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Sun, Jun 25 2006 @ 23:15   //   Category: Life & Me   //   14 comments

Wow, well would you believe it, today turned out to be a pretty eventful day after all.

England's in the quarter final!
I know, I really shouldn't care, and I kinda don't, but I had a sudden surge of "omg I must watch this match" about an hour before it was on (I think this was mainly a variation of my well known procrastination - I should have been writing that stupid job assignment you know), so I shut down, unplugged and opened my PC and - gasp - reconnected the TV card.
I can't even remember when I disconnected it. I think it was while I was still working at IBM, and I've barely missed TV since. But of course once it's there for your perusal it's hard to resist. So I watched some silly show about an amateur choir, then some Italy travel show, then My Family. TV is kinda cool uh? I wonder how soon I'll grow bored of it again. (I considered getting a better aerial than my current Ģ5 Woolworth one, but I do doubt it would be worth the investment).
I'm happy to announce tho that I am now able to run both my webcam and my TV card at the same time without getting a blue screen. Hooray for graphics card driver upgrades!

The Arcelor-Mittal takeover battle is finally over
with Arcelor accepting the latest Mittal offer. This is of no relevance whatsoever to any of you and most of you will barely know what I'm talking about, but this is a big thing for Luxembourg, whose govermnent is/was the biggest Arcelor shareholder. I'd kinda stopped following the whole saga because it went on and on, and was a bit surprised to suddenly hear it had ended. This is likely to have some impact or other on Luxembourg economy - we'll see what the press say tomorrow. (silly innit, why should I care about Luxembourg economy, hehe. but how couldn't I)

Ok here the eventfulness ends
I was led to understand from the news that the Lux festival where Placebo appeared was cancelled due to thunderstorms, but Martine informs me this was a different one. Shame. Well at least I can tell myself I didn't get drenched waiting for Placebo in the rain. :-)
I've done some work on that blasted assignment, but not even a fraction of what I'd planned. I am undecided about whether I want the job in the first place and I guess that's not a motivating factor.
I've finished Julian Clary's A Young Man's Passage and after going from "God he's annoying" to "actually he's cute and I like his style" to "omg he's hilarious, I have to marry him" I've settled on "I hope he'll write something else soon". I'm sad I've finished the book tho. I'll miss him. I'd stalk him but from his book he doesn't sound like he's too keen on stalkers. :|

Um yeah that was my day. It's 10 past 11 so Sunday's almost over. Tomorrow I shall write about asbestosis and personal injury claims. Or perhaps not. (|

People say...

I can't stand Beckham. I never liked him much, and since yesterday I think he sucks. Ecuador was much cooler.

You should have watched the second football match yesterday. Portugal and Holland must have forgotten that they're not playing American Football. And it's not Karate either. They're now holding the record of the most yellow-red cards (4) ever in a World Cup match, plus 8 yellow cards. Cards just didn't stop hailing anymore at some point. So much about "fair play".

Posted by: Michelle on Mon June 26, 2006 at 13:58

I did actually tune into it from time to time but reception was kinda bad. And I really don't care much about a match when I don't have some sort of personal interest in one of the teams.

Posted by: Clarissa on Mon June 26, 2006 at 14:09

Haha, well, I'm still betting, so I'm interested in every result. And it is actually interesting then to look at how the different teams play, cause then it's easier to tell who could win a match against what team. But I'm sure I'll be a football-hater again after the World Cup. I just want to win the bets.

Posted by: Michelle on Mon June 26, 2006 at 14:50

Maybe you should bet on the number of yellow and red cards in the next game.

Posted by: Tobias on Mon June 26, 2006 at 14:54

Betting is evil.

Posted by: Clarissa on Mon June 26, 2006 at 14:56

hey! nice page, your are great!! sorry for my english...see you

Posted by: Andy on Mon June 26, 2006 at 19:48

You are getting better!!! I'm impressed

Posted by: Clarissa on Mon June 26, 2006 at 20:40

you have Msn or mail??

Posted by: Andy on Mon June 26, 2006 at 22:05

I don't use messengers, sorry.

Posted by: Clarissa on Tue June 27, 2006 at 6:40

thatīs ok !! we can talk in this way

Posted by: Andy on Tue June 27, 2006 at 15:26


Posted by: Clarissa on Tue June 27, 2006 at 15:57

uuhh Iīd like live in your country And could see placebo more often. I think that they came here to Argentina in the next year.
Are you studding something???.

Posted by: Andy on Tue June 27, 2006 at 21:31

Yes, TV is cool. TV is our friend. I've been following the football too, for like the first time in about 10 years. Come on England! And yes, I support good ol' England. Cos Ireland aren't in the tournament and they're crap anyway.

Sorry I haven't been to see your diary in ages!!

Posted by: Woods on Tue June 27, 2006 at 21:55

Posted by: The BML on Tue June 27, 2006 at 22:27