Monday, January 26, 2009

Hug An Australian Today!


Are you wondering why Canberra is all big and capitalized? Me too!





It's Australia Day today in The Land Down Under ( where women glow and men thunder). Depending on which side of the fence you're on, it's also called Invasion Day. This unique country, which is also a continent and a planet, was the subject of another post where we laid aside some of the mysteries - mysterious only to US citizens, actually, who as a whole are sadly lacking in geographical knowledge and even a fleeting interest of the same.



My dear friend - I'll call her Diane - is from Australia. She told me that in America the holiday is called Hug an Australian Day. So now you have it! You have got to find yourself an Australian to hug today.



The Official Bird of Australia




I gave my friend - I'll call her Diane again - a hug at church yesterday. Otherwise I would have to go visit her today to give her a hug but she's probably having Vegemite sandwiches for lunch, so I thought better of it.


I also told Diane that I would post her address in case anyone does not have an Australian of their own to hug they can stop by and see "Diane".



Happy Australia Day to our Aussie Friends!

Stop by tomorrow! There is a mystery afoot! A missing gem, a thickening plot, a famous detective......

11 comments:

Janeen said...

I'm home again with a sick child, now it's my Girl. So far I'm still the healthy one. Thanks for sharing Diane because I don't know an Aussie!

blognut said...

I would love to hug an Aussie today, but only if someone flies me to Australia to do it. I need to be somewhere besides gray, nasty Chicago before I get crazy(er).

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Had no idea it was "Hug an Australian Day". I'm going to do just that right now! Thank you, Muse!

Sea Angels said...

Ok Diane here it comes........ .....was that good, I quite like hugging Australians. Yes that was a great experiance, thankyou for the loan of your lovely friend Muse ha ha we are all really mad arn't we, my life would be just toooo boring without, fabulous ladies like you around, love and hugs to my favorite Muse too.
Hugs Lynn xx

LarryG said...

well here's some oooo's and xxxxxxxx's
it's just too darn far to hug an Aussie today but i will get there one day!

soulbrush said...

i have hugged a koala bear and they are thick and cuddly and cute. so hugga aussie i will today too. can't wait for tomorrow.

Genna said...

does it count if I hug a stuffed koala teddy bear?

Betsy said...

That Koala is adorable! I used to collect them when I was younger.

Debby said...

The official bird of Australia seems to be doing some very serious naval gazing.

Blicky Kitty said...

Doh! OK can I just hug my husband since he lived there for a year? I really want to hug that furry bird too but it might bite me with its crazy beak with teeth.

Thanks so much for the link!

xoxxo and pass it along to Diane!

steviewren said...

To all you down underlings: Huggy Australia Day!