Thursday, December 23, 2010

How Aussie are you?

So I was on a few moments ago, and found this: A check-list of "how Aussie are you". I thought it was pretty cool, so I copied it onto my blog and filled it in for myself. 
The lines colored in RED are are the things that I have done. 
Copy and Paste this onto your blog, or let me know how many Aussie things you have done in the comments section!  

Heard a kookaburra in person. (Plenty of times)
Slept under the stars.
Seen a koala.
Visited Melbourne.
Watched a summer thunderstorm.
Worn a pair of thongs. (Heck, I can run in thongs. Thats how Aussie I am)
Been to Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)
Visited Cape York.
Held a snake.
Sang along with Khe San.
Drank VB. 
Visited Sydney.
Have seen a shark.
Have used Aussie (and NZ) slang naturally in a conversation.
Had an actual conversation with an indigenous Australian (Aboriginal)
Eaten hot chips from the bag at the beach. ( I thought everyone did this?)
Walked/climbed over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Used an outside dunny, and checked under the seat before sitting down.
Seen Chloe in Young & Jackson’s.
Slept on an overnight train or bus.
Been to Sydney’s Mardi Gras
Have gone bush-bashing.
Taken a sickie.
Been to see a game of Aussie Rules football. (Hundreds of times. Ive even been to a Grand Final) 
Have seen wild camels.
Gone skinny dipping.
Done a Tim Tam Slam.
Ridden in a tram in Melbourne.
Been at an ANZAC day Dawn Service.
Watched a sunrise or sunset.
Held a wombat.
Been on a roadtrip of 800km or more
Seen the Great Australian Bight in person.
Had a really bad sunburn.
Visited an Aboriginal community.
Seen a redback spider.
Have watched Paul Hogan. (In movies yes, but not live)
Seen Blue Poles in person.
Eaten Vegemite. (ILY Vegemite!) 
Thrown a boomerang. (It didnt come back :[ ) 
Seen the Kimberleys.
Given a hitch-hiker a lift.
Been to Perth.
Have tried Lemon, Lime and Bitters. (it is the most delicious drink in the history of the world!)
Tried playing a didgeridoo. 
Seen dinosaur footprints.
Eaten Tim Tams.
Been to Darwin.
Touched a kangaroo.
Visted the Great Barrier Reef.
Listened to Kevin Bloody Wilson.
Killed a Cane Toad. (No, but ive raced them)
Gone to a drive-in theatre.
Have read and own books by Australian authors.
Visited Adelaide. (Thats where I live!)
Know the story behind “Eternity”.
Been camping.
Visited Brisbane.
Been in an outback pub. (sort of. It wasnt outback, but it wasnt anywhere near city/suburbia either...) 
Know what the term “Waltzing Matilda” actually means.
Gone whale watching.
Listened to Slim Dusty.
Own five or more Australian movies or TV series.
Sang along to Down Under.
Have stopped specifically to look at an historic marker by the side of the road.
Eaten a Four N Twenty pie.
Surfed at Bondi.
Watched the cricket on Boxing Day.
Visited Hobart.
Eaten kangaroo.
Seen a quokka.
Visited Canberra.
Visited rainforests. (Daintree FTW!)
Used a Victa lawnmower.
Travelled on a tram in Adelaide.
Used a Hills hoist.
Visited Kata Tjuta
Used native Australian plants in cooking.
Visited the sno.
Chosen a side in Holden VS Ford. (Yes, Ford, though I could'nt care less.)
Visited the desert.
Been water skiing (on year 8 camp. I pulled a muscle whilst getting pulled up, yet still managed to last a minute standing in extreme pain. There's my amusing story for the day)
Read The Phantom.
Visited Parliament House. (both old and new)
Gone spotlighting or pig-shooting.
Crossed the Nullarbor.
Avoided swimming in areas because of crocodiles.
Listened to AC/DC. 
Called someone a dag.
Voted in a Federal Election. (I'll be voting in a few years. I would have gone for Howard, and Abott)
Have been swimming and stayed between the flags.
Had a possum in your roof.
Visited the outback.
Travelled over corrugated roads.
Hit a kangaroo while driving.
Been well outside any mobile phone coverage.
Seen an emu. 
Have woken to the smell of bushfires.
Subscribed to RRR.
Patted a pure-bred dingo. 
Seen the Oils live. (Peter Garrett's dancing is epic!) 


  1. Whoa. I kept a tally at first of all the Aussie things I've done, but that list is loooong! I love how like 1/3 of them all have to do with animals :D

    As to thongs, dear: are thongs in OZ like stuff you wear on your feet, or really skimpy underwear? Cause if you can run in what an American considers a "thong" - hats off to you!

  2. hahaha, no thongs are those things you wear on your feet when going to the beach! And really hard to run in-may I add.

  3. 75 of those Aussie things, Jessica!!!