Thanks to the World Cup, I have found out the nationality of my neighbors in the next house down. I knew they were Hispanic and either from Central or South America. My neighborhood has a fair number of Hispanics and the town seems to have a large contingent from South America. My neighbors are from Paraguay. I know this because after the match between Paraguay and Japan today, one of my neighbors came out cheering, grabbed the flag that was on their house and went running down the street. I looked at the World Cup scores and found out that Paraguay won and is in the group of 8. Funny, we Americans would rarely do that. People at the Olympics will wave the flag at an event, but I've never seen people running through the streets waving the flag because a USA team won. Perhaps, we've become too jaded with all the sporting events within the country. Perhaps we no longer have a national sport, unlike many countries where football (soccer) is the national sport. But it was nice to see this spontaneous demonstration of joy and national pride I saw this morning.