Sunday, July 5, 2015

U-S-A !

Jeff and I don't watch soccer often, but we do watch the World Cup. Today we watched the end of the Mets-Dodgers game before we turned on the final women's match. Amazingly (pun intended) the Mets took the series with a big 8-0 win today on a second strong pitching performance by Steven Matz.

When we switched to the World Cup about five minutes into the game, the USA was already up two goals to none over Japan. Shocking. The US team ultimately won 5-2.

All in all, a good sports day.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

The King is Dead...

Long live the King.

Jeff and I don't have many Fourth of July traditions. But we do watch Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest from Coney Island.

Today Matt Stonie defeated eight-time champion Joey Chestnut, 62 to 60 dogs.

I was intrigued by a sign: "Free Kobi. Let him eat."

An annoyance: ESPN can't be bothered to show the women's competition. They only show the last two minutes.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Miscellaneous July Musings

Last Friday (okay--not July yet) I realized that I was putting on make-up to go to the dog park. (I did the same yesterday.) I wear make-up more often than not, but not usually on a day that consists of going to the gym, cleaning and going to the dog park. But dog park Fridays are more like cocktail parties. They could end up with us going out to dinner, so I figured make-up was in order.

This week Thursday seemed like a Friday because Friday was the official 4th of July holiday. Eight of us met at the dog park yesterday because Norwalk's fireworks were tonight.

July will be a busy month for me. I'm teaching a three-hour class each weekday morning for the next three weeks. I have tutoring obligations for Monday and Friday afternoons, possibly Wednesdays, and docent training obligations for Tuesdays and Thursdays. When I mentioned how busy this could be for me, my mother snarked that I would just be like people with a normal job. Okay she has a point, but she didn't take into account all the prep and travel time. Plus it's annoying to hear this from a woman who hasn't had to work in 40 years, and has no idea of today's job market.

Some great lines from the first few episodes of "Orange is the New Black":

"Nice is for cowards and democrats," says Red.

"That's why you women end up in prison because you suck at crime," says corrupt guard whose name I don't remember.