Friends, as you may have noticed, I have gone a bit off the grid and am currently living in a strange and glorious land. A land where bars are often referred to as hotels, where coffee is taken white, and I am the crazy wanker with the accent. It is a parallel universe where kangaroos are nothing but large hopping stray dogs,
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,
and all of the chocolate candies that do not exist back home.
And… footy. Just footy. All the time, footy.*
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*:
and these dudes:
Best. Decision. Ever.
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.
2.) And, simultaneously, tried Vegemite for the last time.
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:
6.) Took an an epic ferry ride:
7.) Saw Mad Max on the largest IMAX in the world:
8.) I’ve up-ed my drinking game to blend in with the locals:
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.
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,