Tactics to Get You Through the World Cup

Every four years, there comes a time for celebration for football fans and a moment of despair for their wives and girlfriends (and perhaps the other way round in some cases), when the football World Cup comes around.

For some women, their menfolk will simply seem to disappear from view for about four weeks in June while the FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil. So, how best to approach this phenomenon? You can go off and do your own thing, or, you can decide that even though you’re not that into football matches, you can join your man in front of the TV (at home or down at the pub), and get involved in what is one of the most exciting sports spectacles in the world.

FIFA World Cup 2014

This is the first time Brazil has hosted the World Cup in modern times, the last time being in 1950. And if any nation knows how to make football exciting, it’s Brazil. The country holds the record for the most World Cup wins – five – and it looks set to win its sixth this year. Betfair currently has Brazil as the favourite to win, priced at around 3/1.

Having a bet on the World Cup is certainly one way to feel more involved. You can get odds on all kinds of different bets – who will score the winning goal in the final game, which team will be first out, which player will score the most goals during the tournament. You get the idea. Read a few sports articles and take a look at Betfair to see what odds are available. Having some money riding on the outcome of the game adds to the excitement, especially if you’re not that into watching the actual game. And if you place your bets on Betfair, the world’s biggest betting exchange, there are no bookies involved either. It’s just individual punters placing bets and accepting other people’s bets.

If you really see yourself as a football widow, and that you can’t get into the spirit of things at all, then you’ll have to just hope that your man’s team gets knocked out early, and that their interest wanes with that defeat!

Getting Work Done (Day 31 #100HappyDays)

One of the best feelings when it comes to work would have to be the satisfaction of getting all your tasks done earlier than expected. I love being productive at work, and for some people who work at home like I do, this might be a struggle. I’m not perfect, but the thought of logging out early and not worrying about anything else after my shift ends is something that pushes me to not slack off. :)

No substitute for hard work

Next week is our planned vacation, so this means I’ve been pretty busy preparing to get everything prepared, especially because I need to submit reports and important documents for the following week as early as Wednesday next week, before I take my leave. Gaahhhh! :D Thankfully, looks like I’ll be finished earlier than expected. :)

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (Day 30 #100HappyDays)

I finally finished all episodes of the only season of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. I’m a HUGE fan of the original series – Once Upon a Time – and this one’s the spin-off, so I decided to download and watch everything too. I have to admit, I initially didn’t like Wonderland because of the bad acting at first and the storyline, but after 8 episodes, I was hooked! ;)

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland

To give you a brief background on OUAT, it’s a twisted take on the fairytales we all heard when we were kids. That’s all I have to say since you have to watch to completely understand the charm of the series. :)

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland characters

Anyway, back to Wonderland, at first, I didn’t like the Red Queen and Alice. Eventually, though, I learned to accept the Red Queen. :D Alice, hmmm… I’m torn. I’m not particularly familiar with the story of Alice in Wonderland, but I know she’s crazy. Hahahah. Anyway, I’m excited to see Knave of Hearts in the original series Once Upon a Time, in Storybrooke. I hope he’ll be a fun addition to the series. :)

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Game of Thrones + Something Personal (Day 29 #100HappyDays)

It’s been delayed for months now, and I’m glad it’s back. I hope things will normalize now and get back to it’s monthly schedule again. And, no, this is the personal part of my entry today. If you have no clue what I’m referring to, please, just move on to my GoT entry below. :P

Finally, after months of waiting, Game of Thrones is back!! I LOVE this series! Sure, there are times when I don’t understand what’s happening or I get confused by the longggggg list of characters, but I enjoy watching every episode. I already have the books lined up on my Kindle so I can read them before I watch the series from season 1 again.

Game of Thrones

Glad our internet connection was cooperating and it took me less than 30 minutes to download the whole episode at full speed. Yay!

My bro is also addicted to the series, and he’s encouraging me to finish the books. I just need to finish Lean In and Eat, Pray, Love, then I’ll move on to the Game of Thrones books. :)

I’ll leave you with this video I found: an honest trailer for Game of Thrones. Pretty much summed up what most people think of the show. Hahaha :D