Saturday, July 01, 2006
Green Card
Good News: We received Eric's *official* Green Card in the mail today.

He actually held the sacred card in his hands and we crowded around to view it in awe. It's not green. There is a green hologram stripe on the backside, but that's all. It's about the size of a New York States Drivers license.

The coveted Green Card.

.......FINALLY!

*******

Sad News: England is out of the World Cup Championship.


That game was heartbreaking for me to watch.


This is a sad day for England. Even Posh Spice was crying in the audience.

I was so upset this afternoon. I was rooting for them.

Image of the day (For Michelle):


David Beckham embracing Portugal's luis Figo after the game. Not only is he handsome + a great soccer player. He's also a good sport. It was a really emotional and intense game.

USA = out
Australia = out

England = out


France surprisingly beat Brazil today! They played an incredible game.

Brazil = out

Eric was in a state of shock.

So now it's down to Germany, France, Italy and Portugal.

I can't remember the last time in my life I was this absorbed in a sporting event.
 
posted by Clarity25 at 4:25 PM |


18 Comments:


At July 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

I was crying this afternoon! I can't believe England is out:(
-Lucy

At July 02, 2006, Anonymous Olaf 

Hiya Clarity. Yeah, I say watch out for the Portuguese! They have done some things against all odds. The French have also, and I too was stunned that they didn't fold under the Brazilians, but hey, that's why they play the games. Anyway, congrats on the arrival of the green card. I am now rooting for Portugal v. Germany in the final. That Portuguese goalie was amazing.

At July 02, 2006, Blogger Nightmare 

YAY Eric!!

At July 02, 2006, Anonymous GdP 

Oh God! We're going to beat Portugal and Germany is going to beat Italy. And then I'll have to root against my beloved Germany.

At July 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

imagine being English!
it was a sad sad day! :(

At July 03, 2006, Anonymous Vicola 

I know exactly what you mean. I'm English and it was my hen day on SAturday so when we got back from chocolate making we put the football on. Every single time England have penalties they lose and Christiano Ronaldo better hope he doesn't bump into me in a bar again!!

At July 03, 2006, Anonymous portia 

Gosh, I know. So sad about England. And weren't Brazil the heavy favorites? So at school we have a little chart up where we tagged who we think will win. So far I was right with Germany, wrong with England and Brazil. Now I am up for Portugal (cause a few of our students are from there) and Germany (who beat my beloved Sweden). Do you find the divisions between fans there in New York? Here it is an extremely multicultural city, so practically each car has a country flag attached and when there's a win, they drive around honking. My supervisor wondered what would happen if Canada were participating? Would people still feel this deep seated connection to rooting for their home countries? It's interesting because on the west coast people tend to identify themselves as Canadians first (there aren't nearly as many immigrants, but they do too). Here, I've always been surprised how people identify themselves first as Polish, or Portuguese. I think you can be a proud Canadian and proud of your roots. My parents are from Ireland, but I will always be Canadian first with a great affinity for my roots. I was in Ireland for World Cup 94 and never saw anything like the excitement. They printed t-shirts with the scores like five minutes after a match to sell on the street.

At July 03, 2006, Blogger The Dangerous Man 

It was a fantastic game though and certainly left me on the edge of my seat. Never mind, there's always next time.

At July 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

Scottish through and through (with a bit of german) so in our house we celebrated all weekend, finally we get to enjoy the world cup without terrible biased english commentators. With Scotland not qualifying this year (or any year really!!) I always turn to Germany and my second favourite France, I'm sincerely hoping for a Germany France final!
-kristoli

At July 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

Scottish through and through (with a bit of german) so in our house we celebrated all weekend, finally we get to enjoy the world cup without terrible biased english commentators. With Scotland not qualifying this year (or any year really!!) I always turn to Germany and my second favourite France, I'm sincerely hoping for a Germany France final!
-kristoli

At July 03, 2006, Blogger Octavia 

That was TERRIBLE.
I was at a party that night, but when it got to the penalties, we were all watching the TV.
And I kept shouting: STUPID ASS GOALIE.

And now Beckham's gone and quit as England manager. Pfft.

At July 04, 2006, Blogger Kathleen 

All of my favorites are out:

Mexico
Sweden
Spain

I have no clue for whom to root now. Normally I'd root for Italy but with the scandal there, I don't think they deserve it. I have a tendency to root for the underdog, or a country I perceive to be the underdog, so I think I'm rooting for Portugal, but if Germany wins I'll be happy for Eric, although sad for him that he's not there to enjoy the party.

At July 04, 2006, Blogger Brandy 

I live in close proximity to a portuguese neighborhood and italian neighborhood.
If it comes down to those two teams Im skipping town!
The honking of horns will be non-stop for 24 hours at least!!

Tell Eric I will root for Germany it they are in the finals!

At July 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous 

I feel sad and a little infuriated with our now ex rubbish england manager. We lost that game after we played really really hard. We have now also lost our captain :( a sad week, pink-fairy

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