I love soccer.
Now that the World Cup games are on TV everyday, I spend less time working and more time on the couch. The problem with this is that I still have work that needs to be done but less time to do it. There’s no way I’ll be able to force myself to turn off the TV so instead I’ve forced myself to be more efficient in my other daily tasks.
To save time I’ve cut down on the number of feeds that are currently in my feed reader. Originally I had 165 feeds and I’ve shortened the list down to 125 feeds. There are a few more I should probably get rid of but for now I’m just happy to have shortened the list that much. I’ve written before about how to be an efficient blog reader but if you have less blogs to read then you’re guaranteed to spend less time reading them.
6 hours is plenty of sleep… right? The next 3 days of the World Cup games start at 7:00 am which means I’ll be up bright and early to stare at our big screen (I wish we had a big screen). 7 is early for me anyways and going to bed earlier is out of the question. Did you know it’s already 80º outside at 7 in the morning? Crazy.
A bowl of cereal must wait until half time to be eaten and must be finished before half time is over. You can’t enjoy the game as much if you have a spoon in your face. And for those afternoon games, I would suggest Hot Pockets or some other microwavable meal that is easy to clean up and quick to devour. I save precious minutes everyday by eating foods that are quick to eat, taste good, and have little or no clean up.
90% of my day was spent working, reading, sleeping, or eating. Now that I spend less time eating and sleeping I have time to do the thing in life that is most important right now, and that’s watch soccer.
I love soccer.
Sound like most Americans during Football season and most Europeans during Soccer season… so which are you???
Seriously… watching soccer is fun. This is probably the first cup I’ve seriously watched and I am enjoying it. I prefer football but soccer is just fine in the off season. Besides… Germany is going to win, dang Communists!
Posted by Logan Leger on Jun 20, 2006.
[…] Mb Jones has mastered the art of world cup watching. He breaks his day down into the major time-suckers: Blog Reading, Eating and Sleeping “A bowl of cereal must wait until half time to be eaten and must be finished before half time is over. You can’t enjoy the game as much if you have a spoon in your face. And for those afternoon games, I would suggest Hot Pockets or some other microwavable meal that is easy to clean up and quick to devour. I save precious minutes everyday by eating foods that are quick to eat, taste good, and have little or no clean up.” […]
Posted by Parents in Denial on Jun 20, 2006.
@Logan – Germany? No way… Brazil is gonna win, they’re unstoppable!
Posted by Mattbob on Jun 20, 2006.
[…] Well, I am off to go to my grandparent’s house to watch the next great World Cup game, Ghana v. US. Italy is also playing at the same time, these games show if we will proceed or not to the next round. I will post after I return tonight, Nicki (step-mom) has a game tonight at 7, so I’ll be home after that. It also seems that Matt Bob Jones has been watching quite a bit, why not, it’s been great! Also, I’ve got a bunch of posts to put down. I also have restarted the redesign that will be released on July 18 for the one year annivesary of Negative Horizon. […]
Posted by Negative Horizon » Blog Archive » Worldcup – Ghana v. US on Jun 22, 2006.
I also like soccer very much. Here, in Portugal soccer is the “king” of sports. What do you think about the portuguese team? Our next match will be against Holland. Don´t worry, you aren´t the only to spend a lot of time watching the world cup games, my father do the same…
Posted by Inês on Jun 23, 2006.
Portugal is awesome! And they’ve done really well in this first round. It will be interesting to see how they do against the Netherlands because they are both very good teams. It will be a fun game to watch!
Posted by Mattbob on Jun 23, 2006.
I stopped watching ever since my country dropped out. Sucks.
As for your information addictiong (or RSS addiction), that’s not too bad. I have about 3000+ feeds on my reader. I’ve learned to quickly skim through titles, and pick out things I want. Yea, I really need to shorten my list.
Last, I thought 8 hours of sleep was recommended for teenagers and adults.
Posted by Tom on Jul 4, 2006.