Today I got a voicemail from J.Vo, whose computer thinks she shouldn't be allowed to make comments on blogspot. She asked first whether the floodwaters and mudslides had carried me away, and no, they haven't, although the rain has been freaking insane. A mudslide closed a major road near my house for the entire day.
She also asked what is up with all this sports obsession, and who am I and what have I done with Towwas. I just *like* soccer, that's all. Always have. It's the only sport I've ever played myself (county rec dept. team, 5th grade). It's also a little like when I lived in Japan and was glued to the TV during every sumo tournament - it was this fascinating foreign sport and I liked figuring out how it worked. Or when LL and I were stuck in a motel in Transylvania (it was raining, plus it turns out there isn't that much to see in Sighişoara, Romania, lovely as it is) and we watched tons of curling.
I also like that soccer doesn't stop for commercials. I would never be able to sit through an American sporting event (except for the Superbowl, where the commercials are part of the action).