I’ve never even been to Australia, but by reading, I find all sorts of wisdom from the continent Down Under.
For example, my life is filled with the odd bit of stress here and there. Now, have you ever seen a stressed-out koala? ‘Nuff said. Must be the power of those eucalyptus leaves, and lots of sleep.
I subscribe to a number of Aussie publications, and here are some recent tidbits that caught my eye:
- Generally, Aussies are not coffee snobs. They don’t waste their time debating the merits of Peet’s versus Starbucks versus a cuppa Dundee instant. It’s all good.
- Playing peek-a-boo with a kid on a plane can drive you bonkers, but it's really good for the kid's brain.
- To keep your own brain young, take a walk. This probably explains why Jack Lalanne still talks like an eighteen-year-old adolescent.
- A mother’s stress is linked to obesity in kids. Like we didn’t know that? Who likes their kids being subjected to taunts of, “Your mama’s so big, she couldn’t float through the Panama canal.” It’s enough to drive any kid into a Twinkie rage.
- Oh, and not to mention the fact that Australian men prefer larger women. I wrote about that happy news in a previous post.
- Being unique is a mental disorder. This one rule would send me and most of my friends and family straight to the loony bin.
Now, it's not as if my world-traveler-from-an-armchair reader's POV has any currency in terms of judging the real Australia. For that, I suggest you read a recent post by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, a real Australian. But for the most part, I'm a Down-Under kind of gal when it comes to my attitude toward life.
Any other Aussie-istic wisdom anyone can share? Keep it clean!