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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Gallis!


So lately, we've been learning heaps (yes, that's Aussie for lots) of new languages. Adrian's been practicing his French, I've been learning snippets of German, Danish, and Korean, and now we're learning to speak Scottish... which is apparently a language of its own!

Our Scottish friend Stuart (who you may know already from Adrian's pear-picking video) has enlightened us to so many new words that I must share. From now on, we can call each other "balloon" or "numpty", which are fun and playful ways call your pal an idiot. "Radge" means crappy (I think) and "trumpet" means dumbass. My all-time favourite is still "Gallis", which simply means "fantastic." Stu said you can make that "extra fantastic" by saying "dead gallis", or when something's extra super fantastic, it's "Pure Dead Gallis".

Which brings me to our update... we're leaving Echuca and our tomato hellholes for the Tropics! Less than a week till we hop on a bus to Melbourne (next Thursday, April 12) to hopefully go shoe shopping (our shoes are toast after tomato work!) and meet up with some of the cool people we met and miss from Echuca. Then, on the morning of Friday the 13th-- Adrian's idea-- we hop on a Virgin Blue flight up north to Cairns.... right by the Great Barrier Reef! It's getting to dry season there, so we plan to take a mini vacation (ie a few days) before heading an hour up the coast to a resort town called Port Douglas. It's described as "reef meets rainforest" and sounds like a dream! We're going on the suggestion of our French friend Stephane, who is already on his way there for the second time...he worked there last year and saved up lots of money working in hotels and bars for 3 months, so we plan to do the same. And on our days off we can go diving, sunbathing, or maybe rainforest exploring. Fingers crossed on getting an apartment so we can get out of the backpacker ghetto and get our Hello Kitty toaster already. Apologies if we begin getting overly bitter and cynical toward rich tourists. (er, more than before!)

Just heard about the tsunami that hit Queensland and hopefully that's the end of that. Otherwise, it's only the jellyfish, sharks, spiders, snakes and crocs we'll need to steer clear of... ah, we'll be fine. We're looking forward to a gallis adventure! Happy Easter, Love Dayle and Adrian

7 comments:

pat said...

Hi there,
I love your new founded language. Glad to hear from you, hope all is well, talk later. Take care!!

Anonymous said...

Dayle! I got your message!!! Sooooo sorry I missed it... (actually I got two from you, but I don't think you knew about the first one... lots of background noise and then a "Hello??? Hello????" haha!!!

I'll try you ina couple of days, looks like you guys are having a FANTASTIC time!!!! Take care and be safe (Tsunamis make me think of "Puder Succer") Ha!!!

Love ya guys!
Paula

Anonymous said...

Awesome! did you get the open water cert? or the advanced one?
Would be a shame to be in the biggest coral reef in the world and only be able to go down 10 meters.

Sheila said...

It was nice talking to you, Dayle. I wish you guys luck in your new location and new adventures. Happy Easter to you both! Love and hugs.

Bliss Man said...

hey dayle,
rios just hit his first triple of the year...i thought of you. the first jays game of the season took place in detroit at 1pm, so adam and i brought our t.v. to work so we could watch it. there are a few perks to having your own business and i think that was definitely one of them.

take care.
--bliss

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