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 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 43 (view)
 
MELBOURNE CUP ~ Tips Wanted :)
Posted: 11/7/2008 3:41:09 PM
my ex brother in law took a mystery bet trifecta on the cup - romped home with $22,000 (cost him $12.50) ahhhh now that is luck!

 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 6 (view)
 
Suburbial Dating - does cheapness turn you away?
Posted: 11/7/2008 1:44:32 AM
i think country people aren't as concerned with where someone lives as people in the city. i mean people in melbourne for example don't even want to leave their own postcode let alone town. and god forbid they drive an hour out of town to meet someone, but driving to the otherside of their town for an hour is ok! go figure......

i bought my house in a hmmmm relatively frowned upon part of town 7 years ago for quite a reasonable sum it has now more than doubled in worth - and lots of new houses and units are being built around me - so for me I cant see how what suburb you live in means any difference to what kind of person you are...... but then again - only a snob would think where they lived made them any better than the next person.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 38 (view)
 
Porn On The Net! What are your feelings & how do you deal with it, for yourself or your family?
Posted: 11/3/2008 12:10:46 PM

Well, I can't say I'm an expert, but the perception instilled in me by those I know as well as influences by popular media is that the majority of women don't watch porn


this could be so, but I am glad I am not "the majority of women"
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 33 (view)
 
Teenage males - are they out of control?
Posted: 11/3/2008 12:08:02 PM
I am not sure who changed the title of my thread and why - but perhaps you were totally missing the point?!

the question is mainly about male teens - they are the ones dying at the rate of knots every single weekend in every single state and in your town. all the rubbish about newspapers just printing to gain exposure is stupid. why shouldn't they highlight what is happening in the community and to our children (males in particular)? how are we ever going to get the message through that the consequences of their actions or tragic, permanent and wasteful?

I am not saying teenage girls don't get drunk, don't drive and don't kill - but the main aggressor is the male. are we breeding a new culture of aggressive, angry, selfish species? or is it something they will all "grow out of"?

all i know is having one of each and their attitudes (even though only 2 years apart) are vastly different. he lives the carefree and as he puts it "stress free life" and lives for the here and now, she is the more conservative and calculated one. I don't want either of them to have their life ended whilst it is just beginning because of a stupid decision on their part or the part of someone else, quite simple really.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
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Teenage males - are they out of control?
Posted: 11/2/2008 5:24:59 PM
i know it is just not males - that was not my point and sorry if i failed to show that.

but the main point being it is the teenage male doing the most damage, whether it be at a party bashing others (and encouraging it) or driving a car. he is the one being killed at the rate of knots. have 1 of each i see vast differences in their attitudes.....

as a parent it is a fine line also knowing exactly what they are doing at all times - they tell you one thing and they are doing another. it is hard to supervise them at all times - i do, however, hound mine and get on their case about what they are doing and who they are with. i guess when it comes to them I just go into parent mode far quicker than i normally would.

i dont think it is wrong that the media highlight the weekend carnage! god if we bash the kids enough when they get this info hopefully they might sit up and take notice and encourage their mates not to speed or to walk away from a confrontation - who knows the life they save could be their very own.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
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Teens - are they out of control?
Posted: 11/2/2008 1:32:05 PM
yet another weekend of lost lives.

a teenager wraps his car around a tree - his female passenger killed, 2 others critically injured he walks away uninjured. again police say speed and possibly alcohol are to blame. how does he now live with this?

another 16 year old male, bashed at a party. is taken home afterwards but his parents can't wake him the next morning rush him to hospital. he is on life support and dies 24 hours later.

what can we do to educate our boys (especially) and girls? does it start at home and do boys need more attention, more love, more nurturing? I am at a loss.

my best friend's daughter picked me up to take me to a party the other night - and she drove fast. then her boyfriend brought me home, and he drove faster. through roundabouts they hardly slowed down, going around corners they were still in third gear. you could see them change behind that wheel - i had white knuckle fever and was glad to get home in 1 piece. she had already written off a car the day after she got her licence and that was only in August!!

