Sunday, November 20, 2005

What about the wombat?

Australia has finally qualified for the FIFA (Soccer) World Cup finals in Germany next year. The last time this happened was in 1974 (also in Germany).

Our national men's soccer team is called Socceroos (as in soccer kangaroos).

This brings me to the the topic of this blog. Our national:
- men's basketball team is called Boomers (which is another nickname for a kangaroo);
- women's basketball team is called Opals (a gemstone);
- rugby union team is called the Wallabies (a smaller type of species of kangaroo);
- rugby league team is called Kangaroos;
- men's hockey team is called Kookaburras (a bird); and
- women's hockey team is called Hockeyroos (hockey kangaroos).

Spare a thought for the poor fat waddly wombat which has no national sporting team named after it. Maybe if we got into sumo wrestling, it would be an apt name.

Wombats may look fat, and spend all their time eating, but they scurry along quite fast.

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


I ate cold cooked chicken for breakfast (defrosted, reheated and recooled), but oddly, don't feel like it for dinner (my wings all cooked up).

I did have a good day though most of which was spent on my human's lap, except when he was doing chores or reading the newspaper. We watched the rest of Firefly. It is such a good show - kinda like a space western set in the future. We also had another nap on the couch together in the afternoon. My kinda weekend.

This was sent to me from the Albert Einstein's archives at Princeton University.


Blogger Ashley said...

Too funny Keiser! Yes, you and Einstein are on a similar level.

Monday, 21 November, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

Hey Madeline and Ashley

Err, I'm not sure if I wanna tackle Relativity on my blog yet. Perhaps I should just start with Quantum Physics. What do you reckon? Nah, let those French Post-modernists write about it...

Monday, 21 November, 2005  
Blogger The chick said...

Speaking of relativity, is the wombat a relative of the flying bat? I find those creatures a bit intimidating as I peer into the night sky.

Monday, 21 November, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

oh no chicky pooch. you should feel intimidated. those bats near you are HUGE, and they have been known to pluck the odd cat or two off balconies for a snack...

the wombat is cute, but they have very sharp claws (they use those to burrow into the ground).

Monday, 21 November, 2005  

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