Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How Aussie are you?

Doing the rounds of Australian Bookish Blogs at the moment is this meme that I found on Mysteries in Paradise.

My responses to this meme will, in future years, tell my descendants a little more about me. Other Aussie genealogists may consider completing this meme for their families.

101 things that may indicate you are an Aussie

I've marked my  "accomplishments" in bold and things I'd like to do in italics
  1. Heard a kookaburra in person. (There are many in our garden)
  2. Slept under the stars. (Yes five star hotels)
  3. Seen a koala. (Held one)
  4. Visited Melbourne (For the tennis and genealogy)
  5. Watched a summer thunderstorm.
  6. Worn a pair of thongs.
  7. Been to Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  8. Visited Cape York.
  9. Held a snake 
  10. Sang along with Khe San (is that Australian?)
  11. Drank VB.
  12. Visited Sydney (live on Australian's best city)
  13. Have seen a shark.
  14. Have used Aussie (and NZ) slang naturally in a conversation. (daily)
  15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian.
  16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach.
  17. Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
  18. Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down.
  19. Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson’s.
  20. Slept on an overnight train or bus. (On the Southern Aurora to Melbourne)
  21. Been to Sydney’s Mardi Gras
  22. Have gone bush-bashing
  23. Taken a sickie
  24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football.
  25. Have seen wild camels (only overseas)
  26. Gone skinny dipping. 
  27. Done a Tim Tam Slam.
  28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne.
  29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service.
  30. Held a wombat.
  31. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more
  32. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person.(from the sea on a cruise)
  33. Had a really bad sunburn.
  34. Visited an Aboriginal community.
  35. Seen a redback spider.
  36. Have watched Paul Hogan.
  37. Seen Blue Poles in person.
  38. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback.
  39. Eaten Vegemite.
  40. Thrown a boomerang.
  41. Seen the Kimberleys.
  42. Given a hitch-hiker a lift.
  43. Been to Perth.
  44. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters.
  45. Tried playing a didgeridoo.
  46. Seen dinosaur footprints.
  47. Eaten Tim Tams.
  48. Been to Darwin.
  49. Touched a kangaroo.
  50. Visted the Great Barrier Reef. (Snorkelled there)
  51. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson.
  52. Killed a Cane Toad.
  53. Gone to a drive-in theatre.
  54. Have read and own books by Australian authors
  55. Visited Adelaide.
  56. Know the story behind “Eternity”.
  57. Been camping.
  58. Visited Brisbane.
  59. Been in an outback pub.
  60. Know what the term “Waltzing Matilda” actually means.
  61. Gone whale watching.
  62. Listened to Slim Dusty.
  63. Own five or more Australian movies or TV series.
  64. Sang along to Down Under.
  65. Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road.
  66. Eaten a 4′n’20 pie.
  67. Surfed at Bondi. (Daily when I worked in the Beach Pavilion)
  68. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day.
  69. Visited Hobart.
  70. Eaten kangaroo.
  71. Seen a quokka (At Rottnest Island).
  72. Visited Canberra. (Last time last week)
  73. Visited rainforests.
  74. Used a Victa lawnmower.
  75. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide.
  76. Used a Hills hoist.  (have one in the backyard)
  77. Visited Kata Tjuta.
  78. Used native Australian plants in cooking.
  79. Visited the snow.
  80. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford.
  81. Visited the desert.
  82. Been water skiing.
  83. Read The Phantom.
  84. Visited Parliament House (New, Old and State)
  85. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting.
  86. Crossed the Nullarbor. (In a plane)
  87. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles.
  88. Listened to AC/DC.
  89. Called someone a dag.
  90. Voted in a Federal Election.
  91. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags.
  92. Had a possum in your roof. (Too often)
  93. Visited the outback.
  94. Travelled over corrugated roads.
  95. Hit a kangaroo while driving
  96. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage. (At home when on Optus)
  97. Seen an emu.
  98. Have woken to the smell of bushfires.
  99. Subscribed to RRR. (The three Rs?)
  100. Patted a pure-bred dingo.
  101. Seen the Oils live.

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