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I love Australian accents...I am on a conference call with someone from Australia...it is 9:04AM Wednesday...haha...

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gopherbabe
Nov. 25th, 2003 02:31 pm (UTC)
*lol* Maybe I should put you on the phone with my roommate from when I lived in Aussie last year! She's so adorable when she talks...but I have to admit it took me a bit to understand what they were saying since they "shorten" alot of work (eg. university = uni) it took me a bit to understand the sentences! *lol*
natalie516
Nov. 25th, 2003 02:34 pm (UTC)
LOL...I mean MALE Australian accents...mmm...hahaha
gopherbabe
Nov. 25th, 2003 02:37 pm (UTC)
I can put you on the phone with one of my other aussie roommie, Jacob..he's cute and sweet! :) Aussie guys are interesting to say the least...
natalie516
Nov. 25th, 2003 02:39 pm (UTC)
Mmm...cute and sweet??? lol...You are tempting me...
gopherbabe
Nov. 25th, 2003 02:46 pm (UTC)
Well all ya need is a few extra thousand dollars to fly over to Brisbane and you can hang out with him! :) *lol*
natalie516
Nov. 25th, 2003 02:48 pm (UTC)
haha...I think I can just dream about that part...lol...I don't know...cute, sweet, and an Australian accent ;) What girl wouldn't want that? lol...
gopherbabe
Nov. 25th, 2003 02:50 pm (UTC)
So true so very true...but I have become more of a fan of New Zealand Boys and their accents after spending time there last year also...the boys in NZ are a million times nicer to women than the ones in Aussie! You can find some super sweet boys in Aussie but overall almost all the boys in NZ are sweet and fun and caring! :) Jacob was one of the few really sweet boys I met in Aussie who honestly cared and it wasn't all about "getting into your pants" *lol*
natalie516
Nov. 25th, 2003 03:41 pm (UTC)
lol...then I think Jacob and I should have a chat...lol...
billblake
Nov. 25th, 2003 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'd always thought Brisbane-ites were usually a bit 'odd' .. you get some nice folks up there; but in general they can be a bit insular up in Queensland :)
natalie516
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:14 am (UTC)
I have no idea what that means dear...
billblake
Nov. 26th, 2003 06:57 pm (UTC)
self-absorbed.. unaware of the outside world (it's a word I usually associate with Americans though *grins* :)
natalie516
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:17 pm (UTC)
it's a word I usually associate with Americans though

Hey now!!!
billblake
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:19 pm (UTC)
*points to your president* He started it! ;)
natalie516
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:52 pm (UTC)
I didn't vote for him!
jekyllisland
Nov. 27th, 2003 07:33 am (UTC)
Dubya
I had an epihany of sorts about the Commander-in-Chief: He's like the friend you hang around with cause you feel bad for him then he starts picking fights with everyone in the bar and you become hated cause you came there with him. Hmmmm?
natalie516
Nov. 27th, 2003 08:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Dubya
haha...I like that epiphany...I had someone tell me that he references Americans as being: "self-absorbed.. unaware of the outside world"

haha...then I was like, "Hey now!" and he said, "Hey...it's your president's fault"

Rob...he's making us look bad! ;)
jekyllisland
Nov. 28th, 2003 07:15 am (UTC)
Re: Dubya
Nat, there is some truth in this that American are self absorbed and unaware of the outside world, but I lay the blame on two institutions: the media and the American education system. The media, especially the news papers only print the stories that are slanted towards the American view, not propaganda but used to not make the country look bad or its leaders. The education system cause the teachers are too busy teaching standardizing tests kids don't get a chance to really delve into other cultures not only in History classes but others as well. As for it being Dubya's fault there is also some truth to this as well, guilt by association and I hate it, REALLY REALLY hate it. I believe I'm someone that understands that America isn't an island admidst a barbaric ocean, that we need to get along with other cultures, leaders and thier people if we want to get through this technological adolescents and move toward the future. I know this is long winded but you said you wanted to get into politics and I can help by showing ya some webpages to go to and books to read. Hope your turkey day was good. Be good. Rob
natalie516
Nov. 28th, 2003 08:33 am (UTC)
Food for thought...
I feel the same way that you do...I will elucidate on this more when I can give it the attention it deserves. :) I just wanted to let you know that I am going to say something...hehe...
gopherbabe
Nov. 26th, 2003 08:21 am (UTC)
*lol* Yea they are a bit different than other parts of the country I noticed...I think it's because they get to much sun on the brain all year long! *lol* I at least lucked out and got some great roommates (flatmates) so it wasn't to bad but I did meet some pretty "interesting" people while I was there! *lol*
billblake
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:00 pm (UTC)
Well, I never thought it was that much sunnier than other places like WA - just a lot more humid! :) It's good that you lucked out well though! :)
gopherbabe
Nov. 26th, 2003 08:30 pm (UTC)
Oh yes I hear you on the humidity...I remember getting off the plane and I swore I was having trouble breating! It was SO humid and coming from Minnesota (USA) where it's 0 degrees F in the winter and only about 85 degrees F in the summer Brisbane was HOT!! *lol* I did get lucky though with my roommates... I was nervous meeting them but I got super lucky and ended up with some wonderful life long friends!

