World Cup thoughts: I’m cheering for my home countries (USA, Belgium), and since I will be in Netherlands next week, I will be holed up in some pub gleefully jumping on the fair weather bandwagon. YOLO.
I giddily bought a cart full of food to grill up this evening. When I got home, I remembered that Fitz would be away playing golf. Harrumph.
I just finished Rob Lowe’s second book, Love Life. While the title is saccharine, his stories are appealing and his writing shines (particularly the essay about dropping his son off at college…OH THE TEARS). A thought: he does pat himself on the back quite a bit for his success (well deserved, but can feel braggadocious).
At my pedicure appointment (my 1st this year? Maybe my 2nd), I went with a poppy orange polish titled ‘I Eat Mainely Lobster.’ Clever.
Writing everything. I have this poetry thing (turned in yesterday), four chapters of a YA novel completed, two more #kidlit books to edit, submissions out to two newspapers and two online mags, and two essays to finish. It’s a juggling act, but a sublime one.
Still marveling over how much I loved We Were Liars, and how much I loathed The One & Only. Yet, I’m still glad to have read both…sometimes leaving the reader frustrated/upset/intrigued is just the reaction intended.
Wearing shorts. What is it about putting these on that feels so revealing/bizarre? I’m at a height where unless the shorts are on the shorter end, they make me look wide or stumpy (Fitz cracks up when I use that word, but it’s true!). Herein lies the issue: I don’t want Daisy Dukes revealing all of my business. So what is the happy medium? J.Crew has some great ones (I wear the 3-inch inseam chino, which sounds more scandalous than it really is), and I really like the blue piped khaki ones from The Gap (not the yellow- too sheer).
Nervous for the World Cup. And excited. But mostly nervous.
Ordering from Printstagram. See my post from last year regarding Father’s Day- this is an awesome way to utilize your Instagram pics AND display a year’s worth of photos in one frame.
June 3, 7:30 PM ET on ESPN, INSIDE: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil continues. In this exclusive content, the USMNT board a plane to New York City while
I’ll come clean: I was never really into soccer. My grandpa immigrated from Belgium and he adored this sport- I very clearly remember my mom handing him VHS tapes of games that she had recorded for him. So while a love of the game was in my bloodline, it simply wasn’t on my radar.
Enter the Fitz. When Fitz studied abroad in Manchester, he got a massive dose of soccer appreciation that has never faded. Since I have known him, DVR has been filled to the brim with matches airing at all sorts of crazy hours. He has his own jersey, follows the latest news in the sport, and goes bonkers when the World Cup comes around.
And now some of that has rubbed off on me. A novice I am, but I am also an eager student. With this in mind, I implore you to check out ESPN’s spectacular series INSIDE: U.S. Soccer’s March to Brazil. It’s a fascinating documentary that lays out our goals in simple terms, discusses the culture of U.S. Soccer, and lets you in on getting to know the elite players. Bottom line: this sport is remarkable and is worthy of your time and investment. This is also a great Cliff’s Notes version of where we stand with the fast-approaching World Cup. OH, and it’s narrated by Judah Friedlander of 30 Rock fame, who is quirky and awesome.
Very soon, we will be in Europe while the World Cup is being played. I am a bundle of emotions and nerves, but I am so very excited.