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My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

.... errr, well, me. Hi. Can you hear me at the back??

1st the background bits:
Male, single, 29, IT consultant (software testing, basically I get to try and destroy other peoples creations, and get paid for it! ). Originally from Halifax, England (not Canada), but have lived just outside London for the last 5 years.


Welcome to my Renaissance. I moved to ZŁrich in April this year and life has really taken off. It seems anything is possible here.

Iíve managed to continue salsa dancing, the scene is huge here and itís a great way to meet people.
Iíve started to play the clarinet, which I havenít done since I was 11
Iíve been paragliding, rodelbahning and mountainbiking.
Iíve discovered that Hiking isnít just taking the long walk home and Iíve discovered the majesty of the Alps
If only I could master the language, if I had as much linguistic ability as enthusiasm I would be fine. In the mean time a winning smile seems to go a long way.

But the greatest thing I have discovered is sitting by the lake with something cold and alcoholic, enjoying the company of new friends. Hopefully Iíll meet some more on here.
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Old 18.08.2006, 15:57
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

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... (software testing, basically I get to try and destroy other peoples creations, and get paid for it!)...
So, you're a "criticise" person rather than a "create" person.

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Old 18.08.2006, 15:59
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

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So, you're a "criticise" person rather than a "create" person.

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do excuse gbn; like all IT people, developers especially, communication and social skills are often secondary
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

I resent that,

I take great pleasure in vindictively attempting to reduce the fruits of someone elses labours to a pile of ashes, then explain to them exactly why they are worthless and I am better than them, then I laugh an evil little laugh (Mwah, ha, ha, ha).

I don't consider that criticising. Some people resent my constructive advise, but I think I am just misunderstood
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

What kind of clarinet ? If you were to say trad jazz, dixie or similar I might be interested to hearing more about it....

Anyhow , welcome to the circus that is ZŁrich
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

you didn't used to work in technical support did you?

link is work-safe unless you have volume up too high, it's google video
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do excuse gbn; like all IT people, developers especially, communication and social skills are often secondary
Too true.
Normally I'm only allowed to use the internet under supervision, and they're had my phone confiscated to prevent me talking to the business users...
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Old 18.08.2006, 19:42
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

Hey a Yorkshire boy... Well its becoming quite a clan of migrating Yorkies. Wonder if there are any Pigeon fancier clubs in Zurich? Or Whippet racing??
If not you can always join Uncle Max's Yorkshire pudding party! Just make sure you leave him some, as he has a tendency to get a little..errm...protective...;-)

Glad you're enjoying your stay and glad to hear I'm not the only one who struggles with soft rs and gargling sounds!!
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

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...he has a tendency to get a little..errm...protective...;-)
Quite right. Don't expose me to bright light, get water on me or feed me after midnight.

Jolly nice to hear someone introducing themselves and 'bigging' Switzerland. It's a great place.

As per Pigeons, there's a flight of racing pigeons regularly wheeling circles around the Nordstrasse, ZŁrich area (above my house) and they're certainly the racing variety. I wonder who has them?
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

Ive no idea Uncle M but if the bird in that picture is anything to go by I doubt they get very far apart from hovvering about your place!!!!

Very lifelike by the way... do you take classes?
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Re: My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing ...

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Very lifelike by the way... do you take classes?
...only in pudding sharing anger management. Really, the birds are a lil more realistic than the drawing. But then if you've seen 'A Scanner Darkly' it could be kinda realistic. Coo Coo
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