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Greg W
17-06-2005, 15:51:40
Well, my list of accomplishments include:
- being married twice
- being divorced once, twice on the way
- winning a rap dancing contest when I was 11, despite being shit at it
- being known for being old, peculier and vomiting

What else should I do before I turn 30something? I have, er, 6 & 1/2 more years of turning 30something to do it in. I'm wondering if I can somehow manage to be married and divorced again in that time. That'd be a good achievement. :beer:

Hmm, maybe I shouldn't drink many bourbons and then post here. :nervous:

The Norks
17-06-2005, 16:24:37
don't worry I'm drinking Fosters :vom:

you could marry me and get divorced and that way we'd both get a marriage in within the allotted time, a divorce, some green cards, and we'd get to visit different continents- now thats teamwork ;)

Greg W
17-06-2005, 16:26:43
Yeah, but I already get a 4 year renewable working Visa, due to my grandfather being a Pom. Plus the divorce won't come thru till March next year. So you're SOL I am afraid.

The Norks
17-06-2005, 16:31:57
what's SOL?

Why do fucking Aussies get a 4 year visas from us but we only get a year from you? You're tight as a vicar's pants

Japher
17-06-2005, 16:33:07
Shit outta luck...

Maybe you should leave someone at the altar... at least ppl would think you're learning something.

mr.G
17-06-2005, 16:34:11
- being known for being peculier and vomiting :beer: :beer:

Oerdin
17-06-2005, 16:34:47
I'll be 30 next may. I have avoided the being married part though I have lived together with a girlfriend before.

The Norks
17-06-2005, 17:20:01
I'm hoping to avoid marriage for a good while longer, possibly forever

The Norks
17-06-2005, 17:21:17
we should have a huge CG 30 party next year. :D
There's at least 4 of us hitting the big 30 (although technically I'm this year ;) )

Funko
17-06-2005, 17:22:14
K_G is this year too. - early August

The Norks
17-06-2005, 17:24:58
it could be a goer then.

Tizzy
17-06-2005, 17:26:21
Party!! :beer:

Funko
17-06-2005, 17:26:54
We could have a housewarming.

Tizzy
17-06-2005, 17:30:11
We should do.

Given my previous form on such matters though maybe you should organise it :D

The Norks
17-06-2005, 17:30:15
a housewarming we're all 30 bash?

Beta1
17-06-2005, 18:49:08
Originally posted by Funko
We could have a housewarming.

we?

You and Tizzy shacking up?

Nav
17-06-2005, 19:26:43
Mike leaving Reading? Never. :D

Tizzy
17-06-2005, 19:41:30
He's not :)

mr.G
17-06-2005, 19:48:18
oh oh

mr.G
17-06-2005, 19:49:44
PH as a neighbour, well do you think Reading is far enough?

Tizzy
17-06-2005, 19:52:58
Maybe not, but it's worth a try

Oerdin
17-06-2005, 20:09:39
Originally posted by The Norks
we should have a huge CG 30 party next year. :D
There's at least 4 of us hitting the big 30 (although technically I'm this year ;) )

Let's do it in the land of the Dutch, Dutch, Dutch.

MOBIUS
17-06-2005, 20:17:07
Tsk, tsk - you young whipper-snappers...:rolleyes:

The Norks
17-06-2005, 21:52:32
Originally posted by Oerdin
Let's do it in the land of the Dutch, Dutch, Dutch.

hey I've never been to hamsterjam, I reckon that would be a laugh. Maybe spring next year? A weekend of imbibing toxic liquids. (and other things for those of you that dont pass out or be sick)

who's up for it?

Spartak
17-06-2005, 21:58:17
Originally posted by The Norks
what's SOL?

Why do fucking Aussies get a 4 year visas from us but we only get a year from you? You're tight as a vicar's pants Because if Greg's grandad was born in the UK, it means that one of his parents is british by descent and that Greg is the son of a British citizen. Otherwise he would get 2 years and lump it.

The Norks
17-06-2005, 22:15:05
I'm just jealous :)

My Grandad had citizenship of Australia but my dad didnt claim it so I cant go and bludge off the Aussie state sadly.

Oerdin
18-06-2005, 00:32:40
My dad has both British and American citizenship but I haven't bothered to seek British citizenship. I assume since my father is a citizen I'd automatically get it toif I filled out the papers even if he hasn't lived there since 1949 and hasn't been back since around 1972.

Greg W
18-06-2005, 00:52:50
Originally posted by Spartak
Because if Greg's grandad was born in the UK, it means that one of his parents is british by descent and that Greg is the son of a British citizen. Otherwise he would get 2 years and lump it. Yeah, what he said. Plus the British government wants to encourage us Aussies to return home, and raise the standards. ;)

Worst thing was that if I had've applied back when I was about 15, I could have gotten a British passport. But then the bastards changed the rules, and now it's the 4 year renewable visa. :bash:

Provost Harrison
18-06-2005, 00:55:26
We don't want you divorcing types over here Greg :p

And I am probably popping to Amsterdam in September...

