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Oceania Australia Day!

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Zyphyr, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. Zyphyr

    Zyphyr Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Hey everyone! Get patriotic, get excited or just get plain old drunk!

    (Guess which one I'm leaning toward *hic* ;) )
     
  2. Ooh_Aah_Cantona

    Ooh_Aah_Cantona Jedi Knight star 6

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    does mark the anniversary of when you became a seperate country or when we shipped you lot off? :p

    //grabs a cold beer from cool box.
     
  3. mauls-menace

    mauls-menace Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I'd love to join you but I'm at work and I'll be sleeping for half of the day. :(
     
  4. Zyphyr

    Zyphyr Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I think it marks the anniversary of Capt. Cook stepping on dry land and proclaiming he 'discovered' it (never mind the fact that, as far as the Aborigines were concerned, it was never 'lost' in the first place.)


    Current historical significance is that it's a good excuse for a long weekend, a barbie and a p*ss-up.

    * Gets an ice cold beer for herself from the esky *
     
  5. mauls-menace

    mauls-menace Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Damn, I'm getting pretty damn thirsty reading this tread! ;)
     
  6. kahli

    kahli Jedi Knight star 5

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    Typical southerners - talk about premature!!! It's not midnight yet - unless you count changing the time to suit yourselves... :p
     
  7. mauls-menace

    mauls-menace Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yes it is just because your an hour and 50 years behind ...... ;)



    **BTW I'm only kidding!!**
     
  8. Zyphyr

    Zyphyr Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Sorry Kahli. We got a thing here called 'daylight savings'. It roughly translates as "our cows aren't ugly enough to require an extra hour's beauty sleep." ;)

    Come back in an hours time. Then you can party. :D
     
  9. kahli

    kahli Jedi Knight star 5

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    half an hour and counting
     
  10. Humble extra

    Humble extra Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Will you get up early for the traditional flag raising ceremony and loyalty oath to the Queen?
     
  11. Zyphyr

    Zyphyr Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Well, we'll have a couple of extra beers for you while we're waiting for you to join the party, Kahli ;)


    Hey, after all, what are friends for? :D

    EDIT: What's that, your Humbleness? There's flag raising, oaths and *shudder* getting up early involved?

    Geez. I'm still recovering from last year's dawn service on Anzac day. Think I'll have to get patriotically hung-over instead.
     
  12. kahli

    kahli Jedi Knight star 5

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    Hang on a minute - let's not get crazy with the whole national pride thing - getting up early? what in blue blazers are you talking about?
     
  13. Kadue

    Kadue Jedi Knight star 5

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    Oz day marks the landing of the First Fleet in Port Jackson.

    I'm working this afternoon, but we are having a couple of friends over for a BBQ, so there's our celebration.
     
  14. wedge3210

    wedge3210 Jedi Master star 5

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    Jun 7, 1999
    Yeah I'll get the BBQ cranking. Probably a visit to the beach and this cool park nearby. Some friends, cricket, music (JJJ, even though I hate them).

    Same as always...
     
  15. Silmarillion

    Silmarillion Manager Emerita/Ex RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 20, 1999
    Some cricket, some beer, some JJJ --- it's ALL good. :)
     
  16. HawkNC

    HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Oct 23, 2001
    Where are you guys, I want in. :D
     
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