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we went down to the Cities today to take my mom to the airport, and on the way back we stopped for dinner at this little sandwiches/pizza/pasta place and the guy who owns it came out to say hello after our food arrived and he looked exactly like Wayne Rooney suddenly my spaghetti was not as appetizing
listening to old episodes of It's Up for Grabs Now
and the proposed chant for Alex Song is to the tune of “Up Where We Belong” Alex Dimitri SONG BILLO-O-O-NG I am crying
up north, at the lake
and life is bliss my sister and I went for a run this morning around the lake, and it was fantastic watching the USA-North Korea match in a few minutes I can sleep and read and eat and basically do whatever I want we’re going to the Cities in a few days, and despite the terrible run the Twins have been on (they lost to the Dodgers last night 15-0, ouch), I’m hoping they’ll...
I still haven’t packed and we’re leaving tomorrow at 7 a.m. I strained my right hamstring the other night at practice and stupidly decided to run extra sprints today, only making the problem worse. So now I’m limited to jogging for the next week or so. three weeks with no one to see but my family, yikes The anti-itch pills I’ve been taking for my suddenly-out-of-control...
moatsandboatsandwaterfalls replied to your post: Leaving tomorrow for vacation. Ahhhhh that’s so good! Congratulations. (: Thanks! saythatyoullstay replied to your post: Leaving tomorrow for vacation. dude, how did you get your SAT scores? and congrats on kicking standardized butt. oh, and i love that you love needlepoint. just saying Moriah, you just go on the College Board website...
Leaving tomorrow for vacation.
And thank goodness I won’t be spending most of the trip in the Cities, like I did last year. (Although we are going down for a day to pick up my mom and my sister’s friend from the airport—and to see a Twins game, hallelujah. JOE MAUER, PLEASE STAY OFF THE DL SO I CAN FINALLY SEE YOU PLAY IN PERSON.) We’ll be on the lake, and I can needlepoint and read and listen to the new...
Occasionally, when Ammu listened to songs that she loved on the radio, something...– Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things
I hate Chelsea and am indifferent to Porto.
But wow, André Villas-Boas might be the most attractive manager in all of football right now. (Pep, don’t worry, you’re still a silver fox.) Hands on the hips, à la Guardiola. Training is srs bsns. A ginger beard! BE STILL MY HEART oh lord, the shallowness reigns supreme
In case you haven't noticed, this is a Richard...
swallowing-matches: The amount of Supernatural in my Richard Siken tracked tag will never fail to make me sad. I mean, I don’t mind the Siken inspired stuff, but when people start saying it actually has something to do with Supernatural, that is when the claws come out. Especially when people say it is obviously inspired by the the show. I don’t even care if you are kidding. Please do a minimal...
Lower the standard: that’s my motto. Somebody is always putting the food...– Section 9 from The Bourgeois Poet, Karl Shapiro
A few thoughts on WAGs, weight, and football fans.
Sometimes when I’m tooling around on tumblr, I stumble across “thinspo” (ugh, that word) blogs through my tracked tags or through another person’s blog. Random pictures of incredibly skinny girls pop up on my dash from time to time, which, I suppose, is a hazard of following a lot of football-related blogs, because naturally they post pictures of players and their WAGs. And...
I just watched the series finale of Lost and cried about 2405825720 times I never cry during TV shows or movies, ever but this…it was pretty much continuous waterworks (just…Sayid from a couple of episodes back, and Ben’s quasi-redemption, and Jack’s sacrifice, and everything that happened with Richard, and the flash-sideways epiphanies…OH, PLUS SUN AND JIN ON THE...
I will never cease to be amazed by what Emily and...
discuss Shakira, the 14- and 15-year-old boys on Emily’s swim team, and the comparative morality of different types of plastic surgery with my mom eat copious amounts of cookies watch Say Yes to the Dress and make fun of the ridiculous dresses while fawning over Randy practice the waka waka dance watch Messi highlights while I gush to her about his fantastic goals against Arsenal (at...
