Missing Australia

I’m definitely happy to be home, and I’m loving spending time with my friends and family- but there a a few things I am missing.

1. Andrew. Feels like I haven’t seen him in forever and it’s only been 5 days! I still have almost 2 weeks before I see him again.

2. TV that doesn’t include the Tru TV station. Don’t get me wrong- I truly enjoy the vast variety of stations here and I’ve been excited to flip through them all over the last few weeks- but why is it that everyone here (i.e. my dad and brother-in-law) ONLY want to watch Tru TV??? I just would like to say that is the worst TV station EVER! “Tru TV, not reality, Actuality.” I’d like to change the slogan to “Tru TV, not reality, just plain SHIT.” Operation Repo is satan’s latest crap contribution to cable TV and I do NOT understand how ANY civilized human being can enjoy that show. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of reality shows and pointless TV in the past- but this show has to take the top prize for the worst thing on air. I cannot believe those fat, ghetto, painted-eyebrow scum are probably making WAY more money than me. Why did I go to school again?

For those of you who may not have been blessed enough to see this show yet… here is one of the cast members:

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I think I liked her better in her first movie, The Little mermaid:

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3. Yoga. I haven’t been in weeks!! Oooh how I miss it. Sure I could go here, but that would involve paying money- and I don’t like paying money for classes. I’d rather vacuum and wash mirrors for free classes! 🙂 Then I can spend money on other non-essential items like Ugg boots, giant packs of orbitz gum, grape vodka and a pocket pie maker.

That’s all really. I’m happy with everything else here… the weather (finally), the comfy guest bed I’m sleeping in, they gym (for some unknown reason I find the gym here MUCH more tolerable than the one at home), Pei Wei, Panera, cheap brewed ice tea at every restaurant I go to, free refills!!! I just want Andrew back here. Either that or I want bring 3 months worth of Strawberry Poppy seed salad home with me and then just fast forward a few months so I can skip the Sydney winter all together. Oh and if they could open a Pei Wei or Panera in Sydney, that would be awesome. It’s not a far fetched dream- they did after all open up a Counter Burger.

6 Responses to Missing Australia

  1. Lindsay June 22, 2009 at 10:52 pm #

    Free Refills! Sigh. I forgot about them. I can barely get a glass of water at most places here without pulling teeth.

  2. Natasha June 23, 2009 at 2:51 am #

    Cheap endless iced tea! I’m salivating. Enjoy your last few weeks… see you soon! (p.s. it was actually nice out today here!)

  3. charity June 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm #

    omigoodness! she really does look like ursula… i burst out laughing!

  4. Christy June 24, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    Grape Vodka?!?! Why is that I live in this country and yet have not heard of this? Cherry, yes, Raspberry, yes, Vanilla, yes, but Grape? OMG I’m running to the liquor store right now!!!! The cherry by the way is excellent in a diet coke or pepsi – reminds me of the cherry cokes that were made in restuarants using cherry syrup. yum!

    • elsja June 24, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

      Yes Christy, it is true. I’ve never actually tried it, but I had a dream a few months ago where I made up this cocktail that included grape vodka and it was the best drink ever. So, I have to buy some just to see if my dream cocktail actually does taste good. I’ve already got some cherry, peach and pear vodka in my cabinet at home 🙂

  5. Mama Bird June 26, 2009 at 7:02 am #

    Just wait until you’ve lived in Oz a bit longer and your trips back ‘home’ will get even weirder. Things I had done and used while growing up seemed backwards and not normal. I wasn’t used to it anymore and missed the things in Oz that I was used to. The American accent sounded harsh and the people grossly overweight. It took some getting used to again after I moved back. I’m lucky my friends and family put up with me. I can see the pros and cons of both places now, but it took a while. Both places feel like home though (as we still go to Oz every year) and that’s an odd feeling too.

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