What Have You Been Up To On Australia Day?

What Have You Been Up To On Australia Day?

What Have You Been Up To On Australia Day?Today is Australia day and I’m having a BBQ. I know. It’s a dreadful cliche, but I love beef, and I’ve got some mad chicken marinade skills that I’ve been waiting to flex. I’m also just about to watch Andy Murray stomp all over what’s-his-name in the Australian Open. It’s going to be glorious. But what are you guys up to?

To be honest I’m going to be totally housebound, having totally done my leg in last night longboarding. That’s the bad news. The good news is that I can get stuck into some more LittleBigPlanet. What’s going on with you guys? Let us know in the comments below.


  • i wish i was having a bbq 🙁

    i’ll be having a low key one with bee – we’ll probably be going for a nice picinic somewhere in g-town.

    Then home for some housework, shopping and hopefully some time to finish/start a couple new designs…

    • Had any more luck? I chucked your page up on my twitter yesterday. Will chuck it up on kotaku facebook at some point.

      • No luck at all so far, actually 🙁
        Thanks for doing that, though.

        I’m hoping the garrus one i’m working on will change things a bit 🙂

        All i can do is keep producing.

        It doesn’t help the toctopus hasn’t started the firt production run yet.

        Hopefully they will by the end of the week, otherwise i might just take it all to Redbubble…


        Thanks again, mate 🙂

  • I’m getting my beer garden on.

    Have to drink my sorrows away after the Bad Company 2 servers were down all night last night. My mate even brought his PS3 around… dissapointment central.

  • Going to a twenty20 fundraiser. Between my local football team and a local cricket team. Dont know how my footy team is going to go but should be a good time. Good to see a close community even in the heart of Melbourne.

  • Ironically, currently eating Japanese noodles and dumplings.
    This muggy western Sydney weather (expected to hit 41 degrees) is certainly not encouraging me to do anything but stay home with the AC.

    • This muggy western Sydney weather (expected to hit 41 degrees) is certainly not encouraging me to do anything but stay home and wish I had AC.

  • replaying dead space and the new dead space for iphone which is pretty good gotta love me some scares on Aussie day then family BBQ tonight then more dead space…. :0

    P.S Love what you doing mark regular reader for 3 years now I should post comments more :/ But your doing the goose proud 😀

  • Very sadly, I work for Channel Nine, and news never sleeps… So I’m spending the best part of today in the Sydney news room until 8 tonight.

    No BBQ for me. But at least I get to watch the cricket on screens too large for my living room…

  • Going to listen to the hottest 100, and probably spend the day complaining about all the songs. While watching Aus Open of course. Whats his face may just caus a little stir methinks, he played quite well against Soderling. Buuuut not a big enough stir to bring down Murray.

  • >
    Mark. I often enjoy your humorous, sometimes absurd, sometimes comical introductions. They draw me into the story with a curiosity – i guess you could say something like an unquenchable thirst?
    But today’s introduction was very misleading.
    You accidentally described the possibility of a situation where Andy Murray vs. Alexandr Dolgopolov would conclude in some kind of positive outcome for one A. Murray.
    When An Alexandr Dolgopolov victory is the only rational and true conclusion.
    I trust you will make the appropriate amendments with the urgency and vigour I would reasonably expect at a time like this.
    So very awful it is that always our most glaring inaccuracies & misdeeds are also the most noticeable.
    May i recommended instead of watching Murray’s defeat, you instead watch me watching Andy Murray’s defeat:

  • I’ll be going into work for a few hours later… I’m going to be stuck in the garden until then though.

    Hottest 100 on the radio.
    Probably the Crysis2 beta, when I’m done at work.

  • At girlfriend’s house. She’s discovering the joys of web surfing on the Wii. Her ineptitude at it is kinda cute, really…

    In the interest of tennis though, we might play EA Grand Slam Tennis so that I can kick her Federer ass with my Nadal.

