Tag Archives: fun and games

didn’t catch it!

I’ve never actually played Pokemon Go, but I think I saw a tall blue one this afternoon while walking the Dire Corgi. I didn’t catch it, and neither did the dog.

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olympic notebook: shuttlecock

(Of course, there was an Olympic notebook. Or rather, an Olympic yellow legal pad. And like any notebook, I wrote down a few things that turned out to still be interesting the next day. And a few that didn’t.  Expect … Continue reading

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gold medal

Gold medal, at last. Against Germany, which makes it better. (Refer back to the last World Cup if you need this explained to you; it is rather painful.) Brasil! (That’s two hundred thousand voices, more or less.) The Maracanã explodes. … Continue reading

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magnificent mammoth

The Man with the Mammoth Tattoo, Alison.  Brazil 1, Alison (Cerutti) and Bruno (Schmidt), took the gold at Copacabana late at night in the pouring rain.  The Woolly Mammoth does not fear rain or wet sand. (Image from Pinterest, cropped … Continue reading

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beach volleyball!

Still plenty of time to stock up on snacks, warm up the big screen, and head on down to Rio for tonight’s men’s beach volleyball gold medal game between the awesome Alison (Cerruti) and Bruno (Schmidt) and some guys from … Continue reading

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let’s watch tv: opening ceremonies, rio olympics

Welcome back to our series of reviews of Olympic opening ceremonies. No one is more surprised than I am that this blog has lasted long enough to be writing about its second summer Olympics. (Read a review of the opening … Continue reading

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what’s the deal with the mint green?

A few days ago, we discussed the Mint Green Outfits being worn by the Belgian national team in the current Euro 16 association football tournament. You may recall that I felt there was something slightly untoward about grown men running … Continue reading

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for red and the dragon!

Euro ’16 Quarterfinal: Wales 3 – Belgium 1 “(They) sent those players for a pie and a cup of coffee.”- post match commentary.

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football talk 2

More football talk from those great British commentators.   This entry features some examples of the crisp and concise school, taken from that very interesting game between England and Iceland that ended the round of sixteen at this year’s Euro … Continue reading

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football talk 1

The best thing about watching international level football (soccer, to Americans, aka Association football, aka The Beautiful Game) is catching a game being covered by the old school British commentators. These guys have seen thousands of games in person and … Continue reading

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