brettw_10

Male
from Melbourne, Australia

  • Activity

    • Brush <3 you!

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Just letting you know that I haven't forgotten about you all. :)

    • I'm here and v busy!

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Hi guys!

      Sorry that I haven't logged in for ages - I have been extremely busy with the relocation etc.

      My wife and I have made it to Germany safely, and I started work today. With all the travel, I don't know how often I will get onto this site, but hopefully I can keep some kind of presence.

      Anyway, if you want to keep up to date with the goings-on in Germany, then please check our blog.

      Cya,
      'Brush.

    • Autobahn!!!!

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Ok, so everyone loves Germany for the Autobahn...and I don't blame them!

      Let's start with the fact that my rental car IS A MERCEDES! That's fucking awesome enough, but getting to drive it at 160kmph is sen-fucking-sational!

      I must admit that my measly 160kmph effort was shattered yesterday by my new boss. We were in his Mercedes (much nicer than my rental), and we topped out at 240kmph on the A5 going from Darmstadt to Frankfurt.
      When you are travelling at that speed you don't really notice too much difference compared to 100kmph. The main difference comes in the stopping distance, which is freaking huge!

      Anyway, sorry the updates have been so infrequent. I have been spending my time struggling with Deutsche, so I haven't had much time to write shit about shit-all on the web.

    • Still haven't done anything!

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      It's day two of the hotstage and we still haven't done anything. A certain US company's equipment has been held up in German customs, but hopefully it will be here this afternoon. That means we will have wasted the first 2 days of a 5 day test schedule, so there will be a shite load of pressure for the next 3 days.

      mit freundlichen gruessen,
      'Brush

    • Boy, did that suck or what?!?!

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Ok, so I left Australia at 00:55 on Sunday morning for an 8hr flight to Singapore. Flight was ok - got about 4hrs sleep - and we arrived at 06:00.

      I thought I had a 6hr layover in Singapore, but it was acutally 8hrs of sitting around doing fuck-all. I did buy a shower ($8 SD), and then sat around watching TV and shit for the next 7hrs - BORING!

      But, if I thought that was bad, then I boarded a 12hr flight to Frankfurt. I had already filled my TV quota for the day, but facing another 12hrs of flight, there was still a hell of a lot of TV time to go.
      We hit turbulance at one point, and the plane dropped a fair way in a few seconds. Some women in the cabin actually started screaming.

      Anyway, rest of the flight was boring and uneventful, and then I still had another 1hr to Berlin. Got to my hotel at 23:00 and then up again at 06:30 to start work for the day. BLEH!

    • Bye bye!

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Ok, so I am flying out at 00:55 on Sunday morning, so this will be the last journal before I hopefully greet you from Berlin.

      Auf Wiedersehen!

    • Back on!

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Ok, so my soon-to-be-manager talked to my current manager, and the trip is back on. I will be leaving this weekend for 3 weeks in Germany, and then coming back home for a mad mad few weeks of packing before leaving for good.

    • WTF???

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Ok, so my soon-to-be-new-boss wants me to come over to Germany for 3 wks for the Carrier Ethernet World Congress. Basically I need to go over for 1 week to setup, then have 1 week break, and then have 1 week for the congress event. They want me to go over because I will be moving there soon, and it would be a good opportunity for a preview trip. Added to that, if I don't go then they will have to send another AE from the European field, leaving Europe without any AEs for the 3 weeks.

      Anyway, I talked to my current boss about the trip this morning. Apparently nobody had mentioned this trip to him at all. His reaction - "No". That's right, he is saying that I can't go because there is too much to organise in my transition plan.

      I can understand where he is coming from and all, but this is the only opportunity I will get to see the country before I permanently move there. Not happy, Jan!

    • Accepted

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Just thought I should let y'all know that I accpeted the Germany job. I don't know exactly when I will be going, but I imagine it will be in October. I have to go over there for 3wks at the end of next week for an event, so I will get a chance to have a look around and see if I can find a house.

      Anyway, doesn't matter when it happens for you guys, because I ain't about to forget you. :)

    • Ok...Competition Time!

      13 years ago

      brettw_10

      Look, I am getting darn sick of San Jose not putting out a good wallpaper on their website.

      So, your challenge, if you chose to accept it, and you will, is to create me a kick arse San Jose Sharks wallpaper that will take pride of place on my desktop at work.
      The image needs to be 1280x1024 in size.

      To the victor goes the spoils - them being all the mod points that I have available by time the comp is done.

  • About Me

  • Comments (47)

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      10 years ago

      You'll probably never see this, but I just stumbled onto an image comment you made 4 years ago. I was all "I know that guy!"

    • ferretlxix

      12 years ago

      A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    • yamifyer

      12 years ago

      big bad voodoo daddy ROCKS!

    • apone

      13 years ago

      wow you really like hockey ffor an australian.

    • Yang

      13 years ago

      Wow!! You beat my absence record!! Go you! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Achilies25

      13 years ago

      Just passing through. Hopefullly you didnt forget about us.

      -Me.

    • Tepha

      13 years ago

      *another hockey fan.... sweet! But i just have to add... LETS GO FLYERS... LETS GO*

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      13 years ago

      Where have you gone? Come back Brett!!!

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      13 years ago

      Think you might enjoy my addition: journal comment

    • desole

      13 years ago

      yes.. yes i do.
      but i'd never pay for parking cause i'm a cheap bastard.

