Nico (vilakins) wrote,

Aussie survey meme

I should be drawing my B7 card or fixing my Lynx story to post on my site, but I'm a bit distracted with Jasmin having had her operation today (I'm picking her up shortly) and the new cat (see next post). I have however knitted the outsides (the hardest part) of two teleport bracelets. :-)

Greg comes back tonight, but with a massive cold, so I'not sure when he's going back to work, and can therefore print said unfinished B7 card. So it will be late again this year.

In the meantime, have a Australian survey meme. Hey, it makes a change from all those US high school ones, and a surprising amount applies to here as well.

1. Heard a kookaburra in person.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Seen a koala.
4. Visited Melbourne.
5. Watched a summer thunderstorm.
6. Worn a pair of thongs.

7. Been to Uluru (Ayer's Rock)
8. Visited Cape York.
9. Held a snake.
10. Sang along with Khe San. The unlikeliest of earworms, actually.
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.
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.
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.  Seen games on telly though.
25. Have seen wild camels.
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. 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. In films, yes.
38. Seen Blue Poles in person.
39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback.
40. Eaten Vegemite.
41. Thrown a boomerang.
42. Seen the Kimberleys.
43. Given a hitch-hiker a lift.

44. Been to Perth.
45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters. Love it!
46. Tried playing a didgeridoo.
47. Seen dinosaur footprints.
48. Eaten Tim Tams.
49. Been to Darwin.
50. Touched a kangaroo. Fed and petted, yes.
51. Visted the Great Barrier Reef.
52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson.
53. Killed a Cane Toad.
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre. OK, we don't have those.
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.
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.
77. Used a Hills hoist. (That's the washing line we had when I was a kid.)
78. Visited Kata Tjuta
79. Used native Australian plants in cooking.
80. Visited the snow.
81. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford.
82. Visited the desert.
83. Been water skiing
84. Read The Phantom.
85. Visited Parliament House.  (Ours, not theirs.)
86. Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting.
87. Crossed the Nullarbor.
88. Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles.
89. Listened to AC/DC.
90. Called someone a dag. (Ah, but it doesn't mean the same thing here!)

91. Voted in a Federal Election. N/A
92. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags.
93. Had a possum in your roof.

94. Visited the outback.
95. Travelled over corrugated roads. (ANd damn, I hate those. Do I get ectra points for corrugates roads with flocks of sheep on them? Because I should!)
96. Hit a kangaroo while driving
97. Been well outside any mobile phone coverage.
98. Seen an emu.
99. Have woken to the smell of bushfires
100. Subscribed to RRR.
101. Patted a pure-bred dingo.
102. Seen the Oils live.

Feel dree to ask me about any puzzling bolded ones. :-)

Tags: meme - me, nz
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