I came back from Manaus yesterday, and barely had time to recuperate. Today there were two games; both very relevant to me: Russia-Belgium and USA-Portugal.
This is what I tweeted after that second Portugal goal that shook the nation mere 10 seconds before the end.
God, I hate stoppage time!
It’s been one wild rollercoaster ride all day long. First, my native Russia lost in the 92nd minute to Belgium. And then the USA received an equalizer in the 95th minute–10 seconds (TEN FREAKING SECONDS!) before the end! If we had held for 10 more seconds, we would have been in, and the Portuguese out! Time might fly, but for the winning team stoppage time barely crawls.
Two games. Two strikes against my teams. Both during stoppage time. Have I mentioned that I hate stoppage time? This is not hockey, for Christ’s sake!
OK, moving on.
Is Vanilla-based Manufactured Spend Effectively Dead?
It might be. As this Flyertalk thread states in the Wiki: