Monday, June 12, 2006

Summer festivities

The summer in Edinburgh is filled with possibilities. June is full of World Cup fever -- as I type, I watch the amateurish Americans play against the very solid Czechs. The score is 2-0 to the Europeans, who are running circles around the US. August is all about the festivals -- the Edinburgh International Festival; the Edinburgh Fringe; the book festival; the jazz festival; the film festival...

    No! For fuck's sake, the Americans have conceded another goal! The defence is absolute shit! Fuckin' Eddie Lewis! There is no coming back from 3-0, you fuckwits!

I apologise -- I digress. There are a great number of festivals that bring visitors from around the globe to Edinburgh. I hope you've booked your ticket...

    Yes! No! How can you break past him, Bobby Convey, then just give a shite cross like that!?

Cos there is so much to do. I've already chosen what I want to see at the Fringe -- nearly £200 worth of tickets (for me and the Boy) and about 10 tickets. Lots of comedy shows -- loads of free ones at that. There are so many good comedians and you'll never be able to see everything. That's probably the hardest thing about the festivals: you will never see everything. And you're always on the back foot about seeing things...

    Why, US? Why? You can't score from a header on the edge of the box, Josh Wolf! You amateurs!

But all of it pales in comparison to the World Cup. We spent the whole of Saturday out with pals watching games. It's very simple: 2, 5, 8. There are three games a day, one at 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm. Unfortunately, there was a lot of drinking in between as well for us on Saturday.

    What are you doing?! It's only you! There is no one to support you! Go for the fuckin' ball you dumbass!

I apologise for the expletives. That will be me for the rest of June, dying as I watch the World Cup.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Amah said...

Asian Festival in Savannah 6/17/06; Pops is really enthus'd to attend with me--go figure! Was going with a female co-worker, but now will go with Pops. Thinking of calling Aunt Gladys to see if she'd come down for the weekend and go with us since she's jazzed on spicy oriental foods. Free admission and parking in some lots.

Which festivals will you be going to there? Also, Pops wants to chat with you--haven't in a while. When's best time to call--suggest 6 am you time, will you be there?

Tuesday, 13 June 2006 at 00:01:00 BST  
Blogger Zandra Towns said...

USA got our fuckin asses kicked, it was pathetic! I got home from work and Bill was on the couch watching TV. The first thing he says to me is "It's been a really bad sports day." Not only did the US lose so badly but Big Ben(the Steelers quarterback) got in to a motorcycle accident and broke his jaw and is in serious but stable condition. The IDIOT was not wearing a helmet. He should be glad he's not an organ donor right now.
Amah, remember if you ask Aunt Gladys up make it clear you aren't doing what you did last time you traveled together. Just say something like, "make sure you bring your purse, there are some really good deals up here" or she is sure to see something she likes.

Tuesday, 13 June 2006 at 15:04:00 BST  
Anonymous Amah said...

Z: I'll try to remember you advise regarding the purse; however, it was Aunt Gertrude who was with me in Atlanta. P.S. Your dad and I will be going 3rd weekends to Warner Robins to spend time (watch) Grandma Huggins cause Alzheimers is really setting in fast. This will give Glady a free weekend a month, cause being a caregiver is wearing on the mind and body.

Wednesday, 14 June 2006 at 16:49:00 BST  
Anonymous a.t.w. said...

dude! ghana just beat czech republic today, thereby indrectly beating the u.s.! how awesome can you get? i had high hopes for ivory coast (dashed immediately), but this is just as good!!!!!! WOO! this is why we love the world cup!! WOO!

Saturday, 17 June 2006 at 21:03:00 BST  

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