Where do you live at? I traveled alot of Aussie and really enjoyed visiting down in NSW and Victoria and places farther south since it reminded me more of home! :)
billblake
Nov. 26th, 2003 08:46 pm (UTC)
Well I've lived all over... Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Tassie, Qld - all depends on work. Right now I'm in Victoria though :)

It's a sunny 26 degrees today (no idea waht that is in F though)
gopherbabe
Nov. 26th, 2003 08:56 pm (UTC)
Boy how did you get so lucky to travel so much...what do you do for work that you travel so much? Victoria..my roommate from when I was at the University of Minnesota back home here did a study abroad to Victoria and fell totally inlove with it...he said he wanted to move back there someday! I didn't make it there but wanted to..it's on one of my places to visit when I come back! Out of all the places you have lived, whats your favorite!?!

ps...26 degrees C is equal to 79 degrees F :) (thank goodness for online conversions! *lol* )
billblake
Nov. 26th, 2003 09:05 pm (UTC)
I've also been to the US for work too :)

Umm.. out of all the places, easily Western Australia (Perth).... best beaches in the world, great weather (warm without being humid), and lots of fit people (I love my sport!)
gopherbabe
Nov. 26th, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC)
Boy I'm jealous...I've not traveled that much...I've traveled throughout most of the US but the only counties besides the US I've been to are Canada (and that doesn't count since I only live 4 hours south by car from the border), England, New Zealand and Australia...I love traveling and wish I could do more of it! How do you get to travel so much?? What do you do for a job that allows you to travel?

How is it that Perth isn't as humid as the other cities in Australia? I know the east coast of the US can be just as humid as the west coast...I wonder why that is Perth isn't so humid!
billblake
Nov. 26th, 2003 09:27 pm (UTC)
Perth gets sea breezes off the Indian Ocean... since prevailing winds tend to go west to east, it works out better than the east coast where the winds tend to be warmer since they've come across the land and been heated up. Not sure why the same isn't true for the US, probably something to do with the hemispheres or something.

And I work for an IT consulting company :)
Btw, we seem to be talking a lot... mind if I add you as a friend?
gopherbabe
Nov. 26th, 2003 09:45 pm (UTC)
I never thought about the breezes being different changing the amount of humidity...I'm not sure the reasons why it's different here...I know my best friend lives in South Carolina and it's SO humid there and thats on the southern end of the East Coast...I remember driving down to visit her when she first moved there about 4 years ago and was so shocked at the weather...I bet though it has something to do with the hemispheres...I also know the contential divide there off of Australia makes a different in weather so that might influence the eastern side more.

IT...thats a big and upcoming field! Do you enjoy it? If it has you traveling that much I could see why you would love it...I've often thought of getting into Wilderness Education where I take kids and groups backpacking to various places of the world so I can travel more...it's something I've been debating for a while now!

Please feel free to add me...I'll add you back! :)
billblake
Nov. 26th, 2003 09:56 pm (UTC)
IT's ok for a while, but unless you're REALLY nerdy, I don't think a lot of people see it as a 'do it for the rest of your life' type thing; it's exciting for a while though. Education stuff is cool; I'd like to do that eventually... although what in, I'm not sure.

And added you on :)
billblake
Nov. 25th, 2003 09:30 pm (UTC)
What kind of Australian accent? Where was the person from who you were conference calling with? :)
natalie516
Nov. 26th, 2003 07:13 am (UTC)
Victoria?
billblake
Nov. 26th, 2003 06:58 pm (UTC)
Ahhh okay :)
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