About a week after the wedding, I was trying to get my name changed on my Social Security card when I was informed that I was not an American citizen. . .YIKES!!! Needless to say I had more than a few conversations with some intimidating types and had to provide reams of documentation to prove that although I was born in Izmir Turkey, it was on American soil (a US Air Force base) to American citizens (one serving in the US Army). WHEW!!!
My sister was born on Greek soil in a Greek hospital, and she just waltzed right in and out. . .WTF?!?!?
The point of all the incessant chatter is say that I'm a bit of a global citizen. So, although I'm American first and foremost in my head and heart, I have loyalties in a lot of different places. My ancestry is Spanish mostly being only three generations removed, but also Mexican, Italian, Jewish, and Basque. I was born in Turkey, and lived in Greece for the first several years of my life.
So, how does one go about deciding what team colors to use??? Well, of course red, white, and blue is my first choice, but since the USA (and Greece, for that matter) doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning the World Cup, who else can I give my loyalty to??
How could Mexico tie in the opening match?!?!? I don't give a damn if South Africa is the host team (and Nelson Mandela is one of my personal heroes), we're by far the better team and they have a responsibility to la sangre y la tierra to win DAMMIT!!!
Italy's colors are exactly the same as Mexico's and since Mexico tied they're on my shit list. Neither Israel nor Turkey (BTW, Turkey has the hands-down hottest soccer player in the freakin' world!!!) are represented at the World Cup. And since Euskadi (the Basque homeland) is not a country per se, that leaves ADELANTE ESPANA!!!
But, at the end of day, I'm really just a girl from 'round the way. And, since basketball is my favorite sport to watch, I went with my hometown boys, the San Antonio Spurs. . .;)
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PS. So, enough about me. What are your team colors?
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