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Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004, 06:05 pm
Melbourne Cup

Every year, Australia stops for a horse race called the Melbourne Cup. One of the traditions that have evolved around this horse race is that of wearing outlandish hats. This used to be a female tradition, but men have since joined in, usually with variants on the theme of alcohol consumption. My office had a Melbourne Cup lunch and conducted a Melbourne Cup hat competition. One of the categories was for the most unusual hat, and I entered a hat with a plush horse as the centrepiece. I won! It was the first time I've ever won anything (just about) so I was taken quite by surprise.

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 12:17 am (UTC)

Oh, man.

So the hats are /supposed/ to be stupid?

'Cause all day today I was totally sniggering at all the women walking around in those ugly ass head-pieces.

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 12:36 am (UTC)

I'm not sure for women, but they are meant to be stupid when men wear them.

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 12:55 am (UTC)

that is just too cute!

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 01:18 am (UTC)
peromyscus: Re: Melbourne Cup

Cute hat, nice idea with the horse plushy on the hat. I think that the hat suits ya, lol jk, or maybe not. XD
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Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 03:13 am (UTC)

Really? Melbourne Cup is big here. I thought it was all over the country.

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 04:40 pm (UTC)

It depends on the people. Because it is a public holiday here, while many more people go to the races, most people see it as a chance for a long weekend. And other cities in Victoria see it as a chance for a big sale. And while a lot of people (including me) watch only this horse race out of the year, I still don't think Cup Day is worth a public holiday. Especially after they took Show Day away.

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 03:46 am (UTC)

Nice horsie...:-D
Nice person too.:-)

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 04:38 am (UTC)

Heheheh cool! CongRATS! ;)

I like how a 100/1 got third place.....hehehe

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 04:43 am (UTC)

Fun hat!
Wow, how hot is it in your office? ;-)

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:35 am (UTC)

Hee! Very cute. ^_^ So, it's sort an egalitarian, unpretentious version of Royal Ascot's "Ladies' Day"?

It strikes me that Meeko would lend himself well to being worn as a hat.. ^_^

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)

No, Oaks Day, which is basically Ladies' Day, is on Thursday.

Tue, Nov. 2nd, 2004 08:41 am (UTC)

Cute. ^^ What did you win?