it's world cup time. now i've never been a huge fan of soccer. But i've always been a huge fan of getting swept up in other peoples' excitement for sporting events. so given the fact that everyone in my neighborhood seems to be rooting for Portugal or Brazil to the point of crowding the streets when either team wins, honking car horns obsessively, and waving flags/wearing jerseys, I think i'll get in on this action, too. i believe i will root for both teams. Brazil because the guy working at the 25-hour dep is a Brazil fan, and portugal because, well, i am living in the portuguese neighbourhood of Montreal. i'm totally going to a bar for the next game. i feel that good times will surely abound.