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Ivory Coast’s Drogba Out of World Cup

Devastating news today for the Ivory Coast as their captain was injured during an exhibition match Thursday.  Ivory Coast’s Didier Drobga broke his right arm yesterday in Switzerland during a friendly match with Japan.  Drogba’s teammate Kolo Toure confirmed his withdrawal the news to several reporters.

Drogba is considered one of the best strikers in the world; having scored 43 of the Ivory Coast’s last 65 goals.The Chelsea star had also just completed a brilliant season scoring 29 goals in 35 games then winning the English Premier League title.  This years Ivory Coast team was considered the strongest African team to ever compete at the Cup.

World Cup Poll


World Cup 2010 – What You Really Need To Know

Will the US defeat England on June 12th during Group C’s soccer match?  For the first time ever, the United States is actually favored.  A US win would be an amazing coop for the team – many of whom play for some of the most premier European leagues.   The American roster reads like an international An interesting turn of events.  An even bigger coop for the sporting channels like ABC who will be televising the match live at 2:30 PM EST.

Irina Shayk – Russian supermodel

Beach Bag Basics 101

My huge LL Bean canvas bag with our last named emblazed on the side sits at the bottom of our hallway closet most of the year.  Empty albeit for a few smaller bags tucked inside, most of its use comes in the form of summer outings to spray parks, the beach, or the relatives’ pool.

A trip to my friend’s beach house last August illustrated the importance for the pre-packed beach bag.  Getting ready for a day, weekend, or even longer trip requires packing all the right things for my husband, my two year old – plus myself.  But I  always forget at least two or more things.  Last August was no exception – this time I forgot a baby hat, chapstick, and a beach cover up. Nothing too monumental as it was easy enough to spray the baby’s head with SPF 30 & wear my shorts/t-shirt when it got cold, but the chapstick was another story.  My husband’s only other option was sticky colored gloss – not so appealing to him…

This year I resolve to never forget an item again!   I got a chance to finally pack that bag full of every item I needed for many a fun-filled beach adventure.  It was great!  I just grabbed it out of the closet – put it in the car and away we went.  Not only was it quicker to get ready for the beach – but it also made for a faster unpacking time.  The beach bag went right back to its place in the closet and I was done!

Here’s a list of “essential” items that are in my bag.  Give it a try!

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Chapstick/lip balm
  3. Hats for each member of the family
  4. Cover up
  5. Beach towel
  6. $20 – just in case you want to leave your wallet in the car
  7. A plastic back full of napkins, cups, and utensils
  8. Wine key with bottle opener

Have a great summer!

Florence and the Machine

All things good seem to come from Britain (BP excluded) and Florence and the Machine is no exception.