It’s been a while since I last blogged. Possibly that is due to a certain amount of blogging fatigue accrued during the ‘200 posts in 200 days’ marathon of blogging that preceded this latest hiatus.
Or possibly I had nothing to say.
Then again, having nothing to say has never been a particular barrier before.
So maybe it was blogging fatigue after all.
Anyway, I appear to have been inspired to post something today.
I’m not sure why.
Perhaps it’s the fact that the World Cup started today.
I always enjoy the World Cup, although I’m not entirely sure why. I wouldn’t class myself as an aficionado of football, or sport in general for that matter. I’m definitely something of an armchair fan though.
I’ve always been a big fan of armchairs.
But I do like watching sport a bit, even though I play very little sport.
The World Cup has attracted some controversy this year, what with it being hosted in Russia, a country with a questionable human rights record.
I’m currently watching the opening game. Russia are playing Saudi Arabia, a country with a questionable human rights record.
It’s hard to know who to support really.
Then again, that sentiment could be applied to the whole tournament.
My own beloved Wales will not be there, having failed to qualify, which is not an unusual state of affairs.
I usually default to supporting England, but they never do that well either.
To be honest though, I generally enjoy watching all the matches, regardless of who is playing.
Mrs Proclaims does not share my enthusiasm.
In that regard we very much conform to stereotype.
I’d like to think that in other ways we don’t, but I’m struggling to come up with any good examples of us defying stereotypes.
It’s probably because I’m watching the football.