S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Update and World Cup

Morning was at school, and I've finally found the 1929 edition of the Aristotle translation I needed. But the page numbers still made no sense when compared to the volume. It turned out to be an instance of why it's useful to tell someone why the information is needed when you ask it of them. As it turns out, the requested page numbers were not at all the ones that were needed. But that task is now finished, and took far longer in total than it ought to have.

I had a lovely lunch with a fine glass of Strawberry-Banana juice, and company courtesy of Cat and Jenene. Technically, I was there courtesy of them actually. Anyways. I've installed word processing software on my machine this afternoon so now I'll no longer need to use VNC to do word processing things on it. One of the Really Good things about OsX is that bits and pieces of programs are no longer scattered throughout the operating system. It's so much tidier this way.

I'm amazed... the US beat Mexico 2-0 this morning to make their first World Cup quarterfinals since 1930. It's been a while! They go up against Germany and England plays Brazil on Friday morning. Maybe we'll even bother watching it. Meanwhile, earlier in the week, South Korea plays Italy, and I have friends cheering both sides of that match!

It's been very nice living in an internationally-populated city for this World Cup. No matter who wins, a large number of people are out visibly and audibly celebrating the event, so it's all good. Thanks to a very scientific survey on my part this past week of numbers of people out waving their flags and honking their horns at 10am right after a game win, there are about 4 times as many Portugese in my neighborhood as Brazilians.

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