QotD: There’s No Place Like Home

What's your definition of home?
Submitted by NayNay72

Home is…  I don't know really.  Home is a few things.  Home is an emotional attachment to a location.  My home will always be in Tasmania, I think.  Home is wherever your surroundings are yours.  My room in Launceston is Home, as is Mum and Dad's house in Penguin, as is the house in Lulworth, and as is the Swift to an extent.  At Home you have roots and things which connect you to important times. 

Home is where I feel most comfortable.  Home is in your own bed.  Home is the space in which you can just be you, where you don't have to worry what other people will think of whatever you're about to do.  Home is where the batteries recharge. 

Home is what you make it, really.  But the best definition of home that I can come up with is:
Home is a place which relaxes you upon entering… "I'm home, ahhhhhh" *kick off shoes and flop down on the couch and just sit for a while* that's home to me.

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QotD: How You Doin?

What's the best pick up line you've ever heard?

Don't have a good pickup line, but I *have* heard an awesome rebuttal.  (unfortunately, I wish it was actually in a bar situation, and not what a friend was told upon calling back after a date)
"I think we'd make better strangers."

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The Long Arm of the Lackwit

Well.   You're probably wondering why I've not posted here with jubilation and glee about getting the job.

We don't know.  It's a wonderful situation where QLD is trying to contact Don's current boss (Both companies are in the Rio Tinto group) who is apparently not answering his phone.  That's the delay, and that's why they haven't offered us the job.  They have told us, though, that there is a very high probability that we will be getting a job offer.

So… Excitement again!

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Queens land in Queensland


Hi guys!

It looks as though we may be hitting some turbulence in our lives.  Don has been applying for jobs, including a job for a company owned by the same group as he is in now, but up in Gladstone, QLD.  He never thought he'd get a look-in.  Imagine our surprise when he had a phone interview! And then imagine our surprise when they said "We want to meet you face to face, We are going to fly you and your partner to QLD, put you in a hotel, and hire you a car.  We both practically fell over.

They flew us up on Saturday, and returned us on Monday, so we had Sunday to muck around the area.

We wandered around a bit, found a great place to have breakfast (more on that in a bit) went to the Visitor Information Centre, then headed out to the Tondoon Botanic Gardens less that 15 minutes from thecity centre.

It's gorgeous!

Ducks And TurtlesGardens 1Gardens 2Gardens 3Gardens 4

Gardens 5Gardens 6Gardens 7Gardens From the KioskHanging Plant

While we were there I managed to convince Don he should have a photo taken, and had him take one of me.

MeDon Hiding

We also went and saw the Auckland Lookout which is really pretty.

Lookout 1Lookout 2Lookout 3

We had beautiful temperatures, by the way, worst it got to was 11!

We swam in the pool at the hotel, it was lovely! (no photos)

Don's Interview started at 5:45AM on Monday, and while he was there, I had a beautiful breakfast (Bacon, Egg, Cheese and Sausage Croissant with 2 hash browns and spicy tomato sauce)

And then I roamed the streets of Gladstone.

Closer to Gladstone's MallArt GalleryAnglican Church Gladstone

Gladstone's main streets are largely divided roadways, and there are bike paths everywhere!
All in all, I was quite impressed with the place.  A lack of 7 day trading for big stores (eg Woollies, Coles) felt quite odd though.

Here's hoping that Don will get a Job Offer today or tomorrow!

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