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    Where are they now and what are they doing?

    It wasn't soooo bad. It was only phosphoric acid - clever me managed to splash rust converter in my eye. Quick visit to emergency, lots of saline solution and a week of R&R and all was well.
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    Where are they now and what are they doing?

    As everyone's saying, 10 years is a fair bit of water under a number of bridges. Simplest to do this in bullet points: - Got my lawn forked (I think that just squeezes into the time-frame). - Finished uni. - Moved from Perth to Melbourne. - Met Ambrosia, spat food up in front of Ambrosia, married Ambrosia. - Got into journalism, got out of journalism, got back into journalism (sorta). - Adopted Ambrosia's fur-baby and added another. - Lived in 4 places, one of which was MrFriendly's couch. - Bought a house and renovated it with Ambrosia. - Got acid in my eye. - Traveled to Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, China, Dubai, New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador and the US. - Kissed a llama. - Got back into martial arts (goju kai karate) with Ambrosia. - Bought more camera gear and torches than I realistically need. Also whisky, but I need all of that. - Kept in touch with lots of Atomicans, but less than I should. - A bunch of other stuff that was less interesting.
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    Fossils

    The place we've got lots of stuff from is called Crystal World, on the outskirts of Melbourne. The guy who runs it is an actual palaeontologist, I believe, and he does a lot of the mining himself at various locations around the world. He's donated a few pieces to the Melbourne museum, including an enormous crinoid plate from his dig in WA. Fantastic place to visit if you live nearby, but otherwise unfortunately their online ordering system is about as old as their stock. http://www.crystal-world.com/html/main.htm (One a side note, the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Thanks (ish) to Nich for fixing my password.)
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    What whisk(e)y are you drinking?

    Unfortunately they're not, so they've asked me to just suggest something they can get posted to the London office for her to bring back. At the moment I'm thinking about these two: http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-3121.aspx http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-114.aspx Next step is as a business analyst, within the food industry still. Bit of a change, but a surprising amount of commonality!
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    What whisk(e)y are you drinking?

    Work wants me to suggest a bottle of whisky they can get me for a leaving present. One of my colleagues is going to bring it back from the UK in the next few weeks. Any suggestions under about £55 from Whisky Exchange? I'm tempted by the Ardbeg Uigeadail, which I really like, but since it might be my last chance to get something duty free from the UK for a while perhaps I should get something a bit different? Also, been doing some of the Rittenhouse Rye 100 tonight, and getting distinct passionfruit on the finish that I haven't really noticed before. Fun.
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    Beauty Vs Brains

    I was going to say something like "What wouldn't I do?", but then I realised that if I was blisteringly intelligent but didn't have matching motivation...I'd probably just learn how to play the violin one afternoon, and then go back to looking at cat pictures on Reddit... You're a very sharp fellow already, Tinnie - I wonder if you start to get into diminishing returns with IQ at some stage? And eidetic memory...ah, what I'd do for eidetic memory. I pinpoint my awful memory as my biggest mental shortcoming.
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    Beauty Vs Brains

    I'm with Hung; I'd be happier to shave off a point of two of hotness for more brains. Hotness fades much faster than brains, and brains are much more useful. The sky's the limit for a big enough brain, but all you get out of good looks are people wanting to sleep with you (not anything to be sneered at, of course).
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    Books, and the keeping thereof.

    No it's not! For all of us who cook according to what we have in the fridge, it's very useful. Got chicken in the fridge, look up recipes that use chicken, rather than have to look through every hot dish on the offchance it uses chicken. Makes perfect sense!
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    Tips for moving house?

    Change your address with as many institutions as you can remember; bank, Medicare, drivers licence, magazine subscriptions, mobile phone company, etc etc. Get your mail redirected from your old address to your new place for 3-6 months (talk to your local post office), and remember when you get redirected mail at your new place to change your address with the sender.
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    Books, and the keeping thereof.

    At least two entire walls full, if I remember correctly.
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    Books, and the keeping thereof.

    Show us pics then!
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    Books, and the keeping thereof.

    Right, this thread is now about amateur book porn. Here are our main shelves. You might just be able to read the titles if you zoom in, but I can do a larger version if anyone wants:
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    Books, and the keeping thereof.

    Keep pretty much all of them, except stuff we really didn't like. We occasionally go through and cull stuff that's not worth keeping, but it'll be maybe half a dozen books out of hundreds. We've got three standard-size bookcases full and now beginning to get double-stacked. We've got another bookcase that's a third full of textbooks/reference books and the rest taken up by movies and magazines. When I was a kid I used to reread stuff a lot, and sometimes I still do. I think Amby does a fair bit, but she also goes through a bucket load of ebooks these days, and most of my 'reading' at the moment is audio books. We've decided we'll only buy physical books now if they're special editions or not available as ebooks. But I couldn't get rid of all the books. I just couldn't. Without at least one well-stocked bookshelf, a house is not a home - it's just somewhere you wash your socks. My taste in interior decoration is just wall-to-wall bookshelves. I love going to people's houses and poring over what they've got in their bookcases.
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    Scifi & fantasy recommendations

    I've got the first two, and I got halfway through the first one before putting it down and just not picking it back up again. It was good, it just didn't grab me at the time and I haven't got around to finishing it off yet.
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    Scifi & fantasy recommendations

    I've read Day of the Triffids and The Chrysalids, and I've watched the old film version of Village of the Damned/Midwich Cuckoos. The Kraken Wakes and Trouble with Lichen look interesting though.
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