I have a teenage son. he has a carefree and live for the now kind of attitude. he is 16 (17 in a month) and most of his mates are 18 and all have cars. I am always worried about him when he goes out - and I tell him so. If he gets hurt in a car accident I will hunt down his friends - make no mistake. I try and talk to him all the time about being careful, not mouthing off, don't get in fights. I point out all these things I see in the paper that happen at parties and in cars. I don't want him to die! It is such a waste of life blah blah blah.........he of course dismisses me. Yeah mum i know - but does he really? Is he hearing me?

My daughter (who is older) drives like an old granny - but I am glad about it. She rarely goes out to nightclubs, partying or driving around town. If she wants to have a drink she comes over here and stays the night. There is such a difference in the attitude between them.

So is it a boy/girl thing? what do we do as parents, as friends, as family, as onlookers at society to save more teenagers from maiming themselves and others and in some cases dying. it is such a waste of life.

Would love to hear what other parents of teenagers think and do. It is scarey being a parent sometimes.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 23 (view)
 
water saving ideas/tips
Posted: 11/1/2008 4:46:54 AM

(ok on citrus though)


no wonder my lemon tree is thriving and it is just outside my teenage son's bedroom window........mmmmmm think i might check his night time activities........
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 12 (view)
 
Slow cookers.....Who's got the best recipes
Posted: 11/1/2008 12:29:19 AM
chicken is fine - i havent had a problem

chicken fillets or chicken thigh fillets, can of cream of mushroom soup and packet of french onion soup - bung it all in for about 4 hours (obviously mix the soup and french onion together and slap on the top). serve with rice or mashed potatoe delicious!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 13 (view)
 
water saving ideas/tips
Posted: 10/31/2008 3:42:25 AM
use your neighbors hose when they aren't home.............that always works well saves heaps of water.

i noticed my last water bill that we are now being charged in a tiered way.... the more you use the more you pay. god the neigbors are really going to hate me.......

 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 22 (view)
 
Is it RITE to Execute the Bali Bombers ?
Posted: 10/25/2008 12:07:48 AM
at the end of the day it doesn't really matter either way - there are always plenty more to take their place!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 3 (view)
 
Thread in Ask a Guy/Girl forums limited to 24 posts - arggh!
Posted: 10/24/2008 4:47:54 AM
in some instances it is a good idea - post of them the threads are pity and looking for attention anyway - so limiting them to 24 posts is not unreasonable.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 36 (view)
 
Classic Aussie Songs
Posted: 10/23/2008 2:19:34 PM
my all time favs - little river band

billy thorpe
skyhooks
angels

ah the memories.........
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 42 (view)
 
Working Girls and Guys Online
Posted: 10/23/2008 12:56:35 PM
i think everyone has a price - whether it involves money or not is irrelevant.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 6 (view)
 
Can POF add a search by weight option?
Posted: 10/20/2008 9:33:46 PM
why would you need that when supposedly you have found your guppy?

could we please have a search by non-jerk option too? oh we already do it is called a profile..............
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 47 (view)
 
Bah Humbug ..... here comes Christmas!!!
Posted: 10/20/2008 12:17:35 AM

i'm seeing so much talk of people feeling sorry for people spending xmas alone
if i know of anybody in that possy
i invite them into my home xmas day


the last time I did that I found out not long after that she was sleeping with my husband........
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 56 (view)
 
Long hair verses short hair
Posted: 10/19/2008 8:53:45 PM

I like long hair, especially when it's done up so you can see the neck...some wisps of hair hanging down...now THAT'S sexy!!!!...


on a guy or a girl - just to clarify some guys do have long hair and look like girls from the back and dont mind putting it up with whispy bits hanging down.......just want to clarify.

girls can look like guys with short hair and guys can look like girls with long hair - but you do what suits you best. although if i have a preference - no girly looking bloke for me thanks.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 55 (view)
 
JUST A BIKER (but you didn't see me)
Posted: 10/19/2008 8:35:49 PM
lol and you need a smack you bad bad boy.................

that was to pedro - just to confirm it



<div class='quote'>Gee, maybe you should get out on a bike and experience it before using such generalising comments

well that is not going to happen, i have no interest in motorbikes at all...... and generalising comments sheesh you guys are great at pointing the finger and singling out one person aren't you!??

male drivers are the ones causing most accident - no generalistion about that!

honestly i think some of you need to relax a little and stress less. cut and paste a few other comments - gosh even some of your own and only then will i try and give you some credibility, but if you just want to cut and paste one person eg me and only read half of the facts, then seriously you need be a little less picky.

the majority of motor bike riders are male - not generalising, not picking just telling it how it is. i reckon i even read somewhere briz guy (and if i am wrong i apologise) that you got a speeding ticket riding your bike, and if it wasn't you it was another of the briz bike riding gang and i think even a couple of near accidents. this is all stated by bike riders themselves - or were you all lying and making stuff up to impress others?


