There are two ways you can go.
It’s a crushing feeling when you find out that the path you have always wanted to walk down is a little harder than you expected. Not only that, but when the path is so cold and desolate that the passion, which once burned ever so bright, is flickering.
The goal is there. However the process is arduous, lonely and tough to reconcile with a life filled with shared experiences, intense relationships and vast interests.
I know what I have to do. Whether I have what it takes is yet to be seen.
I did not think it was going to be like this and I’m not sure whether I want the reincarnation.
Died of a stroke
Tories always wanted
Marg to be a bloke
Her middle name was Hilda
She hated Argentina
And the workers yelled
‘I hope it’s not a joke!’
I don’t have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who’d be mad at me for saying that.
Italy has changed in the last three decades from a country of emigration to one of immigration and asylum. Its reaction has been chaotic and confused, and sometimes downright cruel. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than in Italy’s response to boat migration.
I would like to give you some free, perhaps even gratuitous, advice about the great State of Victoria, and in particular Melbourne.
Firstly, when in Melbourne, always wear black. It is reputedly our uniform. If your Honour wants to travel around incognito it would be wise to dress accordingly.
Second, watch out for trams. They will not watch out for you. They always have right of way, and do not ever think about passing one on the right.
Third, hook turns. Do not attempt them. If you want to go west we suggest that instead you head east and take a generally anti-clockwise course of ever increasing circuits until you arrive. That way you will never need to turn right or attempt a hook turn. They are an acquired skill, one most people struggle with unless they are born locally. It is a bit like driving in Canberra where, given the strange road system, you generally head north when you plan on travelling south.
Fourth, your teams. There is, of course, only one league in Victoria and that is the AFL, and unfortunately your Honour has picked the wrong teams. Do not advertise your support for either the Dockers or the Eagles when visiting Victoria, and you might be wise to consider adopting another local team. Can I commend to you the mighty Hawks?
Fifth, feel free to talk about the weather. Do it often. It is our consuming passion, alongside sport, at which we excel as spectators.
Sixth, mind your colloquialisms. Terms such as “Carlton identity” and “industrial mediator” have a particular local resonance that you might do well to note. Chris Judd may be a Carlton player but he might sue if you refer to him as a Carlton identity. My learned colleagues at the Bar might do likewise if you refer to any of their number as an industrial mediator.
Finally, coffee. We take it very seriously here. For many, baristas rate ahead of barristers in our pecking order. You will know when you have made it as a local when you walk into a café near court and they instantly produce, without even checking your preference, your coffee of choice.
Nothing works here, and we are a top 1% university. Imagine being in the bottom 1%, you probably have to pedal for electricity.
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