I think I'll tell you about the rugby game last night.
Upon leaving my house, our car magically morphed into a train and followed its nose to the railway line. It then merrily chugged northwards to Brisbane, passed through the central city, and then morphed back into a car to complete the drive through suburban streets to Ballymore Stadium. We were only just on time and thus had no time to look for dinner before racing through the gates, but when we handed over our tickets, the people gave us free pizza. I also got a few thousand dollars for being called André. It rocks to be me.
We hovered into the hair and floated up to our seats just in time to watch the Hurricanes kick off, seize the ball, and score the quickest try in rugby union history. They then continued the onslaught, driving the Reds into the ground. As they scored try after try, I used my awesome mental powers to cause all of the Queensland players to run into each other. Next thing I knew, they were embroiled in a brawl and the entire team was sent off for the whole match. The Hurricanes had won by default after just ten minutes!
I'm too tired to continue telling this completely lame story.
Here's the even more outlandish version for those of you who don't believe the above.
We drove into Brisbane. We were ridiculously early. We went looking for food. We went to a restaurant that served pizza. The pizzas were ridiculously large. I still ate most of it. We went back to the venue. We found our seats. We waited for the game to begin. Queensland scored within the first 35 seconds. Then both teams went to hell and the handling was simply abysmal. Terrible display of skills. The Hurricanes led 13-5 at half time. Queensland would have scored a lot more if they had had a decent kicker, but as it was, their useless hack missed EVERY SINGLE ATTEMPT IN THE GAME. The Hurricanes ultimately won 24-10. It was good to see Wellington win, but neither team really deserved the victory. It seemed as if both were still on Christmas break. Just to compound matters, the referee was hopelessly inconsistent and the commentator spent more time mangling the team names and scores (apparently I support the Wellington Reds now!) and promoting businesses than actually telling us what was going on.
Nice to get the season off to a good start, though. Go 'Canes!
I think I shall have a night that's so early it's ridiculous even by my standards. Have a good one, folks.
--- 8:07pm ---
Though before I go, I have one nice observation. I do the virtual [rugby tournament name] picking competitions online and in this year's Virtual Super 12 (www.virtualsuper12.co.nz) ... let's just say that the following feels good:
You have 45 points, and you're ranked in position 28 out of 111227 players.