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I came to Australia for a three month visit. That was seven years ago. This is about surviving in Oz.

Owner: LisaInOz

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Language: English

Tags: Australia, life, funny, travel, expat

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  • Beating the Blerch
    on Dec 13, 2014 in race it
    A while back, the Oatmeal published this comic about running. It sparked laughter and head nods among runners, spawned a book, and eventually led to the first Beat the Blerch 10k/Half/Full Marathon. Since the Matthew Inman is super cool, he made sure...
  • Four thingsOne:How cool is Tile?! I want to chip everything I own. Hurry up and make it for Android!2)My librarian side is impatiently waiting for this octopus cardigan to go on sale, because it is both awesome and overpriced:c.1989: America's Malls. The title...
  • Thymbol of the thpirit of Chrithmath
    on Dec 8, 2014 in holidays
    I've mentioned before that real Christmas trees aren't widespread in Australia. Most people use a fake tree, or if they go out and chop down a real one, it tends to be pretty scraggly (*coughcough*). Sure, you can get a real tree if you live in one o...
  • Polished
    on Dec 6, 2014 in Pirates ye be warned
    Pirate One loves having his nails painted. He loves choosing a color from my box of polishes and watching me carefully apply it to his tiny nails.Last night he had a disco at daycare, and when I laughingly asked if he wanted special nails, he excited...
  • Circus time!
    on Dec 3, 2014 in life in Oz
    A few weeks ago, flyers for the Bite-Sized Circus were dropped off at the Pirates' preschool:We promptly booked some ringside tickets and eagerly awaited the big day. When it finally arrived last weekend, we rocked up to the itty bitty tent......got...
  • Natural-born scientists
    on Nov 30, 2014 in geek it Pirates ye be warned
    We recently introduced the Pirates to old Bill Nye the Science Guy episodes on YouTube, and they were instantly smitten. They walk around singing the theme song and constantly pester us to watch more. So when they asked me last week if they could "do...
  • EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
    on Nov 28, 2014 in geek it watch it
    Please don't suck. Please, please don't suck.
  • Librarian super happy fun time
    on Nov 26, 2014 in punk ass book jockeys
    When the awesome Librarian Problems posted this last week...When I get to visit another library:...I started cackling wildly because TRUE. SO TRUE. It was especially funny because I was eagerly looking forward to the adventure I had scheduled for thi...
  • Run for your Life(line)
    on Nov 23, 2014 in race it
    Over the weekend I had my last official race of the year: the Lifeline Fun Run 5k. It sounded like a cool event - a chance to run on the brand new Majura Parkway before it's opened to traffic. Unfortunately, it wasn't the awesome event I was hoping f...
  • Four things
    on Nov 14, 2014 in read it
    One:This article on the Knowledge - the test London cabbies must take - is FASCINATING. Go read it.B)How did I only just see this story?! A town turned an abandoned Wal-Mart into a library. Now THAT'S what I'm talking about!III.The Ingenuity and Beau...
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