Hello :)

Discussion in 'General' started by TwinG, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. TwinG

    TwinG Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone, seems like we're hitting a draught in here again (okay and I'm also to blame :p not posting regularly). I was VERY bored monday morning and just as I started browsing and wanted to post some students showed up and I had to give them a course on ERP, was fun at the end but not so fun to give a class unprepared. I'm at a new client again - at least this time it is close to headquarters so I don't have to travel as much as last year. There is still a chance that I'll be going to Cape Town for a project later this year (would love that!)

    Any news from you guys?

    Kendra what is your new years resolution? just saw on FB you said you were still on track so I'm curious
  2. TwinRichard

    TwinRichard Well-Known Member

    :wavey: Look who has finally made an appearance :p

    Students (and clients :p), always intruding on your posting time :p

    That sounds like it would be nice ;)

    No, it is the same as normal here at the moment. I take it Brenda is still having problems with internet access?
  3. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    Not a lot new here, getting things ready for uni which starts not this monday but the next, have orientation on tuesday which shall be fun to meet new people :) Doctors tomorrow, which I dislike!

    Shes a very busy individual who makes an apperance once in a while ;) for that we should be greatful :)
  4. Kendra

    Kendra Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    The job would be way better without kids, parents, school staff and co-workers.

    My new years resolution was to not get any plastic bags when shopping. Its not so bad in the grocery since most have gone to pay for bags but in department and mall stores its hard. I have several fold up ones in my coat pocket.
  5. Brizzy_Twins

    Brizzy_Twins Well-Known Member

    I was just going to post a topic here this week as there has been like no action here for awhile. lol. My life isnt good at all at the moment. I am having an extremely tough time with this treatment. :( other than that im trying to work towards sitting my final exam for my entry into university unit. This is really just taking its toll. Not enjoying life at all. Sorry for being such a downer guys. I hope you guys are all doing great. :) I have posted a couple updates on what the doctors have all said and how its going in Twinstuff Club.
  6. TwinG

    TwinG Well-Known Member

    At least I'm posting :p but I agree, I should make more time for it.

    Yip, unfortunately, and it doesn't sound like she'll get internet soon, probably only after they've moved (which is in March or end this month, will find out and let you know, haven't spoken to her in ages!).

    Codie are you looking forward to university? I think you'll enjoy it, for me it was a lot better than school. Why are you going to the docters? hope everything is fine

    Now I remember Kendra, think you maybe mentioned it in the anything thread as well a while ago. Congratulations on sticking to it still

    Hi Tamara, I'm sorry things are going so miserable for you, I'll go and read your doctor's report now, good luck! things do get better again so I really hope something good happens soon, just as a bit of relieve in this difficult time for you. When is your final exam?

    So what have you all been reading recently? Adrian and Richard you should be happy to hear I'm reading another Bryce Courtenay book (the power of one) and enjoying it a lot! :)
  7. TwinPeshi

    TwinPeshi Well-Known Member

    Big Mean Telkom has eaten Brenda and you haven't even realised? :p :mellow:

    Another Wilbur Smith book...
  8. Brizzy_Twins

    Brizzy_Twins Well-Known Member

    My final exam is on the 5th of march so a couple weeks away.. im not going to be finished this treatment but i hope to sit it and just get this unit out the way. It just seems like it dragging on.. Even though I wont go onto my Bachelor of Education straight after. I have made the decision to take as much time off as I need to so I can recover and get back on my feet. And who knows when that will be, surgery is definately the next step if this plaster treatment doesnt work :( Its so true, if u dont have your health you dont have anything. I finally handed in my 2nd essay today, such a relief. it was supposed to be due on the 5th of Feb but i got as long of an extention i needed, as long as it was in before the exam date. So far for my assignments in this uni i have gotten: 3 High Distinctions and 1 Distiniction. Good, but I need to pass this essay and survive this exam. Im just so exhasted, tired and sore.. its really just too much. The Down side though is I have so much revision to do for this exam and I feel like doing none of it.. And there goes another negative post from me. But seriously I just feel like my life is being wasted, its the most fun, important stage of my life, prime really. Being 18, making decisions, going places, getting into uni all that stuff and i cant enjoy it.. Anyway, thats enough from me...
  9. TwinRichard

    TwinRichard Well-Known Member

    She is moving again? :p Didn't Brenda just finish packing for her last move? :p Where is she moving to now?

