Saturday, June 24, 2006

Germany vs. Sweden

Husband, kids, friends, friends' kids are upstairs watching Germany play Sweden in the World Cup. I took browndog out for a walk and knew already when we got back that Germany was ahead 2 to 0. You couldn't miss the cheers going up from the distant yards around the park. I'm not a big soccer fan but I'm finding the whole thing somehow really WHOLESOME. Engaging and uncomplicated. Sure there are a lot of drunk fans downtown (mostly not German fans). It was funny passing by the Irish pub near my office the other day when Germany played to hear a bunch of drunk British guys singing Deutschland, Deutschland über alles, üüüüber aaaalllleeess in der Welt!

Yesterday I got an acceptance note from Yemassee for "Summer's End," which starts "Noon wounds me with its bees, its burning." I'm very glad about that. Now to withdraw it from "elsewhere." Just for the record, I also got a rejection a week or so ago from Pearl on five poems, including "Flight."

The talented Arlene Ang has photoshopped my kids. I think she'll put them up at her blog, too. Below is my daughter Lulu. Tomorrow or Monday you'll find Miles. Thanks, Arlene!


michi said...

argh!! how annoying that the germans got those two early goals! *$&?!* and i think they paid the referee handsomely too.

congrats on the acceptance, and ...
i like the pic of lulu,


Carl Bryant said...

Congrats on another acceptance!

Lulu is an angel.

lorguru said...

What a spectacular photo!
I'm with mchi about the paid refs.
And CONGRATS on another acceptance.
Good to be back at your blog!I'm going to go back and read what I missed while I was in Chicago.

Arlene said...

wheeee! congrats on the acceptance -- looks like a terrific magazine, too!

and here i was hoping germans would be more self-possessed with the soccer thing. it's a riot here as well when italy plays.

heheh, lulu was fireworked and dreamsuited. i'm rather photoshop-phobic.


Bob Hoeppner said...

Congrats on the pub. Cool pic.

kate5kiwis said...

cool photo
and congrats to you !!!!!!!!

SarahJane said...

Thanks, folks.
Still following the soccer. Italy and Ukraine come up against each other Friday, and I have an Italian (husband) and Ukrainian (au pair) in the house. Both rather vocal.

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