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The_One
03-05-2005, 03:08 AM
I know I don't post here that much, but I just thought I'd let you know what I'm going to be doing for the next few months...

On the 5th March (Saturday), I'll be heading off to Australia (via Bali for a few days) with two friends for 5 weeks. We arrive in Sydney, then work our way up the east coast to Cairns. It should be quite some trip! Then, mid-way through April, I part company with my friends and fly off to Vancouver. From there I will be working my way down the west coast of the US - deviating to take in Vegas, a couple of national parks and the Grand Canyon - ultimately arriving in LA around the middle of May. From there, my plan gets a little hazy. Basically, I have to get to New York by 14th June as that's when my flight out of the States is - how I get there depends on money, what I want to see etc etc.

Some of you may criticise my choice of destinations - read USA. However, I'm going to see the country, not the administration! Although, I don't doubt I'll pass through DC at some point. I don't think it's fair to judge a country based on its government, and I'd like a chance to see the country that I've studied for a year, and that's in the news every single day. The sheer size and diversity of the country offers a great experience for any traveller, and I'm really looking forward to it. I just thought I'd say that before the expected onslaught of "why are you going to that ****ty country?" I just want a chance to see a country first-hand before I judge it.

Anyway, that's just to put you in the picture. With any luck, I'll try and post updates on my progress here every now and again. Otherwise, see you all in 3-4 months!

Note: a duplicate of this thread has been posted at EchoNet

IG-64
03-05-2005, 06:24 AM
Lol, I wish I were you right now. :p

Have fun dude.

If I were you i'd go to New Zealand. :D

I just thought I'd say that before the expected onslaught of "why are you going to that ****ty country?"

That would be pointless America hate. America has nice sites to see, just like any other country. And, our government works, people just hate it because it's not perfect. ;)

ZBomber
03-05-2005, 07:32 AM
Bring me back some of the Australian Aerosmith CDs! :D Have fun

KBell
03-05-2005, 07:45 AM
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That would be pointless America hate.

Or jealousy :D

Boba Rhett
03-05-2005, 07:45 AM
Carry on my bearded wayward son. :)

acdcfanbill
03-05-2005, 02:06 PM
rhett, i dont quite think you have accurate lyrics there :o

IG-64
03-05-2005, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by acdcfanbill
rhett, i dont quite think you have accurate lyrics there :o

He made his own, now sit down. :p

wassup
03-05-2005, 05:20 PM
Did you know that the top 10 most venomous snakes can all be found in Australia? :eek:

Have a fun (and safe) trip. :D

GothiX
03-05-2005, 05:55 PM
Why are you going to that ****ty country?




Someone had to.

LightNinja
03-05-2005, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by wassup
Did you know that the top 10 most venomous snakes can all be found in Australia?
Yah, Astrotoy specie is the worst one :p, i do a tour around Europe next week, but it will only be a week :(. You will sure have fun

tags
03-05-2005, 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by The_One
I just want a chance to see a country first-hand before I judge it.
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wait...you make it seem as if your only doing this to see how to judge this place.
that right?

GothiX
03-05-2005, 06:36 PM
Originally posted by wassup
Did you know that the top 10 most venomous snakes can all be found in
That, and then you have to survive the ten worst politicians in America. Oh boy, dangerous!

KBell
03-05-2005, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by GothiX
That, and then you have to survive the ten worst politicians in America. Oh boy, dangerous!

Lets not turn this into a bash america thread. kthx :)

ET Warrior
03-05-2005, 06:40 PM
Originally posted by IG-64
If I were you i'd go to New Zealand. :D
people just hate it because it's not perfect. ;)
It's 22 hours by plane to New Zealand...you wanna know what it's like to be on an airplane for 22 hours? Go home, and squeeze your head as hard as you can. don't stop, DONT STOP! Then take a paper bag and put it over your mouth so you can breath in your own air over and over and over and over......

Originally posted by IG-64
people just hate it because it's not perfect. ;)

Yeah....that's why they hate it......

BigTeddyPaul
03-06-2005, 12:51 AM
Hey there's a chance you'll be going through my town on your way to LA. If you want a place to stay and are near San Luis Obispo give me a ring and I can hook you up at my place.

Have fun on the world experience.