 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 49 (view)
 
JUST A BIKER (but you didn't see me)
Posted: 10/19/2008 5:51:23 PM

I suggest you re-read the second part of the first line of your own 'last post'..
My opinion re this (and many of your previous posts)..., remains.
You did infer exactly..., that all males are 'a' holes.
Own your truths. Try not to blame shift.


just did and still did not see where I said they were a-holes - your interpretation not mine. perhaps own your truths - and not misinterpret them what others say and then get cut about it. you are just picking on certain aspects of what you think i said - i am only going on the road trauma stats re male drivers, it speaks volumes dont you think about how males drive, not about them being a-holes, which is what you think or would like to think i said. but it is good that we can each have our own interpretations - whether good or bad and not get nasty hey! (oh and i don't think many of my posts say males are a-holes either - i think you don't understand my tongue in cheek attitude, or perhaps you should take less notice or me and more of some other females who truly hate men) so i think i will just agree to disagree with you again re me saying anywhere - and quote if you can that all men are a-holes, i love men - well some of them.


and for the record - i had a brother killed on a motorbike 25 years ago.....so yes RIP paul - so much you missed, so much i missed, so much we all missed.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 33 (view)
 
Can you SMS your Way to Infidelity ?
Posted: 10/19/2008 4:45:38 PM
someone i work with has just caught out her husband cheating on her with someone he works with - and how did she find out?!! yep via the good old mobile phone text messages.

if you are going to use the mobile phone to flirt text or whatever - be clever enough to delete your messages ............ but then again you are obviously not clever for doing it to start with
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 47 (view)
 
JUST A BIKER (but you didn't see me)
Posted: 10/19/2008 4:28:45 PM
To an above ^^^^ poster...., 'Not all males are 'a' holes'..., regardless of if they drive/ride a car or a bike...,
or whatever....,


this might be a presumption but I assume you were referring to me ^^^^ person up there

i never said all male are "a holes" - so to quote me on that one is wrong to start with. males and the predominant ones commenting on this topic (and some females) blame other males - so perhaps a little leway here please, or reread the posts. some of the males have even admitted to it....... so just going on what i know (some people take things way way to seriously too - but I guess that goes with the territory too!) the majority of males are the cause of accidents - be it in the car on on a bike, even dumb and dumber knows that, and speed plays a major factor. not hard to clarify that if you wish.

but again - males (oh and to clarify - the majority but not necessarily all) in cars on bikes = dangerous!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 40 (view)
 
JUST A BIKER (but you didn't see me)
Posted: 10/19/2008 2:52:18 PM
the common demoninator in all of this is HE............ yes the male species on the bike and in the car.

so guys why not make it easier for all of us and stay off the roads totally!!

males are the most aggressive and stupid drivers/riders and cause no end of grief and carnage day after day. i don't have to quote statistics (coz i can't be bothered looking any up) but just listen to the radio news, or read the papers and I think you will see I am right!

so for all of you blaming each other - taking responsibility for yourself. bikers are a breed of their own and their pompous attitude will never help the situation. can't say i have ever seen a motorbike rider going the speed limit and probably never will.

males will always be tossers whether on bikes or in cars - capeesh!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 35 (view)
 
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Posted: 10/18/2008 2:44:46 PM

The trick is not to introduce your kink to him right away, wait until he knows the REAL you and then slowly introduce things here and there. That would probably be the best way to handle it.


i think this poster said it nicely.

you can't honestly blame a guy for thinking that way if that is what you want/do first up. for me, the momentum regarding sex is a process built up over time. the more you know each other, the more respect you have, the more you push boundaries, the more you try new things. it is a mutual understanding, it is a respect for each other, it is mental connection with each other.

so, if you are wanting a keeper - then try keeping a bit in reserve!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 6 (view)
 
