What’s Oddball in Las Vegas?

Nothing

That’s the real answer. Everything here is normal no matter how weird it might seem anywhere else in the world. Umbrellas on the ceiling?

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Why Not? Rain expected in Las Vegas?

It’s EDC, Electric Daisy Carnival, weekend. Vince thought it would make it even weirder than normal, but I think not.

These attractive giants posed with others in various outfits all along the strip. They all featured the headdress and feathers, but the rest of the costumes varied. The first ones we saw just had on daisies and little panties. Vince would have preferred them.

These girls were more demure.What was odd is that one of my friends asked if I was really that blond! Sorry, I forgot my feathers!

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Too hot for you? It was 110+ while we were out there.

Heady here looks a little more modest but I remember when red and maroon did not go together. Why would you buy this blouse if you live in Vegas? It looks like crushed velvet. Oh… It’s a dress? Whew! What has happened to fashion sense? What’s up with that neckline? Yikes.

The next fashionista wears the same high neckline. We did not see anyone on the streets wearing tops with a high neckline. Again, the heat must have gone to her head and she sports a bright red bag to clash with her textured top.oddballs in Las VegasThe next young man has his own fashion problems.

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I knew smalls meant underwear in Australian, so I texted this pic to Carol. She informed me that his smalls had ripped. Poor guy.

That’s all that was odd in Las Vegas – that I could photograph anyway.

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Smile Good Lookin’

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Australia #11

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. Hope you have fun today!

Leanne Cole and her friend Suzanne took Carol and me to Healesville Sanctuary to get a closer look at wild animals in Australia.

Some of the critters there were just there to look good and have fun. They smiled constantly.

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Say Cheese!

When in Rome, do what the Romans do, correct? So this is what the Aussie Romans did.

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This is slippery.

It looks like fun, don’t you think?

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You can do it!

I did not want to get on the lizard. Way too slippery and high! Trust me, stabilization shoes do not do a thing for you when you are sitting on a polished statue. Not even this friendly platypus budged an inch to help us stay on!

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Hold tight to whaaaaaaa?

And did you see his mischievous little smile?

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Used Tombstone for Sale in Crows Nest

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Antiquing in Crows Nest, Queensland Australia

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Antique Shop in Crows Nest

On the way to the Bunya Mountains, we stopped at Crows Nest, Queensland. The ominous rain clouds parted revealing a perfect sky.

How Did Crows Nest Get Its Name?

Believe it or not, Australia has a Jimmy Crow, an Aborigine or indigenous person who helped Europeans when they came to Australia. He slept in a tree and gave the town its name. You can read that story here.

As we sauntered from the park in the town square, we saw an antique store. It did not look busy.

“I have to go in here. My friends love antique stores,” I told them. “I wonder what Australians sell in their antique stores.”

“Let’s window shop at least.” Carol said.

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Monkeying around window shopping in Crows Nest

As it turned out, their business was not brisk on Wednesday. The store was closed. Maybe Roger was monkeying around.

“Prices are pretty high. Good thing the dollar is good right now.”

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I’ve never seen vases like this in the USA. I wonder if the price is for all three pieces?

Carol makes beautiful quilts. Maybe she would like a fancy sewing machine.

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It’s not a Singer.

Oddball on Multiple Levels

The above picture is odd on lots of levels. In the window, you can see me taking a picture and the street and the park across the street. Under the sewing machine is an odd picture. It’s the reflection in my iPhone of the upper store windows in front of me. I could not see them, but my smart phone could.

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“Hello, hello?” No answer at this phone booth. Can you see Mr. ET? He turned his back on the phone thing.

I thought it was oddball enough to have a British phone booth for sale.

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Manny and Eckie could not decide whether to get up in Crows Nest.

Manny wanted to test the phone booth. He told Eckie he wanted to call his friends back home and his other friends in Spain. Eckie wanted to sleep.  That was when Carol pointed out the little stone next to the fire alarm. I worried that Manny might pull the fire alarm when he could not find a phone in the fire engine red phone booth. I did not need to worry. He fell back asleep.

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Even though this is not Jimmy Crow’s tombstone, it is used, and you can buy it at the Roger’s Antique Furniture shop in Crows Nest. I think Roger sanded the name off of it.

What Do You Think?

Maybe the person came back to life. The family might have accidentally bought two. Maybe it was the wrong size. What’s your guess?

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How Do You Use the Bathroom in Australia?

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Warning: Content May Be Offensive to Some

If you have been in a bathroom in the United States, you have been assaulted by graffiti, someone loves someone else, maybe even phone numbers.

Australia is different. Or if you are Australian, my thinking is a bit skewed. Or maybe my thinking IS a bit skewed. You can decide that after you read.

The “loo” is clean. Australians cures for graffiti by covering the door with instructions.

Seriously or Australian Humor?

I expected to have language difficulties when I came to Australia. However, I thought I would understand icons and instruction drawings.

Wrong.

This poster appears in several bathrooms around Australia. This one accosted me in the airport as soon as I deplaned in Brisbane, Queensland.

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“Who stands on a toilet?” I thought. “Is she hiding from someone? Is she exercising – NEXT TO THE TOILET? There must be a better place to do that! What’s up with this? Eeew! I’d almost rather read graffiti.”

Apparently, there is a problem with newcomers to Australia not understanding how to use a flush toilet, so the government solved the problem with these iconic drawings.

OK, I was not expecting that, but things are different in Australia just as they would be in any country.

But I became guarded about using the loo.

A few days later I went to Healesville Sanctuary to see the native animals. The Sanctuary is environmentally conscientious. I found this sign.

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So, I wondered, “How in the world the Sanctuary recycled their toilet paper. How does that even work? How could they ever make enough paper to offer it for sale? I was sure I did not want to use it! Notice the paper is brown. Yikes!”

I asked my friends, Leanne Cole and the Eternal Traveller and their friends about it. They did not understand my problem.

I thought it was CLEAR! Crystal Clear! Gross, but clear.

They thought I was “bit of a nutter.”

Finally, Mrs. ET figured it out.

“Companies turn recycled paper into toilet paper. The Sanctuary want everyone to use fewer trees and use recycled toilet paper. They don’t recycle the toilet paper used here.”

You read the sign. It’s ambiguous, right? Suzanna agreed with me. The story got around, and several people including my hubby who came up with some solutions to recycling toilet paper.

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