Soccer Mania

The soccer excitement is still going strong in some countries but my guy is devastated because his countries team lost to Italy turning his life into a disaster.. the perils of being a soccer fan!

Yesterday seemed as if the world had ended even though we had nice weather outside. But the loosing of his team brought a dark cloud over our house and he and his buddies sat there in the living room with water in their eyes. A very moving moment for anyone looking at them all there in my living room.
I could be a wise guy and say “ I wish I filmed it”, but that’s being a bit harsh on them.

I sympathize with them all but somehow I cannot get so emotional about the whole thing – maybe this is a guy thing and gals just aren’t tuned into such things when it comes to soccer matches. I really don’t know.

But anyways; there’s a cute turtle that was to forecast which team would win and he seemed to get a bit sidetracked with the passing away of his cousin the 100 year old turtle and forgot all about predicting which team would win.
Maybe that’s why the team didn’t win because “schröte” was so slow getting around to thinking about which team would win.
A very disappointing fact for “Schröte” fans. Then to top it off “Schröte” got plastered too, and so I think this could be the end of his career as a turtle reporter and forecaster, because he didn’t concentrate on his job and let emotions & alcohol take over.

But other countries can rejoice in the fan fair on the weekend with the climax of which team will win, and of course my guy will be watching glued to the TV set watching the game as a discerning living room spectator.

But I wonder will “Schröte” the turtle predict which team will win? I am sitting on the edge of my chair waiting patiently for his prediction. I love soccer and it’s turtle!

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Schadensfreude

Schadenfreude is something that is seen everywhere around the world today. The word means that someone takes pleasure in the misfortune of someone else, being it a stranger, friend or family member.

Why have people gotten so that they enjoy the misfortune of others?

You see and read about this everyday and no one seems to notice until it has taken on a large scale or they are made aware of it through some internet platform. I see this almost every day on the street were someone is making fun of the other persons bad luck or situation and the one laughing at the person never really thinks about the damage – being it physical or mental that they are causing or inflicting on the other person.

Schadensfreude seems to have turned into a sort of game amongst younger people inflicting humiliation and mental pain on other people. The ones doing the mobbing feel cool and think “ wow, I’m great” – but have they ever thought about how they would react if they were the victim of schadensfreude? I bet not!!

Where is society going when that is what people do for fun all the time? A sad day for mankind and how people behave – It seems that respect and being polite to each other have been flushed down the toilet.

It seems to me the people who enjoy schadenfreude are the ones who have the real problem and don’t know how to deal with their problems, so they think “hey, I’ll make someone else’s life miserable or I will enjoy that they are having a bad time and can rub their nose in it.” What jerks those people are!

People should try to have a day were they could be nice to everyone and not be happy that the other person is having a bad time and maybe their lives would be better too because there isn’t any schadenfreude.

Bedroom Blues

Another bedroom problem has been brought to my attention that can dampen the thoughts of romance in the bedroom and it’s not the “I have a headache” either but a thing that can turn your attention somewhere else.

The good’ol book is said to bring this on the “not tonight dear – I’m reading a good book and don’t want to be interrupted because I am at the best part”. Who ever thought that a book could cause arguments in the bedroom?

I never thought of that aspect before now. Thank you scientist for pointing this out to me!

People always say no one reads anymore or is everyone secretly reading at home in their bedrooms? There by their nightstand is a pile of books just waiting to be read and so their partner is left alone to ponder about life or join the club and start reading too.

Yes, reading can enrich your brain, but it is said that most books read by gals are the romantic sort and have nothing to do with reality and what I found disturbing was that I don’t know what guys read. Though I do have an inkling for what could interest them and I am sure they would say it is cultivated literature expanding their horizons with knowledge that will stay with them for eternity. Sounds good but I somehow doubt it.

It mentioned that because the guy or gal or maybe both are reading they don’t have time for each other – oh the bedroom blues!!!

Maybe they should have a set reading time and then they would have time for each other and could program it in the handy cell phone so they don’t forget that – oh , today’s Tuesday evening and that means no book… bad news if one of you is ill. Then well, I guess it’s back to reading a good book.

But books aren’t the only distractions, there’s the TV set that shouldn’t be in the room or there’s the pile of magazines that will never get read. Plus, the other modern distractions like the computer or cell phone.

What happened to the days when the bedroom was the bedroom for peace and quiet and not an entertainment room like the living room? Those days are over and modern times have invaded our peacefulness… oh, this makes me sad!

You see all those great pictures of how a bedroom should look but it is crammed full of things and so how can anyone relax or even think about taking the time for each other?

I ask those designers do they have bedroom blues because of the so many distractions or is it that no one cares anymore about each other and is too caught up with themselves? Any ideas…..

I could ponder on this topic for ages and maybe not come-up with an answer, but I do think it is good to take time for each other and not too forget that’s why you are together.

Dads are great guys!

