My Body Doesn't Know What Time It Is
I made it to Perth yesterday afternoon. My body feels so weird because the time is so different here. My team mates all feel the same way, and last night most everyone was asleep by 7:30pm. I can't believe I am so far away from Tennessee. I am very glad to be here, and I'm enjoying the different surroudings. I spent the night in Melbourne during my first day in Australia after the 15 hour flight. I stayed in a hostel in Melbourne and met people from Malaysia, Japan, and Australia, of course. The people are very eclectic here. They drive on the other side of the street here, so I have to make sure to look to the opposite way when crossing the street! Simple, but hard to train yourself to do after living in the US for so long. Also, people here are much more in tune with world news than in the US. For example, I met a guy from Perth who knew the outcome of some of the US elections that just took place and that Rumsfeld was ousted. The weather is spring-like...breezy, cool in the evenings, but warm enough to wear shorts or capris. I was walking around the streets of Perth today and saw some of the teams from other parts of the world. It is so cool that ultimate is played in so many different countries. We start playing tomorrow with 2 games. Now, 2 games may sound easy, but we are playing to 19 which is a lot higher than normal. I'll have more to update ya'll on later. Much love to all.
Random observations so far:
A cot is a baby play pin, not a roll-out bed.
Cantelopes are rockmelons here.
When you ask for creme in your coffee, be prepared to get a heavy dose of whipped cream, not milk!