Almost every social group I’ve ever been in has one (occasionally, two)
That one person that coalesces mini-social groups into one larger social group.
You know, the one gal or guy who organises all the group outings?
That one person who ensures that the entire group hangs out together.
That one person, that when they travel away or get really busy, causes the group to not see each other for a while.
It’s interesting to note how often this kind of person appears in social groups.
So, I’ve met a lot of Aussies over here in Seattle, and they all know this drinking song:
And I was like, dubs-tee-eff mate? I’ve never heard this song in my entire life. I give it a quick Google, yep, it’s bona-fide.
But then I went back home to Adelaide on holiday and the entire time, out of everyone that I asked only one person knew the song… and they were someone who moved from country Victoria.
It seems this is less of an Aussie song and more of an east-coast Aussie song.
Posted this ol’ ditty to the wrong blog.
Though the east coast is where most of our population is!
So recently I went back to Australia for a week and a half to do my graduation ceremony, and visit friends and family.
And it was fucking awesome.
Up until now I had no concrete ideas of where I wanted to be in 3-5 years; but now I have an inkling.
My sister is actually incapable of forming sentences. If it’s over Facebook she says the opposite of what she means approximately 50% of the time, which is just REALLY FREAKING CONFUSING.
The other day, we were eating at a restaurant and she suggested adding butter and lemon juice to some jelly because it’d taste awesome.
Turns out she only said butter because she was looking at some and DIDN’T EVEN REALISE SHE SAID IT. Which was bad because she was wondering why I was so dismissive of her idea!
It’s great watching all the parties-not-policies people bend over backwards to justify the ALP’s stance on asylum seekers, on the Australia subreddit*.
* Hey I’m an expat now, it’s an easy way to get some news on the motherland, a’ight?!
it's to text posts too ............... unless you secretly hate me
I’ll fix it okay! Then you can comment to your heart’s content.
But it’s true, I despise you with the fury of a thousand bagels.
why have you disabled replying to text posts !! hmmm !!
I didn’t mean to! I like discourse… Is it just to questions? I’ll check when I get home.
(there shouldve been a comma there srry) (trains)
Y’know I thought I as answering privately not posting when I posted the first response.
Anyways, yes. The public transport was fay-ine. Better than Seattle at any rate! The routes here are a bit shitty… :(
It’s cheaper though… I think. :)
Public Transport in Adelaide
I’ve always found the public transport here pretty good. Sure it’s not super modern, but it’s ubiquitous and cheap (especially compared to elsewhere - twenty bucks to leave the airport in Melbourne?!).
Sure, buses are occasionally late, but usually not by more than a handful of minutes unless you’re on a super-popular line, but on those lines even when they’re backed up THEY COME MORE FREQUENTLY THAN A REGULAR BUS LINE.
My local bus is every 30 minutes, so I can’t really sympathise when my Facebook feed lights up about how 5, 10, 15 minute frequency buses are a little late.
Having said this, maybe I just haven’t had to suffer through a peak-hour popular line enough to really feel the rage (although for the record, I have a little bit of exposure to that).
Maybe it’s because I mainly catch trains - which I love. Despite the occasional line or station upgrade which causes a lot of trouble the trains are just amazing. They’re reliable and comfortable, and getting into town for a couple bucks and reading at the same? Win.
Maybe public transport wouldn’t frustrate people so much if they realised the opportunity costs of driving! A lot of young people just listen to music on the train; but they could listening to podcasts, reading a book or catching up on current events of something crazy like that. I love public transport.