Most of you will be anxious to know how the Mexico-USA grudge match turned out,and too busy to look it up, so here is a report.
After a week of hype, capped off by more than two hours of frenzied pre-game coverage, Mexican fans were pumped by match time yesterday at noon. TVC Mexico – the equivalent of CBC without the subsidies, broadcast the match nationally. In their pre-game show (in classic CBC style) they recalled every humiliation Mexico had suffered at the hands of the Americans, including the 1840 military invasion and the illegal annexation of New Mexico, Texas, Arizona and California shortly afterwards.
Ah, renovations. What a wonderful word. It conjures up notions of fantasy - a promise of change to newness within the context of your already comfortable, if somewhat outdated but happy existence, with dispatch and little or no pain. After all its not like your are starting from scratch – building a new house or garden. You already have the house and garden. You are simply going to make a few improvements - upgrade some elements, add some new ones, sand a little woodwork, dab a bit of paint, hang some wallpaper, throw down a new carpet, install some new appliances, widen a doorway, throw in a nice Jacuzzi tub. And, you are going to get it all done in a week-end or two so that you can get back to the important things in life - golf, entertaining, grandchildren, golf, holidaying in the Caribbean, golf.