Why I Love the French National Team

I have been an avid follower of the Euro Cup since 1992, when a start-up Denmark beat reigning World Cup champs Germany. I was an apathetic exchange student in Germany at the time, and was more than happy to cheer on ? along with my Nirvana-loving host brother ? the defeat of a powerhouse. My love for underdogs goes way back.

Now it’s time for Euro Cup again, and I’m ready to watch. Only thing is that you can’t watch any of the matches in the U.S. unless you get pay-per-view. I clicked on ESPN2 this morning and got to watch the wife of NRA President Wayne LaPierre hunt down and kill big game in Africa. Why can’t I watch something more civilized like the second biggest soccer tournament in the world??

Zucchini Fritters

Zucchini is in season right now, and soon there will be so much we won’t know what to do with it. I could probably eat zucchini everyday. It’s so versatile – grill it, sautee it, fry it up. Yesterday morning, I took to frittering it.

I modified this recipe from the May 2002 issue of Bon Appetit. It was a special “Mediterranan” edition, and I think these fritters were inspired by recipes from the Greek island of Samos (maybe Syros). At any rate, the recipe needs to be tested again, as the fritters didn’t come out perfectly. Some solutions follow:

Wireless at Last!


I’ve been trying to figure out how to get online wirelessly for MONTHS now, and no one has been able to help. But today I gave it another shot. Not sure what I did. Well, for one thing, I removed my wireless connection from the “bridge” that it was on. Otherwise…I’m not quite sure.

So, after doing a quick writing assignment, I’ve been zooming around on the net for a couple of hours now. I am starting to feel like Chandler and Joey on Friends when they suddenly get porn for free and are afraid they’ll lose it if they turn the channel or turn off the t.v.

I don’t know what’s more embarrassing – admitting that I (once a certified Webmaster) have not been able to figure out WiFi or referencing a Friends episode.

Well, I can’t stay at Starschmucks forever. Time to take my bounty home from this morning’s Farmer’s Market. I’ll tell you later about the delilcious zucchini fritters I made this morning.

Oh, Saint Isadore of Seville, please bless me with WiFi access tomorrow and the rest of my days. Amen.