Saturday, July 29, 2006
Still Stuck in Dallas
Sunday, July 23, 2006
The Dallas Debacle
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Mr. Sauerkraut's Fever
Hi again! I'm writing this post several hours after watching the final game of the world cup. I was pulling for Germany but unfortunately they lost to Italy in the semi-finals. My other favorite team, England also lost earlier in the tournament. So this left me me rooting for either Italy or France to win it all. I decided to pull for France ass I really like Arsenal's Thierry Henry and Real Madrid's Zidane. I felt going into the final match that Italy had made it here mostly thanks to the play of their goalie and if they win it all it would be because of him alone. In several matches this World Cup Italy appeared to be in poor condition at the end of the game. Well, unfortunately Italy's goalie had another magnificent game, stopping several spectacular shot attempts, including Zidane's amazing header in overtime. Italy prevailed in penalty kicks to win the 2006 edition of the world cup. France defiantly deserved to win as they pressed to score while Italy looked as though they were praying to take the game to penalty kicks and take their chances there. Congratulations to the Italian fans out there; I don't feel as the best "team" won but the one who had the most luck over the past month combined with this tournament's best goalie. This final had an ugly moment late in the match as Zidane head butted an Italian player late in the game. The Italian player had it coming as several of the French players stated that had been letting racial slurs fly all game. If this is indeed true, hopefully FIFA will following their newly adopted rules to reign in racism and suspend and fine.. the Italian player. Overall, this was an enjoyable world cup, despite the poor American commentaries, and unlike 2002 when the games were played in Japan and South Korea, (and thus broadcasted in the dead of the night here in the U.S.) I watched about 50 of the 64 games. Well, that's all for tonight, take care and start the countdown for World Cup 2010 in South Africa.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Hi, this is my latest update. In this post, I will write a short review of a book that I recently read, The Five People you Meet in Heaven, written by Mitch Albom. I decided to pick this book up based upon several good reviews I've read about it and they were all correct; The Five People You Meet in Heaven is an enjoyable, hard to put down book. At only 196 pages, Five People is a short but inspiring trip. Five People tells the story of Eddie, the head handyman of a seaside amusement park, who dies saving a young girl on his 83rd birthday. Five people is written with the premise that when we all die, we will meet five people in heaven who give us the meaning of our life. During his 83 years on earth, Eddie believes fate has dealt him a life which has proved to be meaningless. Once he dies, Eddie meets five people, some he Knew and others he never met in life. From these five people, Eddie learns how important his life was, and how much of an impact he had upon others, some that he never met before going to heaven. I really enjoyed reading about Eddie and can relate to his feelings of uselessness and of living a life of potential unfulfilled. Often I feel like a failure for not finishing college yet and not making the most of the gifts that God has blessed me with. Sometimes I really feel as though I'm just drifting through life living day to day. However, Eddie's experiences gives me hope that if I never accomplish the goals that I feel I should meet in life that my life will not have been wasted; we all make an impact upon others - even if we don't see it now - sometimes providing others with the inspiration to achieve their goals. Once again, I highly recommend this bookie quickly finished reading it in one sitting. The next book that I'm going to read will probably be the polar opposite of this book - The Cell by Stephen King. Be on the lookout for another book review in the very near future. Bye for now!!!
Mr Saurkraut's Sour Stomach
Well, I'm finally posting in my blog again. I couldn't post last week as my computer went nuts on me. Fortunately, my computer whiz mom had one of her computer whiz friends fix it for me. unfortunately, my hard drive was completely erased so I lost all of my programs and I'm still trying to reinstall everything. On top of that, my brother-in law and his wife came over and neglected to mention that they were just getting over a Stomach virus (it takes 8-to 10 days to get rid of even if you aren't showing any symptoms), and needless to say it Made its way-to my prineccsazen and I. If you're not familiar with the stomach virus, just imagine 24 hours of vomiting and diarrhea along with a fever. It took about 48 hours for most of symptoms to go away, and only now, a week later, am I really starting to feel better. Well, I'm going to wrap this post up now; I should post again today or tomorrow. Peace and Audi 5000 G!!!!