Tag Archives: sports fans

Of baseball and a couple other things I have loved, and not.

The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self awareness.  I love sports. For real, I do. People who know me, know this already. [I am not one of these girls.] I love the thrill of competition, I … Continue reading

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WC2010: My second World Cup in Asia

Here we come Walking down the street We get the funniest looks from Everyone we meet. When the 2006 World Cup kicked off I was traipsing around Southeast Asia. That sounds a lot more idyllic than it was. True, I … Continue reading

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Veni, vidi, vici: Hong Kong Rugby Sevens 2010

As the Power Ranger chatted up the Swiss maid while a bus conductor ran past and pretended to stamp their tickets, you knew that the Hong Kong Sevens was in full swing in the South Stand yesterday. No one batted … Continue reading

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And the rugby has returned~

Day 1 of the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens has come and gone. I worked through it, but then saw some of the residuals as I was making my way through Causeway Bay to get the 9:30 ferry. I will work … Continue reading

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Going (senti)Mental?

I have heard it said that certain people “become sentimental,” and it is rare that this suggests something positive. Rather it seems to assume a lack of ability to somehow perceive things realistically or with any degree of sophistication. Not … Continue reading

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Sporty (&) Spice(y)

+=? Winter Olympics. They are happening, at least I think they are still going on. Not to be a complete hater, but really they are just taking up airtime until the main event commences on 14 March 2010. I am … Continue reading

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Basketball as life… or vice versa.

On January 20, 1891 in Springfield, Massachusetts, the first ever basketball game was played. The game’s invention is credited to James Naismith, (who I just discovered was Canadian. So much for basketball being All-American.) Interestingly, and with a nice dose … Continue reading

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