What is your favorite month of the year?
Definitely one of the winter months, I don’t really have a favourite, whichever has the longest and darkest nights, that would be my favourite. I would say January because it offers that and it’s when the Bundesliga returns after the winter break, but I can’t say that, not this season anyhow since it’s not the important date. The 2. Bundesliga returns not in January but on the 6th February. There is still one reason to like January though, and that is the Christmas sales. What fun that is, a tower of packages in the post and knowing that you didn’t spend an absurd amount of money.
Do you drink coffee at all?
Not at all, tasted once and hated it. Which is probably a good thing given that even without drinking it I’m quite the caffeine fiend anyway. Jogi Löw is very fond of his Espresso, now the scarves I can live with, the Strenesse shirts and polo-shirts I can definitely get on board with and liking Hansi Flick, I obviously have no objections to that. But coffee is where I draw the line.
What was one of your first moneymaking jobs (other than babysitting or newspaper delivery)?
I haven’t had a moneymaking job yet. The question says other than babysitting, but I couldn’t have listed that anyway since I never got paid for it. One of the downsides of being the oldest child and of having too many siblings.
List: If you play video/computer games list 5 games you like?
In no particular order:
1. Mass Effect
3. FIFA – no particular number, just the series in general
4. Dragon Age Origins
5. Pokemon – not the whole series, I’ve not played the newer ones for the DS. I’m not sure I could pick a favourite out of the others, either Red or Silver maybe.
Almost made the list but not quite, the first Assassin’s Creed, Bully, The Sims, Fallout 3 and Dead Island. I would have thought Football Manager or Championship Manager would have made the list but there turned out to be no room for them, plus I couldn’t decided which I liked more. I’ve played several installments of both of them but couldn’t pick a favourite. Though in terms of time spent playing them I would have to say the 2001/02 version of Championship Manager. I spent an entire summer playing that. Tying this question in the with the job one, it’s a shame you can’t get paid for playing video games and for managing virtual football teams. Because if you could I would have had a very successful summer and would have made enough money to have actually gone to the World Cup in 2006. It’s not every day a team from the Conference gets to the quarter finals of the Cup, gets drawn with Arsenal, manages to draw and get a replay. Of course we lost the replay 5-1, but still incredible. I liked that version so much that I kept playing it even after the one for the new season was released.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful that the bookstore I went to was everything I hoped it would be, and that I managed to find the place by myself. Also that the day in general went better than I thought it would and that I got the new Minions sticker album. I’m also very amused by the fact that Google directed someone to my blog because they searched “Jogi Löw als Minion.” I can’t stop thinking about that now, and from thinking of him and Hansi as Minions led to thinking of the whole team as Minions. Which of course led to thinking about a Minion football match, about getting a bunch of little Minions, a small football and recreating the world cup with Minions.
Top of the list of things to look forward to is ordering my new Freiburg home shirt on Thursday. This is what it looks like:
I’m also looking forward to maybe seeing some pre-season friendlies. And to taking advantage of the super fast internet speeds courtesy of my new router and the upgrades installed yesterday. I know it’s nerdy and I’m probably one of the few if not the only person in the world who would both find this fun and look forward to it, but I can’t wait to get started on backing up my video files online.