On Saturday, iralith
and I went over to a friend's house to watch the USA vs England World Cup Match. I love watching soccer, particularly when it is World Cup time. (I'd rather watch World Cup than the Olympics, and I wish the US cared more about soccer.) I wasn't as annoyed by the vuvuzelas as others, but it would have been nice to hear more of the crowd noises than that. I missed the songs. However, N made some excellent nachos and we all had black and tans. iralith
isn't really a soccer fan, but we all had a jolly time.
On Sunday, we let some driving rain dissuade us from our outdoor plans, and elected to stay in and watch Peter Brooks' Mahabarata
adaptation. Well, part of it, at least. We got through the first 2/3 of the miniseries. Part three will be watched on another rainy day. It was interesting.iralith
has watched the miniseries many, many times and just finished reading the William Buck retelling. I, on the other hand, probably know as much about the Mahabarata
as he does about soccer. Possibly less. Consequently, I kept having to ask, "Wait, who is that? What did he say? What are they doing? Why?" There is still a lot that I don't understand, and I think I need to do some reading and/or re-watch it all. I did conclude that so far, Draupadi is just about the only person in the thing that doesn't act like an ass at some point and/or do anything really stupid. Of course, some of the things that I see as being an ass come from things that I don't really understand, so I know that my judgement calls are seriously limited.