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By Dr Thrustgood (Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 04:08:54 AM EST) (all tags)
In fact, a very successful surprise.

Inside: what Dr T gone and done.



Myself and my girlfriend flew to England this weekend, for a plan timed to military precision. Secrets were kept, trains caught, and prayers said for the weather.

A nervous sleep, and then Sunday arrived. Rain, bastard sodding rain all morning. Things were not looking good.

An afternoon sat in the garden. The rain had stopped, a barbecue was held. Then sun, glorious sun, and a suggestion of taking a walk.

Arriving at a secluded spot in the Ashdown Forest, Winnie The Pooh was no-where to be seen. Instead, there was one of the best views in England; a picnic spread; champagne; strawberries.

Taking her hand, the family heirloom ready to be placed, I asked her the question, down on one knee.

And Ania said... YES!

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CONGRATULATIONS by TPD (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 04:32:32 AM EST
 awesome news

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
Thanks! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 05:01:20 AM EST
I'm a bit happy about it :)



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Congratulations by hulver (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 04:49:07 AM EST

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Cheese is not a hat. - clock
Cheers! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 05:01:05 AM EST



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What was the question? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 05:41:16 AM EST
You skipped that bit.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

The question was obvious by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 06:59:14 AM EST
This is a great place to get my family jewels out, isn't it?


Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
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The hammer is his penis? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #22 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 11:57:58 AM EST
CONGRATS, THRUSTY!

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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WTF by brokkr (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 06:04:21 AM EST
You gone done grown up on us!
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Deyr fé, deyja frændr, deyr sjalfr it sama,
ek veit einn, at aldrei deyr: dómr um dau∂an hvern.

Thanks! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #32 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:16:22 AM EST
At this rate I'm half wondering if we'll all be in HuSi in our seventies...



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Congrats ! by Phage (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 06:05:36 AM EST
Cripes, that's practically next door.

TYVM! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #33 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:17:20 AM EST
Forest Row to be precise, lovely part of the world. Now to work out the possibilities of getting married in an English church, could be interesting ;)



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conga rats! -nt- by clover kicker (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 07:00:31 AM EST


TYVM! n/t by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #34 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:17:48 AM EST



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Gratulacje! by ks1178 (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 07:01:14 AM EST
Jest ślub Polska lub w Anglii?

(That's probably not quite  right,  and I don't know how to use future tenses yet).

Dzięki! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #35 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:19:09 AM EST
W Anglii is in the current plan, although God knows how that plan's going to work out ;)

(I'm only starting to make inroads on the past tense, let alone the future tense... or plurals for that matter ;))



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Damn. Everyone here's growing up. by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 07:07:54 AM EST
Getting married, having kids. I bet even sprialx is an adult now.

Congratulations, btw.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

don't count on it. by clock (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 07:36:58 AM EST
n/t


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

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TYVM! n/t by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #36 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:19:25 AM EST



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Congrats by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 07:17:34 AM EST



TYVM! n/t by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #37 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:19:37 AM EST



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Congrats! by ana (2.00 / 0) #13 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 07:29:12 AM EST
i got nuthin'

"And this ... is a piece of Synergy." --Kellnerin

Tar, thanks! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #38 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:19:43 AM EST



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Congrats! by clock (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 07:36:43 AM EST
well done!


I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

TYVM! n/t by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #39 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:19:46 AM EST



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Well well by Gedvondur (2.00 / 0) #16 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 09:13:45 AM EST
Well done!  Congratulations!


Gedvondur

"Adrenaline dumbs pain" - xth
TYVM! n/t by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #40 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:20:01 AM EST



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Winnie the Pooh? by ReallyEvilCanine (2.00 / 0) #17 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 09:42:14 AM EST
We were around the Hundred Acre Wood a couple of months ago.

Congratulations.

the internet: amplifier of stupidity -- discordia

TYVM! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #41 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:20:23 AM EST
It's a rather pleasant part of the world :)



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A tear has come to my eye.. You are now a man. by me0w (4.00 / 3) #18 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 09:47:56 AM EST
Congrats!!!

I do feel it necessary though to share Herring's famous words of advice..... Up the bum, no babies.

Enjoy your engagement =D


"the only reason we PMS is because our uterus is screaming at our brain to go out, get fucked, and have a baby ... and it makes us angry."

Hurrah, thanks! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #43 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:21:43 AM EST
Proper growned up innit :-D



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EDITORS! This account has been hijacked! by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 2) #19 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 09:48:26 AM EST
Congrats!

