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Monday, June 12, 2006

Short and sweet.

Well, as you can tell, summer's here. It's been quite warm here in our part of England. Expecting a thunder-bunder "moving eastward" today. That's from the weather people-on-high. And with that report, I'm expecting nothing.

We've been watching the World Cup. England did great in their first half and then the Sweed decided to take out Owens for reasons only he can explain and the second half remained 1-0 in England's favor by the skin of their teeth. Actually, the other games we have been watching have been far more exciting. I love watching the teams that have nothing to lose. They play the game the way it's suppose to be played. They make it fun and exciting. Today around 4:45 pm is kick-off for the United States. Hopefully, they will do well. It will be interesting to see them as I have never watched the Americans play yet.

We went to the beach yesterday...along with the other half of England. The wind was nice and cool, and we didn't appreciate it until we returned home to the heat. Ah, well. Summer.

9 Comments:

At 11:27 AM , Anonymous the letter b said...

USA were very impressive at the start of World Cup 2002, and it so erm happened that i was the only one in the department/workplace [except americans who worked there] cheering em on during the opener against Portugal who went on to lose. they deserved it as they were rather arrogant and thought they could beat an underdog. ok so i was one of those who blurted earier on, "The USA playing footy?! soccer's more like. hurhur..". :p

yes watched it at the workplace, 'live' and repeats too. anyhow, some of those who impressed during that campaign were then signed on by some of the Premiership clubs. by the shedloads - biggest number of american players ever. i can't praise enough of their workrate and professionalism, which their english counterparts cannot boast of, ashamedly. it could be that the Americans are college educated and that makes a lot of difference.

so what i'm tryin to say, it will be a good game definitely - which reminds me to go check out to see if there are any familiar names from the class of 2002.

good luck to you and the team :)

 
At 11:29 AM , Anonymous the letter b said...

soz me again, was the typo Sweed on purpose, Alice? :D

 
At 2:17 PM , Blogger "Alice" said...

Yeah. :D

 
At 5:12 PM , Blogger Fred said...

Go England!

We never made it to the beach while living in the U.K.; we were too lazy to drive. Sounds like a great summer so far. Keep us posted.

 
At 4:09 AM , Blogger Mike's America said...

Alice: When you say "warm" what are you talking about? Got into the 90's again this week and I don't need to remind you about the humidity.

I did the beach on Hilton Head Sunday, very nice out there and not too many tourists.

We're expecting a bit of rain, I hope, from tropical storm Alberto. But I am not looking forward to another season of hurricane hysteria like last year. Seems every time more than a few clouds gather in the Gulf of Mexico there are endless "Breaking News" updates on the storm. It scares people to death and I get calls from my parents telling me to evacuate.

Anyway, enough of the weather report from here. Was a great week for everyone over here last week with the end of Zarqawi and a host of other stuff.

 
At 5:16 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

Sounds wonderful! It is unseasonably cool here in the City of Brotherly Love. Haven't even installed the air conditioners yet. The poor girlies at their dive/swim team practices, they are blue and shivering by the end. It doesn't seem to phase them, though...

I am glad to know that someone is rooting for the US in the world cup. Thanks y'all!

 
At 9:28 AM , Blogger "Alice" said...

It was 90 degrees out at Heathrow Airport yesterday. And I'd say it was about that here. We don't have air-conditioning and the humidity was a bear. Rain today, so cooler this a.m.

What's up with every time a storm comes up now? When we were kids, we tended to take hurricanes and such much in stride, now it's panic time - all the time.

Yeah, well had to cheer on the USA. Those commentators on Auntie Beeb sure weren't going to.

 
At 8:58 PM , Blogger Mike's America said...

Alberto was the nicest little gift from God... No severe thunderstorms and sweet rain all day!

As for Monica... BOO!!!!

"It is unseasonably cool here in the City of Brotherly Love. Haven't even installed the air conditioners yet."

Rub it in Grizzly! I can't wait until you get an ice storm next year :)

 
At 6:43 AM , Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh Mike! Ice storms are NO PROBLEMO! Not for the Grizzly sloth. We hunker down and hibernate. :-)

If it's any consolation to you - summer has finally hit the City of Brotherly Love and we haven't struggled getting the air conditioners into the windows yet. Tomorrow for sure! It's a rough job when it's hotter than hell out.

 

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