Thursday, February 14, 2008

If it's Thursday, it must be Melbourne


Photo: Craig Abraham


G'day, mates. We're at a coffee bar in Australia today. Enjoy!

34 comments:

Nancy P said...

Once boran2 checks in, I know it's time to pull down the blinds, wipe off the counters one last time, turn the "Open" sign over to "Closed," and lock the front door.

But you guys have keys to the back door, and you know where the beer is, so all is well for the night.

G'night, mates.

katiebird said...

(smile)

But what day is it in Australia -- also, I'd better have some coffee because I thought it was Friday.

(sigh)

AndiF said...

Morning all. On my way home. Good on me. Ta. (AF does her excellent taciturn Aussie imitation.)

katiebird said...

(waving at Andi

I'm so glad you're going home!

paul lamb said...

I'm with Katiebird. I thought it was Friday already. (Is it Saturday yet in Australia?)

katiebird said...

(spitting out the bacon)

What? It ISN'T Thursday?

Hi Paul!! Doesn't Today start Over There? And (I think I learned from the Y2K celebrations) If it's Today here, it's Tomorrow there. It's just the opposite for them though (If it's Today there, it's Yesterday here).

(Ah, the things you can say when I've had some coffee!)

Beth said...

Hurry home, andi. Seems you get here before me no matter where you are. :-)

When I sailed around the world, we crossed the Int'l Date Line, so we had two Nov. 29s. So today was Tuesday, and tomorrow was...Tuesday. Try to figure THAT one out! The girls who had birthdays on that day were pretty excited - they probably wouldn't have been if it was their 40th.

Happy Whatever-Day-It-Is, everyone!

Rick Bylina said...

I could use a good shot of coffee. Interview with Time-Warner Cable in a little bit.

Weird day yesterday; How weird? Too long to discuss here. I've changed the names, but suffice to say only one aspect of what I wrote on my blog about it is a total fabrication...well...maybe two things. I really didn't have egg drop soup.

Let's get out there and make it the best day we can.

Maria Lima said...

Let's get out there and make it the best day we can.

What Rick said.

::yawns mightily and waves feeble hand in y'all's direction::

Morning, gang!

Glad it's Friday for a number of reasons. I could do without a repeat of this week.

Going to hunker down tomorrow (Saturday, since we're unsure of the day ::g::) to see how much more of Blood Bargain I can produce. Plus, with bonus tax return!

Cheers!

FARfetched said...

Yello!

An Aussie co-worker once told me that Foster's is the beer they export because they don't want it. Unfortunately, I can't remember the brand they keep for themselves. I'm sure one of the passers-by can tell us. Come to think of it, he's here in Melbourne. Let's all go to his house!

It's been a crappy week here too. Mrs. Fetched, at least, is starting to get better; Daughter Dearest is keeping an eye on her today. They're supposed to go prom dress shopping this evening, if Mrs. is up to it. At work, the boss has been crapping on me, and our company stock took a dump this morning after the crappy earnings report.

So skip the coffee, please. I'm going straight for the beer. Are you *really* sure you want a job, Rick?

Rick Bylina said...

Far...No, I don't want one; however, my creditors want me to get one, agents suggest I should get one (some strong hints there about my writing abilities-eh), my wife wants me to get one, and my m-i-l threatens to cut me out of her will if I don't get one.

Waves goodbye. Out the door in five minutes

Nancy P said...

AT last! I have accomplished my diabolical scheme! I have successfully and thoroughly confused you as to what day it is! Welcome to my world.

It's not Sunday?

katiebird said...

(singing)

I don't like Mondays....

Good Morning, Nancy!

Nancy P said...

lol, kb. Ha! I have succeeded beyond my wildest.

Rick, I will be very sad if my beloved Time-Warner does not offer you a job.

Welcome almost home, Andi.

Fosters for me, please, far. Since it is 5:30 somewhere. And Saturday. Beth, there must be a game on.

Maria, this must mean you're feeling better, hooray.

I went to Aus./N.Z. with my husband and our son when he was 4. The son, not the husband. (I will not make the obvious joke, will not, will not.) I saw lots of parks and playgrounds. 4-year-olds are not big on museums.

Beth said...

I'm jealous, Nancy! Hope you enjoyed it, except for the parks and playgrounds.

NZ is very high on my need-to-get-there list, moreso after LOTR. Luckily I have friends who just moved there and bought land, so hopefully next year I'll get down there and spend a few weeks.

Good wishes to everyone on their respective journeys today. Thank goodness it's almost the weekend...somewhere...

