britt goes DOWN UNDAH

Friends, as you may have noticed, I have gone a bit off the grid and am currently living in a strange and glorious land. australia A land where bars are often referred to as hotels, where coffee is taken white, and I am the crazy wanker with the accent. anigif_enhanced-buzz-23905-1386202168-0It is a parallel universe where kangaroos are nothing but large hopping stray dogs, 

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WTF are you doing, Kangaroo?! GET A JOB.

and these large hopping stray dogs RUN the place.

And so friends, I must be wary.

I must be wary because I’m getting addicted to meat pies,

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My first experience consuming a meat pie. I simply CANNOT in this moment. At all.

and all of the chocolate candies that do not exist back home.

OMG PODS.

OMG PODS.

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KEEP THEM AWAY FROM ME.

My lungs are getting way too used to the smogless harbor air,1422618_939235502654_2206862013059351666_nthere are rainbows and butterflies and world peace and unicorns all over the fuckin place,

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And… footy. Just footy. All the time, footy.*

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*American translation: “Rugby”.

What’s not to love??

For about a month now, I have been doing work as an assembly editor /  filmie slave bitch (#WORTHIT) at my friends’ production company in Sydney, Australia.

But let’s just call it where we see it, folks —  this is just thinly-veiled excuse to Live the Aussie Lyfe DOWN UNDAH. How did such an opportunity come around you may ask?

You can blame the Arizona International Film Festival*:

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*where Birds of Neptune was Film Fest Circuit-ing

and these dudes:

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Best. Decision. Ever.

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Hello from the other side of the Pacific.

 

And, because you’ve been asking, below is a list of The Notable Aussie Things I Have Done So Far:

1.) I Tried Vegemite for the first time.

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2.) And, simultaneously, tried Vegemite for the last time.

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3.) Became a Hilltop Hoods fan.

I CANNOT stop listening to the Hilltop Hoods, in particular, THIS song: ‘MERICA, WHY is this not a thing?! Catch up!!

4.) I’ve learned to speak Australian: (Okay, not really. I get made fun of. But still.)

5.) Ducked into the Sydney Aquarium:

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…where I like to hang out with huge monster crabs stoned, apparently.

6.) Took an an epic ferry ride:

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Who invited that special kid in the center?

7.) Saw Mad Max on the largest IMAX in the world:

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I needed therapy after this. In all of the best ways.

8.) I’ve up-ed my drinking game to blend in with the locals:

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Look! I befriended a bartender! Look! I drank all of the alcohol! Look! I’m really, REALLY sober right now!

And though I have yet to see a kangaroo in real life (just you wait til I venture out of my urban bubble), I have 9.) touched a boomerang (heyyoo!) and 10.) worn an Australian Hat thing.

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yeah. this thing.

So this means I’m at lease three – fifths Aussie at this point.

You can’t take that away from me.

 

G’day from the other side of the Pacific,

Britt

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