When I was living in Germany, I really missed American Cable. I moved to the country without knowing the language, so everything was gibberish and foreign to me. We only have three channels and all of it in German. I felt isolated from pop culture and missed my favorite shows.
Every time I visited my family in the U.S., I would buy a six pack of blank VHS tapes and just record everything to watch later in Germany. I called it the "Germany Survival series
". I also bought English DVD boxsets to bring with me.
Now here I am living in America again and I rarely ever turn on the television. I have no
desire to sit down in front of the tube and I don't really care what's in the T.V. guide.
Basically the only time Eric and I even turn on the T.V. at all is to catch the Soccer World Cup
This morning Eric was ecstatic and cheering. Germany won their third game
and are first in their group. A 3-0 win.
Before Europe, I could have cared less about soccer and I knew nothing about the sport. Now 4 years later, I'm a fan. I'm completely pulled in and cheering with Eric. I wish I was in Germany for this. They scream on the streets, Run with flags, set off fireworks, honk their horns and yell out their bedroom windows. Everyone
is watching and it's all they talk about on the news.
Here in America, there is just one lone page that mentions the game in the sports section of the newspaper. Most people don't seem to care or even acknowledge this event at all.
game of the World Cup (in my opinion) was the Australia versus Japan. I was leaping off the sofa and thrilled when Australia won.
Edit: Okay, Okay
..I acknowledge that the America vs. Italy game was exciting to watch. It was definitely brutal and a full out war. High entertainment. America did
fight very hard. I just thought it was a little dirty. I expected my home team to play better, perhaps my expectations were just too high. I still haven't given up hope that America can
turn things around.
In a half hour England is playing. It's Beckham time....
Soccer is known to be a very physical and high contact sport. I'll leave off with some pictures that Janet
sent me via E-mail. They had me and Eric cracking up, I thought I'd share these great soccer moments. Is anyone else following the World Cup this year?