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TJ4ever wrote:Germany won the first game, but unfortunately they lost the 2nd one today. :( I am a bit sad! Now they have to win the 3rd one to enter the quarter-final in the European soccer championship. stonie, are you still there? Do you watch it, too?
I know the most of you may not be very interested in this, but it´s important to me at the moment, so I am posting it anyway.
Fell free to ignore it!

I don't know much about the European soccer championship...but in not so little time the Olympic games are going to start and I know that Argentina is playing against Ecuador next Sunday and against Brazil next Wednesday to classify for the Olympic Games. And i'm sure that we are going to classify and Germany too and maybe we'll get to play against Germany during the Olympics. Let's see... :D for now i'll wish the best of the lucks to Germany IN THE EUROPEAN SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP! (just in that championship!! LOL) :P
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Slept HORRIBLY last night.

It was so sticky hot-humid, with high winds, blowing rain and thunder and lightning, tree branches flying... Around 1 AM my aunt came into my room and said, "Sherry?" I immediately said, "Yeah?" because I sure wasn't sleeping (none of us were, it turned out). She then told me that sirens had just started (which indicate sightings of tornados) so we needed to go into the basement for protection. *groan* It was so noisy outside, and inside with my fan going, that I hadn't even heard any sirens!

So I got up, got dressed (sort of) and grabbed the book I'd been reading (no telling how long we'd be down there, sitting and waiting), but not long after we headed downstairs, the sirens stopped. Guess that part of the storm had blown past us, thankfully. So we didn't have to sit in the basement after all. But the stormy rain definitely kept going for quite a while, and it was so hot and humid in my bedroom that I ended up reading in bed for about an hour (till after 2) because I just couldn't get to sleep. Even after I turned the lights back out, my sleep was fitful the rest of the night. When I got up this morning, I felt like I hadn't slept at all. I'm sure I slept some, but it was one of those sleeps where your mind keeps going and going, so you feel like you're awake the whole time, tossing and turning. Not a good night. :P

But we didn't get hit by a tornado, so I'm grateful for that. Whew.

How's everyone else doing? Tara, was the storm as bad in Chicago as it was out here in the 'burbs? :D

Simone, sounds like you're having a lot of fun with the soccer games. Very cool! *waves pom-poms for you*
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There was loads of heat lightning when I was still up at 1am (erm... So maybe I kinda sorta possibly stayed up way way way past my bed-time watching series 2 of Press Gang) but it was mainly windy--the rains hit later, when I was already asleep, and when I got up to leave for work at 6, it didn't look like we'd got too too much. But I'm so far north (Devon & Western) that it may have just missed my patch.

I forgot my wallet tho, so I'll be walking home this afternoon. So hoping it stays tolerable and dry, as I've Gary Russell's Torchwood novel in my very very not waterproof canvas messenger bag.... Which I packed when I thought I was taking the train home, yet managed to forget to pack, you know, my Chicago Card.

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TJ4ever wrote:Hey sofi, do you have your drivers licence already?
Nope, not yet but next week I'll start with the classes :D and in 10 days I could have it.
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Hi Sherry! Glad that you are all ok! :!:

Sinkwriter72 wrote:
Simone, sounds like you're having a lot of fun with the soccer games. Very cool! *waves pom-poms for you*
Yeah, thanks! Somehow it´s magic. I am really not so much interested in soccer anymore - but the European Championship and Word Championship I love to watch. I guess the 2006 Word Championship in Germany has a lot to do with it, too! It was great!

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sofilps wrote:
TJ4ever wrote:Hey sofi, do you have your drivers licence already?
Nope, not yet but next week I'll start with the classes :D and in 10 days I could have it.
Wow, that´s fast! In Germany it takes months and is very expensive!
Well, all the best for you then! Hope you´ll get it, soon!

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sofilps wrote: And i'm sure that we are going to classify and Germany too and maybe we'll get to play against Germany during the Olympics. Let's see... :D for now i'll wish the best of the lucks to Germany IN THE EUROPEAN SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP! (just in that championship!! LOL) :P

Thanks, sofi! ...and I think you don't mind that I hope Germany wins if we play agains Argentina during the Olympics! :wink: :D

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TJ4ever wrote:
Thanks, sofi! ...and I think you don't mind that I hope Germany wins if we play agains Argentina during the Olympics! :wink: :D
hahahahaha, not a problem. I look forward to that game :P
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wow. i havent been here in a while. so many posts to read!!!

Simone, i watched some of the european soccer championship! well actually just one game. the italy vs netherlands. itlay lost 3-0 which is pretty sad considering they won the world cup last year.

