Friday, May 20, 2016
Welcome to Australia
One of the more maudlin moments in internet history was the sudden and unexplained disappearance of: "Cigarette Smoking Blog" by Helen Rittelmeyer.
Though discovered only a few weeks prior to its demise, it was one of Mine Host's favourite reads.
Riveting content. (Subject matter that appealed heavily to Mine Host)
The authoress had apparently moved from North America to Australia, and compiled the above list of pros & cons to life in Australia.
She list the following as "positives" about Australia:
Good weather - Depends which part of Oz. (Apparently much of North America has quite bleak weather)
Lamb very cheap - Is this true? Why would anybody notice? Beef is the one natural food on this planet.
Kookaburras - Agreed, lovely sound.
Women glow, Men chunder - A common enough sentiment, though not often one hears North Americans spruiking it up as one of Australia's more pleasant aspects.
Never have to learn Civil War history - I don't understand the question.
Monarchy - Easy to see why she'd think this - when you consider some of what gets voted in as President over there.
True Love - Can't argue with that!
Sharp-eyed Helen Rittelmeyer has detected a couple of areas in which Australia could do with some improvement:
Bourbon very expensive - I do not understand the question.
Upside-down - Ms Rittelmeyer clearly has her desk globe inverted, this is easily rectified.
Get hit by car b/c looked wrong way crossing the street - I do not understand how this can be.
Bad coffee - Nobody from North America is in any position to level such an accusation at Australia. In fact she should go to jail just for saying this.
Fewer magazines to write for - She's clearly so starstruck by love that she's overlooked such things as, telecommuting, or the internet.
Miss U.S. Friends - Is this the title of a beauty pageant?
We'll vote later on whether she can stay here.
Mine Host strongly urges a "yes" vote.