JUST A BIKER (but you didn't see me)
Posted: 10/18/2008 2:23:51 PM
yep and i didn't see you because instead of riding so that you are in my line of vision (eg in my mirrors) and you are wearing dark clothing and ride faster than is legal - it is my fault you come out of nowhere?
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 16 (view)
 
Bah Humbug ..... here comes Christmas!!!
Posted: 10/16/2008 1:47:56 PM
yep i hate xmas too

i only do it for my kids (even though there will be no pressies for them this year) because they like it. i reluctantly put up the xmas tree and lights last year only because they insisted and were making such a scene, but otherwise i just wish it would go away.

about 12-14 years ago was the last time my brother and I spoke and it was xmas day! yep you guessed it - the big family blue. all because i put cauliflower on his plate and he didn't want it! ppppffftt as if i was in a cook to order restaurant and i was his slave or something. perhaps if he had of gotten off his ugly arse and helped instead of ordering things might be different. but yep, haven't spoken to him since that day and avoid him like the plague. the kids and I were even not invited to his daughter's 21st - lol now if I could just work on another couple of the bludging family members all would be good.

i work in the health industry and i can feel the tension building already. there is no tomorrow after xmas day believe me. oh i have been unwell for the last 8 months but i insist on having an appointment the week prior to xmas because I am going away - yer right you and every other dodo. is it because they need to discuss their ailments around the dinner table with all the rellies because they have a captive audience?? hmmm more than likely - well they can bugger off too.

anyone, want to run away with me for the day and we come back when it is all over?!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Can you SMS your Way to Infidelity ?
Posted: 10/15/2008 12:39:05 AM

he might feel a lot better about himself knowing someone else wants him , maybe home life isnt going so well.. he wants one thing , his partner does not , she may not show him affection very often , making him feel depressed and unloved , so he looks elsewhere to make himself feel better. He may not even be considering sleeping with the sms reciever , even if face to face with her.


of course all you say is true - but I find it still difficult to justify what he is/has been doing. if he is feeling this way FFS tell the wife. talk to her - communicate what he is feeling, go to counselling, sort things out! i mean how does she know he is feeling this bad if he won't tell her. why not give her an opportunity to try and rectify things?

if he has no interest in telling her - then set her free. don't keep her trapped in a sham of a relationship and then try and blame her because he isn't being looked after sexually or otherwise. however, my guess is he isn't doing the right thing by her either.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 11 (view)
 
Uncle Kev
Posted: 10/15/2008 12:26:44 AM
so wot if all kids get to do xmas this yr ?...which of u would look a kid in the eye & tell em they shouldnt have it?


yep - told my kids last month not to expect anything for xmas - and that is no joke. that's the way life is when you don't have excess $$$. they will live - i mean i would rather tell them that than put myself under excessive extra financial pressure and to spend money i don't have. but then I guess we each have our priorities - and mine aren't xmas presents.

so kev hands out money like it means nothing once again to SOME of those who expect it and who probably don't deserve it.
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 3 (view)
 
Can you SMS your Way to Infidelity ?
Posted: 10/14/2008 11:34:55 PM
god pookie - aren't blokes thick sometimes?? sheesh, of course he is doing the wrong thing and he knows it. but you know he is getting a bit of attention (fantasy filled) from some chick and probably now thinks he is adonis! and then he has the complete and utter testosterone backed applause and encouragement from his fellow would-bes if they could be workmates - this is enough to fuel him into male heroism instantly.

is he doing the wrong thing - hell yes!! unless his wife knows and approves of his sexually seductive sms messages, phone calls and smutty repartee then he needs to have his hand smacked (and probably something else but he might actually enjoy that) now before it gets way beyond his control. by the same token no point in talking the talk unless he can walk the walk - and I would think by the time his wife was finished with him (once she finds out - oh and she will find out) then I would surmise he won't be walking anywhere for quite some time.

sheesh - you guys just don't get it do you? (and neither does this chick encouraging him - she needs to stop playing stupid games too).
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 5 (view)
 
Uncle Kev
Posted: 10/14/2008 11:25:22 PM
i don't begrudge the aged pensioners one single cent of that money (or the self funded retiree, disabled pensioner and veteran) - but $1,000 per child for those on a single pension i have to question. after all big kev just wants that money to boost the economy and he wants you to spend up big at xmas time and I am damn sure it will go on some latest gadget for the child and not on something constructive (being right on xmas time). so i just wonder if this was entirely the right thing to do? and then if it still is the right thing - then give it in january when the kids are ready to go back to school and need school books, new shoes, clothes etc.

