Thursday, June 18, 2009

Now he really IS our favorite cousin

Dear Cousin Jimmy and his girlfriend Sandy,

We're so excited that you're coming to visit next month! Not just that we haven't seen you in a while, but that you're the first and ONLY friends/family we have who've decided to (pony up the $$ and) come see us. In preparation for your trip, Jake and I have put this little list together to make your transition to Kiwi culture as smooth as possible. 
  • Slap a couple kilograms of beetroot to every sandwich you eat.
  • Start listening to Kings of Leon. They seem pretty big here.
  • Study the rules for cricket and rugby. Still nothing will make sense, but at least we've warned you.
  • Pronounce the word yes like it rhymes with peace.
  • Turn your lights off by 5 p.m. every day. It gets dark early here this time of year.
  • Stop tipping and calculating sales tax on things.
  • Get ready to encounter some really friendly folks. 
  • Practice walking with a wide stance to brace yourself from the wind. 
  • Make sure to pack your camera charger. You're going to take a boatload of photos in this gorgeous place.
Jim and Sandy, we can't wait to see you. To others of you who've yet to book your stay with the Swearingens, we'd love to have you! 

Sweet as mate,
Jake and Jamie


James said...

We will act on your suggestions immediately. In addition, we have doubled up on our Flight of the Concords viewing.

Corey said...

I'm actually surprised Primo isn't attempting to drive his Subaru there in order to hit the "100,000 miles in a summer" mark.