This jam is goes out to all my fellow Americans. Listen to it, learn it, and remember it when you visit Australia. It’s just a koala, not a bear. Thanks Don Spencer, you’re a champ. And soooo very Aussie. I love it. Fun fact: My husband had to learn this song when he was just a lil’ guy. And […]Read more "“Please Don’t Call Me A Koala Bear”"
Who has time to make sense of this confusing mess? It’s like whoever is in charge of Sydney roads and transportation would rather confuse the shit out of everyday citizens so that they can slap them with a $280 parking fine for not reading the clearly posted curb signage. Oh California, how I miss you. There’s so many […]Read more "Typical Australian Parking Signs"
The morning of October 10, 2010, the sound of my alarm woke me up and for the first time, I didn’t hit the snooze button. That particular morning, I was excited to wake up early. My heart was full of joy and as I lay there alone for the last time of my single adult life, […]Read more "The Real Good"
Every day, someone in the world googles the word arvo and lands on my blog. I know this for a fact because my trusted daily Wordpress statistics report tells me so. This leads me to conclude that either one of two things is happening: 1) The same person is searching for arvo more than once a day using various key phrases; or […]Read more "Arvo is to Afternoon as Tea is to Dinner"
Not in any particular order, except for maybe the first two: How blue the sky is Coffee (it’s the best here and I don’t know why but it just is) Aboriginal culture Aussie slang and the social ease and frequency with using the “F” word Legal graffiti walls Lemon, Lime, and Bitters Ferry rides in Sydney Melbourne everything (except its weather) Gun […]Read more "21 Things I Love About Australia"
It had been raining all week and we weren’t sure whether we’d make it out this year to see all of VIVID Sydney. But on this particular Saturday, the skies finally cleared up a bit and Matt & I decided to brave the cold winter night together with his mum. The evening turned out to be quite lovely […]Read more "VIVID Sydney 2014 Recap"
Have I mentioned that one of my childhood friends from back home just happens to live in Sydney, too? Her name is Sarah, and last month her mom Mrs. T got on plane and for the first time, left the US to come all the way down under to Australia! This is a woman who brings […]Read more "A Walk with Mrs. T Down Under"