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    May 16, 2009 6:25 AM GMT
    Hi everyone,

    I'm not sure if people normally do this but I thought I'd introduce myself to everyone before I started posting. New to realjock and looking to meet some people and converse (potentially make some friends... who knows).
    I look forward to getting to know all you guys because from what I've seen you seem like pretty damn cool people!

    Cheers from TrowelMonger in Canada
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    May 16, 2009 6:37 AM GMT
    Welcome to RJ
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    May 16, 2009 6:57 AM GMT
    Is your beady eyed, flapping head full of lies? icon_lol.gif
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    May 16, 2009 7:45 AM GMT
    Yet another Canadian...kidding, just kidding....

    Welcome to Real Jock. Look forward to your posts.

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    May 16, 2009 8:33 AM GMT
    oooo another canuck!!
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    May 16, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
    Yes! Another Canadian!
    Be sure to show Canadian pride by working "eh" into the majority of your posts.
    Just kidding. But yes, welcome. The forums are a lively place for the most part icon_smile.gif
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    May 16, 2009 2:03 PM GMT
    Welcome to RJ Trowel.... hope you find RJ and the forums an interesting place...

    Welcome...

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    May 16, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    Welcome gangsta icon_smile.gif
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    May 16, 2009 2:06 PM GMT
    Another canadian. What´s the betting he´s hot too?

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    May 16, 2009 2:22 PM GMT
    Hello Trowel, welcome. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 16, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    Hi Trowel - welcome to a Manitoba guy. See you around the Forums. BTW, what does the badge you're wearing mean - "UFF DA" ?
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    May 16, 2009 2:51 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidHi Trowel - welcome to a Manitoba guy. See you around the Forums. BTW, what does the badge you're wearing mean - "UFF DA" ?


    Ah yes uff da is a Norwegian phrase meaning just about anything but most commonly "holy shit!"

    ("Uff da" is commonly used in contemporary Norwegian. It is usually written in the form "Uff, da" or "Uffda". In Norwegian, uff is an interjection used when something is scary, uncomfortable, hurtful, annoying, sad or boring [1]. Uff da is most often used as a response when hearing something lamentable (but not too serious), and could often be translated as Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. The broader American usage would be baffling to most native Norwegian speakers.)

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    May 16, 2009 2:58 PM GMT
    TrowelMonger said
    Jockbod48 saidHi Trowel - welcome to a Manitoba guy. See you around the Forums. BTW, what does the badge you're wearing mean - "UFF DA" ?


    Ah yes uff da is a Norwegian phrase meaning just about anything but most commonly "holy shit!"

    ("Uff da" is commonly used in contemporary Norwegian. It is usually written in the form "Uff, da" or "Uffda". In Norwegian, uff is an interjection used when something is scary, uncomfortable, hurtful, annoying, sad or boring [1]. Uff da is most often used as a response when hearing something lamentable (but not too serious), and could often be translated as Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. The broader American usage would be baffling to most native Norwegian speakers.)

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    i have a button on my backpack of a clown that says theres a circus in my pants...
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    May 16, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    you know what i hate about canadians? i've seen so many cute ones (like yourself) but they are so far away icon_sad.gif you and australia... drive me crazy! ;) welcome
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    TrowelMonger saidAh yes uff da is a Norwegian phrase meaning just about anything but most commonly "holy shit!"

    OMG, Uff Da! A phrase I haven't heard in a few years, since I lived up there.

    Yeah, it ranks with "You betcha!" and "Fer sure!" as quintessential Norwegian expresses from Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin and North Dakota.

    As Trowel says, it can means lots of things, but mostly of surprise, like "Oh, my!" "WTF?" "Holy shit!" "OMG!" "Yikes" and so forth. Great folks, those Norwegians, and I don't say that facetiously. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Hey TrowelMonger! Welcome to RJ!

    I spent most of my childhood growing up in Transcona, which was a town half an hour drive from Winnipeg back in '65. Oh yeah an ooooooooolllllllldddddddd guy! heheh

    Now living on the West coast of BC. Guess I should say wet coast, eh?


    -Doug of meninlove
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    May 16, 2009 3:16 PM GMT
    meninlove said I spent most of my childhood growing up in Transcona...

    OMG, I know it! I stopped there a number of times, coming up from North Dakota, to bypass Winnipeg on my way to Lake Winnipeg in the summer. What used to amaze me was I'd be in the middle of the far northern Great Plains, and find these Chinese restaurants in the middle of nowhere. I never learned what brought the Chinese there, but the food was as good as anywhere else.
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    May 16, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    meninlove said


    Hey TrowelMonger! Welcome to RJ!

