Earlier I shared with you what I am listening to via Pod Cast. And I highly recommend that if you like good listening, those Pod Casts are the real deal.
This morning I had an early start, having to run many errands, well into the day, I made a cursory trip into the Village, as it is PRIDE right now, traffic is higher than normal, coming from the West end of town, Eastwards into the Village.
I had placed an order in my favorite shop in the Village last week, and had heard nothing, so this morning I went out to see what was up. Nothing …
The Village is a ride from home.
I was told that my order would be completed by 2 p.m. and could I come back then?
I was headed to my favorite book sellers, to see if I could get a copy of “Welcome to Night Vale.”
I rode the Metro Westward and When I got to McGill Metro, a few stops West of the Village, I was half on my way (all the way) home, and in an instant, I stepped off the train and walked through the station to Place Montreal Trust … There are several shopping malls all interconnected underground, at the McGill Stop.
- Le Cours Mont-real (Peel Metro)
- Place Montreal Trust
- The Eaton Centre
- Complex Les Ailes
- Place Cathedral
- The Hudson’s Bay Company
I was headed to my favorite book sellers, to see if I could get a copy of “Welcome to Night Vale.” I logged onto the stores computer kiosk and found several copies on the shelf. That was a very pleasant purchase, saving me cash and delivery on an online purchase.
I had some lunch, and headed home.
I stopped off and did my groceries and pharmacy pick up and finally made it home. I had two hours to kill. I did my laundry and after folding, I got dressed again, and headed back East into the Village once again. And I was totally satisfied with the design I had put together, and the craft work that my artist did for my piece. And he charged me little to nothing for it too !
We chatted about the PRIDE celebrations taking place, and they asked me to definitely participate with the shop this weekend.
I am headed to Ottawa on the 20th to visit Rafa and attend PRIDE in the Nations Capitol Ottawa – Pride Parade that Sunday. Our Esteemed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been marching in every PRIDE Parade across Canada.
He would be the FIRST sitting Prime Minister to do so in our Nation’s History.
So that is a thing.
The other Fantastic Purchase from Overseas, was probably the FIRST printed Jersey for Mario Gotze, Number 10 – newly re-joined his old club Borussia Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund, is a direct competitor of his Former club, Bayern Munich.
A little over two years ago, Mario was a star player, along with his sidekick, Marco Reus. Marco stayed with the club, and Mario sought greener pastures at Bayern.
German players have a problem. They play on a first tier team for a while. They make a name for themselves, they play some good football, then it goes to their heads.
We have seen this happen with several players in the League.
Mario left Borussia for Bayern Munich. And for a short while it was a good move. Until that move proved fatal to Mario’s career. He went from Bayern, to the World Cup, he had several titles to his name. He shot that Winning Goal at the World Cup and that cemented him into the pantheon of Top Tier Players.
That did not last very long.
Mario’s fortunes began to fall. He went from serious pitch time, to almost NO pitch time. And in the end, NO pitch time, that certainly killed his career at Bayern. Not to mention assorted injuries that sidelined him at Bayern.
So they exercised a transfer window – Mario Leaves Bayern and returns to his former Club, Borussia Dortmund, and hopefully, Mario will see his star rise once again. Mario and Marco really made a good team together. They will once again.
A good chunk of money passed between teams to get Mario from Bayern and back into Borussia Dortmund.
Bastian Schweinsteiger, was another Bayern Shining Star. He had great numbers, a career next to none, and was a leading player at Bayern. But Bastian suffered the same issue, with wanting greener pastures in another league.
He left Bayern for the English League, Manchester United. Another Hallowed Football team. Bastian, I think, thought he would make bigger money and have a better career in England.
Sadly, not too long ago, Manchester United, showed Bastian the door. He was cut from the first team. Bastian has been plagued with injury after injury stemming from his time at Bayern and those injuries followed him to England.
And those injuries killed his future with Manchester United.
He was shown the door, and an invitation to play with the junior team, instead. But was told he was not welcome at Manchester United any longer.
Bastian has no return clause to even consider going back to Munich. And Bayern has said that they see no future for Bastian with the Bayern Club again.
Bastian lost BIG. With no where to go and no where to play, he will either retire, as a major player or (he was recently married) could probably start a family and live comfortably. But if his eyes are still on the pitch, finding Bastian a new home needs to happen quickly.
And there are not too many choices on the table right now for him, so it looks bleak.
The Football World is eagerly awaiting Mario’s re-introduction at Borussia Dortmund.
Germans are very proud people, and they might not easily forget, or forgive, Mario’s faux pas and his defection to Bayern, that two years later, now, he returns to his former team.
Mario has said he will work hard to gain respect and trust once again. Hopefully, the Borussia fans will welcome him.
Provided he produces results in the end. So I bought the Borussia Jersey with Mario on the back. He is not listed on the roster yet at the British Printing Company I buy from, but you can order your own jersey, and for some coin, get it personalized.
Now I have 2 jerseys that are collectors items.
Mario’s Bayern Jersey and his World Cup Jersey for the German National Team.
A good day was had by all.