Catchup. Some of you may have been watching the World Cup of Soccer (this is a sporting event quite popular in some parts of the world for an Aussie rules footie knock-off); just to say that
a) England aren't in it any more - eject your ire in the comments below
b) The last 2 matches (Fra-Bra + Ger-Ita) were really rather good; disagree in comments below
c) The last of my rare gambling flutters flitted into an open flame and went poof, with Ukraine going out miserably. I blame Duncan; blame Duncan in comments below.
Also, I am going to be away for a few weeks in 3 top cities - Shanghai, Beijing and Sydney, so do throw me any advice/luck that occurs to you.
Finally, I (finally) got confirmation of my PhD this week. Old news really, but hey.