Monday, December 08, 2008

How Australian am I?

via lauredhel

1. Heard a kookaburra in person (and, like lauredhel, have also had them steal food from the bbq, and have hand fed them.)

2. Slept under the stars

3. Seen a koala.

4. Visited Melbourne

5. Watched a summer thunderstorm (best one was when we were camping by the beach and the storm was up the coast, down the coast and out to sea but not actually where we were. Spectacular! )

6. Worn a pair of thongs

7. Been to Uluru (Ayer's Rock).

8. Visited Cape York

9. Held a snake (not yet)

10. Sang along with Khe Sanh (try and stop me!)

11. Drank VB (but not twice! I was young and didn't know better)

12. Visited Sydney (can you call it visiting when you live there?)

13. Have seen a shark (found a bunch of shark eggs on the beach with embryos still inside and alive after a big storm once)

14. Have used Aussie slang naturally in a conversation

15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian

16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach (Butcher's paper is better)

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 (train, Sydney 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

26. Gone skinny dipping. (I don't think it counts if you were only a little kid though)

27. Had a Tim Tam Slam

28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne

29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service.

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Held a wombat

32. Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more

33. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person

34. Had a really bad sunburn

35. Visited an aboriginal community

36. Seen a redback spider

37. Have watched Paul Hogan

38. Seen Blue Poles in person

39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback

40. Eaten Vegemite

41. Thrown a boomerang (badly)

42. Seen the Kimberlies

43. Given a hitch-hiker a lift

44. Been to Perth

45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters

46. Tried playing a didgeridoo

47. Seen dinosaur footprints (I'll echo lauredhel here too: In the USA, though. Does that count?)

48. Eaten Tim Tams

49. Been to Darwin

50. Touched a kangaroo

51. Visted the Great Barrier Reef

52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson

53. Killed a Cane Toad

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre

55. Have read and own books by Australian authors

56. Visited Adelaide

57. Know the story behind "Eternity"

58. Been camping

59. Visited Brisbane

60. Been in an outback pub

61. Know what the term "Waltzing Matilda" actually means

62. Gone whale watching.

63. Listened to Slim Dusty

64. Own five or more Australian movies or TV series

65. Sang along to Down Under

66. Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road.

67. Eaten a 4'n'20 pie

68. Surfed at Bondi (why would you when there are so many other, much nicer beaches in/near Sydney?)

69. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day

70. Visited Hobart

71. Eaten kangaroo

72. Seen a quokka

73. Visited Canberra

74. Visited rainforests

75. Used a Victa lawnmower

76. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide

There's no 77. Why is there no 77?

78. Used a Hills hoist

79. Visited the Olgas

80. Used native Australian plants in cooking

81. Visited the snow

82. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford (couldn't care less :P)

83. Visited the desert

84. Been water skiing

85. Read The Phantom

86. Visited Parliament House

87. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting

88. Crossed the Nullarbor

89. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles (and jellyfish.)

90. Listened to AC/DC.

91. Called someone a dag

92. Voted in a Federal Election

93. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags

94. Had a possum in your roof

95. Visited the outback

96. Travelled over corrugated roads.

97. Hit a kangaroo while driving

98. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage

99. Seen an emu.

100. Have woken to the smell of bushfires .

Hmmm, 69% apparently.


Kate said...

This list makes me happy! Thank God I found a store that carries Tim Tams here :)

Deborah said...

I didn't count, but actually, I've done lots of those things too, and I've only lived in Australia for 4 years total (1 so far this time, 3 years previously).

Might have to do this one on my blog too...