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Offline Obed_Marsh

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #25: April 16, 2012, 08:50:33 AM »
I'll have to try Cassat's. The pies I had in Canberra and Sydney were closer to puff pastry.  While better than a pot pie, the Kiwi pies I have had just don't measure up. Although the availability of the kiwi cuisine pies at Whole Foods was a victory for conveniences.

We could use a couple Aussie BBQ places too.

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #26: April 16, 2012, 08:51:35 AM »
We're all friends here

I didn't mean the rest of us.   I meant SF.   :P


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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #27: April 16, 2012, 08:53:44 AM »
Maybe I could move in with sportsfan

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #28: April 16, 2012, 08:56:04 AM »
Hell, try the ballpark for a job.



Preferably centerfield

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #29: April 16, 2012, 09:00:29 AM »
Preferably centerfield

Only if he passes Rizzo's beefcake test.

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #30: April 16, 2012, 09:22:21 AM »
Rizzo isn't hiring, too cheap

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #31: April 16, 2012, 10:46:39 AM »
A lot of internationals come to the DC area from May to October to work as lifeguards. They hook them up real nice with a place to stay for the duration. You should look to see if you can work that out.

This is why I always see tons and tons of Russians as lifeguards.

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #32: April 16, 2012, 10:51:41 AM »
Don't Australians get like 7 weeks holiday? Just come and relax.  :lol:

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #33: April 16, 2012, 12:33:07 PM »
This is why I always see tons and tons of Russians as lifeguards.

We get mostly eastern Europeans but we've had Brazilians, Australians and even a Japanese.

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #34: April 16, 2012, 12:33:40 PM »
Place I used to live had a Czech lifeguard with an unrealistically perfect everything.  It was maddening.

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #35: April 16, 2012, 12:34:14 PM »
Did you bang her?

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #36: April 16, 2012, 12:35:51 PM »
Did you bang her?

If I had, I wouldn't be saying it was maddening ;)

I made a move once but she blew me off very politely :lol:

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #37: April 16, 2012, 12:43:11 PM »
There's no shame in striking out swinging Chief. It's the ones that strike out looking that are pathetic.

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #38: April 16, 2012, 12:45:53 PM »
I made a move once but she blew me off very politely :lol:

"No Missta TRex, I no interested in watching 'Campus PD' at your apartment while we drink Appletinis made with Vladimir vodka.  Not even this Ruskie will drink that paint thinner.  Not even Uzbeks will drink that piss."

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #39: April 16, 2012, 12:47:22 PM »
But those eastern Europeans chicks love to drink though.

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #40: April 16, 2012, 12:49:00 PM »
There's no shame in striking out swinging Chief.

If I could swing Chief I might start making my comeback.

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #41: April 16, 2012, 01:58:50 PM »
We have a free trade agreement with Australia. An expedited visa called an E3 is available.

Be prepared to pay more for groceries and have elevators close quickly. Americans are an impatient breed.
Wow, an educated response instead of random guessing!

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #42: April 16, 2012, 02:35:04 PM »
Hey friends,
I have a question for you all.
I am contemplating coming over to the states at some stage this year, and I'm thinking of trying to get work and hang around for a year or so.
How hard is it to get work in the DC area? I have a degree in journalism but it doesn't have to be in that, I just wanted to come over, work a day job and go to nats games at night.
Any suggestions as to what I should do, and anyone wanna take in this poor young Aussie kid who hasn't experienced the life of as an American?
Thanks guys

C'mon people... THINK!  This is SO obvious...



He can get a job writing for the Washington Post...
as a FOOD CRITIC!

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #43: April 16, 2012, 02:47:48 PM »
I vote have Aussie-dude replace Phil Wood. 

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #44: April 16, 2012, 04:46:12 PM »
My daughter is in Australia now and says the prices there are atrocious, much higher than here. But she's in Townsville, and it may be regional, who knows.
We have a free trade agreement with Australia. An expedited visa called an E3 is available.

Be prepared to pay more for groceries and have elevators close quickly. Americans are an impatient breed.


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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #45: April 16, 2012, 04:55:11 PM »
Oops. Looks like it has changed since I was there.

Cost of Living: Washington, DC versus Canberra

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #46: April 16, 2012, 06:25:54 PM »
Yeah. The only way my college aged daughter and her friends can stay in drinks of an evening is to find some poor Aussie saps that will buy them.

Small coffee, egg mcmuffin, that potato thing, $7.

She's living on tea because a coffee costs $5.



Oops. Looks like it has changed since I was there.

Cost of Living: Washington, DC versus Canberra



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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #47: April 16, 2012, 10:22:10 PM »
Hours might not work to free youfor a lto of baseball, but there are plenty of bartending and table-waiting jobs.  i remember this Irish lass with the perfect accent and gaelic cross tattoo at the pub . . . 

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #48: April 17, 2012, 07:49:11 AM »
My daughter is in Australia now and says the prices there are atrocious, much higher than here. But she's in Townsville, and it may be regional, who knows.

Like in powerpuff girls?

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Re: In need of some advice from you all
« Reply #49: April 17, 2012, 11:26:28 AM »
Sorry, I don't get the reference. The city really is called Townsville. There might be an "e" before the "s". But now that you mention it, it does sound like a made-up name.
Like in powerpuff girls?