Friday, October 27, 2006

Halloween: The Australian P.O.V.

Conversation with Richard earlier this week:

Richard: "Wow, you really get into this whole Halloween thing."
Me: "Yeah! It's my second favorite holiday. Don't you like Halloween?"
Richard: "It isn't such a big deal over here."
Me: "I would think that Australians would LOVE Halloween -- any opportunity to dress up, act like idiots and have fun would be right up your alley."
Richard: "Yeah, but we can do that any day -- you guys can only do that once a year. We're not as uptight and repressed as you are."

I pretty much had no comeback for that one.

In other news: today is going to be a good day -- Pet Shop Boys tonight at the Chicago Theater! And best of all, I found a $5 bill on the sidewalk this morning -- PROPER!!!


Six Years Late said...


I thought that was English slangy as it came. You really are quite globally street.

The halloween thing is weird, it's just become a way of kids extracting cash out of you or alternatively getting pelted with eggs and fireworks if you refuse to give them said money, or alternatively try and give them chocolate treats.THE

rich said...

I heart PSB.

Todd said...

I did not know about the Pet Shop Boys?! God, am I out of it.

Julie_Gong said...

Have fun at PSB. That should be amazing!

NAME: Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Cherry, have fun at the show! Sorry we lost you. That 2nd bar was BUNK! Be on the lookout for a blog about it real soon. See you at the nudey bar . . .

Loudlush said...

Yeah, who needs Halloween. Recently got home from a normal Saturday shopping spree in Melbourne, have peeled off my Casper "leisure-wear" costume and am just ironing a sexy Buzz Lightyear outfit to go dance the night away in. Yup, it's dress up day 24/7/365 in the Antipodes.