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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Shake Your Gluteous Maximus...

Today is Australia Day that happy/sad day when we celebrate all that is great about Australia while simultaneously feeling guilty about the fact that we displaced an entire race of people to get where we are today. As a defence against excessive patriotism Australians love to laugh at themselves (before someone else does!). Queenslanders call us Mexicans (living south of the border) and we refer to their capital as BrisVegas because of their propensity for wearing gold strappy sandals but it's all in good fun as Evil Eddie will show you. Queenslanders may be having a bit of a rough trot at the moment but they sure know how to party...


  1. Happy Australia Day! May there be lots of shrimps to throw on your barbie...

  2. Haha, that song always makes me laugh - and it's so very catchy!! :)
    Happy Australia Day!

    PS. I won't hold it against you that you're from over the border! ;)
    PPS. You'll be happy to know that I don't own a pair of gold strappy sandals! ;)

  3. No barbie yesterday Lucy as our BBQ is currently behind a thick over-growth of plants! I think the 'shrimp on the barbie' thing may be as mythical as the 'gold strappy sandals'thing.

    I'm sure Tracey will tell you that most of the people wearing gold strappy sandals on the Gold Coast originally came from Sydney or Melbourne!

    Hope things are slowly returning to some kind of normality up there Tracey. I spoke to a friend in Brisbane a few days ago and he said that he has just hit the wall emotionally and physically and I'm sure a lot of other people must be feeling the same way.