Homeward bound

The news of Wayne Rooney’s injury in United’s 3-0 loss to Chelsea yesterday was a big blow. While everyone is hoping that he’ll be able to recover in time for at least a part of England’s World Cup campaign (our first game is 40 days from today), it doesn’t look overly promising.

Not one to shun my responsibilities, I’ve acted on the news, and am offering myself up for selection – I have a call with Sven later today.

On a more serious note, we will indeed be back in England in time for the World Cup. I resigned from work last week, and we’ll be heading back on 15 May (5/15). While I’ll be sad to leave New York, both the people and the place, I’m very excited about the future prospects in London, and it will be great to catch up with everyone again.

We’ll probably be back State-side one day, maybe to the west coast. But for the time being, the future’s bright, the future’s London.


3 Responses to “Homeward bound”

  1. Shanahan on May 1st, 2006 01:17

    Good for you. I guess you’re moving back completely then? No more postcards from Bill Barret then? You know 59c gets you a good square meal.

    Before you go, can you tell me if “evacipate” is a real word? If so what does it mean? I cannot find it in any dictionary but I’m told it’s a real word and it is mentioned in a significant place where I would not expect a “made up” word to be.

    We shall need to have a 12oz pint before you go.

  2. Dan on May 1st, 2006 01:44

    I’m looking to arrange 12oz drinks on 5/11 (11 May) at the Pound and Pence on Liberty Street (Manhattan, NY).

    Who’s Bill Barret?

    As for evacipate, I can’t find any reference to it, with the exception of fs.com and articles about Primer (the movie). Maybe that’s the unexpected place?

  3. Shanahan on May 1st, 2006 02:37

    I will try to make the 11th.

    Evacipate is a word in a game of scrabble in the movie primer. If you have not seen it, practically EVERYTHING in this movie has a meaning. It would be a real missed opportunity for the director to have used a word here that doesn’t exist.

    Bill Barret is the character in Blur’s “Magic America”.

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