Sunday, February 05, 2006

I'm a bloody genius me.

Allow me to set this post into some perspective.
I've lived here nearly 4 years and have come to terms with certain key differences between UK and US living.
They drive on the other side of the road.
They call it football.
They are five hours ahead of us.
They say tomato and I say tomato.

So there I am, checking their BBC website for details of England's World Cup games in June.
I make notes in my diary so that I know exactly what is going on and where I can watch it.

Saturday, June 10th. England v Paraguay. US time 7pm.
Thursday, June 15th. England v Trinidad and Tobago. US tine 10pm.
Tuesday, June 20th. England v Sweden. US time 2am.

Of course dear reader, you've spotted it.
I completely buggered up the timing.
Frau Random Doubt pointed this out to me.
She also pointed out that I'm a bit of a clutz.
I speak to someone in the UK most weekends. Part of the conversation is almost always "what time is it there?"
I really should have known.

For anyone who gives a damn the updated schedule is as follows.

Saturday, June 10th. England v Paraguay. US time 2pm.
Thursday, June 15th. England v Trinidad and Tobago. US tine 5pm.
Tuesday, June 20th. England v Sweden. US time 9pm.


I hope to watch all of these games at Floyds on Atlantic Avenue. Do come along and cheer Sven's mighty Ing-Ger-Lund.

PS, it should also be noted that everytime England play in a major tournament on June 15 they win 2-0. It's my Dad's birthday and they generally give him a nice gift.

4 comments:

Mondale said...

Will you look at that?
My Dad's birthday hasn't always thrown up great results (or 2-0 vitories come to that, in 2002 we beat the Danes 3-0).
In 1988 we were humbled by Gullit, Van Basten et al 3-1. I seem to recall The Sun headline the next day "Van Bastard".

Mondale said...

Um,
We also lost to Italy in the European Championships in 1980. 1-0.
The FA website isn't working too well but I shall continue the search.

weasel said...

I am going to be "sick" for most of the group stages. My poor office.

Henry Abbott said...

Book me a seat at Floyd's. I intend to be there for at least one of those...