Today - well, technically yesterday, since I'm writing this after midnight - was a day of a few overdoses. We had guests over for brunch and treated them to our favorite Sunday meal: Weisswurst-Fruehstueck. White sausage, sweet mustard, freshly baked pretzels and butter, and of course Weissbier.
Yes, beer for breakfast. This is Bavaria, kids! Beer is not gratuitous alcohol, it's a staple food. All the nutrients, minerals, and vitamins you need. Did you know there's even a beer diet? (No, I haven't tried it. Won't any time soon either.)
So it was great, and I overate. And I could have done with a half beer, but I drank the whole thing. So there.
Then it was on to sports - we watched the last 20 minutes of the soccer world cup game because we couldn't tell what the neighborhood cheers and groans meant, and we were getting too curious. So the Germans lost. Oh well. Big deal (... not!) Funnily enough, all of us (yours truly German, my Italian housemate, and our Californian guests) were cheering for the Brazilians anyway, who - as you undoubtedly know by now - won 2:0.
I left the TV on later, and zapped through the stations, and ended up watching more sports. Horses first ... Three white geldings in a row (that was unusual) - the CHIO Grand Prize of Aachen, the big German showjumping tournament. The German favorite, Ludger Beerbaum, and his tall sorrel gelding Goldfever won.
On to Eurosport ... a track and field event in Sheffield. And then farther on to TRT, the Turkish station. THAT was the best part of it all. They have a wrestling style that is quite ... umh ... interesting. Two bare-chested men in leatherpants face pour water over their heads and oil over the rest of their bodies. Rub it down, face each other and try to throw each other.
Of course, it's not so easy getting a hold of an oiled down guy - so there were grabbing each other's pants all the time. Putting their hands down the opponent's pants. Front and back. I thought that was rather unusual for a manly sport, but hey! whatever floats your boat. (Well, and I watched, didn't I?)