    Are you trying to read all his books now to make up for list time? :p I have read the Power of One, I liked it... then again I don't think I disliked any of Bryce Courtenay's books I have read. I am reading "Dreamscapes" by Tamara McKinley at the moment. This was the previous book I read. It wasn't bad but I've read better books.
  10. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    I cannot wait, been off since November, need to learn and communicate with people again! lol. To recieve results from a bloodtest, nothing to worry about not stressing since I know what it is. A friend was freaking out more then me :blink:

    Sadly nothing, the last book I read was called blood ties, good book though. The Power of One is a great book, sad story though.
  11. TwinG

    TwinG Well-Known Member

    LOL, I always knew Telkom was even worse news then I thought :p Okay, so I sms'ed Bren so that I can give you an accurate and full update, this is what she replied (I'll translate): Okay she sais that she doesn't really have answers or any set dates and it's very frustrating, they want to move as soon as possible (to Cape Town) but they're waiting for job opportunities (which should'nt be too hard to find). They can improve the signal at their current house for internet but they will have to install a tower and at this stage it is too expensive since their budget is very small now after the theft over the holidays. She misses you all a lot and feels like miserable because as you all know she's very addicted to TS and is feeling ashamed because she can't do her moderator duties.

    Hope that answers all the questions? BTW Andre received his master degree result he just missed he's distinction so we're very proud of him, he did well :)

    Hi Tamara, sometimes it is warranted that you feel a bit negative, so don't worry about venting here, just wish we could do something to help. Congrats on your good results and for handing in the essay on time! Let us know how the exams went, hopefully your pain will at least be less by then even if your still on the treatment

    Which Wilbur Smith book are you reading Adrian?

    It took me long enough to finally read a Bryce Courtenay so I might as well catch up now :p Haven't heard of Tamara McKinley before, which types/genre of books does she write? Salamander Cotton sounds like an interesting read if you just read the overview, pity it wasn't as good as you expected
  12. TwinG

    TwinG Well-Known Member

    Sorry missed your post for some reason Codie, Yes usually after such a long holiday you just need to start university/school/work again, it does get boring, and it is a new start so I'm sure the exitement of starting in a new place and all the new experiences also play a role. I'm glad that it is nothing serious then and that you're still healthy :)
  13. TwinRichard

    TwinRichard Well-Known Member

    Why do all of you want to move to Cape Town so much? :p When are you moving there Gerda? :p It would be good if they can move soon though.

    If Brenda is desperate there is always *gasp* dial-up ;) Maybe my memory is failing, but I don't remember a theft over the holidays?

    Sounds good ;) When is Brenda receiving hers? :p

    What she calls "Family Sagas" (similar to historical fiction in some ways). http://www.tamaramckinley.co.uk/home.htm

    I liked it, just not as much as I had expected from reading the description. I don't think we paid any more than $3 for it though...
  14. TwinPeshi

    TwinPeshi Well-Known Member

    I thought Brenda was moving to Dubai :p

    Tell Brenda that she needs to come and tame all the new members because I'm not being able to in my unofficial moderator capacity :p

    This one.
  15. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    So very boring, plus most of my frends have moved away for uni already so I need to make more friends :) Been doing work at mums work but its getting annoying now as there are heaps of kids there now who are loud and such. I dislike youths ;) ok annoyng ones.
  16. TwinPeshi

    TwinPeshi Well-Known Member

    I can see how it is annoying but if you are working on a goat farm you can expect to have a few kids running around...
  17. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    Oh did I not tell you? I gave that job up :p
  18. TwinPeshi

    TwinPeshi Well-Known Member

    No, you didn't bother telling me :p
  19. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    :blush: I am so SORRY, will you ever forgive me?? ;)
  20. Brizzy_Twins

