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I am in Dallas, Texas. I hate Texas weather! I would much rather live in Europe, ANYWHERE. I lived in Germany for 5 years and loved it.
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I've always wanted to know what the connection is between Brussels & brussel sprouts. Go on then Tommy, enlighten me.


The Belgian people tend to believe sprouts were grown for the fist time ever in Belgium, in the surroundings of Brussels some time ago. That's why they are called Brussel sprouts.
Well since our membership list has disappeared, I'll try and post who and what I can by memory; those I miss or get wrong, can correct me later.
Read Smilie Plastic Squirrel, Halo_Black, Valedhelgwath, and Taz are from England
Tom Bombadil, Gnampie, and Vampyria are from Belgium
Iago is from Swedenr
Rednell is from Newfoundland Canada
Huan is from France
Chikakat is from New Jersey USA
Allyssa and Rosie are from Australia
42 is from New Zealand
Swampfaye is from Texas USA
Ungoliant is from Dubai UAE
Jehanne is from State of New York USA
Yummy is from Louisiana USArGimli_Axe_Wielder is from California USA
Boring is from The Netherlands
Eryan is from Poland
Sauron is from India?
Spydyrbyte is from Kentucky USA
Grondmaster is from State of Washington USA
And when I say "from" I mean where they are currently residing, rather that their place of origin. Smile SmilieEdited on 16/6/2002 by Grondmaster]
I live in Dubai, not Abu Dhabi Grondy. Although I'll probably be leaving for South Africa (probably Joburg) sometime in November. Big Smile Smilie
Well, I have nothing to add here. Except that I'm Belgian, and proud of it, but part of me seems to be Irish as well... Big Smile Smilie
wow, I'm impressed, Grondy...couldn't have remembered all that myself! Big Smile Smilie
Close, Grondy. New Brunswick, same end of the country just not as much water around us.
However, my brother and his family live in Newfoundland.
As a matter of fact, of my 8 neices and nephews, 6 are Newfies! And...since I drank the Screech ,ate the balogna and kissed the cod without getting sick, I am officially an honourary Newfoundlander.
So Newfoundland it is then, you just won't find me there. Animated Wink Smilie
Ungoliant - Dude, in Dubai! Is it true that gov't housing there includes marble countertops and goldplated fixtures? I saw this Dateline NBC-type report on the TV about Dubai and they did video of gov't built housing that would make me feel like a queen! Plus, they've got some pretty fine horses out there, too.

Howyadoin' with regard to the world terrorism crisis? I assume you're of anglo extraction, but I could be wrong. If I'm right, how's the world treating you in Dubai. Are things calm in the UAE?

Hope all is well.
Yeah Yummy - the government here gives free bungalows, land, cars, plus money (one lump sum) for household appliances and furniture, to the citizens. So they're pretty well off. Oh, they get lots of money to pay for their wedding as well. All from the 'gummint'.

Well, as far as the 'War on Terror' goes - don't mean to sound crass but right now people here (most expats & locals) are more concerned about the World Cup, so not many have read the news for the past few weeks. But I suppose we (and the rest of the world) will get back to real life one the finals are over. The terrorism thing just isn't a big deal here right now I suppose - at least not as big as footy.

Well I'm not Anglo - I'm Malaysian, so we sorta look a Chinese-Indian-Japanese-Portugese-Uzbek-Arab-Dutch mix. So I tend to blend in wherever I go. Unless I venture down to Deep South USA - then I'll be in deep trouble I guess. Animated Wink Smilie

But the white expats here are doing well too. My American friends here are enjoying themselves, except that they don't understand why I have to stay glued to the tv to watch 'soccer' all day instead of playing golf. Duh. Come on, it's the World Cup for goodness sake!
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Boring is from The Netherlands
And little old me? Has everyone forgotten about me??

Gr,
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[Edited on 21/7/2003 by Valedhelgwath]
Very nearly mate! Where've you been?
Gandalf old man, you were "the greybeard" here on the forum that answered all my foolish questions when I first found this place. Big Smile Smilie Welcome back, and stay a while. Smile Smilie
Gandalf N I think. Welcome back!
Indeed it is. I met him in the chat yesterday! Great to see you here again, pal! Big Smile Smilie
Plastic
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Very nearly mate! Where've you been?
Well, i've been around, just not actively present so to speak Smile Smilie
I've been extremely busy the past year (and a half?!).

Grondy
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Gandalf old man, you were "the greybeard" here on the forum that answered all my foolish questions when I first found this place. Welcome back, and stay a while.
Smile Smilie Thanks, i'll try to stay a while although I've never really been away (though i did miss some design changes I think).

Ungoliant
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Gandalf N I think. Welcome back!
The one and only! Nice to see not everybody has forgotten about me. (now i just start wondering where Taz has gone...)

TomBom
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Indeed it is. I met him in the chat yesterday! Great to see you here again, pal! Big Smile Smilie
Yes, you were the very first one to find out I was still alive Smile Smilie

And again.. to all, thank you for the warm welcome.. I'll try to pop in every once in a while if time permits.
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Hello Gandalf. Have we met before by any chance? At LOTR online maybe? Just wondering.
I have been to LOTR online I think (as i've visited almost every website about tolkien) but I can't remember meeting you.

Ofcourse there are about a thousand Gandalf's on the internet so you might have met one of my deputees Smile Smilie
Good to know that you're doing well Gandalf! As Grondy said, hope to see you around more often.
Yep. Dont be a stranger now Gandalf! Big Smile Smilie

I am here at least once a day, sometimes twice - morning and evening. Disturbed Smilie
Indeed old friend... It has been a while, looking forward to an *email* from you soon.
Think that was Gandalf, Alyssa... Big Smile Smilie

Well I'm kinda hoping to meet you in chat again, Gandalf. Was nice talking to you again! And we did miss you, you know... Big Smile Smilie Honestly... Big Smile Smilie
Ungoliant - really interesting post re: Dubai, and I don't remember why I assumed you were anglo, but your perspective is really fascinating. Thanks for the info, and let the gummn't know I'm applying for citizenship so I can have a marble clad bathroom and a subsidized wedding! Cool!
Smile Smilie Yeah well, I think it's almost the America of the Middle East Yummy in terms of living conditions, but of course without the democracy that makes the US so strong.

Sometimes I think the people who live here (Dubai) don't know how lucky they are. Everything is provided for them - and the whole place is 100% tax-free as well (even for us expatriates). And the locals don't have to pay water or electricity bills, since it's all free.

I wish this could be the case for everyone world-wide. I've been to places in the world where most of the citizens don't even have money to eat properly. Very Sad Smilie Maybe one day we can eradicate poverty.
Yeah, I sure hope so...

I'm moving to Dubai right away! Wow those living conditions are spectacular! Pixie Smilie
I think that you'd enjoy it for a year or two Tommy. Although life does get to be too easy after a while a you'd tend to get bored. Well, at least I'm bored with the place, so I'm looking forward to move somewhere else soon. Life without challenges is not worth living.

Bookstores here are lousy though. And the sandstorms in winter can get pretty bad. And it only rains once a year - a pathetic rainshower that lasts for about 15 seconds. The Europeans here love it, but being a child of the tropics myself, I need constant rain! Tongue Smilie
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Plastic Squirrel, Halo_Black, Valedhelgwath, and Taz are from England
Tom Bombadil, Gnampie, and Vampyria are from Belgium
Iago is from Sweden
[Edited on 16/6/2002 by Grondmaster]

Jolly good show old chap! Anybody for cup of Earl Grey? Okay, seriously now, don't drink Earl Grey. It tastes like weasle pee-pee and really should have a health warning on the packet Dead Smilie
Hey Tom, didn't realise you was from Sweden. Whats it like? Nice placeQuestion Smilie
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Hey Tom, didn't realise you was from Sweden

(She's not from Sweden...she's from Belgium...Iago's from Sweden)
Tongue Smilie Indeed I'm not so I wouldn't know.
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(She's not from Sweden...she's from Belgium...Iago's from Sweden)

Whoa! Sorry!

(please don't kill me)
Ah! Too late! Now I'll have to order back that time bomb I sent you. Tongue Smilie
No, it's ok. Silly me again. Big Smile Smilie
Well if we're going to go around making lists then put me on under Japan then chaps as thats where I hail from these days.. and can someone tell me where the chat room is now the homepage has changed. I've only had the pleasure once and am hoping to chat to more of you guys soon Tongue Smilie
I just noticed it's gone, yeah. Very Sad Smilie But I suppose it's only temporarily, Taz is probably working on it. *rough guess* Animated Wink Smilie
Southern New Jersey Boring Smilie

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Okay, seriously now, don't drink Earl Grey. It tastes like weasle pee-pee and really should have a health warning on the packet


I LOVE Earl Grey tea! In fact it's the only tea I'll drink. Weasle pee-pee? ewww!
i wont ask.. i am curious though.. one can not make comparisons til one has tried both things...... SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. . . . . . Big Laugh Smilie
Very true Gimli, so have you tried weasle pee pee Proghead????
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Southern New Jersey Boring Smilie

hehe...I know how you feel, Proghead...I'm from central Jersey myself...not much better here Wink Smilie

hey, btw, what is a 'prog' anyhow? actually nevermind...wrote this post then saw in another topic...Smile Smilie

[Edited on 7/7/2002 by chikakat]
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Very true Gimli, so have you tried weasle pee pee Proghead????


Afraid I haven't tried weasle pee pee. But I'll tell ya, if it tastes like Earl Grey tea, I'll take mine with 2 sugars. Very Big Grin Smilie
yum yum uo yer bum Smile Smilie I think it may be possible that Oolon Cha (japanese tea) is made of wee wee.. that stuff is rank Very Sad Smilie
For those of you interested, my ICQ is now working again (86941522)
There's nothing wrong with Earl Grey tea for all I care. I drink it by the liter! Big Smile Smilie

I don't have ICQ so in fact that doesn't interest me. Big Laugh Smilie
PA USA.... Please get me out of here! I can't live in PA any longer. Very Sad Smilie
Welcome to our virtual Rivendell, then Keeper*of*the*Stars. Hope you enjoy your stay among us. Smile Smilie
Welcome Keeper*of*the*Stars. It is so nice to meet a fellow Dunadan.
There are worse places than PA but I'm sure you will leave someday if that is your true desire. In the meantime, enjoy your time with us.
Where at in Pennsylvania? Lancaster and Pennsylvania Dutch country reminds me of the Shire! Big Smile Smilie I would rather live in PA than NJ! Tongue Smilie This must be the dullest place on Earth! Sleeping Smilie
God, and I thought living in B*lgium ( Animated Wink Smilie to G & P) was horrible! Tongue Smilie
Welcome, Keeper*of*the*Stars. Nice nic, by the way! Big Smile Smilie I think we met before somewhere in an inn, if I'm not mistaking? Animated Wink Smilie
Welcome to the Forum Keeper*of*the*stars. Enjoy your stay and come back again. Smile Smilie
Why leave at all? Tongue Smilie
B*lgium isn't too bad Tommy. At least Brussels was lovely, full of tulips and very bright & jolly - that's how I remember it, though that was from 17 years ago so things may have changed since then....

I've always wanted to know what the connection is between Brussels & brussel sprouts. Go on then Tommy, enlighten me.
If You all are bored of living anywhere just come to holland for a while And enjoy the beauties of legally using dope if you are in to that kinda stuff....

but if you are an American stay away from the amsterdam channals cause it's known american's drown easily in them when they are stoned Smile Smilie

And the wheaters always nice Smile Smilie "lots" of rain and there's occasionally a bit sun... it's about 30 degrees centigrade atm Sad Smilie that's to hot for me Sad Smilie
but live here's good and easy the most pubs stay open til 4 am Smile Smilie you only have te be 16 to drink beer but you can get it as easily when you 're 14 and school system is one of the best Smile Smilie it's like getting frequent flying miles and with that you can get your diploma's Smile Smilie
Wary Smilie
Sounds pretty good to me Big Smile Smilie

Well, since I come from Croatia I have much to complain about, but therefore the Adriatic is rather nice. Atleast tourists do not complain... much Ha Ha Ha Smilie
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