    • BigNiceJohn

      13 years ago

      So, I couldn't get you to plus lame, so I threw a few positive mods your way anyways.

    • otterchap

      13 years ago

      as many as can eat it...ive seen one person eat a vermonster by themselves

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      14 years ago

      Sweet Jesus I have my own jersey!

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      14 years ago

      Thought you might enjoy this:
      fischervsthornton.jpg

    • brettw_10

      14 years ago

      Thanks DU_Stars_Fan! :)

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      14 years ago

      Good luck on the next interview!!!

    • spacecadet

      14 years ago

      new journal up! smiley12.gif

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      14 years ago

      I'm almost insulted that you think I'd lose in a game of poker :oP

    • cindi_pops

      14 years ago

      i randomly added you as a friend, you seem cool, and funny :D
      hi btw!!!

    • SEXYF0X

      14 years ago

      I just wanted to say that I really do agree with what you said about the one sailor moon pic. I just really like the style it was made. I'm just not all too fond of what they did in the picture.

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      14 years ago

      Bored-er :oP (that's a high quality non-sponsor smiley by the way, extremely technical and almost impossible to duplicate, appreciate it's artistic nature as you are not privied to such cool things as myself)

    • spanishspong

      14 years ago

      Yeah, The Pats are definitly going take the Super Bowl again.

    • crossfades

      14 years ago

      where do you get those clips from brett_10?
      send me the address

    • brettw_10

      14 years ago

      I'm married to her, and she doesn't like The O.C either...a perfect match! :)

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      14 years ago

      I would stop watching the OC but your damn country folk got me addicted. It's not my fault all your hot women watch it and want male companionship while watching. Thus you have yourself to blame. Actually, now that I think about it, why on earth haven't you been watching it? Where is your hot Aussie girl?

    • Hex_Shaman

      14 years ago

      You really should sponser : P

    • avwjeep

      14 years ago

      Yay for UNH!!! I am a student there.

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      14 years ago

      :::cough lose the UNH crap cough::: Damn, something must have gotten caught in my throat. Perhaps it was a little Pioneer pride. Oh, and just because: CC SUCKS!

    • DU_Stars_Fan

      14 years ago

      I used to try that shaving on Monday thing at school until I got detention for looking bad...stupid private schools.

    • BenB1229

      14 years ago

      dude, that is an awesome movie.

    • Utah_Ski_Bum

      14 years ago

      Hey Brettw_10! Thanks for the comment. :)=) I visited Whistler / Blackcomb last Jan and rocked both mountains...I'm more partial to steeps on Whistler. What mountain do you usually ride and what equipment are you on? ...yeah, I'm workin' on the page. I work too much.

    • brettw_10

      14 years ago

      'Tis more than a quintuple...I have already deleted 4 of the duplicate posts. WTF is going on with the system today?

    • crimsonclad

      14 years ago

      awww yeah, quintuple post....lol, you men and your cars.

    • brettw_10

      14 years ago

      Yeah, the utes are really big here, particularly with tradespeople. Even the crewcab utes (two rows of seats) are taking off, and they are releasing some 4WD and AWD utes which seem quite popular.

    • LancerEVO

      14 years ago

      The XR6 is a fantastic car from what I've heard, better then the XR8 in a lot of ways (price especially). Hopefully sometime in the future Ford North America will introduce cars like the Falcon, Typhoon and the Tornado (I think there's a huge market for UTE's here)

      FPV > SVT

    • LancerEVO

      14 years ago

      The XR6 is a fantastic car from what I've heard, better in a lot of ways to the XR8 (price especially). Hopefully Ford North America will introduce those here eventually or atleast makes some FPV parts avaliable

    • brettw_10

      14 years ago

      Ford XR6 Turbo is also quite nice. Personally I am a Holden guy, but this one is an exception to the rule.

    • LancerEVO

      14 years ago

      we got it last year, the new 2005 Model is a little better then the 2005 Monaro. It's got the new LS2 6 liter V8 from the 2005 Corvette instead of the LS1 from the Camaro/base Corvette
      Plus a Fancy (and working) cowl induction hood

    • brettw_10

      14 years ago

      They are importing the Holden Monaro into the States as the Pontiac GTO. Are you guys getting it?

    • LancerEVO

      14 years ago

      God you guys in Australia are so lucky, you get all the nice Ford's, Holden's and HSV
      Wheres my Ford Falcon or Typhoon

    • spacecadet

      14 years ago

      The care bear movie was awsome!!! Which one did you see?

      : P

    • crimsonclad

      14 years ago

      I will make you a sarge wallpaper. Any requests?

    • crimsonclad

      14 years ago

      *blinks* we have accents? *giggles* I'm having trouble finding fellow vancouverites on here :(

    • brettw_10

      14 years ago

      Dunno about the accent being hot, but the weather can be (ba-da boom!). Personally I love the Canadian accent and really miss my friends that I have in Vancouver. :(

    • crimsonclad

      14 years ago

      I'm going to have to go with the aforementioned and say accent == hawt. Obsession with bathroom issues......== quirky.
      Yeah, quirky!
      *claps*

    • brettw_10

      14 years ago

      Thanks - it's my CounterStrike handle...though more often than not I am on the receiving end of a 'Brush with Death than the giving end. :(

    • Adam_old

      14 years ago

      Greetings and Salutations...
      Just thought I would drop by and compliment you on your hilarious pic. Brush with death... I love it.

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