Monthly Archives: July 2010

What things make everything better?

Meme from Wordweaverlynn Ted books tea pretzels water (being in it, being on top of it, being next to large bodies of it, or having quantities of the heated variety poured over my head (bonus War for the Oaks misquote … Continue reading

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bitten!

Arrrrrgh. Til now, the mosquito bites that began appearing with the hot weather have been annoying but not bad enough to keep me awake. Apparently the little bugger(s) was/were hungry tonight. I killed one, anyway. And here lies the problem … Continue reading

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I promise there is absolutely no soccer in this entry

You know what really sucks? (where by “sucks” I mean “was actually pretty killer, just not optimally so”) That would be when you sit down to a tasty dinner of ravioli with sun-dried tomato pesto, the leftover tomato-and-bread salad (panzanella, … Continue reading

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Spanish goal

Oh, hell Well, I was hoping it wouldn’t end this way. Work tomorrow may not be much fun. But someone told me Friday, “We’re good at switching very fast to ‘Oh well, at least we go second!’ ” I hope … Continue reading

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red card!

I know everyone does it, but I have to say I feel a little silly gasping or cheering out loud, when I’m sitting here alone in the room. But I can’t help it – scoreless definitely doesn’t mean boring! Wow … Continue reading

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a brief digression on T-shirts

Less than 10 minutes to go and still no score – there almost was a Dutch goal a second ago, but there was a flag on the play. I forgot to mention earlier that a lot of people in the … Continue reading

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still no score

Wow, 70 minutes in and still no score. I believe that what happens is that if it’s still scoreless (or tied) at 90 minutes (plus a couple more they add to compensate for any delays) they play two more 15-minute … Continue reading

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d’oh!

So close! And, two minutes later: Damn. I really thought that one was going in. (So did the player.)

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uh-oh

Yikes, *another* yellow card. (If a player gets two, he’s pulled from the game and his team is down one person.)

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halftime, or whatever it’s called (I think it actually is called halftime)

Evidence suggests that World Cup finals commercials are the Europe equivalent of Super Bowl commercials – there was just an amazing Coke commericals featuring CGI-animated insects stealing a sleeping picnicker’s Coke. Also, one quick one with a deodorant can playing … Continue reading

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