Okay, I shouldn’t be writing this I have way too much work, but I’ve been getting quite a few emails this morning asking if I’m happy about Australia’s 3-1 defeat of Japan in their first match of the World Cup. Dunno if “happy” is the word. Let’s just say there has been much dancing and chanting of Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! all over the flat.

One more time: AUSSIE! AUSSIE! AUSSIE! OI! OI! OI!

And now I go work.


  1. niki on #

    yeah ! very exciting – no one here gives a shit but I’m happy.

  2. marrije on #

    aussie! aussie! aussie! oi! oi! oi!

    my goodness, you even used capitals on the blog for this. methinks that’s happiness, yes.

    i was at work, and had the running internet thing on, but i tuned out at, oh, minute 82 or so. that was not a good decision…

  3. John H on #


    And what did the US do? Oh…

    Never mind…

  4. Rebecca on #

    clueless american here

  5. Rebecca on #

    oh. that world cup. i am bad. i even play soccer. oh, bad bad rebecca. i mean, i knew the world cup was coming (thank you, google logo) but– bad rebecca.

  6. barb on #

    that was a pretty sweet ending, especially with japan ahead for much of the game on that questionable goal. took the aussies long enough to break through their defenses, though. (insert winking smiley or tongue-sticking-out-smiley here)

    the u.s team on the other hand? woof. uuuuugly.

    me, I’m rooting for trinidad and tobago.

  7. Justine on #

    Niki: Your joy is shared!

    Marrije: Thank you for noticing my sneaky use of capitals I’ve done it a few times, but you’re the first to notice. Gives ’em more power, eh?

    Oh, yes, bad decision, turning off just as we were about to score three goals. Of course, it’s all down to our excellent new coach!

    Rebecca: Yup, that world cup. How’d you miss it? It’s all anyone’s talking about here in NYC. We live opposite a sports bar so everytime a goal is scored there’s this muted roar. Nice to know when to turn the tellie on!

    Barb: Well, this is football, right? They can always win the next one. Tis a game full of unexpected results . . .

  8. Rebecca on #

    wells, see, i live in san antonio, tx, otherwise known as basketball-land. and our home team just narrowly lost the western conference semi-finals. so we’re all kind of in a depression sports-wise. and i have no cable, so the only way for me to watch soccer is on the spanish channel. i do not speak spanish. *le sigh* and there’s been sooooo much happening this summer.

    yeah, yeah, i know. no excuse. 😛

    totally offtopic, but i was hanging around google imaging, got curious, did some digging, and located camperdown memorial park. i can’t get close enough to see anything, but the street names match. 😀

  9. Cheryl on #

    Much jumping up and down with excitment here too, though it didn’t quite compare with the Wallabies’ comprehensive thrashing of England. Tim Cahill is all very well, but he’s no Rodzilla.

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