(flipping channels to find the game)

Nancy P said...

Beth, you'll laugh--the parks and playgrounds were the parts I loved best. N.Z., esp., seemed at the time to be a very child-centered country, which--when you're traveling with one of the species--is nice. Even their airline--New Zealand Air--had child friendly aspects I'd never seen before--like games for the kids, and cartoons, and a changing table.

Apart from that, though, going down there seemed like stepping back in time. The first time I entered an elevator and saw an ash tray, I knew it was a time-warp!

Beth said...

I've heard it's like the States in the 50's, which is pretty appealing...except for the smoking part. I'm glad you enjoyed it!!

Kelly McCullough said...

Ha! You haven't confused me. Quite the contrary. I never know what day it is either, so narrowing it down to either Thursday or Friday is actually a step toward clarity.

(Waves) Hi everybody.

Family Man said...

Good Morning Nancy and everyone.

We're still going through our flu/cold thing here. I thought I was feeling better, but sadly no.

One good thing that brighten up my day is Tom our outside cat finally showed back up. I thought he was dead, but he was here this morning looking at me like where's the food.

Oh and BTW, once you retire, every day is Saturday. :)

Maryb said...

I've always wanted to go to Australia. Everybody wear sunscreen!

Hey! It's summer!

Nancy P said...

Hey, Kelly. For me, trying to remember the date is like trying to follow the peanut under the shell.

Hi, Family Man. Oh, I'm so glad Tom showed up! And so sorry you and FM are still down. Be well. Soon.

Maryb, you're right! I'll just take off my coat and gloves now. . .

Nancy P said...

Hey, Paul, I think I missed you the first time around. Saturdays are confusing. Heh heh.

Nancy P said...

I just got back from an interesting lunch given by the Midwest Innocence Project where I'm going to be doing some volunteering. The guest speaker was Dennis Fritz who is one of the "stars" of John Grisham's non-fiction book about the successful liberation of Dennis and another man from Oklahoma prisons--on DNA evidence. (Grisham, bless him, did a fund raiser here a year or so ago that raised $120,000 for MIP and got it up on its feet.)

FARfetched said...

Howdy folks!

Rick, I understand completely. I really don't give two tin toots about "losing" FAR Manor (I'd pull the insert & move the studio down to the old place), but having a day job to go to keeps me out of the chicken houses. I figure if I'm going to be working, I might as well get paid. That was a pretty good beginning on the blog, by the way! Are you going to continue it?

FM, I hope you & Fmom get better soon. Mrs. Fetched has probably the same thing, some kind of bacterial infection. It doesn't look like any fun, but I think Mrs. is not hydrating enough. OTOH, she was starting to rally a bit last night.

Y'all have a good one! I might be doing some office-kind-of work this weekend just to get caught up. (Getting ahead tends to backfire on me, big time.)

Rick Bylina said...

Arrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhh! A movie without popcorn.

Far...yes, I may continue with that beginning. I must say, it was sure strange to sign that document for a total stranger though.

Interview went well. Hope I get it. It's a quick drive (20 min.) going opposite the prevailing morning/evening rush. Getting free cable is a bennie. What a shame that I'm so far in the boonies that there is no cable buried near me...just dead animals, Civil War deserters, and supposedly some Indians, hence the name of the creeks that borders my property, Indian Creek and Panther Creek.

Now where is my slide ruler?

Beth said...

Nancy, I just watched Scrooged! And now I want to see the scene with Carol Kane all over again. She is classic - hard to believe it's 20 years old, and I never saw it...

I wonder what else I'm missing...

boran2 said...

Okay I'm here. Time to roll up the sidewalks. But first I'll have a cup for the road, Nancy.

I wish that I could actually get here during the day and participate in the conversation.

Nancy P said...

We wish you could, too, boran2.
:(


Beth, I'm so glad you like it! She's amazingly funny, isn't she? A daring actress, I think.

katiebird said...

(waving)

I just figured out why no one ever said anything about my last comment --

I never posted it!

Well, It's a shame, you would have REALLY laughed if I had......

Nancy P said...

There you are, kb. I had just gone to my email to send you one to make sure you're not sick, when your comment appeared.

Howz your health?

katiebird said...

I'm OK. I think. OO, I do't have to go to work until Tuesday!!

How are you doing?

Nancy P said...

Well, thanks. How come you don't have to work until Tues? (She asked nosily. Is there a holiday? I never know.)

katiebird said...

(nodding) Yes, one of the biggies: President's day.

Maybe we could fit in coffee sometime?

Nancy P said...

Absolutely. I e'ed you.