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by starbug
Nov 13th 2008, 3:54 pm
Forum: Announcements and Feedback
Topic: Welcome to the new!
Replies: 49
Views: 40365

Re: Welcome to the new!

I just logged in after not having been here in forever! I am glad to see so many of those I remember still around the forum :-) I love the new look, but for some reason it is very slow to load. Of course, that could be the dreadful internet in New Zealand (it's not very 'broad', despite all claims t...
by starbug
Nov 9th 2006, 4:23 am
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: Severe Weather
Replies: 95
Views: 61164

Well, today seemed pretty severe. But I'm a weather wimp, so I doubt it's that bad in reality. It's springtime here in Kiwi-land, though you wouldn't know it. Today it has hovered between around 4 degrees (celcius) and about 9 degrees. It hailed, and there was some sleet. For once, the wind wasn't t...
by starbug
Sep 10th 2006, 4:06 pm
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: Masters Degree
Replies: 37
Views: 29703

Boy, I had to dig around a bit to find this! Anyway, hard though it is to believe, I'm finally done! 8) 8) I handed in my dissertation on Thursday, and now I just have to wait until my final results are released in November. Because of the way the course is structured and the fact that I was a part ...
by starbug
Sep 10th 2006, 3:56 pm
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: birthday thread
Replies: 914
Views: 203034

Happy Birthday Grim!

8) 8) :new-bday: 8) 8)
by starbug
Aug 2nd 2006, 4:34 pm
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: Moving
Replies: 169
Views: 76021

Lance, Man, that's rough. Mr. S has suffered kind of the same thing (though the girlfriend wasn't abusive and he had far more than 36hours) and I know it's not easy. Glad to see things are looking up now though. Jody, Sounds like things are a little more settled for you, too. As for the stalker, sou...
by starbug
Aug 2nd 2006, 4:29 pm
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: It's been a long time!
Replies: 11
Views: 12287

Megs! Good to see you back... 8) :D 8) And, Yowsers... twins?! Congratulations! I hope you are at least beginning their music education while they're still in the womb. I hear children learn by osmosis, or whatever. Twins. That's amazing! I hope all goes well with the birth and the few months (years...
by starbug
Jun 20th 2006, 11:04 am
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: Moving
Replies: 169
Views: 76021

Gah, Emmie, that is terrible. It makes renting in London sound like a dream: you pay a month's rent (or six weeks if the landlord is particularly twitchy) as a deposit and then a month's rent in advance. I did have to show bank statements with an income or an amount, but it certainly wasn't a multip...
by starbug
Jun 12th 2006, 10:43 am
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: blatant bragging
Replies: 14
Views: 12850


:D :D :D

Congratulations to Emmie and to Kristin! That's really great. 8) 8)
by starbug
May 30th 2006, 1:05 pm
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: Moving
Replies: 169
Views: 76021

Oh that is horrible. I do feel for you. I can't imagine being turfed out of a home I loved as much as you clearly do yours. 'Progress'. Sheesh. Give me an old building with character over an egg-carton condo any day. But it all comes down to money in the end, as so many things do. He can probably fi...
by starbug
May 30th 2006, 12:53 pm
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: Summer Travel
Replies: 36
Views: 42507

Re: Summer Travel

We are going to Paris, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and Montreux in early July. Well, the only one I can help you out with there is Paris. Which is, of course, a fabulous city. The Metro is easy to use and great for getting around. I recommend you stay somewhere central if possible: it isn't hard to get r...
by starbug
May 30th 2006, 12:39 pm
Forum: Movies and Movie Stars
Topic: What movies are you looking forward to?
Replies: 147
Views: 79199

Hi Lance What did you think of Brick? It's coming to my local cinema soon and I'm trying to decide whether to spend the time/money. It has had great reviews in the press here, although one reviewer apparently felt it was a little bit pretentious with the 'street' dialogue. And Tsotsi is on my list. ...
by starbug
May 10th 2006, 4:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: found on the web ...
Replies: 219
Views: 104639

I loathe football. Of course, in England it is the only sport that gets any attention. And the attention right now is overwhelming. It makes me want to throw up - every single advertisement has a football angle in some way. I can only imagine what non-football-loving Germans are going through at the...
by starbug
Apr 20th 2006, 9:06 am
Forum: The Show
Topic: Teens and Transit in Three Rivers
Replies: 3
Views: 2818

Yes, this has bothered me. I always put it down to a combination of public transport and walking. I suppose I just assumed the buses would run late into the night (they tend to in the UK: it's *all* night in London but that isn't indicative), or certainly as late as the kids would be out. Where I ha...
by starbug
Apr 11th 2006, 3:35 am
Forum: Your So-Called Life
Topic: Newbies!
Replies: 305
Views: 115031

It is nice to see you back - I'm glad your life has calmed down a little bit: sounds like it got very crazy indeed...

by starbug
Mar 8th 2006, 5:32 am
Forum: Music
Topic: What song was #1 the day you were born?
Replies: 21
Views: 17870

"You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone - never heard of it, or her... but it is the USA Billboard.

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In the UK, it was Abba - "The Name of the Game". Man, I hate Abba. :(