Sofi, good luck in driving!! i havent learned to drive yet either. wont be able to till end of this year.

OoO. i gotta run, but i'll be back later to read the rest of thee many posts!

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Hi Dohee!
Great to hear from you!
Could you watch every game or do they show just a few in the USA?

Tomorrow is the 3rd game of the German team. We play against Austria. Hope we win! Keep my fingers crossed!

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bonesaddict11 wrote:Sofi, good luck in driving!! i havent learned to drive yet either. wont be able to till end of this year.
Thhanks Dohee! ;) good to see you around here again.
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I second that, Dohee! Hope you are doing well.
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Yeah! 1:0! Michael Ballack! I could kiss him! ...and not only because he shot the goal! :wink: :D Now the German team is in the quarter-final! I'll keep you posted! :wink:

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Thanks for all of the warm welcomes! :D
TJ4ever wrote:Could you watch every game or do they show just a few in the USA?
Hm...I'm not sure. I think they show all of them. But i dont have cable so i have to watch them online. i should probably get updated on that...

I probably wont be around at all this week because I'm going to a week long soccer camp at Notre Dame this wednesday. (it's a college for those who dont know :wink: )

See you around!

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YEAH, we did it! The party continues! Semi-finial here we come! :!: :D
The German team has won against Portugal today 3:2! What an exciting game! Had a lot of fun watching it - even without drinking beer! (We drank tea! Had to drive!)

By the way, where is everybody? 3 days no posts?! It's getting really quiet here. Guess you all are really busy! Or do I bore you with my "football talk"? :wink: :)

OK, other subject! :) My new favourite TV series - besides BONES, of course - is PRIMEVAL! It's a British show! I just love it and I just love Douglas Henshall! He's so great! I love the accent! BBC America will show it from August I heard.

OK, that's all for now!
Hope to hear from you all soon, again.

Take care!
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Hi, Simone! Congrats on your team getting to the semi-finals! Whoo! :D

Sorry I've been absent... I've been trying to take care of a lot of things this week. The guy who hit my car a month ago is denying responsibility, even though the police report I obtained clearly states his vehicle was the one in motion and traveling ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD! *ahem* So, I've been dealing with insurance companies and people not calling me back, and it's been frustrating.

On the upside, on Monday I had dinner with a good friend whom I haven't seen in a while, right before she goes off to New York for a six-week acting program with the Atlantic Theatre Company! Very excited for her.

I've also been tackling a 'to-read' list of books I've been wanting to explore for a while now (see my LiveJournal for the full list). Already read five books, yay! About to start a new one. Fun stuff.

And I've been reading the stories of two wonderful writer friends of mine, and sending them thorough feedback, as I'm able -- some delightful work by my friend Bardsmaid, and some gorgeous stories written by our very own late_heart!


(P.S. Late_heart, I owe you more feedback. I've written down my thoughts for three more of your stories. Gimme some time to type it up and I'll email it to you ASAP, okay?)

And this weekend I'm driving to Green Bay to visit with family. My parents are having a small family party, which should be fun. I only wish I didn't have to be in my car for three hours in order to get there. And three hours back. *groan* At least I'll get to see my nephew and nieces, which will most certainly prove to be entertaining. :mrgreen:

What's everyone else up to?

Rebecca, are you done with school now? Are you about to embark upon your UK trip? (Or am I too late, and you've already left? *GRIN*)

Steph, how are you holding up? I know last you wrote, things were hectic. I hope they're easing up for you. *sending supportive hugs*
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Simple answer there!
No.
Thanks everso for the hugs though. Will be in here at some stage. Dohee will be pleased to know I am semi-following the Euro 2008 matches too - when I have a moment!

Have a great family time at the weekend, Sherry, and kudos on filling your time intelligently while you wait for someone to appreciate you!
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I am back from my friends wedding. She married yesterday in Hamburg. They had a party in the evening. It was great! Had some fun! She looked so beautiful and so happy. I am really happy for her, but it made me a bit sad, too, because I am still looking for this special someone! :|
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Well, the time is finally at hand. I leave tomorrow for the UK, and hopefully will meet up with Steph on the 4th! So Steph, I have your tele numbers and shall call when I arrive in Liverpool. Should I call after any particular time in the afternoon or evening? We're all excited about our trip and hoping for smooth traveling--although we do have a pretty ambitious itinerary!
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Oooh, Rebecca, how marvelous! Give Steph a hug from all of us, will you? Can't wait to hear about your trip, so travel safely and have a FANTASTIC, FUN time!! :D
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