Sunday, June 13, 2010

World Cup: Who is German?

Serbia lost to Ghana this morning. I wrote to Zarko after the game, the way we did when we were writing our books "Repetitions" and "Vampires + A Reasonable Dictionary." He and Peter Handke will be hiking in the Fruska Gora National Park in Serbia next week. Wish I could put on my boots and walk with them.

The U.S. team tied England yesterday. Plenty of anxiety for both goalies!

And Germany is about to play Australia.

The German team is made up of players with these names:

Manuel, Per, Aogo, Serdar Tasci, Jerome Boateng, Piotr Trochowski, Marcell Jansen, Mesut Özil, Sami Khedira, Miroslav, Cacau, Podolski, Mario Gomez – you can tell by the names this is an all-German team.

Times change. This feels good. Glück auf!

1 comment:

Deutschlehrer said...

It's not your uncle Fritz's Germany anymore. Walking down Unter den Linden this summer, it was a rare thing to hear German spoken among the tourists. I just finished Wladimr Kaminer's Russendisko.