This southern-hemisphere summer, Australia is hosting the Ashes. Each match lasts about five days, and this goes on for five weeks. The location changes for every match, and this match is in Adelaide. There are lots of English people here this weekend.
I'm not going to get into a long explanation of the sport, because I would sound like a blubbering idiot. If you don't know about cricket, you either need to watch a game with somebody who understands it (someone from a Commonwealth country, most likely) or go research how to play on the internet. For Americans, it's not completely dissimilar from baseball. You have a batter and a pitcher (a bowler), and the goal is to score the most runs. In baseball, though, you don't have to take lunch breaks!
Some people will tell you that cricket is the most boring sport in the world, but I'm actually making an effort to try to follow it. Naps aside, I can stay engaged in the game for a while. I'm also going to a one-day game in January. There will be lots of beer there, but I'm going to make an effort to watch the game instead of drinking the whole time. I'll get back to you on that next month!
Then tonight, after several naps, Al and I grabbed another meal on the Parade. I wanted something NOT hot (again) from the cafe, so I ordered a chicken Caesar salad. For you Americans who are used to Caesar salads, I want you know that the Aussie version is different.
Here, they will almost always come with bacon and an egg. As you can see below, I got a sunny side up egg.
I also had a glass of savignon blanc. I didn't take a picture, but you can see the stem of the glass below.
Anyway, enjoy the rest of your weekend. If you're in Chicago, I hope you like snow. The Chicago weather widget on my page looks like a Christmas card right now.