One day Anni was twirling and singing one of her original compositions.
"It's my gift!" she declared.
Dizzy, she fell with spectacular gracelessness.
Laying on her back on the tile floor she began flapping her arms and legs
as if she were making a snow angel.
"Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

Friday, June 09, 2006


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World Cup mania has hit the Tiede household. This is the only sporting event that Jörg insists upon watching, and it's only every 4 years, so I'll roll with it. Training of the younger generation has begun. Video to prove it.


Blogger Carla said...

I am an Italian living in Ohio (please, don't get me started) and the World Cup is a clear reminder of all that I've left behind. People shouting, cars honking, my neighbour running in underpants and 1 sock through the streets...Oh woe. I am sad.

6/09/2006 6:29 PM  
Blogger Sarahlynn said...

No! Too cute! Painfully cute! Ole!

6/09/2006 6:33 PM  
Blogger angela marie said...


My three-year-old Gracie is sitting on my lap and wanted that played 3 times.

Now, she wants ANOTHER song.
C'mon, Moreena. Get that family of yours singing for my daughter,eh? ;)

6/09/2006 7:41 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

oh how often i have heard that song...see, my father was a great 'football''s not called soccer in the latin or european countries...i have so many memories of cuddling up to him as we watch another game...thank you for helping reminice such happy moments...

6/09/2006 8:44 PM  
Blogger Moreena said...

Carla - left behind? Isn't that happening in your neighborhood, too? Ours is just chock full of half-naked, half-socked crazed football/soccer fans.

Sarahlynn - thank you!

Angela Marie - Don't tempt me! Now that I've found a place that will host those files for free (have I mentioned lately how cheap we are?), I could go into a frenzy of poorly-lit home movies featuring our sing-alongs.

Chana - do you know anything about the history of that song? Where it came from? Why in the heck football fans sing it drunkenly at every game?

6/10/2006 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Olé Herr Doktor! 4:2, was fuer ein Spiel. Trotzdem: Niederlage spätestens im Achtelfinale.

Liebe Moreena, bitte zeig uns mehr davon. Herrlich.

Liebe Gruesse aus der Endspielstadt
--judit, miklós und martin

6/10/2006 8:30 AM  
Blogger Fizzy said...

Angela-Marie sent me here, after reading about my world-cup phobia....
4 or 5 weeks, with sometimes up to 3 games a night.... OH yeah I know that song too well.
My Hubby and 10 yr old son, have a huge wall poster on my room door and are marking off all the scores.... I could need therapy after this.
What nationality is your Hubby? as I have just watched the Sweedish match

Have a good day

6/10/2006 1:29 PM  
Blogger Moreena said...

fizzy - he is German.
I just went over to your blog and it certainly sounds like your household is about to shut down for the next 4-5 weeks. My deepest sympathies!

6/10/2006 1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too cute!

6/11/2006 5:51 PM  
Anonymous Becca - momofnataliebear said...

I love it I Love it I love it!!!!

6/12/2006 1:05 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Christie and I are watching it sporadically, but she thinks it's hilarious when she has to explain things to me. I played when I was a kid, but tournament play has rules I never learned!

Moreena, I thought you'd like this post over at Salon on World Cup widows worldwide.

6/19/2006 2:28 PM  
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