Me

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 01:10 AM
Watch out for rednecks. You can tell who they are because they will have bad teeth and shotguns. And I thought people hated America because of Bush, but I just realized that even Americans hate Bush. AMAZING!

tags
03-06-2005, 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by ET Warrior
It's 22 hours by plane to New Zealand...you wanna know what it's like to be on an airplane for 22 hours? Go home, and squeeze your head as hard as you can. don't stop, DONT STOP! Then take a paper bag and put it over your mouth so you can breath in your own air over and over and over and over......

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I get the breathing part but why squeeze your head?

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 01:59 AM
I think because of when you take off. Something always hurts my ears during take off. And it feels like my head is pulsing.

ET Warrior
03-06-2005, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by tags
I get the breathing part but why squeeze your head?

It's a Lewis Black comedy sketch ;)

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 02:08 AM
Maybe your just a person who doesn't like to fly. I like to fly in airplanes. TRY IT TODAY!

Rogue15
03-06-2005, 02:58 AM
i love turbulence. funniest **** was arriving in chicago last year. omg it was the funniest ****, windy city. XD

CapNColostomy
03-06-2005, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
It's a Lewis Black comedy sketch ;)

Two of us here knew that. Yay for me for being one of the two.

Anyways, good luck, take care and all that jazz. Hope you have a safe trip, blah blah blah. Come to Oklahoma, and we will totally drink beer and jam on some Mike Patton stuff! I'll stab you with my guitar! It'll be a gas.

ET Warrior
03-06-2005, 04:34 AM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy
Two of us here knew that. Yay for me for being one of the two.

You get 20 cool points for recognizing it :D

everyone else gets -600 cool points :p

Crow_Nest
03-06-2005, 10:37 AM
Wow a few months is a long time, have a good trip. Oh and bring meh back some bubble gum while your at it. :D

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 12:22 PM
Aw man I don't even know who Lewis Black is. I guess I get -700 points then :(

El Sitherino
03-06-2005, 01:57 PM
*pops in to cheer "LEWIS BLACK!"*
I still prefer his spoon in the ass bit myself.

Anyway, have fun One. :)

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 03:16 PM
Am I the only one who doesn't know who Lewis Black is?

El Sitherino
03-06-2005, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
Am I the only one who doesn't know who Lewis Black is? Perhaps, but what does that matter?

Rich, you still planning on stopping by in the south? ;)

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 03:37 PM
I guess it doesn't matter to you, but I care when I get -600 points. And if you stop in the south go to NC!

ET Warrior
03-06-2005, 03:38 PM
He is a comedian, if you want to know more about him, use GOOGLE.

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 03:42 PM
OK. Thank you for that information. I am not a big google fan. I only use it at school when we look up stuff. Why is it always google?

ET Warrior
03-06-2005, 03:47 PM
Because google is an effective search engine which will get you the information you need to answer your never-ending stream of questions.

El Sitherino
03-06-2005, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
I am not a big google fan.

Perhaps wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org) then or msn search (http://search.msn.com)?

Originally posted by VikingLarz
Why is it always google?
Because people don't like answering simple questions that could easily be solved with a simple google search. Plus it's annoying when most of your posts are basically just questions about things that are easily answered by googling.

wassup
03-06-2005, 06:09 PM
Originally posted by InsaneSith

Because people don't like answering simple questions that could easily be solved with a simple google search. Plus it's annoying when most of your posts are basically just questions about things that are easily answered by googling.

Don't mind him, Viking, he's just got another one of those morning hangovers. :p

Mike Windu
03-06-2005, 08:29 PM
I like Yahoo...

>_>

<_<

tags
03-07-2005, 08:07 PM
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Originally posted by ET Warrior
Because google is an effective search engine which will get you the information you need to answer your never-ending stream of questions.
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what if that question stream ends?


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Originally posted by ET Warrior

everyone else gets -600 cool points
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any way to use these points or just sayin that?

Vikinor
03-07-2005, 11:43 PM
:rofl: The only way to use those points is in ET's mind.....I think.

El Sitherino
03-07-2005, 11:50 PM
The more cool points you have, the higher we think of you. It does you good to get as many as you can, in the end. ;)

Vikinor
03-07-2005, 11:58 PM
That is why most people are mean to me. It's because I have -600 points :mad: Anyone know how to get a +600 points?

ET Warrior
03-08-2005, 01:31 AM
Stop asking stupid questions like THAT all the time, and you might start aquiring some :xp:

Pie™
03-08-2005, 09:54 AM
Originally posted by tags
any way to use these points or just sayin that? Two words: sexual favours. :indif: