At the office Friday afternoon, as I was leaving, I stuck my head in to say good-bye for the weekend to one of my football (as in soccer) loving colleagues. I know he’s a football fan because last summer he watched all of the football matches, live from South Africa.
This year the Women’s World [...]
I think World Cup fever has gone a step too far.
Thursday: In the evening Anke invited me to join her in watching a football game Friday – I assumed that some kind of local Weimar team was playing and that it would be a great opportunity to take photographs of people doing athletic things.
It wasn’t until around noon on Friday that it occurred to [...]
Yeah, you know how earlier today I admitted that I wasn’t as ignorant about the “fußball” thingy going on here in Deutschland?
Well, uh, I am ignorant.
I had no idea that Germany was playing today until I was on the train and they announced the score over the PA system and someone blew an [...]
Our office cafeteria lady distributed new cards promoting her catering business. The cards were written in German and presumably proofread by Germans, but like any good promotional material, there is English on the card emphasizing certain points. Unfortunately, the third bullet point was labeled “slowfat,” thus evoking bizarre mental imagery. Presumably she meant “low fat,” [...]
You WILL Support the Team
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So I am no fool, I do know that there is a little soccer tournament ongoing here in Germany.
However, I give it the due attention it deserves along side of other insignificant sporting events like the Olympics, the Super Bowl, and the NBA, [...]
As I write this, I’m at my hotel in Frankfurt, having passed the afternoon wandering town.
My main objective, and truly the sole reason I came early was to see the works by “der Furienmeister” at the Liebieghaus. The sculptures, all by an unknown master around 1600, were fantastic. The intricacy and detail of the [...]
I know that I really don’t care about soccer, but I thought, as long as I could get tickets, why not–especially after getting this offer over mail…
Von: Baumgärtner Thomas
Gesendet: Dienstag, 6. Juni 2006 15:25 An: Baumgärtner Thomas (BCC) Betreff: World Cup Tickets for Sale
We got 3 tickets for the Costa [...]