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IT’S GOOD TO LEARN NEW THINGS…

…and I’ve just learned a new word. Well, I’ve known this word for many years, but this definition is new (surprisingly!) to me.

I did think I’d have a little guessing game, but it would be too easy for the smarty-pants crew to google it. This is what they’d find:  In some parts of the U.S., “brolga” is used to refer to a cocktail made from ginSprite (or 7 Up), and a few drops of Angostura bitters.

But boring ol’ me had something else in mind http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brolga

Taking palm trash up to the local tip this morning I spotted a small group of Brolgas so I pulled over to the side of the road, scrambled across to the passenger seat, put the window down and managed a few shots with the little camera. (more on Flickr)

Another fact…the brolga is on the Queensland State coat of arms, with a red deer. Never figured out how or why the red deer, an introduced beast ,made it to that level!

update    The final and current addition to the coat of arms was created in 1977, during the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, with the granting of supporting animal. A Red Deer, to represent the old world and it is a classic animal of heraldry; and a Brolga, which represents the native population and it is the state’s official bird.    

 More here  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Queensland

Sporran is back to normal after her limpy leg adventure. Not sure what Dave gave her, but I’m thinking of asking him if he’ll jab my shoulder with some!

Don’t know why I’m trying to write a post when I’m so tired. We stayed up late, watching Tim Minchin on television. Recorded when he performed at the Sydney Opera House.With the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. When I think what they did to Lenny Bruce for swearing…Mr. Minchin would’ve been on permanent cauliflower cheese back then! If he’d been performing then. A difficult trick, since he wasn’t yet born! He has quite a few clips up on youtube; here’s one of them. If the sixth letter of our alphabet upsets you, don’t play the clip. Otherwise…enjoy

The bar is open…back later. 😉

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LAUGHTER IS GOOD FOR YOU

In that case…let’s all have a good laugh. Having a quick zip around the blogs while the laundry whirls around , I saw this and thought: why not?


What Your Taste in Music Says About You

Your musical tastes are reflective and complex.  Yes, I’d be in agreement there

You are intellectual to the point of being cerebral.At this point I snorked my coffee

You are very open to new experiences, and even more open to new ideas and theories.OK, I’ll let that ride

Wisdom and personal accomplishment are important to you.I need to pour another cup of coffee

You are naturally sophisticated. Really?

You are drawn to art, especially art by independent artists. Yes

You are likely to be financially well off… and not because you were born that way. Someone bring me a mop – there’s a serious puddle of coffee in here…

Fancy a bit of laugh? Take the test.

http://www.blogthings.com/whatdoesyourtasteinmusicsayaboutyouquiz/

Still on things musical. Or not…I actually “played” the piano yesterday. I haven’t touched the poor thing for months [not even to dust it  😉 ]so I was, as you might expect, a bit rusty. Adding a few extra notes to tunes is interesting, don’t you think!

A great Australian died last week. There is to be a State funeral and Nancy has requested “hot pink flowers.” I hope someone, in a cockpit somewhere, has some hot pink flowers…

I’m about to push the button on this, but I expect you’d like to know why it’s so short? I am still working on (struggling with?) a lino plate and the deadline is closer than I care to think about. Sufficient reason?