Wednesday, September 16, 2015

#randomness

It's been a little while since I jumped in the fun of #hashtaghumpday - let's do this.

#Hashtaghumpday @ Life with Lolo

My stepmom has surgery in October, I have a cousin getting married in October, and I just found out my niece is a homecoming duchess in October.  I looked at airfares just in case there was going to be an amazing sale happening at that time.  Negative.  Looking at airfares makes me sad.  #whowantstobuymeaplaneticket #anybodygotasparetwothousand #expatproblems


Astro is 2!  He is the eldest of our menagerie (slightly).  He is the cat who converted me.  I love the other two.  They are wonderful additions to my life.  But, this guy.  This guy is the one who crawled into my lap when we were picking out kittens at the Animal Welfare League.  This guy is the one who snuggles me, favors me and tolerates others, comes when I call him, head butts me, expects belly rubs, and even dribbles on me.  My guy has already been warned that when this guy goes, he may need to medicate me heavily for months.  Thank goodness cats have long lives.  #catconvert #crazycatlady #mysugarbooger #astrothegingercat

I've lived in Australia for 81 months.  I still don't entirely understand Australian politics.  When Aussies vote in a Prime Minister election, they are not voting for a specific candidate.  They are voting for a political party.  That party is being represented by a specific candidate at the time.  But.  If while in office, the candidate's party feels like he/she is doing a bad job, they can vote to replace them with someone else from the party.  This has happened more than once since I've lived here.  #watchyourback #aufwiedersehen

Think about it, Americans.  Bill Clinton is playing hide-the-cigar with an intern?  The Democrats could kick him out and put in Al Gore.  The public is unhappy with George W.?  The Republicans could put in Dick Cheney.  Without a public vote.  Those decisions are left to the politicians.  #whatsthatyousay #yikes

To add to the confusion, the left-wing party here is Labour, and the conservative party is Liberal.  This week, the Libs removed Tony Abbott from Prime Minister and Malcolm Turnbull is the new PM.  It's actually an alright move, I just can't get my head around the process.  #expatproblems

All you folks talkin' about "Fall" this, and "Fall" that...well, it's Springtime in my hemisphere.  I went from boots & tights to sandals in one week. #icouldntbehappier #ilovespring
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Last week, in my post for the Show Us Your Books link-up, I mentioned reading my first Joyce Carol Oates book.  Steph recommended that I check out We Were the Mulvaneys.  This weekend, we went to a secondhand bookstore that also is a part of Lifeline thrift stores.  Guess what.  I got We Were the Mulvaneys for $3!  #score #hoorayforbooks

#memeoftheweek - and from a friend's facebook:
Re: the "Freddy Mercury didn't actually like fat-bottomed girls, still did his job" meme: He was bi and liked fat-bottomed girls just fine.
Kim Davis is still awful.
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Happy Hump Day to you! 

16 comments:

  1. That's so crazy that the party can just vote to kick you out of office and not have the approval of the people. I guess it really makes the people in office think twice about their policy, or maybe not since you said that it happens quite often!

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  2. Waking up to a new prime minister sure was strange! Also it's was almost 90 (30c) today in Brisbane. Guess we are just skipping over Spring up here...

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  3. you could almost make a joke that you live in perma-opposite-day. ha. spring while we have fall (cept i'm still in summer bc florida) and your political system is wild. but i dig it!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  4. Whoa, I barely understand our politics here, throwing me into a foreign country and I'd be even more confused! Seems like you have a fairly good grasp on it though considering. Happy birthday to your sweet kitty. We share a love for ginger cats!

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  5. Politics here are a mess, maybe we should give that a go. I'm not sure we really get the choice we think we do anyway.

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  6. I thought politics were hard to follow here but down there they are even crazier. Hard to believe.

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  7. That is a lot for a flight. Wow. Good lord the politics are a scary thing, totally just do a switcheroo in te middle. I want to go to that bookstore!!

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  8. That is some political nonsense! Hahah! I love love love that Freddie Mercury meme. I haven't been into a used book store in way too long. I might go do that this weekend. :)

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  9. $2k?! Oh man, that's crazy. When was the last time you were in Tx? I love perusing secondhand bookstores, you never know what you'll find. You got a great deal!

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  10. That is some strange politics, but that's about all I have to say about that cause I don't really understand the whole political thing anyhow… That really sucks about the airfare! I hate to think that you're missing out just because they charge a ridiculous amount to travel anywhere. Looks like spring there is beautiful but I'm really happy it's fall here!

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  11. The politics thing is a bit confusing, I can see that for sure but interesting, too, to say the least.

    You've only had Astro two years?! Aww :) he clearly adores you <3

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  12. Okay those are some confusing politics. Sorry about the flight costs. :( That's too bad.

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  13. That political process is FASCINATING! And we thought the party leaders had power in America. Wow.

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  14. I am so happy about fall! But spring isn't bad either! Enjoy it! And thanks for the kitty picture! I am always happy about them!

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  15. ALL THE FALL!!!! With the exception of all my sneezing problems when seasons change, fall is by far my fave.
    I hate how expensive airfare is. I was super lucky that the Navy paid for my Australia tickets since I was going for work.
    All politics confuse me. I want to understand, but I can't get past the corruption and then just revert to #idgaf

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