Pressies from back home (one for the Aussies, especially the Victorians...)

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    12-08-2011, 07:57 PM
Green Broke
Pressies from back home (one for the Aussies, especially the Victorians...)

So, this week has been a tough one between being busy with my job and juggling final exams. I walk in the door Tuesday night to find a care package that my friends back home had sent me, I can't even tell you how happy it made me! I honestly had tears in my eyes as I opened each package and read the letters they had written.

Hand written letters at that! I am lucky to have such good friends.

So, how many Aussie treats and traditions do you see?


Indy (my cat) was all over the vegemite, knew she was a good sort
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    12-08-2011, 08:10 PM
You got some great friends there, and those Tim Tams look good we don't have them in the US. >:(
    12-08-2011, 08:13 PM

Missing out on another fabulous Aussie Christmas Sarah, shorts, singlet top, thongs (the shoe kind!), beer, BBQ, sweat and flies. Bliss!
    12-08-2011, 08:15 PM
The best way to celebrate Christmas!

That's fantastic you got that from your friends. Vegemite must be a cat thing. Our cat loves it to..
    12-08-2011, 08:22 PM
Green Broke
You bloody RIPPER!!!

Aw, I miss having a summer Christmas!! I was talking to my best mate the other day and it was 30 degrees over there and 30 degres over here. 'Cept here it's in Farenheit *shiver*

Funny story about using the word 'thong' inappropriately when I was FOB (Fresh Off the Boat) here a couple years back:

I had just moved in to my new house with two housemates, both girls, and we were just getting to know each other. One of the girls had two cats and one of the cats was chewing electrical cords, to the TV, laptop cords, mobile phone chargers....the lot. Very annoying. We couldn't figure out which cat was responsible.

One day I came home to find one of the cats gnawing on my 'flip flops' and it was an aha moment - the mystery of the cord chewing cat was solved. So, when the cat's owner returned home later that night, I proudly announced to her that I had disovered the guilty party by telling her that I had busted the cat "chewing on my rubber thongs."

Her response was an awkward "....ah....OK...." followed by a nervous laugh. I didn't realise till the next day what I had said and hurriedly explained that I meant 'flip flops' and assured her I didn't have rubber underwear. Haha, she must have thought she had let some crazy devo Aussie move in!!
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    12-08-2011, 08:44 PM
Hahahahaha that is fantastic! Oh I love the slight differences in word useage between Aus and the US, makes for such awkward yet hilarious conversation!!
    12-08-2011, 08:46 PM
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We called flip flops "thongs" when I was a kid. I don't know why it went out of fashion. The cheap kind with the rubber strap over your feet , and they always cracked and it would pull right through the hole. Heck, we LIVED in those all summer.

OH, give me the TimTams!

And, what is "Frankston"?
    12-08-2011, 08:55 PM
Green Broke
Tim Tam Slam anyone?

Frankston is a beautiful little holiday town about an hour south-east of Melbourne, Victoria.

*Crosses fingers and hopes that no fellow Victorians read that*
    12-08-2011, 08:59 PM
Cute kitty! Kayty, I'm coming to Christmas at your house!
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    12-08-2011, 11:01 PM
Green Broke
^^^Aw, thanks! She's my 'other' girly :)

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