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The Truth Hurts

This will be brief but I have to let it out since it’s gotten so annoying. I’m tired off all the articles bewailing England’s fall in South Africa. I don’t want to hear anything more about that missed goal as if that would have turned the entire game around. I don’t want to hear the [...]

Daring Bakers- June: Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Mousse

The June 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Dawn of Doable and Delicious. Dawn challenged the Daring Bakers’ to make Chocolate Pavlovas and Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse. The challenge recipe is based on a recipe from the book Chocolate Epiphany by Francois Payard. Let me get one thing straight. I love chocolate as much as [...]

The End of The Group Stage

At the end of two weeks of mad play, the end of the group stage is here and now for a quick rest before the first of the knockout games begin. And they’re not beginning in a timid way at all. It’s USA v. Ghana in a rematch of four years ago. Hopefully, the result [...]

Things That Make Me Happy To Be Here

I originally saw this story on but a recent Google search found this link instead. It doesn’t matter. What matters is the following quote regarding the World Cup: “We don’t want our people to be preoccupied with seminude, crazy men jumping up and down who are chasing an inflated object,” said Sheik Mohamed Osman [...]

Doug From Louisiana Gets It Right

I found this is the comment section of an OpEd piece in the New York Times: There are three reasons soccer isn’t as popular as football, basketball or baseball in the States: First, it’s not an originally American game; it was invented in Europe. Secondly, it’s not a good T.V. sport. Even with pregame, a [...]

Take It On The Chin

By now, I’m sure everyone everywhere who has been following the World Cup has heard about the Call Made Yet Not at the end of the USA vs. Slovenia match. While commentators seem to universally agree it was a botched refereeing job and fans are howling at the moon with rage and feeling robbed, I [...]


I watched a game today of which I already knew the result. It was the first time I have ever done that.

Here Comes the Summer

Good-bye, world. Good-bye, neighborhood cafes and boutiques and citywide events. Good-bye, friends. In mere days, the critters will be out of school and all of us will be there as days turn into nights and then back into days, putting all the little broken Humpty-Dumptys back together again. The one upside? free AC as the [...]

Let’s Play | Jugemos | Giochiamo

It started yesterday with host South Africa scoring the first goal against Mexico. The second game was The Team I Hate The Most vs. Uruguay with no one scoring. It’s the World Cup. The entire world is watching… except for the fat spoiled Americans who need instant gratification. I had a conversation with a coworker [...]

The London Interlude

This is so hard, so so so hard. But I made the vow yesterday and now I have to keep it. Maybe I should visit London again just to do some research to make sure everything is realistic. That’s all. I just wanted to whine in near-public. I have so may things to do and [...]

Postprandial and Useless

I hate myself when I haven’t had coffee. I went to me monthly writer’s club today and could only stay for the first hour and half. There wasn’t anywhere in the entire place (we meet at a mall’s cafeteria) where I could get an iced coffee so I took off. Not only had I not [...]

The Joys of Homeownership

When I heard the sound of water dripping, I thought it was the sink. My kitchen faucet is old and disgusting and it drips a drop here and there. It’s audible when I’ve been too lazy to wash the dishes from dinner that night. That’s what I thought it was. But then I looked up [...]

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