Rest in peace, Super League.

I don’t know if you’ve been following along but a new European football Super League was proposed recently with twelve of Europe’s biggest football clubs wanting to create their own closed Super League simply so they could make more money. I’m not really a fan of James Corden but his take on this proposed Super League was spot on…

Also, mad respect to him for doing an eight minute segment on American TV knowing that most people couldn’t care less about European football.

Anyway, the people that did care about European football were pretty pissed about the proposed new Super League…

My favorite club Arsenal was one of the twelve teams that wanted to break away. The official Arsenal supporters organization in the United States released this statement…

And just as quickly as the Super League was created, it all fell apart as teams started to come to their sense and began backing out…

Now it’s the Fyre Festival of the footballing world…

And now comes the fallout…

Rest in peace, Super League. I hope to never hear about you again. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿคฌโšฝ๐Ÿคฃ

Just a quick visit.

Good morning from Northside…

This afternoon my very favoritest soccer team, Arsenal played the second leg of their Europa League tie against Slavia Prague in Prague.

The match was the first game since Slavia Prague’s Ondrej Kudula was found guilty of racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara last month and was duly banned for 10 matches by UEFA.

The official statement said they decided “to suspend SK Slavia Praha player, Ondrej Kudela, for the next 10 UEFA club and representative team competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible to play, for racist behavior.”

Ahead of the match, Slavia Prague players refused to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Arsenal striker and match captain, Alexander Lacazette chose to move a number of steps ahead of his teammates to stare down his opponents while taking the knee…

Given the situation, Lacazette’s stance was particularly poignant. And it’s very a powerful image. There is no place for racism in football nor wider society.

Arsenal scored three goals in an astonishing six-minute flurry. The Gunners ended up winning the match 4-0 with Lacazette netting a brace to knock Slavia Prague out of the tournament 5-1 on aggregate.

Later, we saw another patch of weeds that looked like a stylized little mini forest…

Good evening from Northside…

My parents stopped in town for the evening on their way home from a long road trip out west. We went to Taft’s Brewpourium for dinner…

Genifer just had her nails down earlier in the day…

Taft’s had a jumbo shrimp special tonight. We shared those and loaded tots. And we brought a large Taft’s pizza home with us…

It was wonderful to get to see my parents, even if it was just for a quick visit this evening. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Tuesday, March 16th.

We were up super early this morning. It was very foggy…

This truck was on our street today…

I really liked the bear and dot-matrix glow around their logo…

Leicester beat Sheffield United 5-0…

We ordered El Taco Veloz from Doordash…

We found a really good one in El Taco Veloz. And they have dessert…

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A world without sports.

One year ago during the the Mavs-Nuggets game on ESPN, the NBA decided to suspend their season while the Mavs game was still going…

And the next day, it was all kind of dominoes…

And just like that, we were plunged into a world without sports.

Saturday, March 6th.

I’d never seen all The Hobbit movies. So tonight, we started watching the trilogy…

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A sunny day in Northside.

It was a very bright and sunshiny morning…

Good morning from Northside…

And the sun was out all day today…

Good evening from Northside…

We hadย another one of the Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meals. This was Swiss Chicken with honey mustard green beans and crispy onionsโ€ฆ

It was another really delicious meal. The cheesy chicken was really terrific and the green beans were really good. I think crispy onions can make anything even more delicious. We like theย Kroger Prep+Pared Home Chef Express meal kitsย a lot.

While I was working this afternoon, I listened to Leicester beat Chelsea 2-0 to go top of the Premier League. And this evening, we watched Michigan bounce back from their first loss by thumping Maryland 87-63.

We had another good Tuesday. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ”โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ€โค๏ธ

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Today, we remember the legacy of a great man. We honor The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr… a man who dared to dream while standing fearlessly in the face of adversity. We celebrate the man who taught us to dream while still loving others…

โ€œWe may have all come on different ships, but weโ€™re in the same boat now.โ€

โ€œAn individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.โ€

โ€œLove is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.โ€

โ€œOnly in the darkness can you see the stars.โ€

โ€œEverybody can be great โ€ฆ because anybody can serve. You donโ€™t have to have a college degree to serve. You donโ€™t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.โ€

Martin Luther King Jr.

