18 weeks to the start of the World Cup Finals 2006 in Germany, and I feel duty bound to spread the word about the planet’s most popular sport’s biggest festival, so I will post every Friday until after the tournament is over.
To start you off, I will re-hash a post from March of last year, when I explore my early years of following soccer, or hang on I’d better say football…
WHEN I WAS THE GREATEST FOOTBALLER IN THE WORLD
Here’s a story about something I used to do when I was young and bored.
It would only last about 10-15 seconds, but in that time, I was The Greatest Footballer In The World.
First, let me be clear on what I mean by “football”. There are several sports out there that go by this name, but as far as I’m concerned, most should be prosecuted under the Trade Descriptions Act.
Association Football, or “soccer” as the Americans call it, is the ONLY game that can be legitimately referred to as “football”. Why? Em, because the BALL is primarily propelled by the FOOT, duh!!! There’s …
Please forgive me for this post – it is not my wish to bring anyone down, it’s just that I want to continue my blogging hobby and I don’t want to do so while pretending nothing has happened over the past week.
I suppose it would be wise to inform those who may not know that my grandparents brought me up as their son.
The month of August, particularly the end of it, will always be one of remembrance for my family.
August 20th, 1936
My grandparents are married in Nashua, New Hampshire.
August 21st, 1913
My grandfather is born.
August 22nd, 2004
I propose to Sandra.
August 24th, 1977
My grandparents and I say our last farewells to most of our friends as we make final preparations to emigrate from the Bay Area of California all the way to Ireland.
August 26th, 2006
On the happiest day of my life, Sandra and I are married in front of friends and most of my family.
August 27th, 2004
My grandfather passes away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 91.
Tomorrow, it will be two years to the day since I started this blog. What better a time to finish it.
I chose the title “A Bit Of Pampering…etc” because I thought it was funny, because I thought it was different, and, ok, I’ll admit it, because it began with the letter “A” and I hoped it would rank high on other blogger’s alphabetical link lists.
Once a week on my “bitesize bullets” post I do a thing where I show you some of the funnier google searches which were used to create a hit on my blog.
What you don’t see are some of the sick permutations using the word “sh*g” that get here. And some of those posts are about members of my family. All it takes for the searches to get here, as I’m sure most of you know, is the numerous words to be there somewhere on a particular page, in no particular order.
Even so, I don’t like people like that finding their way here that way on a regular basis, so it’s time to call it a day. Sorry, but putting the asterisk in won’t cut it.