Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Just say "Oi!"

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! 

Oi! Oi! Oi! 

If someone cheerfully yells "Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!" 

Quickly respond with an equally enthusiastic "Oi! Oi! Oi!" 

Why? Well I'm not sure but just do it to avoid disheartening looks. With the Olympics in full swing this cheerful Australian rally call is being shouted all about the city so be a sport and just say "Oi!" 

Watching the Olympics in Australia is inspiring and hilarious. The announcers are completely biased. They are 100% for the Aussies and their announcements are so refreshing compared to the often politically correct U.S.A. announcers. They’re Australian, proud of it, and completely behind their athletes. Not saying America isn’t, but the Australian enthusiasiam is fun to behold. 

During the equestrian jumping competition tonight, the Aussie announcer said “Lets just hope this German horse knocks down a few posts to give our Aussie team a medal!”  

A competitor’s horse was giving a perfect run but when one hoof tapped a pole, the announcer said “Aww! Someone in the crowd give a poof! We need that pole down!” It’s all in good humor, and I at least was amused. 

Good news is that Bob and I finally have an apartment! YAY! It doesn't have the best view (we face a cliff), but it is modern, has it's own washer and dryer, and most importantly - the agent picked us out of a bag of applicants so we're taking it! My good friend Alexandra took us to second-hand stores so we could find furnishings. This week I'm going to get a new bed, and refrigerator. An odd thing with apartments here is that they don't include refrigerators - so anytime someone moves they take their fridge with them. Seems a bit of a pain. So a lot of shopping is in need, but at least we finally have a place to make our home!

So, for now, “Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!” 

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