Why did everyone have to remind me of my team’s loss in Euro 2008…. It was already tough enough. And those who were cheering for Spain were mainly “fair-weather fans”, cheering for Spain only because their teams either didn’t make it to the Euro Cup (i.e. England) or spectacularly crashed out (i.e. Holland, Italy), and felt sorry that Spain hadn’t won a cup in 44 years, whereas Germany collected 2 World Cups and 3 Euro Cups in that time span. Granted, Spain played brillantly during the tournament, but come on, that’s not a real fan. You support your team and only your team through thick and thin…I supported Germany when they sucked big time in World Cup 94/98, Euro 2000 and 2004, and when they shone in World Cup 2002/06 and this Euro.
An email from my cousin in Berlin in response to my email pretty much sums it up:
»EM SCHEISSE Schade, dass wir wieder veloren haben…. Fucking Spainards.
»Aber: WM 06 waren wir Dritten. EM 08 waren wir Zweiten. WM 2010 sollen »wir Erste?!?!?!?!
ZUM KOTZEN !!!!!!!!
Erst fangen Sie gut an. Dann verlieren Sie gegen die Kroaten.Österreich war so lala…..
Gegen Portugal war Weltklasse yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Gegen die Türken war die Erlösung in der 90. Minute, obwohl die Türken echt gut oder sogar besser waren.
Und gestern die grande Katastroph…..
. Die hatten Patex an den Füssen. Es ging nichts, aber auch garnichts.!!
Aber 2010 holen wir den Pott .Wird auch mal wieder Zeit nach 1990.
My french friends have finally moved out and now are in their new apartment half a block from me - they’ve been here 4 weeks now - wow. Doesn’t feel that long - the time really flew by - its been a lot of fun, even in a cramped 2 bedroom condo, with 3 adults and a 1 1/2 yr old baby. Honestly that was my first time really living with a toddler and it was defintely an eye-opener for me - not that its a bad thing, but wow, having a kid really is a lot of work ( knew that, but boy, that girl, even as calm as she is, is quite energetic at times) and I had to “babyproof” my place beforehand and hid all my spears and knifes, and other breakables. But in all it was a lot of fun and I ate a lot of good food cooked by my own “personal French chef” and it’s kind of sad seeing them leave. But they’re just down the street, so we’ll have plenty of fun in the coming months for sure!! It was not even planned to happen that they’d just be down the street, but fate led them to this great apartment which even has the same floorplan and unit number B1….
Going tubing for the first time. There are two waivers so apparently its on par with parachuting and juggling live hand grenades. Hope I survive.
Tubing tomorrow at Harper’s Ferry, Euro 2008 Final on Sunday at the Austrian Embassy in DC… And then next week’s only 2 1/2 days long and then I jet off to the Rocky Mountains for a week’s vacation….mmmmm Let the fun start!