I finished rereading The Sword of Shannara and began The Elfstones of Shannara again. I should substitute "ploughing through" for reading. There's no character in the Shannara triology that I can latch on to and care about. Terry Brooks tried for a "Fellowship" feel (in some places you feel that he must have been writing with Tolkien Cliffnotes beside him) but it's difficult to believe these Dwarves, Elves and Men really are working together to save their homelands. I'm beginning to truly loathe Allanon all over again. Every time he calls Amberle, "Elven girl," I'm hoping she replies, "Does Amberle have to choke a bitch?" Alas!
I must confess that I watched Genoa-Parma solely for the opportunity of catching a close up of Davide Lanzafame. Purty, ain't he?
I learned that there is a surprising lot of good hair on the Parma squad. I'm hoping to find pictures later. But, honestly, what had me giggling all through the match was this
Gasperini of Genoa = +
Anyway, darlings, the Rome derby is on; De Rossi's in a mask and Totters looks like he's growing his hair out.
Half time and we're a goal down. Chelsea's taking this fairly seriously but I don't think we care much. Vieri is utterly useless and I'd rather have Crespo. Nessie's having a bad game but he always does in these US tours, too much humidity perhaps.
The announcers need an education; it's actually fairly common for Milan and Inter to trade players, where do they think wee Andrea and Seedorf came from? We gave them Helveg too. The CL QF derby aside, the Milan - Inter rivalry is far more benign than say, Roma - Lazio or Torino - Juve. Oh, it's Andrea Pirlo not Andres he's not French or Spanish.
Wee Elef is doing pretty well even if he doesn't have the communication with the defenders down yet. I expect we'll see Vogel in the second half.