Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Activities

It's Friday night, and I'm currently waiting for season one of Bachelor in Paradise to download on my iPad. I haven't watched any TV in two months, and my friend's tweets about the new bachelor show were just too enticing so I caved and purchased the season pass on iTunes for $8, which I consider a steal for the hours of entertainment it will undoubtedly provide. 

Here are some pictures from the day:
Some military members were out collecting donations at the train station today. I feel like they need some tougher looking hats...these scream middle aged tourist. 
Flinders Street Station and the Yarra River. 
An adorable group of school kids forming an audience for this street performer. He was playing "Puff the Magic Dragon," which always makes me think of Meet the Parents. 
We had dinner at a restaurant in South Yarra called Pinocchio. These are the cutest Pinocchio-inspired plates! We shared an awesome tomato pesto pepperoni pizza. 
Lastly, dessert at Tutti Frutti, a frozen yogurt bar in the Emporium mall. It was delicious, and since it's technically yogurt, it doesn't really count as dessert. It's basically like eating a serving of vegetables. At least that's what I tell myself. Therefore, we stopped at Coles on the way home to pick up some wine and Oreos- a great ending to the day! 


  1. Haha, interesting observation - those hats are called slouch hats and they are a strong part of our national military identity. They are not used in combat anymore but have been around since the late 1800s when Australians fought in the Boer War. Check this out:
    I don't think the Navy or Air Force use them, only the Army.

  2. Thanks for the history! Are these the same as the bush hats? I'm not sure if that's what they're really called, but this is where the tourist comparison came from! It reminds me of Crocodile Dundee!

  3. Yes they are definitely related to the bush hat!



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