Where do you live/what do you do

As a newbie around here, I thought it would be nice getting to know each other. My name is Gary- I live in Heaven On Earth- Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia.

I'm a naturopath specialising in the alternative treatment of cancer.Where do you live/what do you do
you are a lucky man :-) seems that lately I've been living in
11/19/2009 - 10:18
London City Airport , was a lawyer for years and quit and for a year have joined VC and take care of relationship with collectors and aficionados and lots of other fun stuff!
Re: you are a lucky man :-) seems that lately I've been living in
11/19/2009 - 12:21
Hi Alex Sounds like a dream job now. Looks like you are being good to yourself!!
Re: Where do you live/what do you do
11/19/2009 - 22:20
Hi I live in cloud cuckoo land / I stare into windows. A somewhat sad, and yet satisfying existence. I am though generally happy in myself, and can hold a 5minute conversation without dribbling. Progress. Gary
Can someone translate this into Australian???
11/20/2009 - 09:23
Can someone translate this into Australian???
Re: Can someone translate this into Australian???
11/20/2009 - 22:59
Sorry everyone for the colloquialisms, I appreciate that this is an extremely International Forum, and a lot gets lost in translation when you have low context. Maybe it was fine for some, but I was attempting to be humourous, but failed miserably. In future I will use discretion, and lurk - as normal. In the UK, someone who is out of touch with reality is said to be 'living in cloud cuckoo land', or 'off his head', or as Wikipedia put it:- Cloud Cuckoo Land refers to an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. ("You're living in Cloud-cuckoo-land.") It hints that the person referred to is naïve, unaware of reality or deranged in holding such an optimistic belief. The reference is to the play, The Birds by the Athenian playwright Aristophanes, in which Pisthetairos (which can be translated to mean "Mr. Trusting") and Euelpides (which can be translated to mean "Mr. Hopeful") with the help of Tereus, tired of the Earth and Olympus, decide to erect a perfect city between the clouds, to be named Cloud-Cuckoo-Land (Νεφελοκοκκυγία or Nephelokokkygia). My use of the phrase here was to describe my never-ending assumption that I can have the next watch, however much it costs, or how rare or sought after it is and not have to sell the children (another 'joke' - sorry. For the avoidance of doubt I have absolutely no intention of selling either of my children). (Although the boy could be worth a 'bob or two' ( that's one or two English shillings (now extinct) - each a full 5 pence in new money (since 1970) and yes, another UK colloquialism)?. As to the next part. I spend a lot of time staring through windows of watch retailers, boutiques, etc.... So, I'll get my coat......(leave). Splicing another Thread in at this point to change the subject: I was wearing my Patrimony Contemporaine (WG) today. See, I do like watches, and better still, VC watches. Please don't excommunicate me from the Forum. I am starting to feel like I could fit in. I'm misunderstood. Frequently. I have NOT been drinking.
Oops, your inner dialogue is leaking out....
11/21/2009 - 01:49

But I like it!

Re: Re: Can someone translate this into Australian???
11/21/2009 - 13:16
CRIKEY! I never would have gotten all that from your initial Post! What a translation! I'm glad you posted again. It was well worth it. Warm, HOT greetings from Down Under. Gary
Re: Where do you live/what do you do
11/20/2009 - 03:14
Definitely don't mess with my VC!! Jacob
Re: Where do you live/what do you do
11/20/2009 - 17:11
Hi. My name is Mariusz. I live in Sochaczew - it's town near Warsaw in Poland. I am a computer programmer and I work at a bank. Welcome to the Lounge !.
Re: Re: Where do you live/what do you do
11/20/2009 - 23:11
Mariusz I used to travel to Sochacew a lot, as I worked for Masterfoods once upon a time, who I'm sure you know have a plant there.... Happy memories (Well, the ones not lost to Vodka!) Right, here's a name, Jacek Stasiak. Mean anything to you? Michael Ambrozko? It's a very long shot granted (about 30million to 1 I guess), but had to ask... Gary
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11/22/2009 - 19:03
Gary I don't know them, but I'm pleased that you have happy memories from Poland . Regards Mariusz