Hehe by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #42 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:20:52 AM EST
I was wondering if my diary might sound a bit out of the ordinary ;)



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W00T! by atreides (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 10:15:46 AM EST
Congrats! Now the wedding planning starts! Muahahahahaha!!!!!

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

Thanks! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #45 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:22:31 AM EST
Hehe, I'm starting to realise that there's just a little bit of work involved in the planning, yay for managing stressed bride-to-be as well ;)



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Hurray! by priestess (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 11:22:52 AM EST
Congrats dude :)

Pre..........
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Chat to the virtual me...

Cheers fella! n/t by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #44 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:22:02 AM EST



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Aww by motty (2.00 / 0) #23 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 12:05:25 PM EST
Congrats.

I amd itn ecaptiaghle of drinking sthis d dar - Dr T
Cheers mate! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #46 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:22:52 AM EST
Fun times, fun times :)



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congratulations by R343L (2.00 / 0) #24 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 01:01:37 PM EST
BBQ and picnic? Surely you're bribing her with food!

Good luck with it all.

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot

Food/booze by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #47 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:23:09 AM EST
At any rate, it worked! :-)



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Well done! [nt] by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #25 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 01:37:44 PM EST

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It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
TYVM! n/t by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #48 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:23:22 AM EST



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Congrats! by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #26 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 02:21:18 PM EST
Being married is the most fun I've ever had, overall. We celebrated 20 years this summer.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

Thanks! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #49 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:23:57 AM EST
And congratulations to you too for those 20 years :-D

So far it's looking like a lot of fun, stressing about arrangements included in a strange way ;)



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wedding arrangements by iGrrrl (2.00 / 0) #59 Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 11:28:00 PM EST
I don't know if you recall that I can marry people, but I generally tell the couples who ask me to do the honors that if you can survive getting married, the odds of staying married are pretty good. It's a time of high, amplified emotions, not least for those around you who are not the ones actually getting married.

Have fun!

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

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Wow! by technician (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 06:14:06 PM EST
Congrats!

Thanks! n/t by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #50 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:24:12 AM EST



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yay!! by misslake (2.00 / 0) #28 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 06:28:58 PM EST
that's wonderful!

Thanks! by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #51 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:27:46 AM EST
We're both still over the moon about it :-D



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What's this? by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #29 Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 08:00:38 PM EST
I turn my back for a few weeks and Dr Thrustgood grows up.  What's this world coming to? 

Congratulations. 




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Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
Thanks! by Dr Thrustgood (4.00 / 1) #52 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:31:25 AM EST
I know, I know, I've always been such a shocker for these things ;)



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Big, big congratulations by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #30 Wed Jul 21, 2010 at 08:33:22 AM EST
Your last few diaries have been like something out of a fairytale - long may it stay that way!

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It's political correctness gone mad!

Thanks fella :-) by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #53 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:35:03 AM EST
Now I just need to sort out my Polish and getting a proper job over here and the fairytale'll be complete :-D



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Job by ks1178 (2.00 / 0) #55 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 09:05:07 AM EST
What type of work are you looking for?

If it's by chance ETL development (strong DB background, Ab Initio, Datastage or Informatica a plus), BI (Cognos, Microstrategy, or Business Objects, or reporting in general) or Java my company will almost assuredly have some more openings between now and the end of the year. (We just went on a major hiring spree over the last 2 months, so nothing right now, but most of those people are already accounted for and most likely we'll be hiring more sometime within the next month to two)

If you want more details PM me.


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Ah damn by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #56 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 12:41:39 PM EST
Have a load of C# and ASP.NET, know MySQL inside out and back-to-front and PHP... well, have spent far too many years working with that ;) Can chuck my CV over if you think there's anything I can work with?



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That might still be a decent fit. by ks1178 (2.00 / 0) #57 Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 02:16:56 AM EST
We have a pretty strong internal training  program to get people up to speed on the particular tools we use, so as long as there's good foundation to work with, we're interested in good developers regardless.

The above, was more if you are interested in working in any of those environments. The only major thing we care about is a strong programing background, and at least some decent exposure to relational database design and theory. 

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Definitely have interest in BI and ETL by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #58 Thu Jul 29, 2010 at 04:30:06 AM EST
Sending a private message now :)



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Arriba amigo! by Tonatiuh (2.00 / 0) #31 Sat Jul 24, 2010 at 07:19:20 AM EST
Now 10 babies and you will be done.

Hehe by Dr Thrustgood (2.00 / 0) #54 Wed Jul 28, 2010 at 08:35:36 AM EST
Cheers, not sure what the fiancee thinks about ten kids, but it'd be rude not to ask ;)



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