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Monday, June 12, 2006

It is all about the game...

The opening festivities. The flags of all the 32 nations participating.
Heinze and Drogba in action!

Schweinsteiger, Frings and Lahm- very good together in the German Team!
Luis Figo hurt on the ground. For some reason he has always been one of my favourite players.






But ladies, it is also about these: my newest discovery!


Tomorrow is a big day. The USA is playing. Brazil is playing ...I am having a day off. In case anybody is looking for me. I am in the blue Lazy-Boy infront of the television ... cardiac arresting!

Posted by Minka :: 1:10 am :: 58 Royal Subjects

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58 Comments:

At 03:01, Anonymous Joel said...

1st!

Okay, have to admit it looks exciting...haven't watched yet, but will. I promise. Also, when the World Series rolls around feel free to make fun and totally diss...I have that coming.

 
At 06:26, Blogger Logophile said...

Relax and enjoy, and yell and sigh.
Good times, good times.

 
At 11:28, Blogger Doug said...

If you watch from home, who do you fight with?

 
At 13:05, Blogger brian said...

Morning,
Watched all the games on the weekend. Germany, Argentina and Mexico all looked good. England and Portugal timid. Will be following on Eurosport this week also the Tour de Suisse cycling at same time. Have a great week.

 
At 13:56, Blogger Fred said...

While you're cardiac arresting, I'll be dodging rain squalls and wind gusts from the tropical storm.

I'll try and catch the game, too.

 
At 14:11, Blogger Cowgirl said...

I watched the Mexico/Iran game for a bit yesterday afternoon, before having to dash off.

I love football aka soccer. Much rather play it than watch it...although some of these footballers are HOT!!!

 
At 14:22, Blogger Mo'a said...

I was a soccer Mum....or as they say here Mom. I taught my son some moves, he thought that I was cool....come to think of it....I was. I have a confession.....I LOVE AMERICAN FOOTBALL....all those tight ends LOL I, however, had a hard time getting in to it at first, like why do they call it football? Annoyed everyone with that question and at first I would say " Where is that weird ball" puchuated with "Do you call that a ball" I stoped when I got tired of all the discusted looks I got from the men. I still love soccer/football. My personal trainer....a female plays on a team and also teaches soccer/football. I think that is neat. I used to play Handball....what? you say....Minka explain :)

 
At 15:54, Blogger ariel said...

missing today's games for a Depeche Mode concert. they'd better do their best tonight...

 
At 16:49, Blogger The Village Idiot said...

Admit it Minka...its about the eye-candy...the game is second

;)

 
At 16:51, Blogger The Village Idiot said...

Oh, and minka..just wait till the Tour starts....

 
At 16:57, Blogger Minka said...

Joel, I am already thinking of insults and writing them down, so when the time comes I will be prepared:)

logo, I think I am getting a sore throat already and my dad is eventually putting his hands infront of his ears. See, i can get a little too loud...

Doug, I don´t get it!?

Brian, I hope you hve a lovely week too.

Fred, you could always dance in the rain. But you would have to look good doing it. Otehrwise people´ll just laugh. I tried!

cowgirl, I know. Just watching Czeck against the USA and I constantly go...Yummy, mother may I? Sooo hot!

móa, see I always pictured you as one of those atcive sporty types. I wasn´t wrong :)

ariel, they better be really good and have fun!

TVI, donæt tell anybody ...but it really is ;)

 
At 17:15, Blogger tsduff said...

I better get with it... I'm such an ignorant whelp when it comes to sports. (except softball) :-D

 
At 18:33, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, I mean how can you be a futbol hoodlum from home? I thought stampeding was the whole point.

 
At 18:51, Blogger Minka said...

Terry, so that is what they name little ravens? Whelp! You always leanr something new!

Douglas, futbol hoodlum? You really wnat to put that out in the universe?
I would love to be stampeding but tickets to that event were sold way befor eI oculd get my flippers on it! I will be in Germany during the finals though. I´ll be one of those street people...I just hope germany make sit through to the final. That´d be great. I just look crap in blue/white stripes!

 
At 18:55, Blogger brian said...

Well, I am offically bummed out, Czech's 3-USA nil. Sad performance, I knew the defense was suspect, but to shredded that easily, not a good start at all.

 
At 19:16, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huhu liebe Monika *mal einen lieben Gruß dalass*!
Ich interessiere mich ja so gar nicht für Fußball, man kann dem aber nicht entgehen, überall gehisste Fahnen - Schade, dass wir sonst nicht so ein Nationalbewusstsein haben...
Lese immer mal wieder bei dir und Sabine (wenn sie schreibt), vermisse manchmal Island, nächstes Jahr vielleicht...
Lieben Gruß von Kerstin

 
At 19:49, Blogger Doug said...

Italy 1, Ghana 0 with, I think, half a minute in the first half. In case you wondering.

 
At 20:12, Blogger Tim Rice said...

It looks fascinating! And you got some great pics here.

 
At 20:34, Blogger Doug said...

