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.