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9.12.08

Are You Australian? Meme

Another one of those 'bold what you have done' things. I figured it might be fun.


# Heard a kookaburra in person
# Slept under the stars (Ignoring that every single person on earth does that every night, technically...)
# Seen a koala.
# Visited Melbourne.
# Watched a summer thunderstorm
# Worn a pair of thongs
# Been to Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
# Visited Cape York
# Held a snake
# Sang along with Khe San. - I don't know what this is
# Drank VB
# Visited Sydney.
# Have seen a shark.
# Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation.
# Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (aboriginal) I think this is kinda offensive. Actually. People are not landmarks or items on a to do list - I JM agree with this person's comment.
# Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach.
# Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge
# Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down
# Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson's.
# Slept on an overnight train or bus.
# Been to Sydney's Mardi Gras
# Have gone bush-bashing.
# Taken a sickie
# Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football - not live...
# Have seen wild camels
# Gone skinny dipping
# Done a Tim Tam Slam
# Ridden in a tram in Melbourne
# Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service
# Watched a sunrise or sunset
# Held a wombat
# Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more.
# Seen the Great Australian Bight in person.
# Had a really bad sunburn
# Visited an aboriginal community
# Seen a redback spider
# Have watched Paul Hogan.
# Seen Blue Poles in person
# Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback
# Eaten Vegemite
# Thrown a boomerang.
# Seen the Kimberleys
# Given a hitch-hiker a lift
# Been to Perth
# Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters
# Tried playing a didgeridoo
# Seen dinosaur footprints.
# Eaten Tim Tams
# Been to Darwin
# Touched a kangaroo
# Visted the Great Barrier Reef
# Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson.
# Killed a Cane Toad
# Gone to a drive-in theatre.
# Have read and own books by Australian authors and nonAustralian authors
# Visited Adelaide
# Know the story behind "Eternity" - I think I do, but I'm not sure...
# Been camping
# Visited Brisbane
# Been in an outback pub
# Know what the term "Waltzing Matilda" actually means - again, I think I do...
# Gone whale watching - only from the shore
# Listened to Slim Dusty.
# Own five or more Australian movies or TV series.
# Sang along to Down Under
# Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road.
# Eaten a 4'n'20 pie.
# Surfed at Bondi.
# Watched the cricket on Boxing Day.
# Visited Hobart.
# Eaten kangaroo.
# Seen a quokka.
# Visited Canberra
# Visited rainforests
# Used a Victa lawnmower.
# Travelled on a tram in Adelaide
# Used a Hills hoist
# Visited Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
# Used native Australian plants in cooking. - not sure
# Visited the snow
# Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford.
# Visited the desert
# Been water skiing
# Read The Phantom.
# Visited Parliament House
# Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting
# Crossed the Nullarbor
# Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles
# Listened to AC/DC
# Called someone a dag
# Voted in a Federal Election - I'm not a citizen...
# Have been swimming and stayed between the flags
# Had a possum in your roof. And rats
# Visited the outback
# Travelled over corrugated roads.
# Hit a kangaroo while driving.
# Been well outside any mobile phone coverage.
# Seen an emu.
# Have woken to the smell of bushfires.
# Subscribed to RRR
# Patted a pure-bred dingo
# Seen the Oils live

2 comments:

Bernard J Rossi said...

I have done all bar eight which is perhaps not bad (or bloody awful depending on your point of view)

If you want me to list the 8 I haven't done I can get back to you (in the interim I will be trying to achieve them)

Bernard J Rossi
Author & Poet (Australian)
www.bernardjrossi.com
www.eloquentbooks.com/Room22.html

JM said...

I am curious to know which eight you haven't done. :)