I feel a little sad. For the last three Fifa World Cups, I have happened to be teaching English in Europe, where World Cup excitement is crazy. I spent a few days in Berlin while they held the World Cup in Germany, and the flag-draped, face-painted, firecracker-lighting fans made for quite the spectacle. When Germany made a goal, you could hear people cheer all down the street. I don't really know much about soccer, and honestly I hardly follow sports at all, but I still rode the wave of excitement. This year I'm in America, and I'm not sure many people even know it's going on. Oh, to be in Europe. But I'm so thankful for the time I've spent there.