The Australian Stuff Series is a writing project designed to bridge the gap between American and Australian values, kind of. Well, not really. Itâ€™s more of a sarcastic commentary on the things I have observed as an American adjusting to life in Australia.
For the purpose of this series, Iâ€™m going to consider myself a full-blown expert on American and Australian relations. Iâ€™m going to use generalizations and stereotypes and Iâ€™ll definitely exaggerate,Â but I’ll also try to keep it real to give you a nice balance of facts and feelings.
In short …
You should read this series IF:
- You are a human with general interests that include Australia and America
- You are an American who associatesÂ Outback SteakhouseÂ with Australia
- You are an Australian who has little to no idea what Outback Steakhouse is
You might enjoy this series IF:
- You are a human with a sense of humor
You might be offended by this series IF:
- You are easily offended
- You are an American who has “always wanted to visit Australia” but doesn’t yet know aboutÂ QantasÂ or whose impression of an Australian accent includes the phrase, â€œGrilled shrimp on the barbie, mate.â€
- You are an Australian who likes cricket, or who generally believes Americans areÂ too loud, too opinionated or too uninformed (in which case, youâ€™re an a-hole.)
On that note, I invite you to join me for the Australian Stuff Series (ASS).Â
Get amongst it â€“ starting … next week-ish!