Australia Day

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Poida, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. Poida
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    Poida Senior Member

    26th of January tomorrow is Australia Day

    Happy Aussie day to all my fellow Aussie mates. Have a good one and sink a tinny or two. I'm a bit slower than most blokes, so I've started now.

    And remember, the only way to prevent a hangover is to keep drinking.

    Poida
     
  2. hansp77
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    hansp77

    Cheers Poida.
    I'll be working my *** off painting (still prepping) a house we are about to move into, there is sure to be beer though.
    Like you I have already started.
    Sippin on a few James Squire Golden and Amber Ales.
    Yum.


    BTW. Tim Flannery as Australian of the year.
    Congratulations. I like the guy, I like and agree with most of his ideas, and he is a dedicated and talented environmentalist and writer.

    Did and of the Aussies see him giving his speech next to a ridiculously awkward John Howard (with Tim's trophy still in hand) as Tim described Australians as 'the worst per capita greenhouse gas polluters in the world' and promised that he would be consistently critical of Howards and any governments stalling and ovoidance at dealing with climate change?

    The looks on Howards face...:D
    Oh Lordy:p
    simply priceless.
     
  3. Crag Cay
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    Crag Cay Senior Member

    I suppose we should extend a grudging 'Congratulations' from us all over here.
     
  4. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Today is Burns day and tomorrow is Australia day - Saturday is hangover day if your Oz of Scottish desent! Happy days fellahs -enjoy (even if you can play some of the games we invented better than we can!):cool: :D
     
  5. Lyle Creffield
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    Lyle Creffield Junior Member

    Aus day

    Today i celebrate with all those who have the good fortune to reside in Aus yes i was born and bred here of free english decent and prior to that the name came from the Flemish weavers who came to the English mid lands

    But it is not celebrations across the nation for this day marks the decline of
    our indigenious Aus brothers - something i had little to do with but benifit from

    Like most fellows on this forum i know where my next feed (and beer) is coming from - many on this planet do not and that does not sit well with me

    A fellow by the nqme of Gerrard Diamound has writen a book about the priviliage of birth location which is why we know where the next feed comes from

    In considering our own good fortune we would do well to consider those who are not as well off

    happy boating
    lyle
     
  6. Mychael
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    Mychael Mychael

    It's allright for all you lucky buggers. Having the day off and getting stuck into the piss. I'm at work.

    Mychael
     
  7. Poida
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    Poida Senior Member

    Mr Walruss

    One of the guys I work with says he goes back to England every now and then just remind himself how lucky he is that he decided to migrate to Australia.

    There's always room for you Mr Walruss.

    Poida
     
  8. hansp77
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    hansp77

    Well said Lyle.
    I couldn't agree more.
    My feelings about Indiginous Australia are such that there is not much I can say without going against Jeff's wishes for no politics.
    so I'll skip that part and go to something positive.

    In two weeks I have the honour and the privavlege to go up and stay with the Yorta Yorta people for a week on their traditional lands on the murray river. It is a special subject I am doing at the end of my degree and I can't wait.

    P.S. Lyle, Did you mean Jared Diamond, if so he is one of my favourite authors.

    Hans.
     
  9. westlawn5554X
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    westlawn5554X STUDENT

    Hic*** Hic***

    HAPPY AUSTRALIAN DAY... Stock up more beers melad...:D:D:D... CHEEERSS:eek:
     

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  10. Mychael
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    Mychael Mychael

    Getting around and about all over the place today (Have I mentioned "I" had to work?) anyway,, I was pleased to see quite a number of cars getting about flying little Aussie flags out their windows and homes with flags on the front fence.

    Mychael
     
  11. hansp77
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    hansp77

    I'm there with you Mychael buddy,
    I have just had lunch (at 7 pm!) after sanding plaster all day.

    Just drained the bottom of my beer, and now it is back to work.
     
  12. kach22i
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    Happpy Australia Day to all.

    Please don't drink and drive...........or sail and pilot for that matter.:)
     
  13. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Great Idea Poida but I'm probably too old and crotchity for that (and a bloody POM too) missed my chance back in 87 when I should have jumped ship in Freemantle (even the Customs guy suggested it) bloody fool that I didn't just got rid of the first wife and had to run (she'd tried knifing me for slapping her boyfriend around - succeeded to! just not very good with a knife is all - good things ribs!) So I legged it to Newcastle (yours not ours) and joined a bulker - must've been off my rocker I came back home and married again - twice! Just addicted to wedding cake is my story!
     
  14. kach22i
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    kach22i Architect

    I clicked on "I'm feeling lucky" in Google to the phrase; addicted to wedding cake.

    This is the result:
    http://weddings.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Beach_Wedding_Cakes
    [​IMG]
     

  15. Raggi_Thor
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    Raggi_Thor Nav.arch/Designer/Builder

    Sorry if I have missed it, what are you celebrating on Australia Day? Is it the day you got independent (or do you still have the Queen?).
     
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