1. Yesterday we had friends over for pizza, ice cream, and a very long game of my boyfriend’s newest board game obsession, Talisman. It was actually a lot of fun, and I look forward to playing it again. If you like really nerdy board games that take a long time, check it out. It’s like Dungeon and Dragons Monopoly (per our fiend Deana), and it has enough expansions that you may have to buy several large tables to play the entire game. (So far we just have the basic game, but I know more is coming.)
2. Big soccer news. For those of us who are rabid fans of Sporting KC, you probably already heard that the universe has capitulated to our desire to #bringbennyback! Benny Feilhaber, previously a fantastic midfielder for us who left to spend some time at LAFC and then the Colorado Rapids, is back where he belongs. And I know that I am not alone in being super excited to see him in our midfield again! This season has been far more difficult and injury-ridden than expected, and we desperately need the help! Also, Jimmy Medranda has been practicing with the team, so it’s just a matter of time before we get him back in the lineup after a long recovery from knee surgery.
3. This morning, I got to see my Premier League team Manchester City win the league and get celebrated for all their hard work and teamwork. So happy for them! And a little sad for my Sunday mornings now that Premier League soccer is done until August. Next weekend will bring the end of the season for Bundesliga, and it’s a race to the end for my team, currently #2, Dortmund, and my boyfriend’s team currently #! Bayern. There are only 2 points separating these teams, so anything is still possible. (Honestly, they’re both great teams and have worked their butts off all season, so either team getting the top spot will be worth celebrating. But if will be better if we win [go Bumblebees!!] and I can hold that over my boyfriend for an undetermined amount of time, possibly forever).
*what is making me happy this week