I hate that I'm anxious about this.
I hate that I’ll never be able to truly let myself relax. I hate that it is such a fucking ordeal for me, when there is nothing to fear. I hate worrying that I’ll never be over it. I hate my stupid anxious tendencies about everything. I’m essentially worried about being worried: how pitiful is that? I hate that I hate doing this.
Why do I do this to myself?
I’m watching a meaningless preseason friendly. Most of the starting XI will not get anywhere near the first team. The stream is in Turkish and I can’t understand a word. What we do in this match doesn’t matter at all. Yet I am annoyed because we suck so much.
THE DAVID VILLA SAGA
xaviseyebrows: David Villa and the Offside Stone David Villa and the Chamber of Offside David Villa and the Prisoner of the Offside David Villa and the Offside of Fire David Villa and the Offside of the Phoenix David Villa and the Offside Prince David Villa and the Deathly Offsides
there is coffee and there is no practice until tomorrow night because we went 6:30-8:30 this morning and there is Barcelona-Bayern Munich at 2:30 today
you’re a Rorschach test on fire you’re a day-glo pterodactyl...
Once again, Zonal Marking gets it right. Great... →
chocolate cake anticipating a great hockey season practice tomorrow night, not tomorrow morning good news from the Kenyon coach leaving for Mexico on Friday with seven of my best friends more of The Bloody Chamber to read
It was supposed to be Arts & Crafts for a week, but when she came home...– Stephen Dunn, “At the Smithville Methodist Church”
Johann Heinrich Füssli ( 1741-1825 )
Today has been confusing.
We had practice 6-8 A.M. I was only conscious for about the last third of it. I came home, showered, ate breakfast, and puttered about for a couple of hours, then went upstairs to read The Bloody Chamber in bed. I ended falling asleep, which isn’t surprising, as I had four hours of sleep last night. And…I just woke up. Whoops. Unexpected four hour nap. The most confusing part:...
2011-12 fantasy EPL team
After two hours of deliberation… Reina, Al-Habsi Cahill, Kompany, Zabaleta, Jose Enrique, Coloccini Wilshere, Lucas, Song, Van der Vaart, Jarvis Suarez, Van Persie, Ameobi I wanted Modric/Downing in MF and Vidic/Baines/David Luiz at the back, but as it is I’m barely squeaking by due to Suarez/RVP/VDV. Team name…haven’t gotten that far yet.
I am never going to get over how freaking fun it...
Seriously, he has been fantastic all tournament. Hoping he can keep his form up when he returns to LFC.
Assorted thoughts on today's preseason friendly...
Obligatory PRESEASON IS ONLY ABOUT FITNESS; KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON comment. Seriously, keep calm. The starting XI included a number of players who will not see significant first-team action unless we are Arsenal-level cursed when it comes to injuries to key players. (Let us take a moment to pray that this will not be the case.) All three goals were the result of defensive lapses by relatively...
Si me preguntáis en dónde he estado debo decir “Sucede”. Debo de...– Pablo Neruda, “No Hay Olvido (Sonata)”
What I hope (when I hope) is that we’ll see each other again,— … and again...– Frank Bidart, “To the Dead”
NY TIMES: Death toll from Norweigian terrorist... →
Appalled by what has happened in Norway today.
I saw the news break on Twitter this morning, but then I was out of the house midday and took a 4-hour nap when I came home around 2. I knew about the bombings, but the shootings at the youth camp outside Oslo happened later. This is sickening. Prayers for all those affected—especially the terrified kids at the camp, and the family/friends of those who were killed/injured.
my sister is reading Little Women for the first...
…and I still rage so much that Jo and Laurie didn’t get married. I mean, I know Louisa May Alcott did that intentionally to piss off her readers and to show that Jo was independent and a ~free spirit (even if she did get married eventually) and didn’t need a man to be happy. But come on. My holy trinity of TRUE LOVE from childhood: Betsy Ray and Joe Willard, Anne Shirley and...
…Jesus take a thousand wheels
Gardy loses bet to Nishioka
battingcleanup: Player and manager had wagered before the women’s World Cup final, played Sunday in Germany, that the loser would have to wear a T-shirt expressing love for the other’s country. Japan beat the USA in penalty kicks, so Ron Gardenhire had to wear this: (via BLS) Reporters asked Gardy what Nishioka would have worn if the USA had won, he said a shirt saying “I love American...
first day of practice/conditioning tomorrow
6:30-8:30 A.M. and I have to drive three of the sophomores so I’m waking up at 5:00 A.M. five in the morning
had lunch today with my favorite teacher of all...
I haven’t seen her for almost a year, and we had Ethiopian food and discovered that we are both in love with A Song of Ice and Fire (book/TV show) and European soccer (she supports Fulham) further confirmation that we are the same person
you do it to yourself, you do, and that’s what really hurts you do it to yourself, just you, you and no one else
Congratulations, Joey Barton, you've unlocked a...
You can now call yourself a violent, vitriolic, sexist idiot of a footballer! And feel free to add ‘racist’ to that list of unflattering adjectives, too, as you just referred to the Japan women’s national team as ‘Japs.’ Seriously, it’s one thing for anonymous morons to be sexist on the Internet—heaven knows I’ve seen way too many of that on...
GO GO USA
oh my god I could not be more excited for this match USA USA USA
eating blueberries and watching Argentina-Uruguay in Copa America quarterfinals my parents took me to look at cars today going to see Harry Potter tonight annual lunch with my favorite teacher of all time on Tuesday
we love you Liverpool, we do
…but considerably less so when we have to get up at 5:45 A.M. to watch you play. Still, good to see everyone back in action. Some nice pass-and-move action showing through occasionally, with Aquilani looking very good at times and Kuyt, as usual, running like its a Premiership match. Cole looked knackered after 10 minutes (no surprise there) and Meireles was poor. And I hate to say it,...
good day good day
first day of tryouts, and it was all running, but it went well and I dropped 20 seconds on my mile time from last year A Game of Thrones FINALLY CAME IN AT THE LIBRARY and I am only 40 pages in but UGH it is so good and I am flailing at GRRM’s brilliance and I love Dany and Ned and Catelyn and everyone and ASoIaF just makes me gleeface so, so much there is so much good food in my house...