This isn’t football…

G’day. Yesterday (Saturday) was bloody wonderful. (I’m basically Australian now.)

A day of sun baking

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(cool self portrait)

Followed then by getting to witness a BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT. Oh by the way, I am completely out of shape and these girls reminded me.

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Then- RUGBY GAME. I’ll be the first to admit…I have absolutely no idea how rugby works. I tried to throw a rugby ball (?) one time and it was top 10 most embarrassing moments of my life. But going to a rugby game…AMAZING. Intense. Wonderful.

It was some sort of championship game between the Qantas Wallabies (AUSTRALIA!!) and Argentina. Um. Australia won. It was pretty hypnotic. Saw like 293 injuries. Blood everywhere. I am now terrified of every rugby player everywhere.

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I definitely like rugby now. I mean, from what I understand…which isn’t much.

Oh and remember when I fell off the spin bike?

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Yeah.

Things I learned:

  1. There are no rules for how many people can fit on a bus. I think I sat on at least 8 people’s laps…accidentally.
  2. Australians take rugby very seriously.
  3. You have to present an ID to get into a concession stand line that sells alcohol.
  4. Stores don’t believe in size “small” here… they have weird numbers like 12 and 14 and I am supposed to know what they mean.
  5. Americans complain…way too much. Example: On the bus, it was hot. Probably because there were 394 people all standing next to each other. Americans: “Omg, can the bus driver like turn on the AC or something? I’m freakin’ dyinggggg.”
  6. Australian sports teams have way more advertising. They aren’t the “Australian Wallabies” they’re the “Qantas Wallabies” and don’t you forget it.
  7. STILL SO ECO-FRIENDLY. Biodegradable paper towels. It’s a thing here.
  8. They have cookies and cream “smoothies” here. I don’t get it, but I like it.
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