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Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009, 09:09 pm
HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY!

For me, night is closing on my Australia Day celebrations, but for you lucky Americans the day is just starting! Go on, just once today say "G'day" to someone and if they ask you why, tell them it's Australia Day and that's how we say "Hello" down here. We have a lot to be proud of in what we rightly call the lucky country and I hope you can celebrate with us.

shiningriver recommended I pass on this story about the extraordinary life of a roo called Myrtle to my readers, and it seems very apposite that I should do so on Australia Day.

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009 11:35 am (UTC)
zelox_quo

Happy Australia Day to you also Marko.

Hope you enjoyed the celebrations. =3

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
mejeep

g'MEEPS to you too! I wish I had a place to hang my nice Aussie flag for the occasion. I hope to meet up with you should you get to NYC again.

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
harvardheinous

Happy Australia Day!   And again you've taught me a new word ("apposite").  : )

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Same here, I thought he had typo'd 'apropos' at first and had to look 'apposite' up :)

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC)
savant_da_rat

Hooray, Happy Australia Day :)

That story is really sweet and touching, thanks for sharing the link. The bit about Myrtle attacking young women made me chuckle, a friend of mine had ferrets for a long time, and the one female he had would bite any female human on the ankle/foot when they first met. Every time, usually before he had a chance to warn the visitor that it was coming.

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
tjfoxx

Happy Australia Day to you too!

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
tjfoxx

Also, it's Chinese New Year.

Mon, Jan. 26th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
aldi

Happy Aussie Day! Go nuzzle a roo for me!

Tue, Jan. 27th, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
shiningriver

As I look out at 10 inches of fresh snow on the front lawn, and an air temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit, I'm hoping you've enjoyed a pleasantly warm Australia Day! I used to have Men At Work on cassette tape, back in the 1980's and often played it in my Sony Walkman, LOL. Midnight Oil, too, a bit later. And I've just bitten into a nice slice of toast with Vegemite spread thickly on it. I have a little 150 gram jar of it that I recently (December) purchased locally. I quite enjoyed it.

Wed, Jan. 28th, 2009 08:37 am (UTC)
moxxey

That was a very interesting story! I've always known that some animals can come to believe that they're people and emulate us. It also shows that animals are allot smarter than we think that they are =^.-=
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