Wow. It’s official. I’m totally out-of-the-loop living here in Spain, having lost all touch with my homeland. Yesterday on Skype, Tuesday, my uncle was telling me all the WORK he had to do the previous day, Monday, LABOR DAY! I HAD NO IDEA it was Labor Day. Earlier this year I remember calling a few ex-workmates at their desk phones (using SkypeOUT) on Veteran’s Day and no one answered. Again. NO idea. AND NOW THIS!!
Last Sunday morning rolls around, ta-da-da-da, just another gorgeous Sunday, I turn on the computer, go to USAToday.com, AND BLAMMO! There it is on the front page! OSU (THE Ohio State University for those not in-the-know) beats lowly state-local Youngstown State 38-6!
I didn’t even realize they were playing! ARGH!!!! @#$%^&*! Gimme an L! Gimme an O! Gimme an S! Gimme an E! Gimme an R! What’s that spell?? L-O-S-E-R!!! Yup. That’s me. I CANNOT believe, NOR can I forgive myself, for not knowing, for not mentally preparing, for not listening to the game online!!! And now it’s passed forever into the annuls of history. The game just blew by me like a wayward, wind-borne, empty hotdog wrapper swirling around the 106,000 seats of Ohio Stadium. And I missed wearing my bright red OSU T-Shirt on GameDay too! Man-Oh-Man! “What Would Woody Say?”
And to make matters worse – OR BETTER as the case may be.. (hehehe…) – I read that highly ranked, highly touted University of Michigan, OSU’s arch enemies to the north, LOST to lowly Appalachian State 32-34. YOUCH! That’s gotta hurt down deep. But it not only hurts UofM. It also hurts OSU since now, assuming the best, OSU will not likely be meeting UM as a regular-season-ending undefeated Big10/11 championship game. THAT’S ASSUMING, of course, IF OSU goes undefeated – which will be more of a challenge this year.
In a way, my forgetting the games from the United States is a good thing. It means, I hope, that I’m assimilating into life here in Spain, in Europe, outside of the USA, and adopting the lifestyle patterns of the local people. Now THAT holds some value, if you ask me.
Bet you didn’t think THIS was the kind of Madrid-based-Blog you’d get today. Hope you’re not disappointed. But don’t worry. I promise I won’t fill your eyes with non-Spanish topics here. It was just on my mind – cluttered as it is.
Now off to the gym to exercise my muscles, heart, lungs, ……and my eyes.