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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by CherryRed » 06 Nov 2018, 09:47

kharis wrote:
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Quit my overly stressful job (never ever work for family!!) and picked up a new one that starts next week, less money but better mental state and less sitting on my ass is always good.
Congrats on the new job, I don't think I could work for family either. Sometimes the stress of some jobs just ain't worth it, and sometimes we don't realise just how much that stress affects our entire lives until we've stepped away from it and into something else that doesn't fuck with us as much.

I know someone else who needs a new job for better mental state... not mentioning any names though (*cough* Nekosan *cough*) ;)
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 07 Nov 2018, 00:07

Just discovered dark mode on youtube... my eyes can relax without all that blinding white!
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Yurtles » 07 Nov 2018, 08:16

Went along to my local rural fire brigade yesterday to look into maybe joining. Turns out I already know a bunch of people in it and instead of sending me away with just an application form they kitted me out with all the gear (kit bag, boots, helmet, clothes, etc) and expect me to show up to the next training.

Was a bit funny, but "they know where I live" quite literally, so not a big risk on their part and I tell you what, getting a ton of free stuff isn't a half bad recruitment tool.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 07 Nov 2018, 08:54

I joined (and am still a member of for some reason) one of our local brigades, thought it looked really cool and wanted to get involved in the community and make some friends. Wasn't that a disaster, the place was drama central with little cliques left right and centre.

Sounds like your attempt will go better than mine!
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mini » 07 Nov 2018, 09:32

I'm pretty sure one of our local brigades made national news for the hazing rituals they did to a young girl who joined.
Not sure what came out of it except a lot of people telling her to "harden up it was just some fun.. "
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by CherryRed » 07 Nov 2018, 09:59

Mini wrote:
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I'm pretty sure one of our local brigades made national news for the hazing rituals they did to a young girl who joined.
Not sure what came out of it except a lot of people telling her to "harden up it was just some fun.. "
I find that sort of shit barbaric. It used to be big in mining, but we were able to pretty well fully eliminate it on the site I worked on thankfully.

It was interesting as on many mine sites there were also always mutterings that female staff got picked on a lot, whereas the site I was on was completely different, apart from the odd arrogant 'old school' cock head, it was almost like you had several hundred body guards working with you. The guys really didn't appreciate anyone who walked in and gave the female workers a hard time unless the individual female was either antagonistic OR a slut. If you were easy, you didn't get much respect.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Yurtles » 07 Nov 2018, 13:06

Disco wrote:
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I joined (and am still a member of for some reason) one of our local brigades, thought it looked really cool and wanted to get involved in the community and make some friends. Wasn't that a disaster, the place was drama central with little cliques left right and centre.

Sounds like your attempt will go better than mine!
This one seems to hold all their animosity for the SES, rather than internalising it. Which I think I'll be ok with :lol:
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Yurtles » 07 Nov 2018, 15:24

Just reading about East Africa during world war one and the fighting there (because thanks for consuming my day Wikipedia). The Germans lost 9000 troops and 7000 native porters. The British lost 11000 troops and NINETY FIVE THOUSAND porters.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Nekosan » 07 Nov 2018, 22:44

Yurtles wrote:
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Just reading about East Africa during world war one and the fighting there (because thanks for consuming my day Wikipedia). The Germans lost 9000 troops and 7000 native porters. The British lost 11000 troops and NINETY FIVE THOUSAND porters.
What this tells me is that the highly mobile German infantry just used less porters...lol
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by CherryRed » 08 Nov 2018, 08:30

Day off today to attend to some medical stuff, might squeeze in an eyebrow appointment as well... after 30+ days straight on call, and primarily flying solo at work for a similar period, a mid-week day off that isn't being deducted from my leave accruals is most welcome.
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Post by Mugsy » 08 Nov 2018, 09:30

Enjoy the day off!

I've got the morning off to go to the physio... must be a medical/health conscious sort of day.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by CherryRed » 08 Nov 2018, 14:56

Did anyone else buy the BoozeBud advent calendars, apart from me, Disco & Neko?

I think Mini and someone else was considering it?
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mini » 08 Nov 2018, 14:58

I thought about them but never got around to buying one...
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by CherryRed » 08 Nov 2018, 15:01

It's not too late ;-)

Ours arrived today :)
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by storm84 » 08 Nov 2018, 15:06

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I thought about them but never got around to buying one...
Same. There are a few places I found that do them, and wasn't sure which one to pick. Then I saw that there are also wine, whisky, and gin ones too, and that just made the choice harder. And I've got more than enough alcohol at home to do that sort of thing without needing to spend more tbh.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by CherryRed » 08 Nov 2018, 15:11

Disco and I got a beer one, Nekosan got Cider much to Disco's disgust :lol:

Aldi have theirs being released next Wednesday, but from what I could see the Beers weren't anything to write home about (having said that, BoozeBud are tight lipped about what's in theirs)
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by kharis » 08 Nov 2018, 15:37

i might grab the wine one from aldi next week, if they had a shots one i'd be all over it :)
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by CherryRed » 08 Nov 2018, 16:31

So I opened the first two slots of the BoozeBud Beer Advent Calendar for a sneak peek to see what the quality is like, spoiler tags used so I don't ruin anyone's fun:
First one is 'Silly Season' by Hop Nation Brewing Co in Victoria, doesn't seem to be available on their website yet so not sure if it's exclusive to the Advent box or something that will pop up just before Christmas:

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Second one is Bridge Road Brewery, also Victorian...

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kharis wrote:
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i might grab the wine one from aldi next week, if they had a shots one i'd be all over it :)
I am so tempted to get an aldi one too, not sure if it makes me a raging alcoholic to have multiple advents on the go tho... :lol:
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 08 Nov 2018, 18:09

I got enough beer at home to drink through so I'll leave you fine folk to enjoy these advent calendars.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 08 Nov 2018, 18:09

I got enough beer at home to drink through so I'll leave you fine folk to enjoy these advent calendars.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Nekosan » 09 Nov 2018, 01:16

CherryRed wrote:
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Disco and I got a beer one, Nekosan got Cider much to Disco's disgust :lol:

Just to clarify, i got TWO cider calendars, just in case I like one of the ciders and want a second :lol: :lol:


Ooooh the beercartel one has ciders from 26 different independent breweries, going to get that next year.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Disco » 09 Nov 2018, 08:21

Cider is for girls
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by storm84 » 09 Nov 2018, 08:22

You're missing out tbh. A good dry cider is really refreshing in summer.
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Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts

Post by Mugsy » 09 Nov 2018, 08:28

I like Ciders... but I LOVE a good ginger beer.
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