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  1. Quote: Originally posted by sanjo: Drunk, well-spoken people trying to be hard What does that mean?
  2. Thanks Soubs! Santa Ana looks good but I think Wintergreen might turn a bit scabby-looking in winter, judging from some of the descriptions I've read. While googling Wintergreen I stumbled on a type of turf called Sir Walter that looks really good too. Pretty expensive but looks nicer than most drought-resistant lawns.
  3. Holy shit! I had no idea they were that expensive. I was thinking a few grand maybe.
  4. That's cool that you get a subsidy. Here we get subsidies for rainwater tanks but I'm not so sure about solar panels. I want to look into that. May I ask how much it's costing you to set the solar up? And is it cheaper to do it at construction stage as opposed to later on when the house is already built? I'm in Brisbane, Queensland.
  5. Turns out we don't have room for the underground tanks, which is a shame (our backyard is pretty small). I have a feeling it would probably be beyond our budget anyway. Still, it's a cool idea and one I would like to do when/if we build future houses. 011, this house you're building looks pretty cool. Can you tell me more about this solar panel system you're putting in? What's the deal with council approvals over there? Are they flexible? Here you have to get approvals for the tiniest things, e.g. shadecloths, clotheslines, fences, etc. I can just imagine the hysteria it would cause
  6. Quote: Originally posted by le spud: It is almost funny that Bush said this Quote: It should make people nervous when nontransparent regimes, that have announced that they've got nuclear warheads, fire missiles," Bush said. "This is not the way you conduct business in the world. This is not the way that peaceful nations conduct their affairs. Who the fkn hell is he trying to kid? Himself, probably.
  7. Are you clumsy out of bad luck, carelessness or lack of coordination?
  8. Quote: Originally posted by Ocean11: As well as a rainwater tank, have you looked at recycling your household water with settling tanks pumped to a pond, or at least using greywater on the garden? Oops, just saw your last comment. How much would it cost to do something like that 011?
  9. BP, yeah I know natives are a safe choice but there aren't really many that I like the look of. But at the end of the day I'd prefer to have an eco-friendly garden so we probably will go with natives. And maybe even some cacti! 011... thanks! I'll google some of those names and see if they're available in Queensland. It's hard to find something that's drought-tolerant, affordable and attractive at the same time. We may have to look at planting grass seeds as opposed to buying rolls of turf.
  10. Hmm not real keen on the idea of a garden made entirely of cacti!
  11. Quote: Originally posted by frannyo: One guy asked if you could get out of the elevator from some exit in the top of the elevator and the expert said (I think) that in Japan it is the law that there is NO exit hole in an elevator. (He said that was just in the movies). Why might that be you think? I could be wrong, but I don't think the holes were designed to be escape exits... I think they were actually there so that maintenance workers could access the machinery on top of the elevator. Maybe, depending on the types of lifts that are used nowadays, there's no need for maintenance worker
  12. So our house is finally under construction and will hopefully be finished in a few months' time. Yay! We now have to think about finer details such as gardens and turf. There is a strict ban on sprinklers and watering lawns here at the moment, so I'm trying to find out whether there's 'drought-proof' types of turf and if so how much it would cost. I've googled it but haven't really come up with any good leads thus far... does anyone know anything about turf here? Or can you at least point me in the right direction? Any suggestions in relation to drought-proof plants would be wel
  13. CB is right. It's just going to go around in circles. You can't force her to take the test and judging from what Me Jane says, she has every right to refuse it if there's a chance it could harm the baby. If she is determined to have the baby ask her if she will agree to a paternity test after the baby is born. If she refuses, tell her she's on her own.
  14. My iPAQ has built-in GPS. Comes in handy quite a bit.
  15. I'm enemies with this chick I used to live with. We rarely see eachother but when we do we always swap 'bring it' stares. I don't think either of us really hates eachother anymore but we keep up the charade to amuse everyone else.
  16. Quote: Originally posted by soubriquet: Griller. Walk away. She chose not to control her fertility. Having chosen to get pregnant, she has chosen to have the child. These are her choices, not yours. Wow you really are clueless. No woman has complete control over her fertility. Believe it or not, we don't get a convenient little signal every time we ovulate. For all you know she could be taking the pill and it simply didn't work. My sister fell pregnant twice while using the pill (correctly, I might add). Or, perhaps for health reasons, she cannot use oral contraceptives. Considerin
  17. Soub, I understand that you've been screwed over by your ex and I empathise with you. But comments such as 'female filth' are really not nice. Maybe you can cut the SJ girls some slack?
  18. Quote: Originally posted by soubriquet: Lets get this straight. She is making the decisions, and you are held responsible. Walk away from this female filth. Soub that is really quite offensive.
  19. I love !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!s!
  20. Ashlee Simpson: La La I know it's bad, I just can't get it out of my head!
  21. Yep... I reckon it's all an elaborate lie to cover up the fact that he's bulimic.
  22. No but they are probably the most fake looking snakes ever! They need to sack the CGI crew.
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