Thursday, January 26, 2006

Australia Day

Today is Australia Day, the day where everyone in this sunburnt (ie covered in skin cancer) country has a day off work to get together and have a barbie. Like Christmas, this is all about mass consumption of food and drink, most often snags and beer.

TRANSLATION: Australia Day = barbeque = sausages on bread with tomato sauce + beer

Or failing that, take the family out to Darling Harbour or Circular Quay and watch the Jamaican guy with the big smile and the steel drums do battle with the silver-painted Statue Of Liberty impersonator.

For me, it's all about sleeping in. An hour or so extra can make all the difference. Then, because a public holiday is a great excuse to do things you don't have time for during a work day, I think I'll go shopping. Buy some things I don't really need.

Maybe ...

  • a gold plated blank DVD
  • shaggy red drink coasters with built-in hot plates
  • hybrid fuel cell/electric Converse high top sneakers
  • a bicycle helmet with pictures of other bicycle helmets
  • an imitation fur covered cordless laser mouse with real feet
  • a granite hacky sack
  • sandpaper tissues (I'm thinking wet & dry No. 45)
I'll shut up now.

Happy Australia Day!

1 comment:

Mary said...

We didn't have a beer though and we were so close!