Let me start this out by saying I am not a soccer addict or a full blown football fanatic [for those of you in the US who are not that aware, soccer is called ‘football’ on the rest of the planet], but every now and then I can get into it. Plus it is something that helps me find commonality with the folks I know on Twitter [more on that later] due to it, like music being a universal language. And I had promised to get a few pics of the match bet the Portland Timbers and their arch [and I mean this in the nicest of terms due to the fact there has been this for years over other things] the Seattle Sounders.
Let’s take away the fact that the Timbers are in the middle of a losing streak for an expansion franchise worthy of the Original Mets and the first year Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And like those two organizations, the Timbers have a following. A rather large following in town, which is to be expected, seeint the other major pro franchise here are the Trailblazers in the [possibly soon to be defunct] NBA. But Sunday’s match showed that the Timbers Army – as they are called – and their Seattle counterparts reached a new low in how they express their allegiance. For one…a lot of the fans, excluding the kids at the game were half in the bag. Tanked, pie-eyed, potted, planted, faced…you name it. This was an ongoing pattern as the lead went bet the two teams. Then at the 82nd minute of the match, Seattle took the lead for good…which made their contingent happy and caused more groans from the Portland faithful. Although I suspect a lot of that was fueled by the fact that the beer and other alcohol catalysts had their sales stopped with 10 min left in the game. Insane, isn’t it?? But Portland still lost the game even with the added time.
What happened next had shown that this region, this city may have reached a new low. After the match, the main drag near the ballpark the police were out in force. But it was not because of gang activity, it was to escort the 7 busses of Seattle fans back to the interstate for their ride back home. Several people at the bus stop where I was and myself were in tears laughing and shaking our heads at the same time. What was even sadder is that Timbers fans were yelling crap at the busses and those on the busses were flipping the bird…and I do not mean Seahawk. Sad, sickening….then again this means in it’s own way, we have joined the rest of the planet in our slide towards deevolution.
Well enough of that. As I had mentioned to my smitten one, work again has gotten ahead of schedule and we are now at the point of getting the ISP info down. Data transfer rates, per month or yearly fees aside from that….the usual. In asking all of these, I want to make sure that the client is in the best of all possible positions to make money on this. And when that happens, then it means that another bit of the foundation is being constructed. Part of what I say in the emails to **** is that the secondary motive in getting this done is so that there is the income to afford trips to see her…..and the cats would kill me if I did not mention that they will get spoiled in this as well *S* But **** would be spoiled the most in this.
A little followup on that last post where I mentioned that the AFL was more diverse than lets say the T portion of LGBT. I know there are some who probably read that and would consider it to be sour grapes. Well….to those who are being critical in this, I ask that you look around, be it in Facebook, Twitter or any of the sites dedicated to the community online. Invariably, the online world shows not just a lack of true diversity, but also a rather narrow, myopic view of what life is about, especially for those who are transgendered. In the name of full disclosure here, if one were to look at where my friends are from, be that in Twitter or Facebook….they will see that this by accident and by a blessing….the lists are more eccumenical than anything else. If my cats were human kids, they would see in this that they are surrounded by all stripes in the online family. They would also notice that I am preferring to be in places where the language and ideas are widespread and not confined or narrowed to A/S/L and notches on the bedpost.
So that is it for now. And til next time….from the land of the colourtini, enjoy the words as the pics fly through the air.