I confess that I enjoy the "confessions" posts and link-up, but was getting a little burned out, so when Nadine & Kathy changed this to a monthly link-up, I supported that decision.
I confess that a wintery July is still something weird to me; I've been in Australia for 7 1/2 years, but opposite seasons are still odd.
I confess that I still don't accurately know how to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit. That's what a smartphone is for. I told my husband about this post, he tried to explain it to me, and this was my face:
Same goes for anything to do with the metric system.
I confess that I now call that space where I urinate or defecate the "toilet" (instead of the "restroom" or "bathroom").
Same goes for "rubbish" (instead of the American alternative as "trash").
I confess that I still don't understand Australian politics...something else the husband tries to educate me on...again, Brit Brit helps me out by showing my face when he tries to explain:
I confess that I still don't like to be called a "Yank". This term does not accurately refer to all Americans.
I confess that I still think it's funny when people ask if I'm Canadian. (I promise, I do not sound like I'm from anywhere close to Canada.)
In all fairness...I confess that before I moved here, I couldn't tell much of a difference between Australian, British, and Kiwi accents. (There's a big difference.)
I confess that I enjoy Australians' use of curse words...like, they aren't offended by curse words...and they don't think someone is "unladylike" because she curses. Fuck yeah.
I confess that the bureaucracy of immigration stresses me out to no end.
I confess that I will pay $3 for a can of Dr Pepper because sometimes I really, really want a Dr Pepper.
I confess that I still get "sticker shock" over the cost of some things...like, $18 for a margarita.
I confess that I still love playing tourist and tour guide in this city (and should do it more often.)
I confess that I still believe Sydney, Australia is one of the most amazing cities in the world, I am blessed to call it my second home, and if you ever get an opportunity to visit, you should do it!
(Oh, hey, Chris Hemsworth, he's an Aussie, it's like this widget was made for this post!)