June 14th, 2010

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30 Day Music Meme: Day 12

Since I'm up, and haven't put away my laptop for the night, and since this is technically another day, I'll post this one that I've prepared earlier (when I encountered this meme, this was the first challenge I could formulate an answer to):

Day 12: A song that reminds you of your best friend

Sit On My Face - Monty Python



Peronne used to sing this quite often, with a twinkle in her eye and a big grin on her face. I miss her. It's hard to believe it's been three years since she died...I can still hear her in my head so clearly. And every time I'm reminded of the fact that she's gone, I still fall apart.

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Netherlands-Denmark 2-0

A disappointing match. The Netherlands won, but through luck rather than brilliance. The Danish defense was solid, and try as they might, our side just couldn't get enough room to manoeuvre in front of their goal. Also, they lacked both speed and depth in their play during the first half, and it was all rather boring to watch.

They picked up the pace in the second half and, especially after Elia was brought in, brought some flow into the game...but it took a Danish own goal to relieve the pressure and for a while it seemed as if we would have to content ourselves with that for a win. Thank God Dirk Kuijt scored a genuine Dutch goal in the 85th minute, enabling the team to walk off the pitch with their heads held high. But so far, the only team that's really impressed me with their play is, painful as it is for me to have to admit, die Mannschaft.

If you had better things to do than sit down and watch the game, FIFA have been kind enough to put this video showing a few highlights of the match up on its webpages.

I also watched the match between Italy and Paraguay, and enjoyed that much more. I always like to see gli Azzurri being taken down a peg or two, and the Paraguayan squad did just that. Viva Paraguay!

Mum called to upbraid me about the fact that I hadn't shown up at my niece's birthday party yesterday. I tried to tell her I most probably would have done if anyone had invited me or at least would have let me know when they were planning to have the party (her birthday having been earlier in the week), but she didn't accept this as a valid excuse. Moreover, she let me know that since I wasn't currently doing anything of any importance, and my sister and her boyfriend have booked a romantic break for two in Madrid, my youngest nephew will be staying with me next weekend.

I like my nephew well enough, I do. But I hate to be taken for granted as a babysitter. Why his older brother and sister can't take care of him for 2 days? Because they made it clear to my sister, when she booked the holiday several months ago, that they didn't like to be taken for granted as babysitters, either.