07/09/14 - I was feeling pretty under the weather today, so I read in bed for a good part of the day. Then I napped while watching a boring semi-final World Cup game between Argentina and Netherlands. My amazing birthday gift from Steph, a limited edition Manchester United Wayne Rooney jersey, came today and it is beautiful. I spent the evening working in the garden (but it was too dark to get a quality photo).
07/08/14 - It was an intensely rainy day, which means that my buddies the snails are back! I took my car to Steph’s dad’s shop in Scarborough for a tune-up and to (finally) get my snow tires off. When stopping for coffee, an older guy in work boots and a Portugal cap took a glance at my Meireles jersey, did a double-take, and gave me a knowing nod. On my way back to Brampton, the rain was coming down so heavily that I was reduced to 60km/h on the 407. I stopped by the mall and got an amazing birthday gift for Emerson (a Jays cap with his name embroidered - that photo will have to wait until it is on his head at his birthday party on the 26th). I also had a remarkably refreshing Booster Juice and finally transferred my Good Life membership, so I no longer have excuses not to get fit. The rest of the day was chill, as I watched Germany mutilate Brazil 7-1 in one of the biggest shockers in World Cup history, and did some reading and training with Wicket. Holidays are great!