Yesterday, I mentioned that psychic octopus that correctly predicted every one of Germany’s World Soccer Cup wins in addition to its shocking 1-0 upset loss to Serbia (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/europe/10521867.stm). It predicted another upset for today’s match, picking perennial underachieving Spain to beat the favored German squad. Well, with Germany played Spain today with a World Cup finals berth on the line. The finale score: Spain 1 Germany 0. The next time I hit Vegas, that octopus is coming with!
While many of us were happy to see Spain advance, a few were…less than pleased…
Poor guy. But I know how to cheer him up. Theoretically. At lunch today, Carl revealed his love for Tim Tams, that overseas treat first brought to his attention by generous Stargate fans years ago. Apparently, he makes a special trip to a local specialty store every week and stocks up on the milk chocolate originals, snacking on two biscuits a night. I’m betting he eats an entire package tonight.
Speaking of generous fans sending us stuff, Steve Eramo dropped by my office today to drop off a couple of treats compliments of Sylvia and Louise, two of the organizers of the 2011 Legend of Atlantis Legendary Gathering taking place in the Bahamas (http://fan-gathering.com/) next year.
So here I am, looking forward to my annual winter Tokyo holiday, delighted at the prospect of being joined by Special Features Producer Ivon Bartok for this upcoming trip, when my writing partner, Paul, throws me a look and informs me: “By the way, you do realize Ivon has the worst vacation karma.”. I paused and reflected. Well, yes, know that he mentioned it, Ivon did experience the soul-rattling terror of an earthquake the last time he vacationed in Central America – but, really, what are the chances of an earthquake hitting Tokyo while I’m there in December? Paul, however, was quick to point out that Ivon’s bad holiday mojo isn’t limited to natural disasters. He’s been sunburned, chemically burned, incessantly rained on, incapacitated, hospitalized, contracted salmonella AND triganosis, and fined. And those are just the ones he’ll admit to!