Monday, September 17, 2012

Our Lives Lately

What have we been up to lately? Well, perhaps a few grainy phone pictures can fill you in...

We went to a footy game at the MCG a couple of weeks ago with some friends. The Hawthorn Hawks won, so our friend Nigel was happy. Interestingly, each footy team has a theme song, and most of them are Aussie words sung to the tune of classic American songs. Hawthorn's song is to the tune of "Yankee Doodle Dandy," so I had that in my head all night. St Kilda, since they are the Saints, uses "When the Saints Go Marching In."

We've been trying to eat healthier food lately. Living close to the South Melbourne Market makes this a lot easier, and we go there at least once a week to stock up on fresh produce. We also got a juicer, so we've been throwing all sorts of things in that. It's about the only way you'll get me to eat vegetables! Beetroots are hugely popular here in Australia, and when you make juice from them, it's very very red (as seen above).

And sometimes we've been "bad" and haven't followed our healthy eating plan. For example, on Friday, I didn't get a call for work, and Zack's still sort of on the bench (between projects), so we spent the afternoon in the CBD wandering down Degraves Street. We hung out at a cafe, people-watched, ate some sushi, and splurged on these yummy tiny (salted caramel and raspberry white chocolate flavored) cupcakes.

We've actually been getting some Springtime weather lately (hooray!), so we've been walking to Albert Park on some evenings and on the weekends to throw the frisbee, kick the soccer ball, and/or hit some golf balls at the driving range. Zack is finally making use of the golf clubs he brought from the other side of the world!

So that's a taste of what's been going on in our lives lately. How about yours?


  1. Why is a fork provided with a cupcake? That is weird. Molly the dog has been busy sleeping, walking, eating, and licking. She is getting decent at catching a frisbee now. She does not compare to Mascot, but I think you will have fun playing catch with her when you get back.

    1. So you can eat it daintily, dork. Something Molly knows nothing about! You should get another video of her catching the frisbee. We watched that old one like 75 times.