We both had the day off work today for the holiday. It was a cold and snowy day…

Good morning from Northside…

Genifer made cheesy buffalo chicken pasta with garlic bread for lunch…

Good evening from Northside…

I realized when we got to the stairs at the top of the hill at the end of our street that I had forgotten my little fisheye Moment lens

Today, we watched Arsenal beat Newcastle 3-0. And we watched the MLK Day NBA games especially the Grizzlies win over the Suns. I like the Griz. I think they have the best logo in the NBA. It was a very nice day off. And another very low-key, relaxing day. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ€โค๏ธ

It’s Skyline time!

It was very pretty this morning. A little chilly but still a very pretty morning…

Good morning from Northside…

We were pretty lazy this morning…

We went to St. Bernard to get some Skyline chili for lunch…

We used our #15 gift card that we won from a Skyline Chili virtual parachute drop on Twitter during one of the Xavier basketball games a while back…

That gift card didn’t last very long. It’s Skyline time!

Mmmm… Cheese coneys…

And we ordered a slice of Cinnabon cheesecake to share…

We ate our lunch, watched Arsenal beat Brighton & Hove Albion, puttered, and took the dogs on their evening walk around the block…

Good evening from Northside…

This evening we watched a couple of terrible movies on Amazon Prime Video. Terrible. I don’t remember what they were called but they were so bad that I’m not even going to look them up to see what they were called. Ohmigosh. They were so bad. Movies, bad. But our day off was really good. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒญ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

Happy Boxing Day!

Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated the day after Christmas Day. It originated as a holiday to give gifts to the poor. Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants, and the day when they received a special Christmas box from their masters. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give Christmas boxes to their families. Today, it’s a great day of soccer from the UK. Early this morning, we watched Leicester rally twice to draw 2-2 with Manchester United

And we watched my Arsenal…

Arsenal lifted the funk they’ve been in recently with a 3-1 win over Chelsea

That’s two in the row for the Gunners. They actually looked like the formidable Arsenal of old today.

It was a very pretty evening…

Good evening from Northside…

For dinner tonight, we had stuffed mushrooms that we got at the grocery…

Stuffed mushrooms are delicious. And then we had a frozen oven pizza…

Later, we started watching Hinterland on Netflix. It’s pretty good.

We had a really good Boxing Day. ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŒ„โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ•โค๏ธ

Special deliveries!

When we woke up this morning, we found Northside got a dusting of snow…

But there wasn’t much snow on the hill at the end of our street…

Time for Lego City Advent Calendar day 15…

Genifer ordered Chipotle delivery for lunch….

Chipotle was delicious. I hadn’t had Chipotle in forever.

Both Arsenal and Leicester played at the same time this afternoon. I kept an eye on both of the matches while I was working…

And both of my teams lost. Arsenal is really in a death spiral right now.

We got a couple of special deliveries today. The first package was from my parents…

And there was a wonderful box of Christmas cookies in their package…

There were so many delicious cookies in that box. We cant wait to try them all. And now we also have presents under our tree…

Thanks, mom & dad! Our second package was from TastesOfChicago.com

And inside were two Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas…

And two huuuuge chocolate chip cookies…

Thanks, JJVE! We can’t wait to try our pizzas and those cookies look terrific!

Later, we took the dogs around the block. It was kind of misty outside this evening…

We couldn’t even see the hill across the way on the other side of the highway…

The hill was just barely visible…

Good evening from Northside…

Today is my Timehop was this photo…

It’s interesting that when I saw this photo my mind went to a completely different place when I saw animal mask than when I saw this originally. And there was this one too…

That would have been the best white elephant gift ever. To this day, I still kick myself for not buying it.

Hi Oscar. He’s so fuzzy!

We had a great Wednesday. Thank you again for the wonderful Christmas gifts.
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