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!!
All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.