World Cup fever is inescapable here...what's that you said? You didn't know that the World Cup was going on. Yeah, that would have probably been true for us too if we were in the States but now we've embraced it as our main source of entertainment for the summer. At Coy's office, they've gathered in the conference rooms for Swiss games. In our neighborhood, they've constructed a temporary stadium with a theater-sized screen and it is packed for every game. People paint their faces and bring flags and wear jerseys...to watch the game on television. We've done our cheering as well. And though Coy still claims the sport is a bit disorganized and lacks clear strategic progress (hey, he played American football, ok?), he was really into the USA v. Italy game which was an incredible game. You all watched, right?
Since USA is now out of the tournament, we'll have to choose another team to support...maybe Ghana- they seem to be having a blast on the field, so happy to be representing their country. Even their coach just looks like he's having a good time. And we'll cheer for Switzerland as well- on game days, the streets are filled with folks in their red and white.
We'll be away from the blog for a week but we'll try not to let this break from writing stretch into months. In the meantime, know that we'll be watching World Cup. Hopp Suisse! (Go Switzerland!)