I have literally had the most fun I’ve had in a long time following this world cup. It was such a crazy, amazing experience to be in a bar, packed wall to wall with people all hoping, praying and cheering for the same outcome. In an interview with Dan Patrick today, Landon Donovan stated, our country hasn’t come together like that since 9-11. That an incredible thing to see, coming together without national tragedy. And he was right, was he not? How wonderful for a country to be bonded together over a sport that isn’t usually in the forefront of American society!
It is a huge bummer to be out, but we will of course be following the rest of the Cup. I have a friend who’s father is from Germany and another friend from Columbia so I will be cheering behind those teams for now.
Congrats to Tim Howard and the entire American team (especially my future boyfriend Kyle Beckerman) for an amazing showing at the World Cup and more importantly for bringing an entire country together (an even more challenging feat)!
I have spent a lot of time being bummed and frustrated and not much time seizing the “unemployed moment” so to speak. Today I seized my moment and it was fantastic.
I went for a run in the morning and hung around the house most of the day until the Germany-Algeria soccer game where I rode my bike over to meet my friends to watch. My one friend is a huge Germany fan so we were cheering our butts off and getting super stressed out. Of course I was using the bathroom for the first goal in the 93rd minute. SERIOUSLY!!
After the game, we all started riding bikes around Charleston. It was a glorious night. The heat was down, there was a nice breeze and almost no humidity. That DOES NOT happen in Charleston on June 30th, let me tell you.
Locking up at one of our stops
After riding around for quite a while we decided ice cream was probably necessary so we had ice cream for dinner. Yep, five year old’s in 20 year old’s bodies!
Days/nights like this are why you live downtown in a city/have 20’s to live through. It was so nice to let loose and have a good time pretty much being a kid all day when I have been so stressed out lately. So glad I have 6 more years of 20’s left!! 🙂