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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by -T-, 21st Apr, 2006.

  1. -T-

    -T- Well-Known Member

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    So it's a Friday afternoon and doing work is looking less and less enticing. Anyway, I was just wondering what the people here get up to in their time away from the markets. I'm not really one to go to meets and get into the investment social scene, so I have no idea what the people here are like. I just thought it may be interesting, unless you all know each other, in which case it would be quite boring. But anyway...

    So what do you all get up to?

    Are there any uni students here?
    Are their any skiers/snowboarders here?
    I gather we all like travel, any recent trips?
     
  2. Jacque

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    You must be young and single, T :)

    For entertainment I stay home with the kids and divvy up the housework equally so it all gets done ;)

    Seriously, though, family life obviously takes up most of my free time along with socialising with my friends (investors and non-investors), going for the occasional night out and looking forward to 3-4 holidays a year.
    The last big trip was to Europe with my mum for 3 and a half weeks, which was awesome :D I actually got used to not cooking or vacuuming for all that time!!

    I'm not a ski bunny, though have tried it a few times. Chickened out on the medium sized slope at Queenstown much to the horror of my hubby looking on.

    Some of us here certainly do know each other, but only a handful compared to all the members.

    So tell us what takes up your free hours?
     
  3. -T-

    -T- Well-Known Member

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    Hey Jacque

    Thanks for the reply. It's funny you mention the single/kids thing. My girlfriend was watching 'Cheaper by the Dozen' the other day (I'm sure you can see where this is going). She turned to me and said I'd really like to have 12 kids; it seems like so much fun. After my initial shock, I reminded her that she'd be pregnant continuously for at least nine years; I haven't heard anything about it since. :D

    Back to the topic though, I am in uni exam period, so uni and work take up most of my time. I am actually studying right now, but using the forum as an excuse to have a break. :)

    Other than uni and work, we try to keep fit and have a bit of fun in between. In winter that means snowboarding most w/ends and during the rest of the year, climbing and cycling. But really life seems to be all about routine at the moment, so nothing to write home about.

    We did snowboard in Canada and Europe last year, so I officially have the travel bug. Not so great for keeping bad debt to a minimum, but good for the motivation to become financially independent. :D
     
  4. perky

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    Yep, one of my obsessions is ski-ing. First tried it 20 odd years ago as an 18 yr old, and my wife has had to put up with that for the last 16 years :D
    Now the 11, 9 and 5 yr old are pretty good skiers, so guess where we will go in July. :D
    Same as Jacque, live in the "Hills" and most time is spent with kids activities, work and some time with my other passions (such as this forum and organising meetings for the Somersoft forum), NRL (Go the Dragosn!!!) , and golf (won my 1st comp in 5 yrs on the weekend - told you I would Jacque!!).
     
  5. -T-

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    Hey perky, where do you go skiing? For the last few years I've been sticking with Thredbo, but this season I may venture to the dark side (Vic) and maybe Perisher.

    Have you had any interesting ski trips overseas?