the Seers oaks, when he suddenly noticed that there were pumpkins at the base of the trees. On the trees, Skeletons and skulls were hanging from the branches. "It must be Halloween" Doraku thought.