Sunday, 12 August 2007

Not Yet Anyway

I was digging through my rarely checked Hotmail account just now when I found this, sent to me a couple of weeks ago by a reformed South Australian. Seen as how I'm moving to Adelaide next year, I thought I'd go through them to see how South Australian I hopefully am not yet.

I'll bold all the ones that apply to me

  • You have been to Glenelg and got extremely sunburnt
  • You know what fritz is
  • You say plaaaant not pleeeent
  • You have the same friends from high school
  • You can't go out without seeing someone you know
  • You really miss the old Sizzler cheese bread!!!
  • You like ugg boots, not moccies
  • You have a very strong opinion on Lleyton Hewitt
  • You have been to one of the following lookouts: Stirling, Mt Lofty, Penfolds Rd, Sunnyside Rd, Eagle On The Hill, Montefiore Hill,Windy Point
  • You know what Fruchocs are.
  • You believe that anything that has ever breathed or moved in Adelaide air is 'Adelaide's Own'.
  • You're well aware that for one month of the year, it is impossible to travel from one side of the city to the other, and during this period you will acquire a passion for V8s, a love of the arts, appreciation for world music, and expertise in food and wine.
  • You pour Farmer's Union Iced Coffee on your breakfast cereal.
  • You will never forgive Melbourne for stealing our Grand Prix. Never.
  • You know how 'dance', 'pool', 'castle' and 'graph' are SUPPOSED to be pronounced. - NOTE: YEAH, the only one that has an 'r' sound in it, is the word that actually contains that letter.....
  • You get offended when people from Western Australia call SA part of the "East Coast".
  • You insist on calling AAMI Stadium, "Footy Park".
  • You say a Pie Floater tastes great just to maintain your street cred.
  • You believe that other states' time zones are not good enough for us. - I believe the inverse.
  • You acknowledge that, while half of our state is uninhabitable, you know that it's still the greatest.
  • You think the 'Tiser has no journalistic integrity whatsoever....and yet you still read it every day.
  • One word: Haigh's - Never been there, heard they're really good & probably will when I move there.
  • You buy your CDs from shabby "Big Star" outlets
  • You know that Victor Harbor is the only place to be for Schoolies.
  • You forgave the Chappells for the 1981 Underarm Incident purely out of South Australian patriotism.
  • You have a unfettered love of either Crows or Port to the complete exclusion of the other.
  • You know the people out on the Torrens are either tourists or rowers. No one else would go near that water. - That sounds strangely like the Yarra......
  • You think the Festival Centre is a wonder of modern architecture. -HAHA, Like Federation Square..... *Sarcasm*
  • You console yourself that, despite all our faults, at least South Australia wasn't built by convicts.
  • You can leave work at 5:15 and miss "peak hour traffic" -Bull, it's always peakhour because they havn't thought of building Freeways yet.
  • You can have a grin at the fact that Adelaide's second name is "City of Churches"
  • You're not scared by Aboriginals walking around Adelaide in speedos and gumboots - That guy was (is?) a legend......
  • Your 'sports gurus' are KG and Cornesy
  • You either live on one side or the other of the great divide (Gepps
  • Cross intersection)
  • You're aware that everything is not just good, it's "heaps good"
  • You still claim Anthony LaPaglia as an Adelaidean cos he worked in a shoe shop in Rundle Mall once.


PI007 on 12 August 2007 at 8:48 pm said...

I look forward to the day you 'see the light' and start barracking for Port ;)

Sammy on 12 August 2007 at 9:14 pm said...



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