05 July 2006

Walk of Shame

Do you remember the walk of shame from your college days? You know…the morning after you spent the night in some guy/gal’s room and had to walk back to your dorm, on the other side of campus, through the mass of students on their way to their morning class, still dressed up (though slightly more disheveled) from the night before?

Well, that is how I felt on the metro ride/ walk home after the Germany vs. Italy match. I went to a proper bar in D.C. with beer and friends. It did not help that I was drunk… really drunk – and felt so sad. I cried - I did - when it was all over, at the bar, on the bar…. The nice bartender bought each of us a beer – nice bartender. I was still drunk when I got back to the theatre (where I had left my car) – fortunately for me, Fritz was still at work and he took his sad, drunk wife home to tea and cats…

I’m thinking….Portugal!

10 comments:

futuregirl said...

I knew you would be sad when I heard that Germany lost. And I almost cried for you when I heard they lost in overtime (right?). Poor, poor Marietta. I hope that Portugal doesn't let you down, even if it would bring another free beer.

jill said...

Aww! I was thinking of you too. My Italian-American husband was making his happiness known while I was in the kitchen, and for every whoop I heard I thought, "Oh shit - Marietta is NOT happy."

Marietta said...

yeah see - italian-sicilian by blood - german sport fan - so there is small part of me that is happy for the italians (though they played dirty "ow! my poor nose!" - when the ball was 20' away. At least some of the men are cute and they have good hair :) thakns for thinking ofme in my time of need :)

charlotte said...

germany is really depressed now. the beautiful days are over, being funny and full of pride for the team. but we're the master of depression, the world is bad and so...

we come back 2010, promised.

greets from
southern germany

charlotte

Gerrit said...

Look at it this way: in the past, we often had reason to be embarrassed for winning (think 1986, 2002 World Cups) -- and this time, we can be proud even after losing. I call that progress, but maybe I'm in denial! :)

Theresa said...

Too funny! Not that I'm laughing at you, right?! Working at a university, I see that "morning after" stuff all the time. I really love it when they forget where they left their car the night before.

Tomato said...

France won??? FRANCE???? There will be no living with them if they take the title. Andiamo, Italiani!!

Tusa said...

Hiya Mate. Sorry I was not here for you. I thought of you when I heard the outcome. Really sorry Germany lost. Kisses, T

isa said...

die stimmung in deutschland ist immernoch trübe...
keiner möchte mehr etwas über fußball wissen, die enttäuschung sitzt zu tief :(..

ich hoffe wir siegen morgen gegen portugal und kommen wenigstens auf den 3. platz ;)

Tony LaRocca said...

Cats go good with tea, as long as you don't forget the crackers...