September 21, 2005
Old Friends

Cassie from London, an old friend I've known for over fifteen years, arrived today for an extended visit. She's going on a tour around the country that begins and ends here in Hamburg, first here until the end of this week, when I leave for Italy for a week (same place I went last summer). Then I have the kids at my place for a week after, while Cassie will be tooling around places like Paderborn and maybe Marburg. And then after she'll be at my place for another week, so that her visit will last into mid-October, about a month in all.

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September 10, 2005
Two Minutes

St. Pauli had a home game today, and I had to miss it! Grrr. Small consolation: they won 1:0, again scoring their first (and only) goal after two minutes.

August 27, 2005
St. Pauli 3:1

I didn't even know that St. Pauli was playing last night, until the email newsletter arrived and I realized that the game would start in two hours. So I called up Marcus, who was going with his friends Tim & Paddy, we met up in front of the stadium and ended up getting front-row seats near the midfield line. They were playing Rot-Weiss Oberhausen, and since Marcus apparently has relatives there or once lived there or something like that (I didn't quite get the story), he claimed to be suffering from conflicted loyalties.

St. Pauli scored the first goal after two minutes! And the last one was an in-your-face goal in extra time after the other side had a defensive breakdown. 3:1 for the good guys! Marcus seemed to take it all right.

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