$1,400 per single aged pension and $2,100 per pension couple is still not enough for them I don't think and i reckon it would have been better to just give $1,000 per single parent family, not $1,000 p/head.

and hey kev, what about the rest of us that are struggling - where is our free hand out??? I am sure there are lots of us that have children we still support, paying a mortgage, working fulltime plus some but don't get govt assistance otherwise - how about giving the low-middle class income earners a boost too?!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 6 (view)
 
relationships
Posted: 10/13/2008 4:50:00 PM
you are already negative about it - already it is too hard, so i would say no - it won't work.

short-term for a while it might be ok, but when the novelty wears off and you get to know her better i am betting it will all seem too hard and your LTR will fizzle.

but good luck!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 263 (view)
 
highlighted text - test thread
Posted: 10/12/2008 1:47:42 PM
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 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 62 (view)
 
When is it TOO late to have children??
Posted: 10/11/2008 5:55:41 AM
when it is too late - hmmmmm when your eggs are fried and the tadpoles are shrivelled then i don't like you chances!
 geen z
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 99 (view)
 
happiness - what makes you really happy?
Posted: 10/10/2008 9:26:48 PM
after spending a good hour making my son's lunch for work the next day - making sure everything was just what he liked and throwing in a few little surprises, i get a text message at lunch time the next day saying: " thanks mum, lunch is great!"

his manners and his caring attitude make me really happy - some girl is going to be lucky enough to get him one day!
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 54 (view)
 
Pro Life or Pro choice?
Posted: 10/10/2008 4:18:03 PM

Think many would be surprised at the amount of pregnancies that happen even when a condom, the pill or both are used.


not as many as would happen without them! if using a condom and/or the pill i would think the chances are much lower - however, I would be interested in the stats on this, just for curiosity sake.

so, if that is the case and if the male is using a condom and the female is taking oral contraception and she get pregnant than a: would an abortion still be the right thing to do? and b: i would want to have answers from the makers of said products as to how/why this could happen.

i am not blaming, pointing or otherwise at anyone if that is the case - just wondering?!
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 52 (view)
 
Pro Life or Pro choice?
Posted: 10/10/2008 3:53:29 PM
this is a hard one in more ways than one:

a patient who had terminal cancer was about 8 weeks pregnant - she needed chemo asap if she had any chance of beating it. so she (and her husband) chose to abort rather than wait until the cancer had progressed in that time, which could have also been harmful to her baby (i think she had Hodgkinson's but cant remember) . anyway, it was awful at the time and a tough decision to make. medical reasons, the health of the mother and risk to the baby - not an easy choice but one that was within reason.

rape - always an easy choice I think. no need to consult a partner on that one

pregnancy in a relationship - again 2 people involved here. always needs to be discussed. i dont think it is entirely up to the woman to make that decision on behalf of her partner.

if it is because : oh we were going overseas next year we can't have a baby, or that a baby will interfere with your lifestyle, or we need that new renovation on the house etc etc. etc. then i think the people involved need to reassess their outlook. if you are going to have unprotected sex then be prepared for the consequences. "accidents do happen" ummm no they don't. it is well and good to cry foul after the fact, but how about being proactive instead of reactive?!

so choice mmmmm - maybe in limited circumstances it is the woman's alone, but otherwise for me there would have to be a catastrophy to want an abortion.

otherwise happy fornicating!!
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 260 (view)
 
what girls like and dislike in mens profiles
Posted: 9/11/2008 2:52:37 PM
just so we have a pair!

hmmm i would have to say those that have "will come back to this later" repeated 25 million times in the profile box. what the............ ???? come on guys you can do better than that. what would attract a girl to that babble?
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 97 (view)
 
First Date-Met On POF-Click-Her Place-The Unexpected
Posted: 9/9/2008 4:14:02 PM

We're sittin on the couch in her living room. I get up to use the bathroom, come back and she is sitting on the couch naked on all fours facing me,clothes strewn over the floor,arms covering her breasts


hmmm how can she be sitting on the couch (naked we know) on all fours, and then having her arms covering her breasts?

