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16 January 2011 @ 11:24 pm
Lovely day ...  
An email came in late last night, theodoraleft  was going to be in Sydney for six hours between flights. As a result, I slept with the phone by the bed and was up and dressed by nine -- on a Sunday!

I caught up with her and her husband and had just the loveliest day wandering about exchanging chat and trivia, wandering through the Art Gallery (STILL haven't seen the entombed warriors, but very happy that we all share the same appreciation for the giggleworthiness of 19th century monumental art) and seeing Sydney by museum cafe and harbour.

The best quote of the day came from none of us, but from a little boy walking past St Mary's Cathedral: 'Dad, why are there plus signs on top of all the statues?' A for mathematics, D for religion, that boy.

Feel a wee bit guilty now, as I ended the day knackered from the sun and somewhat the worse for sweat, and theodoraleft  and her husband had an international flight to catch afterwards ... but at least they probably slept on the plane! 

In other news, Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister, now Foreign Minister and helpful rescuer of Brisbanite's belongings ended up in hospital with an infected foot from all the mank in the floodwaters. Poor lamb! No good deed goes unpunished!

Finally, thank you very much to ldydark1 , treacle_tartlet  and absynthedrinker  for the wonderful little otters! I am doing the Otter Hands of Glee about them!
Kitten Kommissar: ratboychickenfeet2003 on January 16th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
Once pigsnout000, then aged about six, and I were walking through a part of Toronto that contains the Anglican cathedral, the RC cathedral, the United Church "cathedral" and a couple of other brands of church. He wanted to know why there were so many different churches. I still don't think I have an answer that would make sense to a six year old.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on January 16th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
My Dad used to tell me that it was the same as there being lots of shows on in the West End, because not everyone likes the same theatre. I think there was more truth in that than his sarcastic tone suggested at the time ;-)
Kitten Kommissar: ratboychickenfeet2003 on January 16th, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)
The commercial theatres here are perpetually occupied by trashy musicals. That'd be the Catholics I guess.

Actually he may have been onto something. As a lapsed Anglican atheist who has on occasions been taken to churches of other denominations I've always been struck by how different the aesthetics are.
Ann: eyetsosh on January 16th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
why are there plus signs on top of all the statues? Awww cute.

Thank you for the otter! :)
maya231maya231 on January 16th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
Plus signs--love it!
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on January 16th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
hee! plus signs! fabulous.

a bunch of people i know all had kevin stories to tell. he really was in there helping, not just putting on a show. looks like he really is paying the price, now!

No good deed goes unpunished!

LadyDark1 ~ A  Harry and Draco Slash Addict.Periodldydark1 on January 17th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Plus signs, too cute. Otters, your welcome, ;)