Monday, June 19, 2006

Quiet Weekend

We had a nice quiet, restful weekend. We watched a lot of sports, took naps, and recovered from our vacation. Saturday we watched World Cup Soccer – Americans vs. Italians. I could watch soccer all day long. Unfortunately, the local weatherman, Chicken Little, kept breaking in with thunderstorm warnings – like people in OK don’t know what to do with a little rain. I realize it has been a while since we had thunderstorms, but jeez, it was just rain and wind – not a tornado. Chicken Little had to show the map and radar of the storms and track them slowly as if we did not know what county we lived in. It was enough to make a preacher cuss. The good news is that we found the soccer game on a cable station with Japanese announcers. Soccer is soccer no matter the language. It reminded me of watching Italian TV when we were in Italy. They watch a lot of old movies and sitcoms. If you have never seen Little Joe on Bonanza speak Italian, then you have missed something in life. Anyway, we got a kick out of watching soccer with Japanese commentators. Jesse even stayed home to watch the game. My son was not so fortunate. He chose to watch the game at his brother-in-law’ house on a big screen TV, but no cable. He was very frustrated watching the game and the weather reports. He totally missed some of the red cards being given out. Suddenly the Americans were playing with nine players. I guess when you live in OK, weathermen think they are more important than soccer. Now if it had been a football game…someone would have been fired!

I wanted to watch hockey one night so that I could tell Buck I had been watching, but Toby wanted to watch college baseball – it is the World Series you know. I like baseball pretty well, and did not raise a fuss. Sunday night, when Toby wanted to watch basketball, I tried to be good. Being Father’s Day, I hated to complain, but I find basketball boring. I worked a few crossword puzzles and read my Stephen Coonts novel. My computer had modem problems or I would have been on it. Toby fixed my computer (yeah Toby!) so that I could blog this morning. It really was a quiet weekend.

6 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

If you have never seen Little Joe on Bonanza speak Italian, then you have missed something in life.

I haven't seen the Bonanza crew speak Italian, but I HAVE seen them speak Japanese. Nothing like hearing/seeing Hoss say (gruff Japanese macho voice) "Konichiwa!" as he rides up!

Re: hockey. Don't miss tonight's Game Seven. Watching the euphoria as the winning team skates around the ice with the Cup held high is unique in all of sports. After tonight it's all over for this year...

Becky said...

It's even better (or worse) watching the Dukes of Hazard speak Italian! What part of Italy were you in? I was stationed in Naples for three years.

Bag Blog said...

Becky,
Wow, three years in Italy - that is just my dream!
We were in Ravenna for a week, and then we moved down to a little village called San Vito - near Pescara on the Adriatic Sea for three more weeks. During the week my husband had to work, but on weekends, we traveled as much as possible seeing Venice, Florence, Rome, Bolonga, and small places in between. My husband did visit Napels. He said the driving/traffic was worse in Naples than any other place we visited - so I did not get to see Naples. Maybe next time!

Becky said...

My husband did visit Napels. He said the driving/traffic was worse in Naples than any other place we visited - so I did not get to see Naples. Maybe next time!


And he was right! Though I drove before going overseas, I still feel like Naples was where I REALLY learned to drive.

Buck Pennington said...

then we moved down to a little village called San Vito

Was Toby working with or on the FLR-9 installation in San Vito? That was one of my dream assignments (never realized) back in the day when I was with USAF Security Service. I got Wakkanai AS in Japan and Sinop, Turkey, up on the Black Sea, instead. Not EVEN the same!

I did get to visit Italy later in life and agree with you gals: a fantastic place! LOTS of eye candy, in each and every aspect of the term! (i.e., not just women, but topography, architecture, art, yadda, yadda)

Bag Blog said...

Toby works for Halliburton who has an office in Ortona. What is FLR-9 installation? San Vito was really small. As far as I know, we were the only English speaking people there, and we were the talk of the town.