is she some kind of circus freak?! a contorsionist or maybe some extra appendages?

you were no hero. you just turned an awkward situation into your advantage. i am sure she wouldn't have (supposedly) been in that freaky pose hadn't she read some signals from you!

but great, you are now such a wonderful guy. any more stories to the contrary? pppffftt
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 8 (view)
 
Official! Most men don't think about sex all the time!
Posted: 9/9/2008 12:44:53 AM
are these "men" gay?!
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 23 (view)
 
Languages
Posted: 9/5/2008 11:45:51 PM
my dad speaks another language, but sadly none of us (7 children) can. i mean we can speak bits and pieces and understand some of it, but nothing substantial.

i think it was more because when he came here he had to acclimatise and integrate and there weren't many others around him who spoke his language. I know he cant write english, but of course he speaks it and understands it - and often I think he is thinking in one language and speaking in the other.

it would be great to be bilingual of multilingual. i think french is a good starting point. there are so many french words in our language that we use daily without realising it. a lot of european languages are similar in their words - but there is nothing like someone speaking their native language - it is so musical.

the only ones i can truely say I dont like to listen to are chinese and vietnamese - they are irritating.

but good lucky milly - hope it all goes well.
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 24 (view)
 
Happy Fathers day to all the dads out there
Posted: 9/5/2008 11:33:33 PM
Happy Father's day to my day - he is the best (even if he still thinks I am 16 and should tell him where I am going and what I am doing) he is the best pop to my kids.

I hope all the other great dad's enjoy their day too - but it is only a day and there are 364 more of them for you to still be a good dad.

as to the father of my children - suck eggs buddy karma is working its wonders!
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 31 (view)
 
Education System. Is it Fair and smart?
Posted: 9/2/2008 2:14:42 PM

gee that the system is in serious need of change but to bag teachers the way you have shows immense ignorence on your part


oh really - interesting. since when is fact ignorance? perhaps it is you who is ignorant?! when a teacher says so a child "is there anything you are good at other then putting on eye-liner" and that was a principal of a school, who mind you now is teaching in a primary school - how is that constructive, how is that in anyway respectful, how is that helping a child. pffftttt! this is not the only example i can give you. teachers are to blame - whether you want to hear it or not. that again is fact and not ignorance. why do teachers think they are "above" everyone else, better than them, more educated, always right, work such long hours blah blah blah. for the majority they are frustrated, burnt-out (in their own words). time to move on I say - you are not doing any good for my child or anyone else's - in fact I would say some of you have actually destroyed any ambition, any good, any goals, any future for a lot of children. time to find a new career - perhaps gardening would suit.

I am entitled to my opinion and I have seen nothing up to this point in time to change that. oh and by the way my children are doing well (no thanks to any teachers or schools) one is about to complete her diploma in beauty therapy (oh yes that eyeliner capability came in handy didn't it) the other has a bricklaying apprenticeship and is the top of his class in trade school. not bad I wouldnt think given the teachers they had to endure.
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 12 (view)
 
When is it TOO late to have children??
Posted: 9/1/2008 2:55:59 PM

I earn a crappy & 70kg a year


wow - you think that is crappy! i have raised 2 children, paid a mortgage, school fees etc for 2 children on half of that! think you need to rethink that equation. i would say by female standards that is a very good wage!

whilst having children is the best thing ever and I absolutely adore my 2 - it is not always for everyone and it is not always going to be the perfect outcome in wanting them/having them - but you do what is right for you!
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 25 (view)
 
Education System. Is it Fair and smart?
Posted: 9/1/2008 5:37:02 AM
bottom line is once the child turns 15 - the schools don't care and the teachers don't care even more.

so doesnt matter what education system is in place - if the child isn't the teacher's favourite, an academic genious, a brown noser, a nerd, a perfect student they will be tossed into the rebelious no hoper pile and forgotten about in in instant. in fact they will be out the front door quicker than they will realise - whether they like it or not.

way easier that way for all concerned - especially the education system and its employees. god forbid any statistic related to the school regarding their academic excellence is mared by an individual - clones unite! 100% pass rate and 100% income is all that the majority of schools care about.
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 6 (view)
 
