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Postby Kalah » Sep 7 2012, 10:20

The fact that the cost of living space when buying a home over here is something like $4.300 (and upwards) per square metre might have something to do with it ... 8|
No way I could afford anything much larger. So I had to make the most of the space. Which I have. :)
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Postby Corribus » Sep 7 2012, 22:43

Not criticizing, of course. In US everything is huge by comparison. !

Another thing that struck me about european apts was that (a) washing machines seem to very frequently be in the kitchen and (a) NO DISHWASHERS.

Crazy, that. ;)
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Postby Kalah » Sep 7 2012, 23:47

Agreed - and I must have a dishwasher (you can see it next to the stove). I also have my washing machine in a separate room. :)
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Postby Corribus » Sep 8 2012, 4:10

Actually when I was there and the guy was showing me the apartment I was like, "There's no dishwasher here." And he said, "Are you kidding? Of course there is." And I'm like, "Well I don't see it." And he's like, "That's because your not looking - you have one of them at the end of each arm!"

And I was like, "Wait, you mean I can wash dishes with these??" :)
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Postby Kalah » Sep 8 2012, 9:05

Heheheee ... Well, I've installed one of those integrated things, meaning it has the same front as the cupboards on its door. I had a housewarming party the other day with my colleagues from work - all I had to do before going to bed was put the bottles/cans in a plastic bag, throw out the trash and start up the dishwasher. Ahhhh lazyness ... :D
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Postby Corribus » Sep 8 2012, 22:30

Kalah wrote: Ahhhh lazyness ... :D

Nothing can beat it. And even if something could, I'd be too lazy to try it out. ;)
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Postby Kalah » Sep 8 2012, 22:38

My ex was against buying one, so when we moved in together back in the day, I trumped it through and bought a dishwasher for my own money and against her protest.
After two weeks, she was completely converted. :D
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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 15 2012, 23:28

Kalah wrote:After two weeks, she was completely converted. :D


And then she left you because you where taking time away form her dishwasher cult...

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Postby Kalah » Sep 17 2012, 0:30

Less talk more [s]fight[/s] pics!
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Postby Kalah » Nov 3 2012, 19:37

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Had someone shoot a snap of the indicator as my car passed 111.111 k. Always loved seeing all same numbers on digital clocks, so ... :)
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Postby Kristo » Nov 5 2012, 15:52

Do you guys have roads where driving 130 km/h is actually legal? You can go that fast over here, but only when the police choose not to enforce the speed limits.

(That's about 80 mph for those of you who don't feel like doing math.)
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Postby Kalah » Nov 5 2012, 18:05

It's the same here. Speed limit 100 kph, I'm doing about 115 here (the speedo is at about 125 but it's not entirely accurate at that speed). The police on these roads are mostly bothered with people who drive aggressively, not those who are just cruising along and driving sensibly (albeit a bit over the limit). That's their policy anyway. I like it; it's not often you find policemen using their reason.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Nov 8 2012, 17:39

Kristo wrote:Do you guys have roads where driving 130 km/h is actually legal?


No highways where you're from?
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Postby Kristo » Nov 8 2012, 19:44

Hmm, it turns out we do have some places where the speed limit is that high:
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Postby Kalah » Nov 8 2012, 20:31

Just remembered I had this as well. :D

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Postby Greengnots » Nov 10 2012, 22:41

100000km at less than 40km\h?
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Postby Kalah » Nov 11 2012, 2:48

No, the car was running at that speed when the picture was taken, but the reason I wanted a pic was that it rounded 100k covered distance.
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Postby Greengnots » Nov 11 2012, 16:12

Ok.....so any new pics :creative: ?
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Postby Kalah » Nov 17 2012, 21:50

Check out this funny potato! :D

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Postby darknessfood » Nov 17 2012, 22:24

That potato has a nice rack.
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