weekend!

Ignatz had another Tae Kwon Do test and now has a yellow-green belt – DrBob calls it the “Brazil belt.” It’s hard to believe he just started in September. The Sniglet had a soccer tournament and his team came in second place, out of five! Last time it was fifth-of-six, so this is a definite improvement. I am very proud of both of them.

I probably don’t even need to say that these two very exciting events happened in different towns, at the same time. I spent a lot of time in the car today.

And tomorrow, Ignatz leaves early in the morning for a week of ski-camp, with most of the seventh grade. He’s very excited. As for the Sniglet, he’s cashing in a Christmas present: Uncle Godfather got two tickets to a real live professional first-league soccer game in the new and flashy Allianz Arena (I am a tad miffed about the front page description, because it is also home to our favorite team, as well as Bayern Munich, though I should mention that “our” here refers to DrBob and me: Ignatz isn’t into soccer, and the Sniglet has a different favorite team every week.). In any case, this is a big deal. Just like American professional sporting events, these tickets are not priced for normal people.

So yeah. There’s that.

In line with the Eurovision kick, here are 28 songlets du jour of the day: snippets of the winning (note that I do not say best) song for each year from 1980-2007. An interesting look at the evolution of both pop music and hair-dos. Please cringe with me at the only German song ever to win (1982).

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