      • Nope, only had $30 cash in it. But it had all of my cards (Bank Key card, Staff Access Card, Student Card, Library Card, Drivers License, Public Transport Concession Card, Medicare Card, Library Card). That said, was gonna pick up Mass Effect 2 (PS3) for my brother as a birthday present tomorrow, guess that’ll have to wait until the replacement bank card arrives

  • Sadly, I am slaving away at work. Anyone want to come see me in Perth CBD? I do sell videogames, you know?

    Still, the day’s not all bad! I’m here so my boss can go and drink and enjoy the hottest 100. Glad he’ll be having a good time.

  • … pretty much the same way I spend any other day off. Sleep in till… now (1 PM), play World of Warcraft, a little Black Ops, maybe watch a movie.

    Most of my friends and family are 1st or 2nd generation immigrants, so Australia day isn’t really that big a deal for us.

  • Happy Invasion Day. Nothing to celebrate for the first Australians. It should be a day of apologies and reflection on the part of white Australia.

  • We’ve already taken the kids down to Kingston Beach on an unusually warm day here in Hobart. This afternoon promises to be spent testing the large (6+) pile of Atari 2600 consoles I’ve recently acquired along with the 85+ games that came with them.

    Oh and beer. lots of it too.

  • I’m still sick 🙁
    All my friends have chosen to breed, so i have removed myself from the festivities so i don’t infect the lil uns’
    M&M, a bit of DragonAge and some Batman TAS for me then. With tennis and cricket inbetween.

  • Had a quick play of the Bulletstorm and Crysis 2 Demos this morning on Xbox then cooked a BBQ for lunch (Snag sangas and a beer). Will fire the BBQ up again tonight to do some prawns over some more beer.
    Got the hottest 100 playing now dont really think I will do much more gaming until its over as the PC is my radio..

  • Up early to watch the Socceroos What a way to start our national day! 6-0 to the Socceroos, 6-0 to the SOC-CER-OO’s…sorry got a bit away from me there.
    Now if only I can recreate some of that form in FIFA Manager 10.

  • Went to the beach while it was foggy, then it rained. We left to have lunch (snitty burger, as you do), it was still cloudy so we went home. The sky then cleared up. 😛

    Now I’m resuming my Australian Open marathon.
    Go Dolgopolov! …I’m sorry. 🙂

  • Working at my bar since midday, Triple J Hottest 100, BBQ, beers, babes (ok they left 30mins ago, should be back), cricket on a projector in the lounge. 367 Little Bourke for any melbournians.. probably give you a free drink!

  • It’s my sisters B’day today, so went out to lunch with her. Got a friend round this arvo, and I think we’ll be going to watch a movie or something. Too damn hot!! 😐

  • Celebrating with my usual avoidance and disdain of all things Australian ‘culture’ related – meat, beer and sport – ugh. Instead i’m kicking back with some vegetarian meals, some ‘green tea’, and a selection of video games and foreign films.

  • well, not playing XBL as gamecard still havent emailed me my code ::sigh::

    So correcting past mistakes.. rushed through ME1 to get into ME2, realised half way through two that I didnt quite absorb the experience and skipped alot. So clocked up 7 hours in number 1 and not even half way through the story.

    Back to work tomorrow but have next week off! SO get a chance to relax!

    • I’m in the same boat – paid for it 48 hours ago… I think they’re up in Queensland, so I can understand if they’re a little behind following the floods…

      …but if that’s not the reason >:(

      (Yes, I reserve the right to be angry even though the other ~10 times I bought codes I got them <18 hours 😛 )

  • I’m regretting my rash purchase of a Patriot Valkyrie and shuffling terabytes of media across hdds in order to be able to give the Valkyrie a couple of empty drives to work with. While my computer works away moving files, I’m drinking some beers, listening to my favourite ‘doing busy things music’ and shuffling bits and pieces around the house so that I might make a start on some house projects I’ve been pondering for a while.

  • Went out to a Family Fun Day in Geelong where the council paid for free entry on a whole stack of rides – good fun for the kids. Now winding down playing the Crysis 2 demo

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