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World Cup Fever: Go…. Texas!?!

The first time I went to Texas, I remember being on the freeway between Dallas at the airport and being in awe at the number of massive flags at every car dealership and restaurant we passed.  These American and Texas banners were the largest flags I’d ever seen (until I traveled to Turkey!) and I … Continue reading

Go Orange!

Before the World Cup started, I decided that I would cheer for the USA and then if (hey, I was hoping!) / when they were eliminated, I would cheer for Holland.  I promise, I’m not just a bandwagon fan!  Actually, I’m not really a soccer fan at all, but “who are you with?” is one … Continue reading


In honor of Holland’s win over Brazil tonight…… (which is a sad, sad day for many Beirutis….) GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Funny thing, with all the flags flying over Beirut, I haven’t seen a single American flag.  Even in the stores, you can buy a Trinidad & Tobago flag, but no stars and stripes in sight.  Not sure if there’s political meaning behind that, or if the US has just never been good enough at “football” … Continue reading

Gooooo Brazil?!?

Beirut has definitely been hit by World Cup fever… and it hasn’t even started yet!   Over a month ago we started seeing little flags hanging from apartment windows and attached to cars.  Brazil, Germany, France, Spain….  Lebanon doesn’t have a team, so everyone chooses one to cheer for, and from what I hear, it … Continue reading

Super Bowl Tuesday!

I just saw a commercial for the Super Bowl!  I was pretty surprised considering that here football=soccer.  It’s on Tuesday evening on a channel that we don’t actually get, so we won’t be watching.  Not too bummed about that.  I’ve already missed the entire college football season and half of college basketball season, which are … Continue reading