faketales: (nym - turner (our ginger master))
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MY BODY IS READY AND WILLING

(Two thoughts on the MLS match I'm watching: 1. The Impact jerseys are the prettiest blue ever. 2. RSL has a player named Johnny Steele. Nuff said.)

HOCKEY

Feb. 27th, 2012 10:04 am
faketales: (dragon)
How do I cope with depression? By watching a frantic, messy, violent sport, of course. I need something to get me through the two weeks until the MLS season starts and the 38 days until the MLB season starts.

I can't stop watching this goal:



It's totally hilarious to get into a sport using fandom, since I'm learning about players through slash and picspams of who's hot. And the Staal family is already my kryptonite, because there is nothing I love more than siblings who play the same sport. (See: Kljestans, Valentins, Holdens, Rapinoes.)

Also, the world clearly needs a Generation Kill hockey AU in which Brad is always chirping guys with his wit and the other guys are too flustered to even realize they're being insulted half the time except for Ray, who just laughs and chirps back, leaving Brad first amazed and then attracted and soon they're fucking in the hallways in arenas. Right?
faketales: (nym - turner (our ginger master))
Gary Carter has died. Having seen it coming doesn't make it any easier. And Keith Hernandez crying just makes it worse.

a list

Feb. 1st, 2012 10:05 pm
faketales: (sherlock - s (profile))
Things that suck:

-73 Dead Following Riot After Egyptian Soccer Match

-Ella Massar on Dan Borislow


And something that sucks, but nowhere near as much as everything else:

Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley (This is winning awards? I really wanted to throw it across the room.)


Of course, even with all of this shit going on, today was the first day in weeks that I didn't want to cry. Yay me.

When does baseball season start again?
faketales: (10 things - kat (look good in a dress))
This has been such a lazy week that the only reason I'm aware of what day it is is all of the #FF's that keep showing up on my twitter dash. I wish it didn't have to end. (Except, of course, for the 52 days until pitchers and catchers report.)
faketales: (narnia - edmund (rumpled))
I woke up at four this morning for no reason whatsoever. Then it was so cold I couldn't feel my toes and I freaked out in the way that's only possible when you've had half a night's sleep and thus could not fall back asleep until I could feel my nail digging into my toes. By that point it was too late and sleep had run away and now I am going to be zombie girl for the rest of the day.

But! The National recently played two new songs; Omar Salgado's smile makes me go hngh; he's also really good at getting around defenders; Zarek Valentin still makes me squee; so does Amobi Okugo; I want this book entirely because the cover is so awesome; R.A. Dickey is probably not real; Tim Howard should not be messed with.

baseball

Dec. 4th, 2011 10:26 pm
faketales: (nym - reyes (whip your hair))
Jose Reyes, Marlins Agree On Six-Year, $106 Million Deal, Pending Physical

Excuse me. I'm just going to be dying over here. Seriously, what is this breathing of which you speak?


I linked to this before but here it is again: What We Carry by Ted Berg. We are alive and we get to enjoy Jose Reyes playing baseball. It beats the alternative.

hiiiiiiiii

Oct. 31st, 2011 10:02 am
faketales: (10 things - kat (profile))
This weekend I went on a whirlwind trip to visit my cousin in Massachusetts, complete with bonus October Nor'easter. I had a near perpetual headache because of the excessive amount of time stuck in the car but I did manage to finish my first reread of The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner, which was even better than it was the first time. So if you haven't read any of the Queen's Thief books, go ahead and do so. I'll wait here for your glowing report.

Then I came home and watched MLS playoff games with great glee. This is the reason the Red Bulls have never switched over from being my local team to being my favorite team. They always manage to piss me off too much to love them. But I think that's okay because I'm okay with being more of a fan of the league itself than of a particular team. There's enough parity that it's never the same for long, and that keeps it interesting enough.

NaNoWriMo stars tomorrow and I'm trying it again. I have a plot that is supernatural and inconsequential, but it features a lot of things I wish I could find more of in fiction, like don't-keep-secrets-from-your-friends, and bisexuality-exists, and boys-and-girls-can-have-sex-without-it-being-a-big-deal, and disabilities-can't-always-be-cured, plus many more. Fingers crossed that I make it to the end this year.

No more baseball :(

.......

Oct. 5th, 2011 10:32 pm
faketales: (je - pigtails)
Steve Jobs. :( :( :(

...

If I never hear Tinie Tempah's "Written in the Stars" again, it will be too soon. MLB postseason, it is bad enough that you play the same commercials over and over, do you also have to play the same song clip ad nauseum as well?

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You should buy this cd because it is awesome.

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Hope Solo is currently my favoritest person on the planet. And nobody in their right mind would say she's not sexy.

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Happy birthday to Jesse Eisenberg, although I'm sure you'd hate even this much attention.

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You should also buy this album. Excellent discussion on religion.
faketales: (nym - reyes (whip your hair))
DEAR BASEBALL, I LOVE YOU SO SO SO SO SO MUCH.

DAN JOHNSON

EVAN LONGORIA

NOLAN REIMOLD

ROBERT ANDINO

CHRIS CARPENTER

EVEN THE STUPID PHILLIES

AND JOSE REYES WON THE BATTING TITLE

SERIOUSLY, *HEARTS*

(i can't possibly be expected to go to sleep now. i had to shut off tweetdeck because it is nonstop !!!!! and i need to calm down.)

videos

Sep. 9th, 2011 10:15 pm
faketales: (pr - leslie (beautiful))
here are three things to listen to:

(one) brian fallon of the gaslight anthem/the horrible crowes covering katy perry's "teenage dream. this is for everyone who has ever wanted to hear brian singing about his skintight jeans, which i think i've wanted since forever, even if i didn't realize it until now.

(two) foster the people's tiny desk concert at npr. ♥ ♥ ♥

(three) vin scully calling the last inning of sandy koufax's perfect game. 46 years ago magic happened, and sometimes i think that if i could travel back in time i'd go to dodger stadium on september 9, 1965 to see it for myself.

music

Jun. 15th, 2011 06:02 pm
faketales: (bruce - i'm on fire)
mumford & sons covered the national's "england" (found here) and it's going to be my favorite thing for a while, at least until the national returns the favor and covers mumford & sons, because wouldn't matt berninger sound amazing doing "little lion man?"

.......


even if you're not a baseball fan you should read ted berg's writeup about his brother and jose reyes because it is fantastic. it's so sweet and important.

It is only now, eight years later, that I realize Chris never saw Reyes play. Or David Wright, for that matter, but he would have hated Wright – that’s a different story. A whole generation of Mets players have come up and grown up before me without him there to share it. And now, maybe, they’re going away. It’s… well, it’s strange to think about.

links!

Jun. 11th, 2011 10:15 pm
faketales: (pr - april (cooler than you))
i have been opening fics for x-men: first class in tabs and then not reading them at all so i'm not sure that i actually care about getting into the fandom.

some links:

+the person of interest intersection by primetime
fic for the middleman, wendy/lacey that is fantastic

+i would make a post about how awesome frank turner is but i think that the ruckus has covered it far better. but i really do recommend listening to glory hallelujah, which i will probably play at high volume for most of the five days i have my house to myself

+an adorable boy did the doctor's speech from the pandorica opens and it's, well, adorable

+pretend you're a baseball fan and read patrick flood's post about the pittsburgh pirates. it's done entirely pirate-speak. pirate-speak.



now i'm going to try to forget about the usmnt losing to panama (wtf?) and instead dwell on the fact that my blind pick for the stanley cup finals is one win away from being champions.

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