Emotions, in my experience, aren’t covered by single words. I don’t believe in...– Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
Arachne was a great mortal weaver who boasted that her skill was greater than that of Minerva, the Latin parallel of Pallas Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts. Arachne refused to acknowledge that her knowledge came, in part at least, from the goddess. The offended goddess set a contest between the two weavers. According to Ovid, the goddess was so envious of the magnificent tapestry and the...
the radio is playing all the usual / & what's a...
recent musical whimsies the aspidistra flies | stars across the darkening city to an attic room for two all the umbrellas in London couldn’t hide my love for you why does it always rain on me? | travis I can’t sleep tonight everybody saying everything’s all right still I can’t close my eyes I’m seeing a tunnel at the end of all these lights why does it...
it’s not mathematical. you always liked precision, I know that, but it’s not. would it be so wrong to call it beautiful? not the terrible, unyielding beauty you know so well, but something more unfinished. a problem incomplete, a line drawn without a straightedge. a certain schizophrenic beauty. I’m not sure I could recognize perfect symmetry anyway—only the whispers of it, spun glass shot through...
We should sign Matt Bellamy, at least he knows what it takes to play at Wembley.– comment discussing transfer possibilities on the Liverpool Offside I actually lol’d (context: shut up, I still love Muse)
back from college visiting
played hockey tonight and got ridiculously muddy and now, USA-Guadeloupe USA USA USA USA USA JOZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY USA 1-0 Guadeloupe
eating bread watching Spain-England U-21 running with my sister later going out for dinner with Emily and Marian NBA Finals game 6 tonight won my first league match in FM this morning and got Chelsea as a parent club (okay, the other options were Middlesbrough, Leeds, and Man United; Chelsea were the best option) yep it’s a good day also, Javi Martinez is SO fine /shallow
USA 1-2 Panama
I want the canal back
USA-Panama in Gold Cup group play
sweet land of liberty let us be victorious tonight
Football Manager '11
is so frustrating I’m trying to learn how to play, and apparently I fail big-time at making my GKs happy I’m managing Morecambe, and my bad players just WILL NOT LEAVE and I don’t want to release them because then I’m losing $$$… Laurie Walker, please wah why I am I so bad at these games
A few thoughts on Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca
….aka the novel with the dubious honor of being the book that most scared the shit out of the thirteen-year-old me. Yeah, Rebecca is fantastically creepy: a modern Gothic romance, complete with an elaborate mansion, murder, a Byronic hero (or villain, if you prefer), a gigantic fire, some pretty blatant homosexual and bisexual undertones, Oedipal and Electran implications, and one of the...
my reaction to finding an epic multipart WWII...
nerd status: confirmed
ugh today weight-lifting class this morning with my mom coached hockey for 2.5 hours played hockey for 1.5 hours tomorrow conditioning for 1.5 hours coaching for 2.5 hours playing for 2 hours why yes, I have a folder for West Wing .gifs
You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a...– Mary Oliver, “Wild Geese”
the announcers on the CONCACAF stream
I cannot even I’m crying “SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT” “JOZY ALTIDORE LOVES SCORING LIKE A FAT KID LOVES CAKE”
USA USA USA
USA-Canada tonight in Detroit bring it, northern neighbors in other news….at LFC, Jordan Henderson in, Ngog out. I rate Henderson, but no way is he worth 20 million, which is what we’re reportedly paying for him. Sets a bad precedent, price-wise, for the rest of the summer transfer window.
somehow I ended up going to see the Hangover 2...
I didn’t even see the first one, and I hate that kind of movie anyway and it was super awkward because of the content and I fell asleep on Justin’s shoulder—the one he’s having surgery on tomorrow whoops A+ stories of a chronically awkward nobody
I wish I knew how to quit you.
New LFC.tv interview with that breaker of Merseyside hearts, Xabi Alonso: Xabi on fans and returning to LFC So Alonso is talking about Liverpool again, saying how much he loves the club and the supporters. The sky is blue, grass is green, etc., etc. But then he goes and says stuff like this about the possibility of returning to LFC one day: Why not? I think that in football so many things...
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early morning run was wonderful
and now there’s coffee and the French Open final oui oui I am happy