Still Italy-Ghana 1-0, in case your TV broke or something.

 
At 21:00, Blogger Doug said...

2-naught or aught or whatever you people say, Italy. In case you fell asleep watching.

 
At 21:09, Anonymous puppytoes said...

it really is no mystery why you love the game! cuz... yum

(yes yes... i adore my husband, but a girl can look, can't she?) : D

 
At 21:28, Blogger Kyahgirl said...

Minka, seriously For some reason he has always been one of my favourite players.
do you expect us to believe you did not notice the eye candy aspect? you tricky,naughty penguin.

Have fun... I'm not a soccer/football watcher really but that's ok, we all have our addictions!

Just make sure you come out and play with us periodically!

 
At 23:15, Blogger SquareGirl said...

Hey! I just read that the coach of the German team resides in Southern California sometimes!

Can't remember what his name was though.

 
At 23:17, Blogger SquareGirl said...

Juergen Klinsmann

that's it!

 
At 23:18, Blogger SquareGirl said...

USA lost. Bummer. I suppose that didn't come as a big suprise to those following this event.

 
At 23:30, Blogger Minka said...

Brian, thank goodnes it wasnæt exactly like 1990 when those two teams met;)

Hi kerstin, ich komme am 30 igsten und kann es gar nicht erwarten die gehissten Deutschen Fahnen zu sehen. Ich komme fuer einen Monat...vielleciht können wir uns ja treffen irgendwo!

Doug, how very sweet of you. Following the game just for me. I wasnæt asleep, infact I was at the theatre...somehow one has to outbalance the lower-class soccer watching :) Just as I predicted, the game would go!

Tim, thank you!

puppytoes...look frreely, although Mr.Cruz is MINE! Mine I say!

kyahgirl, of course i´ll be checkign in with teh rest of you. There is always half time!!! And you think Figo is eye-candy too? Thank goodness...I thought I was alone!

squaregirl, yeah I knew that. Where else would he get such a teint? :) And I am sorry to say: it was expected that teh Us would lose against teh Czech. Many teams will lose against teh czech. Tehy started off with teh most difficult game...but it will get better!

 
At 00:19, Blogger tsduff said...

Monica - they are chicks. Same as crows. No fancy name for those awesome birds, like swan babies enjoy (cygnets) or geese (goslings)...Whelp just came up because so many doggy folks hang out around here :-)

whelp (hwlp, wlp)
n.
1. A young offspring of a mammal, such as a dog or wolf.
2.
a. A child; a youth.
b. An impudent young fellow.
3.
a. A tooth of a sprocket wheel.
b. Nautical Any of the ridges on the barrel of a windlass or capstan.

 
At 00:26, Blogger Minka said...

terry, I am so glad we had this conversation :)It is afte rmidnight and my hea dis spinning. I will never forget this piece of information! I am still laughing...it might be because I am so tired. Good night and iceland is coming closer every day now!

 
At 00:41, Blogger Doug said...

Terry, I feel the need to respond:

RAVEN, A bird too dark to crow.

Nevermore!

 
At 00:45, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, you just can´t turn of that linguist within, can ye?! :) I am about to go to bed, if I dream of a raven and nevermore you´ll regret it. That is such a creepy poem!

 
At 01:17, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I have never watched a soccer game in my life (except my high school soccer team YEARS ago).
I know you think I'm crazy, but I think it is a boring sport. (Please don't yell at me!!!)

Enjoy watching your favorite players!

 
At 01:22, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Have fun!

 
At 02:06, Blogger karma said...

USA didn't do too well against Czek Republic now, did they? of course, my fav is BRASIL!!!

 
At 04:50, Blogger ariel said...

nothing to feel bad about, the Czech is a great team. :-P

 
At 05:17, Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

WHO is that last guy! Me likey a lot! Lickalicious!

Iran/Mexico... *sigh*... don't remind me! DAMN YOU MEXICO!!! DAMN YOU!!!!

But yes, them Iranians are hotties... why you think I got me one at home? And boy do they know what they are doing when they do those things they do so well! *ROAR BABY ROAR!***

Hmmm... I have a feeling that talk of footbal elsewhere, like on a man's blog, would be quite different than that found here....

Ooooh! Did someone say tight end? Ok... this is too sizzlin' a conversation! Oh Loverboy! Come to mama!

 
At 11:24, Blogger Minka said...

Jamie Dawn, not to worry. I don´t judge people according to what they believe. I feel, for instance that toast, tomatoes, onions and salt and pepper accompany coffeee to perfection! But I have heard Americans say that a lot about soccer. It is mor eof a strategic game and sometimes 90 minutes are spent on a nil/nil! Just as life is. I have to agree that a score 28/24 sounds much more active :)

TLp...the fun is being had!

karma...hear hear! and see Ariel´s comment.As I said before...many a team will be beaten by the Czechs...theya re really good!

Ariel...Agree!

Miz B. My newest eye-candy is called Roque Santa Cruz and he plays for Paraguay. I saw him and I knew I had to see that game against very closely! Yummy!

