There was much excitement here last night. The Socceroos going up against The Azzurri in the World Cup. This....is my night.
8.30pm Arrive home after going out for dinner.
9.30pm Into bed to get some much needed pre game sleep. Read one chapter of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, and then attempt to sleep. Took a while but got there eventually.
12.25am Alarm goes off with 5 minutes before the game is due to start. Well actually, the game doesn't start for another half an hour. Darn! Could have slept for another half an hour.
12.45am Chocolate...that will help me stay awake.
12.52am Harry Kewell isn't just doubtful, he is on crutches!!
12.58am Transmission lost. Missed the first 90 seconds of the game because there were no pictures.
1.22am Couple of close calls, with magnificent saves by Mark Schwarzer, who should have played all the games in the tournament in the first place!
1.29am Off the couch - best chance yet to Scott Chipperfield
1.47am Half time...maybe water will help me stay awake, because the chocolate certainly didn't! If anything the chocolate made me feel a bit sick!
2.06am Italy down to 10 men. Come on Aussies!
2.14am Beginning to doubt that I can actually make it through to the end.
2.49am 93rd minute - Dodgy penalty awarded. I am standing in the lounge room, hands on my face and head just about praying that it isn't going to all go horribly wrong. Goal scored to Italy. Australia's World Cup dream is over.
2.55am You would think that that would mean back to bed, but no...I stay up a bit longer to listen to the post match commentary.
3.33am In bed, but still awake. Can't sleep!
6.18am Up again, and so overtired! Have to make it through the day now.
Well done Socceroos!!! This was only Australia's second World Cup Finals appearance. During this tournament we scored our first ever World Cup Final goals, had our first ever World Cup Finals win, and I think done immeasurable good for soccer in Australia!
Oh, and I also discovered that my handwriting is terrible to read when your write things down in the middle of the night!