    I spent most of my childhood growing up in Transcona, which was a town half an hour drive from Winnipeg back in '65. Oh yeah an ooooooooolllllllldddddddd guy! heheh

    Now living on the West coast of BC. Guess I should say wet coast, eh?


    -Doug of meninlove

    Doug,
    Besides new developments all around Transcona I think you'd be surprised to see that the area (or previously separate municipality) hasn't changed much. That's the thing about Winnipeg... it still feels like a big spread out small town (except for a few areas).
    I went to Middle School in East Kildonan so I know Transcona decently well.
    As far as BC goes, my family and I have often considered moving out there. I have lots of relatives there and Vancouver is awesome. Unfortunately, it's so expensive- especially compared to Winnipeg.
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    May 16, 2009 3:23 PM GMT


    You're right about the cost of living here. I understand in BC schools they're doing away with letter S. The letter $ is considered more appropriate! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    May 16, 2009 3:26 PM GMT
    imbrad saidyou know what i hate about canadians? i've seen so many cute ones (like yourself) but they are so far away icon_sad.gif you and australia... drive me crazy! ;) welcome


    Speaking of cute, Brad... icon_wink.gif
    Oh yeah, my dad grew up in Colorado (at least for a while). Sounds like a beautiful place.
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    May 16, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
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    Jockbod48 saidHi Trowel - welcome to a Manitoba guy. See you around the Forums. BTW, what does the badge you're wearing mean - "UFF DA" ?


    Ah yes uff da is a Norwegian phrase meaning just about anything but most commonly "holy shit!"

    ("Uff da" is commonly used in contemporary Norwegian. It is usually written in the form "Uff, da" or "Uffda". In Norwegian, uff is an interjection used when something is scary, uncomfortable, hurtful, annoying, sad or boring [1]. Uff da is most often used as a response when hearing something lamentable (but not too serious), and could often be translated as Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. The broader American usage would be baffling to most native Norwegian speakers.)

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    i have a button on my backpack of a clown that says theres a circus in my pants...

    More or less the same thing, eh?
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    May 16, 2009 3:37 PM GMT
    TrowelMonger said
    Doug,
    Besides new developments all around Transcona I think you'd be surprised to see that the area (or previously separate municipality) hasn't changed much. That's the thing about Winnipeg... it still feels like a big spread out small town (except for a few areas).
    I went to Middle School in East Kildonan so I know Transcona decently well.
    As far as BC goes, my family and I have often considered moving out there. I have lots of relatives there and Vancouver is awesome. Unfortunately, it's so expensive- especially compared to Winnipeg.


    No shit? It's possible (albeit improbable) that we met when I was younger (though perhaps you're too young for that to be true), considering how few people live in that area. My parents managed a fishing resort for 9 years called Barkley Sound Resort, not very far at all from Kildonan, if you happen to remember that name. My parents actually are now leasing a place from one of their friends in Kildonan who is too old to use it and are running a small fishing resort there one month out of the summer. That entire area of the Alberni inlet and Barkley Sound is still my favorite place in the world to go.
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    May 16, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
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    TrowelMonger said
    Doug,
    Besides new developments all around Transcona I think you'd be surprised to see that the area (or previously separate municipality) hasn't changed much. That's the thing about Winnipeg... it still feels like a big spread out small town (except for a few areas).
    I went to Middle School in East Kildonan so I know Transcona decently well.
    As far as BC goes, my family and I have often considered moving out there. I have lots of relatives there and Vancouver is awesome. Unfortunately, it's so expensive- especially compared to Winnipeg.


    No shit? It's possible (albeit improbable) that we met when I was younger (though perhaps you're too young for that to be true), considering how few people live in that area. My parents managed a fishing resort for 9 years called Barkley Sound Resort, not very far at all from Kildonan, if you happen to remember that name. My parents actually are now leasing a place from one of their friends in Kildonan who is too old to use it and are running a small fishing resort there one month out of the summer. That entire area of the Alberni inlet and Barkley Sound is still my favorite place in the world to go.


    We're talking East Kildonan in Winnipeg, Manitoba. No ports or any inlets there... just flat land for a long time Haha.
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    May 16, 2009 3:54 PM GMT
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    May 16, 2009 3:58 PM GMT
    Manitoba, Gateway to Saskatchewan ...

    yeah, whatever .. icon_rolleyes.gif