Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sad Face :(

So they were supposed to email people by midnight Queensland time (9AM here in NYC) everyone who was being considered for the top 50 shortlisting. No email.

Boo. Can't even say I'll try next time...unless someone else wants to offer something like this up again :D

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Oh So Shiny...

Surfing.  It's really all I think about.  I was looking for some of the best places to surf in Queensland and came across the Gold Coast.

Gold Coast is the 2nd most populous city in Queensland and the 6th most populous city in Australia.  This city is HUGE and built on tourism.  I will make sure to get there someday...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wow...How Did I Not Think of This Sooner!

Duh, the Australia Zoo-Home of the Crocodile Hunter is in Queensland! I would have to go visit (maybe even more than once!) while I'm there.

November 15th is Steve Irwin Day! I will promise right now, that if I am in Australia I will have to celebrate. It looks AMAZING and so much fun. Also the main focus is becoming eco-friendly and continuing the preservation of our environment! Go Steve Irwin!

So Huggable.

I haven't posted a dugong photo in awhile...Enjoy!

Happy Fat Tuesday!

So in honor of Fat Tuesday here is my post about food in Australia. Now I mentioned this post to a few people and the first things out of peoples' mouths were the same. Meat Pies and Vegemite.

Australian Meat Pies look yummy and seem to be, yes, pretty popular. Four'N Twenty is the most famous fast food carrier. I would say meat pies in Australia are the equivalent of hamburgers or hot dogs in the states.

Vegemite. What is it? Well according to Wikipedia, it is a "dark brown food paste made from yeast extract". Yum... It is actually made from left over beer brewer yeast. It has the consistency of peanut butter and the taste of beef bullion. Everyone I've talked to swears by it. I guess we'll see... Here are some Vegemite recipes.

Hopefully I will get to try these soon!

Oh What a Night...

It's currently about 1:30AM in Brisbane right now and about 77 F (or 25 C) and according to, it feels even warmer than that! Now currently in NYC it's about 26 F (or -3 C). ugh. Sun...I need sun.

I want to make a commitment right now that if I get the Best Job in the World, the first thing I'm getting is a surf board! I'm going to commit to surf every morning that I can.

How great would it be to just wake up and jump into the ocean?? But alas, here are some more pictures to make the wait a little more bearable.

***Oh by the way...pick me please!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Wishing and Hoping and Thinking and Praying...

Ok, I am having the hardest time EVER waiting for March 2nd. It really doesn't help that I sit in foront of a computer ALL day and am just sitting waiting for an email to come from Tourism Queensland.


I need this. I need change, I need sun, I need to learn to surf, I need to learn to scuba dive...this would be so perfect.

But alas we wait, and I provide you with more pretty picture of where I want to be.

Ok, I think my heart is going to burst...