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Melbourne Cup Day 2009

It’s the race that stops the nation even though it’s only the city of Melbourne that has an officially gazetted public holiday for the Melbourne Cup horse race.

Whilst I do watch the race each year I do find the Melbourne Cup race is kind of like an orgasm – it’s all over in a few short moments. *sigh*

Even the tiny town of Alice Springs, in the desert, too many kilometres from Melbourne to count, stops what it’s doing for the afternoon to watch the race and then doesn’t really bother going back to work when the 3 minute race is over.

Of course, this year Alice Springs’ quietness probably has more to do with the fact that the CBD has no telephone landlines working, no internet access and no EFTPOS. All courtesy of a small car crash last Sunday morning which did a lot of damage to a whole bunch of cables. Full communications should be restored to the main part of town by tomorrow night. Hopefully.

I’m fortunate enough to live in one of the outer suburbs thus my phone and internet are not affected. 🙂



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