 
At 14:40, Blogger Jodes said...

the guy in the last pic is a hottie!!! dang!!! How ya doin' Minka??? Been awhile. :)

 
At 14:54, Blogger Minka said...

Hi jodes...yeah...I am not so much blogging sinc ethe 9th of june :) Soccer season and everything. But I will be back eventually with full power!

 
At 15:27, Blogger barefoot_mistress said...

I dare not choose a team......too many fans with all different teams all over the world!

XX

 
At 16:24, Blogger brian said...

Brasil, Brasil! Although I like Argentina to win it all.

 
At 16:29, Blogger Minka said...

barefoot...I have three favourites. there is no rule!

Brian...Argentina is not gonn awin it this year, I am sorry to announce. I owe you a beer in case they do!

 
At 16:47, Blogger Doug said...

Minka, South Korea beat Togo 2-1 in case your chair folded up and you were trapped inside staring at your feet with the television just out of view.

 
At 18:02, Blogger brian said...

So tell us oh great oracle of the North, when you cast your fish bones, who do you see hoisting the cup.

Tell us, tell us, oh wise one.

 
At 18:33, Blogger Doug said...

Switzerland tied France, 0-0. They just can't get past neutral, can they?

Just in case a sheep ate the broadcast antenna.

 
At 18:37, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, you are so funny. I painted my toe-nails while stuck in the chair though!

brian, I havenæt seen all the teams play yet. But I think The Czech Republic and Brazil are going to go very far, if not to the end! I´d like to see those two in teh endgame. Although I always have this flimme rof hope that Germany might surprise us. But the host of the World Cuo (Germnay this year) hasn´t won the cup in 20 years. Odds are against us...

 
At 18:42, Blogger ariel said...

I told you the Brazil is on on Tuesday! *happy dancing around* you really really frightened me for a while!

 
At 19:03, Blogger Minka said...

I am so sorry, there was a misprint in our newspaper and there I was ready...yesterday evening at 7 to embark upon it and what happens...no Brazil. But the big hour is about to happen. Five minutes to the game!
*dances vividly aroudn the old folks at work*
Brazil Go, Go !!!!
Croatia is a tough team to beta though, we shall expect a very good game. Soryy I worried you! Forgive me????

 
At 19:55, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Monika!
Wohin fährst du denn - sicher zu deiner Schwester. Wenn du im süddeutschen Raum weilst, können wir uns gerne treffen, wir holen dich auch vom Bahnhof in Lu. ab, damit du nicht abhanden kommst... Du kannst hier auch gerne nächtigen, wir haben Platz, Heidelberg und Co. in der Nähe, nur ab dem 15.07. weilen wir in Thailand. Frag einfach Sabine (noch rauchfrei???) nach meiner Mail. Ich habe noch schöne Fotos von dir auf der Pórsmörk-Tour!!
Lieben Gruß von Kerstin

 
At 19:59, Blogger ariel said...

but of course!

I think commentator is there to tell you things you cannot see yourself, as he's there in the stadion while you're watching on the television and in the hand of the cameramen. what does ours do? keeps telling statistics, anecdotes and family stories while the game is going on... but anyway. it's a good game.

 
At 20:04, Blogger Minka said...

Hi...ich werd ein der Naehe von Mönchengladbach sein bis aum 15 juli, dann fahre ich in den Norden. Vielleicht klappt es ja.

Ariel, 1:0 for brazil, who would have thought ;)

 
At 20:28, Blogger MyUtopia said...

My office mate is from England so all she talks about is how well they are playing this year.

 
At 20:54, Blogger brian said...

Hi Minka,
Before you go to bed, I just posted Weds. post early, if it is not the funniest thing you have read all year, I will refund the admission price.

 
At 21:08, Blogger ariel said...

the commentator ran out of the stories and statistics by the second half, bless him. I'm with you, Croatia!

 
At 22:07, Blogger Minka said...

My utopia...I was actually thinking that England played particularly badly. But I think it is all about loyalty...

Brian...why, how much do you charge. You see I am flying to Germnay and everything...a little tight this month!

ariel, they were really good. Croatia that is. What a defense! Admirable! I just thought they were like loose chicken infront of the opposite goal.

 
At 04:34, Blogger ariel said...

they left Kaka alone, wasn't a good idea indeed... but they were not only on the defensive.

 
At 12:26, Blogger Minka said...

I agree, but the defense was so outstanding, becuase tehy stopped Brazil in their tracks and that isnæt an easy thing to do. I saw Kovac much in the front and doing good things. But didnæt you have the feeling, when they were infront of the opposite goal, they always took a second to realize that theya re there and surprised how they got there. And by the time they final kicked that ball it was too late! Just my feeling...

 
At 17:27, Blogger ariel said...

you can be right. and even when they didn't hesitate, they shot like they don't really believe they can kick the goal at all. but I am terribly proud of them! they were fighting.

 
At 23:28, Blogger Minka said...

ariel, I sure hope they get far. That was some good soccer!

 

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