Well, it is absurdly early in the morning and, with my flight looming, I am doing what most champions will have been doing at some point. Ironing. And then more ironing.
Its been a few good days doing all the normal things you do in the run up to competition:
– Obsessing over every word you may or may not plan to say
– Hand sorting every gram of your greens before roasting
– Sacrificing small furry animals to any and all appropriate gods
– Spending too much on pretty table items you’ll probably never use again and only grow to resent when you have to lug them back halfway across the world.
– Collecting fresh child urine in order to pass random drugs screenings (If we’ve learnt anything from the Tour de France…..)
– Occaisonally relaxing and thinking it might be ok.
– Mostly stressing that it won’t be.
– And of course, screwing around with latte art when you should be packing stuff up. If I am not dedicated to the latte art challenge then who will be? So – I give you a pour in the brave hands of Anette:
A few more on flickr.
And so – WBC time it is. I am looking forward to this year, and I am hoping I get to explore Tokyo at least a little bit. It will be nice to see lots of people again, catch up and rant on over much drink (Sake maybe?). Wish me luck I guess (unless you are a supporter of “the opposition”) and I will try and do us proud. I will do my best to photograph and post on here but if Berne taught me anything its that I am a bit rubbish at the internet when under pressure. Best keep an eye on ZacharyZachary….
(On a side note I am quietly hoping they will get around to telling us what day we are on – once I know I’ll post it up….)