22 June 2010

How Aussie are you?

Reaction to Reading had this meme running on Saturday last week
101 things that may indicate you are an Aussie
I've marked my 80 or so "accomplishments" in bold.
  1. Heard a kookaburra in person. (we have them around here often)
  2. Slept under the stars. (done quite a bit of camping in my time)
  3. Seen a koala. (even held one)
  4. Visited Melbourne. (an annual pilgrimage)
  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 (at the Snake Temple in KL)
  10. Sang along with Khe San
  11. Drank VB.
  12. Visited Sydney.
  13. Have seen a shark
  14. Have used Aussie (and NZ) slang naturally in a conversation.
  15. Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (Aboriginal)
  16. Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach (I like them out of newspaper 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 (got an offer to visit her last time I was in Melbourne)
  20. Slept on an overnight train or bus (slept in the luggage rack on the train to Kalgoorlie)
  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. (often)
  25. Have seen wild camels (both here and in the UAE)
  26. Gone skinny dipping. (both outback and in Norway)
  27. Done a Tim Tam Slam.
  28. Ridden in a tram in Melbourne.
  29. Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service. (an annual thing)
  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 (from the air).
  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.(easy to do at Cleland wild life park)
  50. Visted the Great Barrier Reef.
  51. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson.
  52. Killed a Cane Toad. (ran over it)
  53. Gone to a drive-in theatre.
  54. Have read and own books by Australian authors
  55. Visited Adelaide. (I live there)
  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.
  68. Watched the cricket on Boxing Day.
  69. Visited Hobart.
  70. Eaten kangaroo.
  71. Seen a quokka.
  72. Visited Canberra.
  73. Visited rainforests.
  74. Used a Victa lawnmower.
  75. Travelled on a tram in Adelaide.
  76. Used a Hills hoist 
  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 - someone tried to teach me, hopeless case though
  83. Read The Phantom.
  84. Visited Parliament House
  85. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting.
  86. Crossed the Nullarbor (on the train)
  87. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles.(in the NT)
  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. (and invading our holiday cabin)
  93. Visited the outback.
  94. Travelled over corrugated roads.
  95. Hit a kangaroo while driving
  96. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage.
  97. Seen an emu.
  98. Have woken to the smell of bushfires.
  99. Subscribed to RRR
  100. Patted a pure-bred dingo
  101. Seen the Oils live
Feel free to play along and if you need any translations let me know.

1 comment:

Bernadette said...

Snap - I am 80% Aussie too :)


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