Sunday, January 4, 2009

You'll Be Damned to Pining Through the Windowpanes, You Know

Obsession: the domination of one's thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire. It is no secret that I am fully obsessed with all things Australia. I know that conventional wisdom says you should not feed into obsessions. Think Fatal Attraction, OCD, or those poor girls who cry every time they see the Jonas Brothers.

But, I can't help it. And, it's not my fault. I mean, I do all I can. I live 10,000 miles away from it. I try not to email, call or Google Australia more than necessary. I don't cyber-stalk it on Facebook or Myspace. I try and stay aloof so as not to turn myself into a quivering pool of craziness every time Australia comes around.

But, Australia isn't making it easy on me. It keeps beckoning me, teasing me, torturing me with its charms. What is a girl to do? I'm only human. Every time I think I'm safe, they throw me another curve ball. Another wonderfully delicious distraction from Down Under.

Hugh Jackman. Julian McMahon. Ben Lee. Russell Crowe. Those things I could handle. Then, they started to get personal. Shirtless Hotties. AFL games available on satellite television. Tim Tams. Summer Heights High. The Toll Collector. In short, Australia started to mess with my boundaries.

Now, I find out they are taking it one step further. One of my favorite Australian shows, The Chasers War on Everything is coming to American television. Okay, Australia. I give. Haven't I made it clear that I'm yours. Why do you have to keep messing with me?

I surrender. I'm powerless against you. You could do anything, and I'd be into it. Even put out the inevitable concept album that no one else will buy but me. You know I love you, Oz. Don't make me keep proving it.
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4 comments:

Neve Black said...

Heidi,
What the sam hill are you waiting for? Go. You and your husband. Go. Rent out your house. Take a sabbatical from your jobs. Put the school semester on hold. Go.

As far as we know, we only have this life to live...live it babe Go live in Australia for a few months, a year! Go!

Just make sure you get a big enough flat for all your blogmates to stay in when we come visit. :-)

Heidi Champa said...

If they haven't already taken out a protection order against me, I might just have to do that, Neve.

We want to live there, within the next 5 years. That is the dream, anyway. So, Australia better watch out. They will never be the same once we move in.

I'm sure we can find a place with enough room for some friends to stop by. ;)

kathrynoh said...

You totally should move here. We'd never take out a protection order against you :D

Heidi Champa said...

Glad to hear it, Kathryn. Although, Australia might change it's mind once we get there. ;)

Hope Canberra is treating you well.