Christmas Day

Trip Start Dec 01, 2008
Trip End May 21, 2009

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day at the Cittie of Yorke was nice but kind of weird.  It consisted of me, a few other workers, Jackie and Stuart (our bosses), their daughter Aimee, Stuart's brother and wife and son from Scotland, and some random old guy who I still am not quite sure about.  I don't know if anyone felt that Christmasy.  Aimee was used to spending Christmas with their grandparents, the other family members were used to being in Scotland, the Australians were used to being on the beach while I was more used to snow.

As usual, Jacke and Stuart cooked TONS of food.  While we basically missed breakfast, there was a bit of Harrod's Champagne left, some toast, eggs, and salmon.  That's when the Aussies decided it was a good time for me to try Vegemite.  A word of advice, never ever try vegemite.  The two main ingredients of vegemite are yeast extract and salt.  It must've been what they threw at the prisoners as they shipped them off to Australia.  I was told it was an acquired taste and I made the mistake of smelling it first.

Somehow, the Australians seem to think there's some sort of nutritional value in this stuff as opposed to our "sugar filled jellies" which I told them is what normal people put on toast.

Much to the surprise of the Aussies, and myself, I did not spit the Vegemite out but somehow managed to swallow it despite a little bit of gagging.

For Christmas dinner we had free drinks from the bar.  And Jackie (who overdoes everything) had the perfect Christmas table laid out.

As for food, the Turducken didn't turn out so well.  Jackie salvaged some of it and it tasted fine.  Not that it mattered as she'd cooked a huge hunk of beef as well.  Basically, there was meet, more meet, oh and some potatoes.  Annnd some brussel sprouts thrown in for greenery.  For dessert there was cheesecake and pecan pie.  The Aussies were quite excited for the PEcan (say it like you are southern) pie which they'd only heard about before.  It's so American.

I should also mention I got Cadbury chocolates from my roommate.  Aussies think it's funny when Americans go on and on about how good Cadbury chocolate is.  Which it is 10x better than Hershey's.  For them, it's just their everyday chocolate.  Now I have a whole assortment!

Also, pictures with people I work with in them coming eventually!!
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