Cruddy
18-06-2005, 01:35:24
Lock up your daughters! PH is coming to town!

I'd leave it till October myself - tends to be lull before the Cannabis Cup.

The Norks
18-06-2005, 01:36:33
yes but you can never enough good barmen in London :D

Cruddy
18-06-2005, 01:37:20
Originally posted by Oerdin
My dad has both British and American citizenship but I haven't bothered to seek British citizenship.

Who can blame you? ;) Britain is overpriced, overrated, and very very dull.

Seriously, Clinton threw out a couple of 1,000 supposed Brits who had never got full US citizenship.

I've met a couple of 'em. Boy are they mad.

The Norks
18-06-2005, 01:38:57
I think its always worthwhile to seek another citizenship if you have the avenues, it just gives you more options

Spartak
18-06-2005, 07:39:49
Originally posted by Oerdin
My dad has both British and American citizenship but I haven't bothered to seek British citizenship. I assume since my father is a citizen I'd automatically get it toif I filled out the papers even if he hasn't lived there since 1949 and hasn't been back since around 1972. If your Dad was born in the UK then you are indeed entitled to British Citizenship.

Oerdin
18-06-2005, 10:29:30
Yeah he was born in Glasgow while both of his parents families were Scottish from WAY, WAY back though he and his family moved to the US when he was 4 in 1949. T?he post war British economy sucked while California's economy was boundless and a man like my grandfather could go from being a Scottish coal miner to a respectable business owner who owned his own house and several rental properties.

My granddad was very favorably inclined to telling that story. How his family grew up poor in the depression and how he graduated high school in the morning and had to go down into the pit in the evening in order to make half a days wages. All of those wages he had to give to his father up until the day he was married too. He always complained that my older sister and I had to easy a life.

Oerdin
18-06-2005, 10:44:36
My paternal grandmother's brother moved to LA with his wife and he kept writing home saying about how great his job was and how much money he was making. My gradfather married my grandmother but was still working as a coalminer in Scotland; at first he was ok with it but supposedly when my father was born he decided his son would never work a day down in the pit so he applied for US citizenship and followed my grandmother's brother to America.

They had to apply a total of three times because post war America had more European immigrants then they knew what do to with but eventually they made it and my father's uncle got my grandfather a job painting airplanes at Convair's LA factory. No experience necissary and it was all union so good wages were to be had by all. He saved a pretty penny and eventually opened his own contracting company. The union contract was such that he could work part time at Convair while working the rest of the time at his own company and still get a full pension. Those days are over now but granddad took full use of them.

The Norks
18-06-2005, 14:51:41
you should write all these things down oerdin, I really regret not listening to my dad and grandad more when they told us stories (well, i did listen I just have an appalling memory).

Greg W
18-06-2005, 15:03:11
Why, back when I was a boy....walking through 35 feet of snow...uphill both ways...shoes weren't even invented...23 goats...

There's a good summary of what your grandparents would have said anyways. :D

The Norks
18-06-2005, 15:05:33
my grandad told me all about the blitz in london and stories about him and nanny. My dad's stories were tales of scottish woe and weirdness. His brother tried to set fire to him when he was 3. Thats gotta hurt.

Greg W
18-06-2005, 15:08:58
My grandad flew Lancaster Bombers during WWII. Once came back as the only eprson alive on his plane. He died a few years ago, wish I had've asked him more...

The Norks
18-06-2005, 15:48:54
would that make him an anzac?

Greg W
18-06-2005, 16:00:45
Possibly. There's a chance that he may have flown under the RAF rather than the RAAF tho. That was one thing I never got to ask him...

Oerdin
18-06-2005, 17:20:11
If you are really interested you could look up his military records. That at least would give you the anwsers you want.

Oerdin
18-06-2005, 17:29:06
My maternal grandfather was a pilot in the US Army Air Corp in WW2. He signed up in 1943 and they give him a commission because he was in JRTC for his senior year of highschool (42-43) which is weird because JRTC consists of zit faced high school kids marching around and playing soldier. Normally you'd have to have a college degree but it was a big war so they were just giving away commissions. He spent the next two years training to fly P-51, got sent to the Pacific, and flew a grand total of one mission before the war ended.

The Army told him they didn't need so many green pilots since they had tons of pilots with thousands of flight hours and said he'd have to go home and discharge unless he changed jobs. Since my mother's parents got married when my grandfather left for the front he had to support a wife and he didn't have a job back home so he took a job as part of the occupation army in Japan. He said his job was to supervise Japanese bakers who made bread for the US Army but that the Japanese supervisor did everything and he just took a quick 10 minute inspection per day and then his day was done. For that he got a full pay check! :lol:

Greg W
19-06-2005, 01:46:49
I've been trying to track down his military record, but they seem to have lost it. Well, it seems to have been lent out to some department, who now can't seem to find it. :bash: