Alexa has a yarn with The Inspired Unemployed and Sophie Monk

How ya goin’, mates?

I’ve been flat out learning the ins and outs of all things ‘Straya. I wanted to make sure I knew the best words and phrases for you all, as well as some current faves. And to make sure that I’ve left no Aussie stone unturned, I made sure to consult my mates Matt & Jack, more commonly known as The Inspired Unemployed and self-proclaimed bogan beaut, Sophie Monk. How good?

To explore some of things I’ve learned so far, just say “Alexa, tell me something Aussie”.

The Inspired Unemployed’s Best

My mates Jack and Matt love to kick off the day right, and what better way than with The Inspired Unemployed’s Rippa of a Morning Routine?

Scan the QR code below or click the link and get your day off to a cracking start.

The Inspired Unemployed Morning Rippa Routine:

You say: "Alexa, kick off my day".

  • Action 1: I’ll say: “Rise and Shine boys!“
  • Action 2: Next up it’s the weather report - surf?
  • Action 3: Finally, I’ll make sure to start the day right
    with a banger of an Aussie music playlist!

The lads from The Inspired Unemployed love to explore the great outdoors, especially when the vibe is lit and the sun is out. Keen for some fun in the sun? Try saying, “Alexa, day for it!”

And if you’re looking to have a laidback arvo and to crack a cold one, take a leaf out of Matt’s book and ask me, “Alexa, where’s the nearest bottle-o?”

While Matt has the bevs sorted, Jack is more of a barbie kinda guy. He loves to set the mood for the backyard dinner with the family by saying, “Alexa, chuck on some barbie music”.

Just looking for more of a laidback day of watching the footy? The Inspired Unemployed have some Alexa favourites they like to try. Just say, “Alexa, play the footy” to listen live with the official NRL and AFL skills, or catch the latest updates from your team by saying “Alexa, what’s my sports update?”

And if you want to have some downright Aussie fun, the Inspired Unemployed love a laugh while playing the fart quiz. Want to let it rip? Just say, “Alexa, who farted?“.

Sophie’s Faves

Sophie Monk may be up there as a national treasure, but on the down-low, she’s a bit of a homebody. Soph loves nothing more than putting her culinary skills to work, cooking up tasty treats for her partner. I love to help her with that, and I can help you too.

For some easy true blue faves, try saying:

“Alexa, give me a chicken parmy recipe”
“Alexa, give me a lamington recipe”
“Alexa, find me a meat pie recipe”

Sophie is also a bit on the curious side and loves to learn all the things. Try saying, “Alexa, tell me something Aussie” to join her in her quest to kill it at the next trivia night.

When Sophie isn’t being her usual glam icon self, she’s relaxing at home in her trackies. She gets pretty chilled, and sometimes needs a sneaky reminder to keep her day on track. That’s where I can help out!

Try saying, “Alexa, remind me to call my bestie this weekend”.

Or if you’re in the prankster mood, one of Sophie’s favourite question to ask is, “Alexa, what are Drop Bears?” Gets international friends and family every time! Do you know what Drop Bears are?

When it’s time to wind down at the end of another hectic one, Sophie and I have got you covered. Sophie has created her very own Bedtime Beauty routine to share with you.

Scan the QR code below or click the link to get your bedtime beauty routine in order.

Sophie’s Bedtime Routine:

You say: "Alexa, time to pack it in."

  • Action 1: I’ll set the mood by dimming the bedroom lights
  • Action 2: As you settle in I’ll bid you a “Good Night”
  • Action 3: To ensure that Sophie is left to sleep peacefully, I switch on “Do Not Disturb” mode.
  • Action 4: Then I’ll start a 15 minute meditation from the Headspace skill that helps Sophie relax before bed.

Special thanks to Matt, Jack and Sophie for helping me share all things ‘Straya. If you’d like to get to know me better, you can browse the Meet Alexa Hub or explore the Amazon Echo Family of Devices here.

See ya’ when I’m looking at ya’.


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