What better place to watch the USA/Italy soccer game than in one of my very favorite haunts…. The Mulheim Mezzo, which is apparently deemed “off the chain” by certain members of BFA’s student community. I’m told that’s a good thing, though being “off the chain” evokes images of terminally mangled bicycle chains or escapes from a prison chain-gang.
But as my favorite Mezzo dates are currently in the States, Austria, Korea and soon Australia, I had to settle for two slightly less stellar companions: TWEEDLEDUMB (left) and HORATIO (right).
The other notable actor in our memorable evening was our waiter, whom we affectionately named Rickey. He was so very proud of his English prowess, so very helpful, and so very friendly to Horatio. Made us wonder, really–what with the private smiles, frequent glances and all…. And the particularly fetching shade of lipstick he was wearing didn’t exactly put Horatio’s qualms to rest. But oh, how we loved watching him squirm!
Tweedledumb was his usual self, which is a combination of wildly entertaining and surprisingly profound. I was just telling one of the girls a few days ago that I hadn’t realized I’d missed him these past two years until he came back for grad. And then it was a long series of mental, “Aw, I think I’ve really missed the boy!” And I promise that the fact that he’s currently putting together my deputation DVD has nothing to do with anything! (Memo to Chris: I can track you down in Nigeria if I have to!! Or is that Niger? Okay, it’s Niger….)
Meanwhile, when I’m not watching soccer, I seem to be spending every waking moment creating scrapbook pages to commemorate the big events of the year. Strange…there seem to be an awful lot of pages devoted to the Storch Seniors. Go figure….! That just means you’ll have something to look at when you come back to visit!
Love to all of you–
PS: My prediction for this evening’s France/Korea game is 2-1 for France. Anyone care to get in on the action?? Name the currency and your prediction!