Australian Adventures Await

Ladies and gentlemen. Tomorrow is Friday, December 21st 2012. This means two things will happen tomorrow:

1) Fire will rain from the skies as the Earth lives out its final hours before we’re all ultimately engulfed by flames and dragged into the merciless pits of Hell.

2) My girlfriend and I will depart on a 5-week long trip to Australia.

Let’s focus on the more noteworthy of those two events.

Australia! Yes! Finally! I’ve been looking forward to this since the start of the year.

I know you’re probably caught off guard by this announcement, since I gave little indication that this trip was in the works. Well, I’m sorry. It’s just, I guess it’s time we take a break. You know, see other people for a while.

Truth is we’ve been saving up vacation days like Doomsday nutjobs save up zombie-piercing bullets and meteor-proof umbrellas. The end result is the longest vacation I’ve had since high school years. Can’t wait.

Red Meteor

Tsk, goddamn meteors again. Better go grab my rain gear.

Australia is a magical land where everything is upside down, inside out and, quite possibly, in reverse. Here it’s winter, there it’s summer. We drive on the right side of the road, they drive on the left. We say “Hello, how are you?”, they say “You are? How hello!” Probably.

While I’m busy riding kangaroos, wrestling koalas and playing catch with wombats I will have very limited time for the blog. This means that you can expect to hear from me only sporadically, if at all, until late January. I will try to make an appearance on your blogs and send a cryptic message or two on Twitter, but I can’t promise anything. No, I can’t! Stop it, don’t be so needy!

I’d like to leave you with a lovely drawing by the equally lovely Kalieta. Some weeks ago she asked her blog visitors if she should draw something specific. Being the egoistic narcissist that I am I suggested drawing a nest for Nest-Expressed. The very next day Kalieta came up with this (visit her blog postΒ for the full sized picture):

Nest Kalieta
Awesome, right? Right!

I’d like to extend Kalieta’s sentiment to the rest of you, wish you a fantastic holiday season with your families and loved ones, full of joy and with only a limited amount of end-of-world incidents. See you all in 2013!

A very Nest December to you!

24 thoughts on “Australian Adventures Await

  1. “You are? How hello” I’m going to try this on some mates, and if I get a response I will report back to the group.

    How are you find our sunburnt nation?


    • For sure, let me know how it goes! I’m loving Australia man, travelled with Greyhound from Sydney up to Cairns, passed Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Agnes Water / 1770, Airlie Beach. Now in Melbourne, flew from Cairns. Less than a week left. Plenty of great experiences!


  2. Kianwi says:

    Somehow I missed this post, and I was just thinking, ‘I haven’t noticed a blog post lately from Daniel!’ So glad to hear that it is because you are frolicking in Australia πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful rest of your trip!


  3. Oooooh, I’m terribly jealous. It is your absolute duty to have fun and as much of it as possible so that you can come back and share your adventures with the rest of us! Happy Holidays!


  4. How exciting! I’m both jealous of you and happy for you. I’d love to go to Australia some day. Even if they really don’t have Fosters beer there like we’re led to believe they do…

    Enjoy your break. Don’t worry about visiting blogs. I only say this, because I know you’re Type A and will feel like you should. I guarantee we will be here when you get back. So I hereby give you permission to skip my posts and not feel guilty. It’s an order, Mate!


  5. raeme67 says:

    Have a great time and see you in January! Try not to fall of any kangaroos! Have a Happy Holiday season in the land down under!


  6. Ok now I am VERY jealous! You are going to Australia! It’s like my dream country (after Sweden, UK, and Japan)! Maybe one day I will save enough money to get to the bottom of the world… that is if the world doesn’t end tomorrow xD
    I hope you’ll come back with lots of tales to share with us?
    Oh and thank you for the mention and for stealing the drawing haha. Right after that I was hit by the syndrome of laziness and haven’t really drawn or blogged to be precise (i need to work on a cure). But I will try to post more drawings/sketches in the future.
    Anyway, enjoy your voyage!


    • Ha, sorry to make you jealous!I hope that stealing your picture makes up for it πŸ˜‰

      Definitely hoping to collect some good blog material while chasing kangaroos!

      Thanks, have a fantastic holiday season and I’ll catch you in 2013!


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