i thought about a new destination
when the half-light makes for a clearer view sleep a little more if you want to but restlessness has seized me now, it’s true I could watch the dreams flicker in your eyes lying here asleep on a sunbeam I wonder if you realize you fascinate me so this will never stop making me happier
Arcade Fire + Google = awesome →
It’s pretty simple math. Type in your address and it takes you to some crazy places.
He’s going to Milan, they announced today. Does this make Piqué the tallest Barça player on the pitch? Soccer is so much more interesting than APUSH. Actually, so is lip-synching to “Total Eclipse of the Heart”, and cyber-stalking Xabi Alonso, and eating copious amounts of blueberries…. I’m reading Tana French’s latest, Faithful Place. Very good thriller so...
THIS IS A GERMAN FOOTBALL APPRECIATION BLOG.:... →
csjennings: … Poor Neuer. This was an ugly game for Schalke, and I regret getting up to watch it on a Saturday morning. It was made worse when one of the announcers said during a particularly low point, “They look terrible…they look like Werder Bremen!” But Werder won today, so I really… Oh, I know, I was so mad. I think it was right after the second goal. One of them said it and...
Kaiserslautern just scored
2 goals in less than a minute. Bayern Munich, I did not zip home from school to watch you play like this. Make my Friday a little better.
today was not completely good. Just checked my grade online and apparently I am rocking a 23.5/50 (that’s a 47%, for those of you who are less mathematically incline) for the AP English RASAR assignment. Mind you, I still have an A+, but this is troubling…I mean, I did all the parts of the assignment and followed directions to the best of my knowledge, but obviously something went...
We won our game 3-0 against the team our coach used to be with, and it was a big win because that team was dying to beat their old coach. Our game on Tuesday was horrible enough that everyone (literally, everyone) decided to step it up today, and it worked. I played well, too, and it was just a great team effort. So proud. (We lost to this team 1-0 at around the same time last season, and that was...
Champions League draw…Werder (and Inter) in A, Barça in D, Bayern Munich in E, Milan/Real/Ajax in G. I’m ready to go!
of feeling guilty about what and how much I eat. I weighed myself this morning, and I’ve gained five pounds since the start of season. Rationally, I know that my weight is fine — healthy, even. And I don’t want to be one of those people who is always complaining about weight (if I do this, I’m sorry). But the little voice in my head will not shut up. Today, for instance, I...
Someone I can see myself marrying. Bit of a stupid question, really. I don’t have any inclination to think that far ahead. But I can say that, generally speaking, I want someone with a sense of humor but an overall serious nature, who really appreciates literature and music, and who is able to like me for me (cliched, but true). If he looks like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Meyers, or...
This might be nature — twenty stories high, two water tanks, tobacco...– “The Picture (for Elizabeth)” —Robert Lowell
it's irking me
that work/homework is cutting into so many other things. Like…watching La Liga and Bundesliga games. Real played today and I missed seeing Özil’s debut! Plus I didn’t see the Werder game on Friday, or the epic extra-time goal that won it for them. Barça plays next Sunday, but of course I’m working. (I’m sorry, Piqué, I’m so sorry. You too, Xavi.) And I really...
Barça beat Sevilla today and I didn’t fall over at work from exhaustion, this weekend still sucks. I really want to go to the fair and eat food that’s terrible for you (although not that hamburger with the Krispy Kremes as a bun — that’s just nasty), but I am staying home and diligently doing my work. And eating blueberries.
Nicknames. My mother has a plethora of rather embarrassing ones, including (but not limited to) Katie-Boots, Sha-Sha, Chirper Girl (don’t ask), and Rooney. A lot of people call me Sheazie, but Marian does it the most. I once had a coach who called me CJ, which was pretty cool. My father calls me Horse Angel (again, don’t ask) and Kate the Great. Most annoyingly, people like to...
Plans/goals/dreams. 1. Go to the college of my choice. A good college. And not be drowning in debt when I graduate. Beyond that, the path kind of morphs into law school, grad school, an internship, or some combination of the above. Still working on that one. Well, I guess I should have prefaced this with “graduate from high school”. 2. Find a job that makes me happy, and that makes...
Slowly but surely catching up with this meme. Someone I would want to switch lives with for one day, and why. Are people from history included in this? Well, I’m going to say Queen Victoria. All of that history, right around you…I would take the day and spend it on the London streets, soaking it all in. Meeting as many famous Londoners as I could, looking at the fashions, simply...
Another picture of myself, taken on the spot. For maximum nerd points I have included my graphing calculator.
really really stressed
and it’s only the first week of school. I have bio reading, AP Psych reading, APUSH reading, an AP English essay, Spanish flashcards, pre-calc problems, the APES scrapbook…plus, I would like to have some fun this weekend and go to the state fair, but no, I’m working both days. And science fair. O that vile beast they call science fair. How I loathe thee. I can feel you coming...
First ten songs that come up when I shuffle my iPod. 1. Workin’ on Leavin’ the Living - Modest Mouse 2. Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - Neko Case 3. Do - The White Stripes 4. Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk - Rufus Wainwright 5. Say Yes - Elliott Smith 6. Bullet Proof…I Wish I Was - Radiohead 7. Psycho Killer - Talking Heads 8. Kiss Off - Violent Femmes 9. Another Brick...
Mesut finally goes to Real →
(via ilovemesutozil) NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I won't get around
to the next item on that thirty day meme right now, but I’ll do it eventually. Finished summer reading, hallelujah. I will never read Annie Dillard voluntarily again. (Although…to be fair…some of her descriptions and insights are simply lovely. She really does have quite a nice style. Very lush and contemplative, without being overbearing. But it’s very repetitive, her...
because I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I can’t tell. Something feels wrong, but I just can’t tell what it is. My coach tells me to fix certain things, and I try to fix them, but even my best effort isn’t fixing the entire problem, because I don’t know what the entire problem is. Does this make even a bit of sense? And now my mind will gnaw at this for the...
A picture of my family. Well, 3/4 of it, and minus the dog.
las uvas de ira o fútbol?
Picked up my new glasses today, meaning I can actually see whenever I don’t want to wear contacts. Watch the Barca-Sevilla game…read Grapes of Wrath…Barca…Steinbeck….yeah, it was an easy choice. But Sevilla won, 3-1, after being down 0-1. We didn’t have the full side since the World Cup players are still training (doesn’t excuse the loss, but it’s...
A letter to someone who has hurt you recently. Well, I actually have two. You think you’re joking when you say all of that stuff. It’s not funny, and it never will be. It’s cruel and insensitive and degrading, and no girl or woman wants to hear that from you, or from anyone. Please use all of that so-called “life experience” and get a clue — you’re being...
I poke around on the Internet enough that I kept running across tumblr, and then a few of my friends made one. So I hopped on the bandwagon, I guess, just to keep track of what was going on.
one more post
and I am done for the night. But I have to say, today was pretty sweet. I made a lot of headway on my summer reading (booyah, John Steinbeck! Double booyah, Annie Dillard!), ferried my sister around without complaining about it, and played “an all-star game”, according to my coach. Hopefully that redeems my terrible play the other day. And I threw an awesome aerial off a corner, so...
Another picture of my friends and me.
If Barca buys Oezil
my life will be complete.
Do you remember what we were speaking of earlier, of how bloody, terrible things...– Donna Tartt’s The Secret History (via vivalalibris)
Songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad. I will start off by saying that there are certain artists I listen to in any mood. Belle & Sebastian, Radiohead, Wilco, The Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket Happy: Belle & Sebastian, Belle & Sebastian, Belle & Sebastian. I love them no matter my mood, but especially when I’m happy. “Asleep on a...