The heat has just been revolting today.
All part and parcel with an Aussie summer.

It’s Australia day (for those of you who aren’t in the country). This means all Aussies, for 24 hours at least, turn a blind eye to the atrocious way we kill the English language. We don our bucket hats, slip into our double pluggers (get your minds out the gutter this is a slang name for a pair of flip flops) and talk like a yobbo while chewing on rather petite pieces of flossy the lamb.

Mind you though. Not all of us are as stereo typical as all that.

I’ve slipped a pizza in the oven and am probably going to be making myself a ham sammach for dinner.

You don’t have to be a moron to be an Aussie on Australia day.
There are so many Aussies today who will be having kebabs, a decent curry, fried rice and there are plenty of others who will be tucking themselves in with an empty stomach.

Today should be all about being thankful for living in a free country. For living in a country where you’re not in fear of the malitia coming to steal your children away in the middle of the night. Today should be about remembering that so many native people aren’t being treated as equal citizens in their own country. Their life span is no better than it was when Kevin Rudd said sorry for treating them not much better than animals for the better pat of a century.

Today should be about inviting your neighbours over for a meal, nomatter their colour, creed or culture.
It should be about watching the sun go down on this great land, and appreciating the opportunites those who came before us have worked hard to allow us to have.

Happy Australia day!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lessian
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 20:20:31

    I have to disagree with your comments re aboriginals. they get so many perks that no other australian does. they are regularly given opportunities to improve themselves but instead choose to continue on the way they have. if they are going to improve their lifespan and living situations, they have to want to help themselves. everyone else is expected to take responsibility for their situations, why should the aboriginals be any different?


    • Belinda's Baubles
      Jan 27, 2011 @ 15:50:55

      We’ll have to agree to disagree on this one.
      Peope who have been living their own way for thousands of years are suddenly invaded and we’re expecting them to assimilate to our way of life in a century or two, while giving them diseases and setting them up for failure seems like a tall ask. When they didn’t do it fast enough we stole their children, claiming we could give them a better life. Throwing money at the inequality isn’t helping what was put into motion in the 1800’s, so what next? Another stolen generation? There is no happy answer. Just pointing out that the life span of an aborigional person isn’t the same as a caucasian Australian and nomatter which way you look at it, it’s not right.


  2. Que
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 07:02:27

    I’m just glad you explained the double pluggers! LOL!


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