Dads are great guys and deserve not to be forgotten either. This coming Sunday is the day for dads to be thanked for all they have done for their families and kids. I thank my dad for all he taught me and put up with through out my younger years.

I sometimes wonder how he managed not to flip-out with some of the things that I did; but instead remained calm and always had something to say that made you think and I can never remember him raising his voice. That must have taken a lot of patience on his part when I think about it now. Thank-you dad!

My dad taught me lots of things and when I was younger thought: “what do I need to know that for?” But now I am thankful that I know how to use power tools and the such because of that I can thank my DAD!

He passed on his wisdom that has stayed with me and not forgotten guiding me through the world whether it be hard times or smooth sailing those words of wisdom have come in handy making me think about what should I do and guiding me in the right direction. Again – Thanks dad!

So, don’t forget your dad because I am sure he taught or told you many a thing that you haven’t forgotten.

Happy Father’s day DAD!!!

Sensational Soccer

Well, since the European Soccer championship has started my world with my guy has changed. He is now living in another world and that is “Soccer”! I personally haven’t anything against the game even though I do not see what is so exciting about a bunch of guys running after a ball.

There seems to be this person called a referee who acts like a mom at a playground keeping an eye on the kids and seeing to it that they behave themselves and when some guy does something wrong he is shown a yellow card – sort of like a mom scolding him for not playing fairly and if some guy goes too far and does something that he really shouldn’t do then “mom” comes along and shows a red card meaning: no more playing on this playground anymore!

Those “mom’s” can be really tough cookies and don’t put up with any nonsense either. I guess that’s what their paid for-right???

Those guys run after that ball and the crowd roars in the hopefulness that their team will score a goal and even at my place my guy and his friends are the same and seem to be sitting on a hot bed of coals whenever their favorite team gets close to their goal posts and somehow they seem to forget that they are at home and not at the soccer stadium and scream and holler all sorts of stuff at the TV as if those guys playing can hear them. And I just sit there in amazement watching the whole ordeal, and only to be reminded that I don’t understand the intricacies of this sport.

Ok, the good bit is that some of those players don’t look too bad from my point of view and my gal friends think the same too and so we started watching the game so we can watch the guys and who cares about who wins – the important thing for us is -> good looking guys!!

But I am brought back to reality by my guy reminding me that this is serious stuff and not to be taken lightly because I informed my guy that me and my gal friends have decided to watch a couple of games ourselves and naturally without our guys around, so we can have our fun too. Though you do need a bit of patience because I find the games start out rather slow and it takes awhile before there is some real action and the guys show their real talent. But it can be worth the wait.

Gals enjoy the Euro soccer championship and all those wonderful looking legs running up and down the soccer field!

Lets spend money

Spending money is something that we all love to do and the amount we spend naturally depends on how much we have to spend.

On Saturday a friend of mine gave me a section out of a newspaper showing me how I can get rid of my cash faster then I earn it.

Do I want to buy what they suggest? Maybe-> maybe not

But most things they showed costs a bit more than my change purse holds, so I can be content to look at the pictures and think about whether or not I would buy the stuff. Though I will admit 99.9% of the stuff I wouldn’t buy even if I could afford to buy it and the people in the ads look boring too.

I think I will list them so you can get a better overview and decide for yourself if you want to buy something like that.

1.A car made out of aluminum -> great if you are too lazy to wash it and you never need to worry about rust. Drawback is that only 2 people can sit in it, so no driving around with friends.

2. Handbags -> yes, I have that disease but I draw the limit when they cost more than what I earn in a year.

3.Cell phone with diamonds -> what happens when the phone wears out? Do I get my money back and can keep the diamonds?

4.A pen with diamonds in it -> wow, I need this and where do I use it? only at home because I am afraid someone may steal it from me.

Now there’s the fashion “must haves” and they are definitely things that I would not wear to work, or to meet-up with friends or for a night on the town.

But how would they look on me? I am not really too tall, I’ve got big feet and not as thin as a tooth pick. Plus if I showed up with any one of those outfits on everyone would think that I flipped.

Just imagine -> me out of shape in one of those super mini dresses plateau sandals, a bright colored handbag and lots of make-up.

I would scare my guy away and then all my money wouldn’t be well spent like the magazine suggests.
But maybe if I was driving the car he would overlook how I look and say “ok, I’ll go out with you because you have a cool car.”

Though that wouldn’t help either cause he is only after my car and not seeing my real beauty, and this would get me into a mood of saying: forget all that stuff and enjoy life as it is because reality is better than all that superficial crap.

I think I’ll stick to how things are and not steer towards all that stuff in the magazine because somehow I don’t think any of it would make me a happier or better person. The only thing it would do is make me more broke and then no money for coffee with my friends so that we can sit there and dream about all that stuff that none of us would ever buy.

Enjoy your dreams but don’t let them ruin your bank account.