Wednesday, March 26, 2014

How long can I hold on

Cate is in Utrecht – not Amsterdam. When she is away I do not do elaborate things for dinner. Tonite I am having hot dogs. 

I love American hot dogs. They just do not do them properly in Australia. In Australia they are not treated with any importance – here they are part of the fabric of society.

The Baseball season is starting and I am planning on going to some of the games that are held in the afternoon at Victory field to cheer the Indians on  - and eat hot dogs.

The Washington Redskins football team is under a lot of pressure to change its name to something more culturally sensitive. I think the Indianapolis Indians are probably OK.

Cate once went to a baseball game at Victory park. She is unlikely to go again any time soon. She is not a sports person. When she sees me watching sport she asks why am I watching that rubbish.

I did not ask questions like that when she watched every episode of every season of Desperate Housewives.

Unlike football – baseball is easy to understand and is almost as boring as cricket - so is quite therapeutic.  You can just laze about with one eye on the game and think about the more important things in life – such as how long I can hold on before I have to paint the back fence.


  1. Have you read "The Great American Novel" by Philip Roth?

  2. Utrecht. We went to see a viking ship the city had dug up. And so there it was. SItting there.
    I don't suppose Cate needs a university? They have a very fine one.
    I'm not doing very well at the recommendations though I do recall, it being the Netherlands and all, the coffee's decent and so are the confections. Not Vienna but then really what else is?

  3. Merisi: I am not sure> I will get it on Kindle.

    feuillet: Cate says the coffee is terrific. She has not had time to see the viking ships.