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5 hours ago, Neverbloom said:

what kind of psychopath buys cashew nuts without any salt?

Lol one that is putting them in salad or curries ? :D

I buy them unsalted for that purpose. But if eating them on their own then salted all the way.

But then trying to cut down on salt :(

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23 minutes ago, Smoggy said:

Lol one that is putting them in salad or curries ? :D

I buy them unsalted for that purpose. But if eating them on their own then salted all the way.

But then trying to cut down on salt :(

lol nah it was just eating them on their own, i really do need to try to cut down on salt and sugar, if sugar was healthy i would just eat it by the bag

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******* gay people getting married and starting all these fires, they wouldnt be starting fires if they didnt get married

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every single time i get a storm its just wind and thunder........can we just have rain instead of all this wind and thunder? :P (well lightning but yea)

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2 minutes ago, Neverbloom said:

i finally have a girlfriend/stalker

 

Nicole from NBN

She's two timing you....my dad's got about 100 calls from her so far.! :D

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5 minutes ago, sonar said:

She's two timing you....my dad's got about 100 calls from her so far.! :D

dammit i thought i found the one, she seemed really into me :P

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41 minutes ago, Neverbloom said:

i finally have a girlfriend/stalker

 

Nicole from NBN

She threatened to leave me if I didn’t commit. I thought she was bluffing. Oh well. Good luck to you. 

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47 minutes ago, Neverbloom said:

i finally have a girlfriend/stalker

 

Nicole from NBN

You're better off without her. Never off the phone. Just talks and talks, won't listen to anything you say ......

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26 minutes ago, Edinburgh said:

You're better off without her. Never off the phone. Just talks and talks, won't listen to anything you say ......

she is like a female version of me.......... :P

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Yeah.

Hearing the sirens go hell for leather and checking the app and seeing "grass fire" on the side of a major road.... some ****wit chucking a butt, odds on.

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1 minute ago, Neverbloom said:

this is something i dont complain about often but my dairy allergy is a real pain :P

Cheese, that doesn’t sound Gouda at all!  

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1 minute ago, JackDoff said:

Cheese, that doesn’t sound Gouda at all!  

:cahill:

 

lol seriously oddly enough i am not allergic to all cheese just all the cheeses which are in ******* pasta and a bunch of other meals :P

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I guess you wouldn’t want to try this then...

 

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My work Christmas was on Saturday...It was at Sails on Lavender Bay which is a nice, lovely restaurant with great food. Plus work covered the drinks for the night (it was beer, wine, soft drink like usual)...but there was no TV showing the Wanderers game. So I was a tad angry about that.

However, what really pissed me off was some of my work colleagues. The whole week leading to the party, they were all talking about looking forward to meeting my partner, sitting together and just having a good night. So. me and my partner decided to get there 45 minutes early to get a parking spot cause parking in Lavender Bay is a f*cking nightmare. We managed to get one which was a 3 minute walk from the restaurant and when we walked in, we got a table and saved some seats.

When my work colleagues arrived, they walked up to us, said "hi" and then sat at another table on the opposite side of the restaurant so all night we sat with people I barely knew at work. I didn't enjoy the night and we left a few hours earlier.

I said to my partner "never again", I won't go to another one. 

(Plus I'm planning to leave my current work anyway, I don't see any progression in my career where I'm currently at).

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Ah, that wouldn't have been enjoyable @MathyouWSW

They don't sound like genuine friends tbh. Also there probably was a ringleader and the other people just fell into line. Are they a bit cliquey? Are three a few dominant voices

I've found finding genuine friends from the work place really depends on the place. Sometimes it can be a rare occurrence.  I have a great friends from previous jobs but at this current role most of my favs have left so I'm in a situation where i don't chit chat or socialise as much as i used to. Our xmas part is coming up and i kinda not sure who i will hang with. 

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7 hours ago, EmMac said:

Ah, that wouldn't have been enjoyable @MathyouWSW

They don't sound like genuine friends tbh. Also there probably was a ringleader and the other people just fell into line. Are they a bit cliquey? Are three a few dominant voices

I've found finding genuine friends from the work place really depends on the place. Sometimes it can be a rare occurrence.  I have a great friends from previous jobs but at this current role most of my favs have left so I'm in a situation where i don't chit chat or socialise as much as i used to. Our xmas part is coming up and i kinda not sure who i will hang with. 

I have to say that lucky my partner decided to come with me otherwise I would of been bored, angry and most likely left earlier. Plus, she looked beautiful and couldn't keep my eyes off her so that was good. Besides that, you are correct...It wasn't really enjoyable at all.

One of them told me today they didn't sit near me because:

1. It was not near the DJ and the dance floor
2. It was too far away from the bar
3. it was not near the door to the smoking area outside

...Whatever. Where I sat had the best view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge so that kept my partner occupied during the night as she enjoys taking photos so I was happy that kept her amused.

I used to have one fave co-worker but because I moved into a different department within the company, I barely see him or go out for lunch with him.

Hope you enjoy your Christmas party :meep:

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19 hours ago, MathyouWSW said:

My work Christmas was on Saturday...It was at Sails on Lavender Bay which is a nice, lovely restaurant with great food. Plus work covered the drinks for the night (it was beer, wine, soft drink like usual)...but there was no TV showing the Wanderers game. So I was a tad angry about that.