    Brizzy_Twins Well-Known Member

    lol :lol:
  21. TwinPeshi

    TwinPeshi Well-Known Member

    I don't know Codie... I'll have to think about it :p;)
  22. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    Dont think to long, I give you until tomorrow :p off to try and sleep early today. Please forgive me tomorrow ;) I just want to be friends :p
  23. TwinG

    TwinG Well-Known Member

    That was preliminary plans they also had at a stage (going to Dubai) but that was before the marriage and they've changed their minds since (I think, might still do it someday? Don't know), I think the main thing is just that they want to get away from Potch again and we like Cape Town because of the people and way of life there. There is a lot more opportunities for outdoor sports and locations for climbing, kloofing etc and unlike Pretoria it's not a long drive to get new scenery or a new cliff to climb. and yes, the plans are that CP and I will live there for at least 2 years someday, but we'll see when the time comes if it is possible or the best option, so no definate plans as of yet for me ;)

    The theft was in Malawi and Zambia over the holidays,all their luggage were stolen, think I posted something on FB about it but not sure I did here. Anyways, they lost a lot of stuff, Brenda only had the clothes she was wearing at the time (she always packs everything on holiday for the 'just in case') so she is still replacing her clothes as well as the video camera and other valuables that were stolen

    Have you read her other books before? should let me know how it was, maybe I'll get to read one of them eventually as well :p

    Wilbur Smith book looks good, but then again, all of them do

    Yip, I think it is hard to work with children, especially if it's not your preferred occupation (or your own children). Still admire how good Bren is with children, you need a lot of patience :)

    ROFL, Adrian you are relentless :p
  24. TwinRichard

    TwinRichard Well-Known Member

    Ok ;) I'm surprised Brenda didn't want to move in to your old hostel :p

    That is probably why I don't remember it being mentioned, I never read anything on EB ( :p ). Doesn't sound particularly enjoyable though! I suppose that is one of the risks you take if you pack everything when you go somewhere.

    Yes, I have read two of her other books before. I have liked the books I have read of hers, this one has been good so far too.

    I agree, just look at what we all put up with from Adrian!
  25. Kendra

    Kendra Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    I didn't hear about the theft either but then, I don't have good recall of anything sometimes. Tell Brenda not to worry about the modding, but I would really go crazy if I couldn't get online.

    I'm just reading a random Jill Mansell chick lit. I did really like Alice I Have Been (see book club forum)
  26. TwinPeshi

    TwinPeshi Well-Known Member

    You can't set deadlines on thinking :p Thinking doesn't work that way!

    Was she flying SAA? :p

    What about her lato? :p Brenda, that is why you shouldn't carry everything with you! Wouldn't insurance cover most of the replacement cost though? Our home insurance covers things that are stolen elsewhere as long as they would normally be kept at home.

    Educating the world one goat farmer at a time :p

    Kendra, Brenda, Kendra, Brenda... Richard is being MEAN to me :cry: :sorry:
  27. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    Sure I can, I am an organised person :p

    Mean or honest there is a difference :p
  28. TwinRichard

    TwinRichard Well-Known Member

    I agree, I was just being honest :p
  29. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    I didn't doubt it for a second :p
  30. Kendra

    Kendra Well-Known Member TS Moderator

    Boys, do I have to take the computers away?
  31. TwinPeshi

    TwinPeshi Well-Known Member

    Organised people don't set timelines on thinking :p

    Richard is honestly being mean :p

    Well you should :p

    You should take Richard and Codie's away :p
  32. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    But do you deserve it? :p

    I dont I am sorry :laughing:

    That is ok, I'll just use one of the other 6 in my house :p ;)
  33. TwinPeshi

    TwinPeshi Well-Known Member

    No :cry: I'm very well behaved :p

    Kendra is taking those away too :p
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  34. Code

    Code Well-Known Member

    You are not, your evil :laughing: I forgot to add I gave you a point as your comment made me laugh :p

    Thats ok, Ill just use my phone or my mothers :p if all else fails and she takes them to then good bye :cry: ;)
  35. TwinRichard

    TwinRichard Well-Known Member

    One of Adrian's comments made you laugh? I don't believe in miracles but I might have to reconsider now :p
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