The Great Australia Day BBQ 2010

John The Aussie

The mail order American husband, and his wife blocked by the Aussie Flag.

I have a friend who prefers to be called “Thisis Mygdamn Fullname” while on Facebook… He’s a good mate of mine who I met through my wife’s good friend.  He is also known as the mail order American husband…

We decided to hold a BBQ in his honor to ‘Australianize” him just a little more… Over the years he is bewildered and ashamed of many Aussie traditions (the latest being the Aussie innovated repair of the double pluggers)

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This repair job was created Down Under and went global!

So when he arrived to my humble, yet messy and half complete abode, he was, well, not delighted but another similar to it…

We had steaks, chicken nibbles, beef sausages, chicken rissoles, chicken pasta salads, pavlova, Vegemite on crackers and more!!

We had Aussie branded cricket sets, flags, napkins, plates, rub on tattoo’s, Green and Gold Zinc block (Aussie sporting colours).

The day and night was a long event full of drunken fun, chatting, games, totem tennis, BBQ on the Weber and more…

Here’s some photo’s that remind us of what the hell happened that day…

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The Mail Order American Husban, sporting his “I ‘heart’ Australia” tattoo

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Sorting the kids out with the Aussie Cricket bat.. (okay not really, he just had it in his hand when his daughter fell over)

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The crocodile and Koala Cookies baked at the last minute by my amazing domestic goddess…

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Preparing the for the day, I pose for an iconic typical drongo photo…

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The wife and I take a break from clearing tables before guests arrive.

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The pavlova food fight, it got messier…

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~ by John the Aussie on January 25, 2013.

21 Responses to “The Great Australia Day BBQ 2010”

  1. Looks like a great time! Fun fact: America recently started outsourcing spouses because it’s pretty much the only thing we haven’t outsourced.

  2. Seems like great big fun!

    • It was, this year was no different… pretty much the same honestly… Snags, Steaks, Pavlova, Cheesecake, Lamingtons, Aussie beer, Homebrew spirits, Kirks softdrink, tropical fruit…

  3. It does look like fun.

    That beautiful girl actually took you for her wedded husband????????

  4. So I take it he was successfully “Australianized”

  5. I could barely get past the cookies. Yum!
    Looks like you all had great fun. The video/song is really lovely.

    • I’ll have to thank Qantas for that initiative, they did it world wide with a few different languages.. It was a great tourism booster, morale booster, and really hits home.

  6. Sounds like a BLAST!! Why wasn’t I invited??????

  7. Looks like a good time…

    Cookies look good! When are you sending me some? :-)

  8. I ate Vegemite once… :)

Go on, give us a yarn or two, mate.

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