However, what really pissed me off was some of my work colleagues. The whole week leading to the party, they were all talking about looking forward to meeting my partner, sitting together and just having a good night. So. me and my partner decided to get there 45 minutes early to get a parking spot cause parking in Lavender Bay is a f*cking nightmare. We managed to get one which was a 3 minute walk from the restaurant and when we walked in, we got a table and saved some seats.

When my work colleagues arrived, they walked up to us, said "hi" and then sat at another table on the opposite side of the restaurant so all night we sat with people I barely knew at work. I didn't enjoy the night and we left a few hours earlier.

I said to my partner "never again", I won't go to another one. 

(Plus I'm planning to leave my current work anyway, I don't see any progression in my career where I'm currently at).

That's terrible. Saturday???

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56 minutes ago, Edinburgh said:

^^^ Work Xmas parties - don't miss them at all - glad I no longer have to think or worry about them.

I dont attend any such events. No pressure to do so, which is fortunate...but...I wouldn't go if I didn't want to.

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Christmas parties are great! Free food and alcohol, what's not to love?

My one last week had an unlimited gelato and cheesecake bar

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4 minutes ago, Unlimited said:

Christmas parties are great! Free food and alcohol, what's not to love?

My one last week had an unlimited gelato and cheesecake bar

Eww! “Unlimited flavoured gelato”

:bad:

 

 

:P

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41 minutes ago, Unlimited said:

Christmas parties are great! Free food and alcohol, what's not to love?

Not all are great.

  1. Being forced to socialise with people you aren't necessarily friends with.
  2. Having to be on your best behaviour (relatively speaking).
  3. Being at a location you don't necessarily want to be.
  4. Limited food and drink options.

They can be great, but a lot of them are pretty ****. And are often organised by people who design them for their specific interests, not in everyone's interest.

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1 hour ago, Unlimited said:

That's terrible. Saturday???

Yeah...Saturday. While the boys were playing. :nono:

Last year it was on a Friday at Dooley's in Lidcombe. They only booked the place from 3pm to 8pm...apparently it was terrible. I didn't go to that

30 minutes ago, Unlimited said:

Christmas parties are great! Free food and alcohol, what's not to love?

My one last week had an unlimited gelato and cheesecake bar

Some are great. I went to a teppinyaki in Beverley Hills years ago and it got quite 'messy' and then went to Kings Cross for drinks afterwards.

The best one I ever had (and not because I organised it) was at Bankstown Sports. I had to carry one of the girls out of the building as she was intoxicated and had the biggest f*cking heels on. At one stage, she tried to take them off while being escorted out. PLUS, she was yelling in the car that "we must go for a Macca's run". SO...we did...and she got 20 nuggets...to herself.
I asked if I could have one only for her to tell me "F*ck off" GOOD TIMES!

Our menu was quite 'overboard' on Saturday: https://www.sailslavenderbay.com/images/PDF/Sails_Menu_Dec_2019.pdf

Our options for entree were:
WOODSIDE GOATS CURD CANNOLI, green gazpacho, young almonds, pickles
SEARED SCALLOPS, miso butter, sweet corn, shiso
BERKSHIRE PORK JOWL, radish, granny smith, espelette, aged sherry vinegar

(My partner had the scallops, I had the the Pork jowl which felt like Pork Belly. I was surprised cause I rarely see her eat seafood)

Main options were:
HEIRLOOM TOMATO TART, zucchini, soubise, pine nut, balsamic
GRIMAUD DUCK BREAST, macadamia cream, blood plum, pedro ximenez jus
CAPE GRIM BEEF TENDERLOIN, charred sugarloaf cabbage, green garlic, borderlaise

(My partner had the tomato tart and I had the beef tenderloin. She enjoyed hers. Apparently reminded her of her mother's quiche. My beef was cooked to medium. Usually, I eat medium rare but this is still slightly bloody, still ok though. They also provided fries and baby cos lettuce as sides)

Dessert options were:
DESSERT LEMON THYME PANACOTTA, macadamia, blueberries, sheep’s yoghurt sorbet
CHOCOLATE DELICE, salted caramel, gianduja, milk sorbet
FOUR CHEESE PLATTER

(We both went with the Chocolate Delice, it felt like it has a chocolate chilli cream that they put on the plate. My partner HATES anything chilli so I pre-warned to maybe not touch the cream. It was still OK though)

They were serving James Boags or Peroni as the beer choices. I don't mind James Boags. My partner said she would go there again but only for a special occasion (maybe take her there for her birthday next year).

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1 hour ago, Carns said:

Not all are great.

  1. Being forced to socialise with people you aren't necessarily friends with.
  2. Having to be on your best behaviour (relatively speaking).
  3. Being at a location you don't necessarily want to be.
  4. Limited food and drink options.

They can be great, but a lot of them are pretty ****. And are often organised by people who design them for their specific interests, not in everyone's interest.

My hate of work Christmas parties is well known, I say it every year. I have always hated them.

Its enforced fun for people that have no life outside of work. Who the **** would want to attend a work christmas party on a weekend, **** that. My aim in life is to spend as much time with the lad and wife as possible, not with Alan from accounts and his dreary stories. Giving over 5mins of my weekend time would be too much for those ****ers.

If I have to I don't mind a sit down lunch meal type thing during a lunch break, I can just about tolerate that for an hour over a lunch break. 

If not ******* leave me alone.

 

 

Edited by Smoggy

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