Saturday, June 30, 2012

Storytelling Sunday: Euro 2004

Tonight Spain takes on Italy in the final game of Euro 2012.  We will be in Barcelona, Spain and expect it to be a wild time! But, today, in the spirit of nostalgia, let me take you back to an earlier tournament.  In 2004, my family and I spent a month in Ireland and London, and we watched almost every game of  the European Championship. Our 15 year old Goddaughter, Maddie, was traveling with us as well.  2004 was a breakout year for Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo (front row, far right in the team picture above), who was an extremely attractive young man:
I emphasize young because, at 19, he was clearly too young for me (in my early 40's) to be fantasizing about. . .  . a fact that I emphasized repeatedly.  "But he's too young for me," I whined over and over again while we watched the games.  Until one day Maddie had enough.  Exasperated, she exclaimed loudly, "Yes, but he's not too young for ME!"
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This story is presented as part of Sian's Storytelling Sunday Year 2: Photo(s) and (just a few) Words.  For more wonderful stories or to play along, check out this link. Photos sourced from the internet. 

26 comments:

Ruth said...

Brilliant and brilliantly told!

Missus Wookie said...

So very true! Wise girl - hope you are enjoying your trip to Europe this time :)

Louise said...

lol! great story, we're never too old to dream!!

debs14 said...

It's always good to appreciate a little eye candy on the pitch - a girl can dream!
Great story. Enjoy the final!

heart.hearth.home. said...

Cor, Rinda. What a picture to wake up to this Storytelling Sunday! Hope you are having a fabulous time in Barcelona.

Kirsty.a said...

Enjoy the match

Ladkyis said...

Your never too old for fantasising! Not long after we started being a couple Mr M said "We can look, but we mustn't touch." So I do look and then dream a little and then look at what I've got and dream some more.

Jo.C said...

Not a fan of Ronaldo but got to admit it was always Luis Figo that did it for me :0)
Supported Portugal over England secretly for that reason!

scrappyjacky said...

Nothing wrong with a bit of fantasy!!!

Irene said...

Sounds like Maddie was fantasizing too. Enjoy the game, it's going to be wild in Spain today.

furrypig said...

wow you will have a fantastic time in Spain and I think there is nothing wrong with admiring a handsome man!

Melissa said...

Teenagers certainly have a way with words, don't they? Great story!

Becky said...

Great story! Love Maddie's response :-)

Elizabeth said...

He is rather nice looking but I'll have to leave him to Maddie.

Karen said...

Nothing wrong with looking at a little eye candy!

Alison said...

Love it Rinda! Hope you are enjoying the celebrating and have a bed for the night;)
Alison xx

Alana said...

Just watched the game on TV, I'm sure the celebrations will be amazing where you are. Yes, he may be too young but we are never too young to dream:)He is a hottie though:)

Jimjams said...

LOL - not only that but YOU are married and SHE was not!!! He is quite a "hottie" in that photo! Glad that Spain won - enjoy Barcelona!

The Mann Fam said...

LOL, Hee, hee, Ha, Ha, Big Grin. He IS a looker. If he is too young for you he is definitely too young for me! Oh, Well.

Beverly said...

lol great story, Rinda and very cool that you are experiencing this in Europe for a second time. Is this one of the players you did a sketch of recently? He was definitely a nice specimen of man ;)

Gail said...

Love it! Bet it was fun yesterday being in Spain when they won.

Mary B said...

too true and that made me smile

Jennifer Grace said...

Ha ha, yes. Me and my little sister, having 9 years between us, sometimes have discussions about which one of us a 'hunk' is the right age for! Of course, my sister would never use the word hunk....!

Chipper said...

hehehehehe! I loved the ending of your story. :-)

Cheri said...

I felt the same way about Taylor Lautner as "Jacob" in the second Twilight movie. Never hurts to enjoy the view though!

Sian said...

Ha! You now have me starting on my feast of story reading with a smile on my face. And a dream in my head..

It's good to be back. Thanks Rinda!