When is it TOO late to have children??
Posted: 9/1/2008 4:47:46 AM
hmmm tough one - physically it gets harder for women the older they get, complications and risks are much higher. one of my bosses used to say "never tell a woman she can't have a baby, because she will do everything she can to prove you wrong" - and he was right. so i guess it depends how much that clock is ticking, do you want to do it solo (eg have a donor supply the necessary sperm) or do you want to be in a loving partnership and bring a child up as a couple and family?

so many questions and none are easy answers.

my ex who is 49 and his thing are supposedly wanting a baby. she is 34 - i am sure that clock is ticking. my children 19 and 17 are horrified to think that he would want to start out again. he looks old - grey hair, old attitude and no tolerance for children let alone young ones. physically he has heart problems. i mean what the hell is he thinking.........???

personally, i could not think of anything worse - but only you know the answer to that question, but i see your dilemma.

good luck with the outcome miss!
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 7 (view)
 
Facebook newbie.
Posted: 9/1/2008 4:40:31 AM
i love facebook! i can also see what my nieces and nephews are up too - check out all they pics and report their partying to their parents............(nope i am only joking)

have found a lot of old school friends and mates when from my teenage years - which is great. but of course you still do get the strange ones, and i ignore most of the applications coz that is where some needy types send some unsavoury things and have never actually spoken a word to you - go figure? (and they are usually from egypt lol)

wow miss milly you have a fan - wonder if us "others" are allowed to check out you tube...........

 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 78 (view)
 
clueless?
Posted: 9/1/2008 1:46:32 AM
i have 2 offers of dinner/lunch dates this week:

the first says: "your choice dinner or lunch and it is my shout" so I take that he is happy to take my out and he will pay. i therefore have no problem with the fact that he will pay for dinner. of course I am happy to buy the wine and will take money to be prepared.

the second is happy to drive up from melbourne and have dinner - no mention of who is to pay, so in this case I would say we each pay for our own and again I have no problems in doing so.

see how easy it is? all you have to do is say so (or not say so) as may be the case. easier to be like a good girl scout and go prepared. dib dib dib, dob dob dob (oh that was another thread - think i am on topic)
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 36 (view)
 
NOOOOOOO..don't take our BLUNDSTONES
Posted: 8/22/2008 10:46:34 PM

i have a pair of olivers for preference........
yes indeed, right here in downtown ballarat.

i still have my blundstones from hmmm let's see - about 10 years ago and they are still in good nick, just need a bit of a polish up occasionally - but i love them. perfect for winter.
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 15 (view)
 
Colin - Could we or Should we have done more to help ?
Posted: 8/22/2008 12:29:11 AM
it's called survival of the fittest. if "colin" had attached himself to a bit of flotsam or jetsam out in the middle of the ocean we would actually be none the wiser and he would have died anyway. the fact that this didn't happen, doesnt mean we have to keep him alive because "someone" wants to humanise him and attach a nice name and make him news headlines and have all the animal rights people making a song and dance. they did what they could under the circumstances.

sh!t happens - and sadly that's life in the big wide world.
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 115 (view)
 
What's sexy??
Posted: 8/16/2008 5:36:56 PM
the jamacian track and field team.................dang they are HOT (especially the slow motion replays, i vote for more of those!!)
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 49 (view)
 
happiness - what makes you really happy?
Posted: 8/15/2008 3:35:29 AM
to see justice prevail and goodness against evil win out - welcome back 2sir!!

also yesterday i went to a family funeral (my uncle) and this was the first time at a funeral for my children 19 and 17. they were unsure about going and reluctant to do so. i explained they didn't have to go - i would never force them, but it was times like these that family stay strong and stick together, and even though they had only met him once when they were very young and didnt know him well that he was family. he was the brother of their poppy (my dad) and it wasnt for me that they should be there but to support their poppy. and they did. i was proud and happy they way they conducted themselves, they way they stood by their pop and held his hand and comforted him at a very difficult time. and still managed to laugh when they worried i would trip up the steps to the alter or knock over the candles and set fire to the cloth drapped over the coffin when i had to take my turn at a reading. the little cherubs......

yes, i am happy they know the meaning of family (even if under circumstances that are never pleasant for anyone) and that they showed compassion beyond their years.
 ~~gee~~
Joined: 12/4/2006
Msg: 28 (view)
 
happiness - what makes you really happy?
Posted: 8/12/2008 3:31:13 PM
life makes me happy!
 
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