I was a Collingwood nut-case during most of my youth, Deb. And I regress at AFL final times. Without fail.
I hardly pay any attention at all during the season, then get grabbed by the throat again at times like today. Hard to explain, really.
I'm not crazy about AFL culture, but I think (at it's best) Oz Rules is a spectacular game to watch.
Besides, I live in Melbourne. Enough said?
I've been following your travels via your thread. You've certainly covered some ground! I know you can't post much while you're traveling, but I'm really looking forward to hearing more about your impressions of Berlin, Paris & everywhere else (!) when you have the chance to write more.
Are you a wee bit homesick, I wonder? Or is it too short a time you've been away? I always felt a bit that way when I traveled.