Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sleepyness and wordisms

Well, I survived a church service with my family - barely, but I did. And I met a Greek Orthodox girl who is a member of my church, but got scared off by the yiayias. I told her to come and meet Father on Thursday, who is very unscary and awesome to boot, and he'd fend off the yiayias so she could come to Church again. We'll see :) Her name is Christina.

In stitchy news, I took peaceful paradise with me and I have now got all the way along the straight part of the sky, and am into the tapering part now. YES! SO CLOSE!

and here's a meme that's going around - thought I'd add my South Aussie take on it:

A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks
A creek, or a gutter!

The thing you push around the grocery store
Shopping trolley. And they're evil, and never work, but better than trying to carry everything.

A metal container to carry a meal in
Lunchbox.

The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in
Frying pan.

The piece of furniture that seats three people
Couch. Though, a collection of couches is a lounge suite. Don't ask me why.

The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof
Gutter.

The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening
Verandah .

Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages
Soft drink.

A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup
Pancake!

A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself
A roll? The only place you get them here is subway, they're not really an Australian food entity otherwise except as a roll with salad and meat or whatever, if you order that from a deli.

The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach
Bathers. Whether it's a guy or a girl, we all wear bathers.

Shoes worn for sports
Sandshoes, trackshoes.

A flying insect that glows in the dark
Firefly, I suppose. We don't get them here.

The little insect that curls up into a ball
Slater.

The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goesup while the other sits on the other side and goes down
Basically illegal now, a seesaw.

How you eat pizza
Tip to crust, and I love crusts.

Where private citizens sell their household goods/stuff in their driveway/front yard
Garage sale, regardless of if it's *in* the garage or not.

The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are
Don't have 'em here. The basement though, when we had one in the States.

The thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places
Drinking fountain, but I wouldn't dare try to drink out of one these days!

1 comment:

Chiasmata said...

Nice list! Although for guy's swimmers the first thing that popped into my head was 'budgie smugglers', loL! I guess I'm just bird brained...