I obviously forgot to write a post yesterday. I was so insanely busy. This morning I at least started writing a post for today, but didn’t manage to finish it. Because I got busy with other stuff. Volunteering. In the rain. Again *sigh* I would have the time to finish it now, but I’m just not up for it. Instead I’ll get comfy on my lounge chair, Desmond on my lap *g* and continue to watch the MerDer recaps, AriaAdagio mentioned in her latest post. Like I haven’t watched those scenes, especially from season 1 and 2 often enough ;-) But it’s the perfect thing to do when you just want unwind and relax. At least it is for me…
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I could write a post about how insanely busy today was. Or about the busy (with nice and fun activities) I’ll be this weekend. I could also give you a gross story about the teeth I had to have extracted yesterday. No? Ok, I guess, then this was my post for the day :-)
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When I moved into my own apartment all those years ago, I bought my first own personal computer. Until then I shared one (or even two in the later years) with my brothers in our parents house. I bought a desktop computer, because laptops were so so expensive in the beginning of the century. Wi-Fi wasn’t such a big thing back then eith er and what use would a computer/laptop without internet be ;-)?
I moved into and still live in a tiny one room apartment, so even when laptops and Wi-Fi were easily available I didn’t replace my desktop computer and Wi-Fi-less DSL modem with a laptop. Yes, it would have been nice to be able to be online (because let’s be honest, connecting me with the world wide web is the main job of my computer) not online in front of my desk. But from my bed or kitchen or even outside on my patio. But would I be willing to spend a few hundred EUR for a laptop while I had a perfectly fine working computer at home? No. Even though I started to feel more and more ancient when I saw that more and more of my friends and coworkers replaced their desktop computers with laptops.
I just spend all the money from my taxincome return one some gadgets I didn’t really need. Like really didn’t. But I wanted to own them anyway *sigh* This also means that I’ve spend the hours since I got home getting it up an running. Still not finished, so the post, I wanted to write tonight about the gadget and all will have to wait. But there will be a post. And pictures. Well, one at least.
Instead of writing my daily NaBloPoMo post I’d just like to quote from a (new?) fridge magnet on HAIDI’s fridge. It’s probably going to be one of my favourite new mail signatures or line when I’m asked for a short “biography” or “thing about me” somewhere on the internet :-) It’s also going to serve as explaination of why there is on real post tonight…
When I drove home from our small LOST breakfast gathering this afternoon I thought about what I should or would write about it here in my blog. After a few minutes consideration I decided to keep it short.
What a tournament. World record at the opening game. Suprising victories from the “underdogs”. Denmark. Switzerland. Germany. Yes, Germany definitely is a icehockey underdog. They wouldn’t have been allowed to play at the A division world championship this year, if they hadn’t been the host. They were relegated last year. They didn’t win a single game at the Olympics in Vancouver and only scored once.
I was hoping that they’d do better at this world championship at home with thousands of fan rooting for them. But I also was afraid that they might have to play in the relegation round and worst case scenario were relegated again.
But then there was the opening game with 77.000 viewers and a 2:1 victory against the USA. There were great games against Finland and Denmark in the prelimary round. Great games against Russia and Belarus and Slovakia in the qualifiying round. They won some, they lost some, but even when they lost it was always a tight game and they were never outplayed. They played amazingly and (I admit at least to me) surprisingly well. They advanced to the quarterfinals and met Switzerland, which they haven’t beaten in a while. But they did this time. They met Russia again in the semifinals and just like the game last week it was tight and they could have almost taken it to overtime and maybe even a victory. The played against Sweden this afternoon in the bronzemedal game and even in this game they did amazingly well. They lost in the end, which of course was a disappointment at first, because they were so close to winning the bronzemedal. The first one since the Olympic bronze in 1976 and it would have been the first at the worldchampionship since sometime in the 1950s.
And that’s bascially why the end of this tournament was no disappointment at all. They were supposed to be relegated last year (and I have to say rightfully so, because they didn’t play well) and now they made it to the seminfinal! They achieved so much more than anyone would (and could) have expected. They fought and never gave up and most of all they played so so well. Our defense player Christian Ehrhoff and our goalie Dennis Endras were chosen for the All-Star-Team (best players of the tournament) and goalie Dennis Endras was also named Most Valuable Player. Ther german goalie is MVP in the icehockey world championship. I’m so so happy about what happened at this tournament and I’m so so proud of these guys. It’s not just the best game, but in this case, also the best team you can name!