So far this (school) year, I’ve missed the World Series, every college bowl game, the Super Bowl, March Madness, and opening day.
Yes, I have followed all of these to some degree, if not just reading about them, but also following live updates online when not asleep.
As I come to grips more with the idea that yes, I have moved (back) to Paris, I am struck by these things — insignificant in and of themselves — that add up to a great deal:
Yesterday, I saw the final “quarters” of both the Manchester City-Arsenal match and the Saracens-Clermont Auvergne match. (That latter one is rugby — a sport I know little about which is starting to make a wee bit of sense.)
When will I know I’ve been here too long? When I check the handball standings.