Sunday, June 20, 2010

How Aussie Are You?

How Aussie Are You?

Found this over at Manda's Movements who found over at Good Golly Miss Holly. I love these questions because I never go as good as I feel I should so they motivate me to get out there and do more!

There 102 in total so I've changed the colour of the ones that I've done and added extra comments in brackets here and there.  Make sure to take these out if you copy and paste. Give this a go even if you're not from here because they aren't entirely strictly Australian.

How many of these things have you done?

   1. Heard a kookaburra in person. (Had about 4 outside my back door the other morning)
   2. Slept under the stars. (Only done it twice.  It was awesome)
   3. Seen a koala.
   4. Visited Melbourne.
   5. Watched a summer thunderstorm.
   6. Worn a pair of thongs. (Everyday, got a few pairs of em!)

   7. Been to Uluru. (Ayer’s Rock)
   8. Visited Cape York.
   9. Held a snake. (Creepy little buggers they are! We have 19 of  the25 most venomous snakes here.) 
  10. Sang along with Khe San.
  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. (I've driven over it though)
  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. (Haven't YET but how mad would that be!!)
  22. Have gone bush-bashing. (Lots of fun that is!! :)
  23. Taken a sickie.
  24. Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football.
  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. (Been to Mount Isa in the wet season. Almost lost the Jeep in flooding on the way up! Scary stuff... and here I was worrying about crocodiles LOL IDIOT!)
  33. Seen the Great Australian Bight in person.
  34. Had a really bad sunburn.
  35. Visited an Aboriginal community.
  36. Seen a redback spider. (Guilty of killing them as well)
  37. Have watched Paul Hogan.
  38. Seen Blue Poles in person.
  39. Wandered barefoot in the bush/outback.
  40. Eaten Vegemite. (Good Stuff)

  41. Thrown a boomerang.
  42. Seen the Kimberleys.
  43. Given a hitch-hiker a lift. (Have thought about it... kinda creeped out after Wolf Creek though LOL)
  44. Been to Perth.
  45. Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters. (Very Nice)
  46. Tried playing a didgeridoo. (I may have tried...)
  47. Seen dinosaur footprints.
  48. Eaten Tim Tams.
  49. Been to Darwin.
  50. Touched a kangaroo.
  51. Visted the Great Barrier Reef.
  52. Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson. (Very Funny)
  53. Killed a Cane Toad.
  54. Gone to a drive-in theatre. (Went for the first time this year. Totally Awesome)
  55. Have read and own books by Australian authors.
  56. Visited Adelaide.
  57. Know the story behind “Eternity”.
  58. Been camping.
  59. Visited Brisbane. (Live only 30 mins away)

  60. Been in an outback pub. (Been to the Walkabout Creek pub on the way to Mount Isa)
  61. Know what the term “Waltzing Matilda” actually means. 
  62. Gone whale watching. (Would love to)
  63. Listened to Slim Dusty
  64. Own five or more Australian movies or TV series. (don't own 5 .. no)
  65. Sang along to Down Under. (yeah great song !)
  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. (not into the cricket)
  70. Visited Hobart.
  71. Eaten kangaroo. (It's pretty good)
  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.
  78. Visited Kata Tjuta
  79. Used native Australian plants in cooking.
  80. Visited the snow.
  81. Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford. (Go The Holdens!)
  82. Visited the desert.
  83. Been water skiing
  84. Read The Phantom.
  85. Visited Parliament House.
  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.

  91. Voted in a Federal Election.
  92. Have been swimming and stayed between the flags. (when I've been game enough to try lol)

  93. Had a possum in your roof.
  94. Visited the outback.
  95. Travelled over corrugated roads.
  96. Hit a kangaroo while driving. (scary stuff)
  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. (No thanks!)
 102. Seen the Oils live. 
56 out of 102! If I can count properly. Well at least I got over the halfway mark!

1 comment:

  1. that's awesome but you've never sang along to khe san!?! really!?! i didn't know there were any aussies who don't at least some of the words (or at least regularly sing the chorus incorrectly - ie last train instead of plane out of sydney.... - i know its bad but i can't help but love that silly song :-)



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