Tuesday, February 21, 2006


081: SMACKDOWN
Lunch at work is always called 'Smackdown'. I'm not really sure why but it's just one of those obscure traditions that seems to have evolved over time.

It's not uncommon for Lollie to saunter up to my desk and ask
"What time is Smackdown today?"

Gets me thinking about traditions and things that we do because they have somehow become tradition to us. Traditions are always a good thing to maintain. Some are passed down from family, while some are established brand new and shiny by the ones you love.

For example it's always tradition to eat crappy take away food the first night in a new house. This harkens back to being poor after moving into my last apartment and only being able to afford greasy KFC.

It's tradition for me to (at some point) see the Christmas windows at Myer each year, only cause I've never missed one year in my life. I can remember seeing those whimsical windows from my pram. Now at 22, I don't get the same thrill out of em (in fact I'm fiercely anti-Christmas) but I'll be damned if I'll miss a year!

It's now tradition for me and Lollie to attend a 'de-brief' at least once a week after work. This usually consists of me and her sitting in one of our cars, cigarettes in hand, sharing gossip and spilling the beans on our non-existent love lives or weekly family drama.

New traditions make me smile. They let us all know that we are connected to the world and the people around us. And even though we are all destined to walk very different paths, and our clicks, groups and teams will all disband - we will always have that tradition.

In related news, Lollie says she has blogged for the first time in a couple of months. Might be worth your while heading over to Sex, Drugs & Call Centers - if only to peruse her man status board.
the end.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mel said...

I love having traditions with friends, because it's more special than traditions shared by ever Tom, Dick and Harry (those lousy bastards!) -
I feel you on the Anti-Christmas as a matter of fact, this year I intend to be in Germany (Munich) falling flat on my ass as I attempt the unholy act of skiing.
Have mercy!

6:37 AM  
Blogger izchan said...

Tranditions.

long walks on an empty road 3 am in the morning thinking about where is it that I am acutally going.

I do this every year some time during march. Maybe its the seasons.

3:31 AM  
Blogger mocushile said...

sticking to one singer for the whole month

no specific month but every year I do that
must be craZY!!!!!!!!!

6:04 PM  
Blogger Slim said...

Mel. You gotta bring me back something German. Something Angel. Oh and have fun on your arse as well :-)

Iz: I regularly go for walks in the dead of night. The city streets are quiet and I can reflect in peace.

Mocushile: I
m totally like that. This month is the Clash.

3:33 PM  

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