Back in the office after a nice Memorial Day weekend break, one which included three consecutive nights of eight hours of sleep. That hasn't happened since I don't know when.
Though many other things occupied my mind these past few days, sport is always a happy distraction. I was able to catch some softball this weekend, and was disappointed that my Cal Golden Bears failed to advance to the World Series. I was happy that Virginia (Wahoo-Wah!)brought home the men's lacrosse title, and happier still that Cal won the NCAA women's crew title. For the first time ever, a Cal player won the women's single tennis championship. Though I do care about college football, I also care about the so-called "minor sports" a great deal.
One of the famed local races is the Mt. Wilson Trail Race; two of my best friends, Sharon Pevsner and Jannifer Heiner, finished first and third respectively on Saturday. I'm very proud of them! I didn't run this year myself -- my next race is tentatively scheduled to be this one.
And of course, I'm looking forward to the World Cup, which starts in less than two weeks. I've followed every World Cup avidly since 1982. I'll be rooting for England and all the African countries, of course; my wife will be rooting for Croatia. And naturally, we'll be madly rooting AGAINST Brazil and Germany, the two countries I would least like to see win another championship.