after almost two months. my room is almost done. i’ll put up pictures soon.
but the closet is turquoise (and a walk in… which makes me happy). and my room is a really light pink. and i have super girly curtains (like a frilly see through white). and then i got a new bedspread that is a white quilt with turquoise flower stitching (i love it). and then i have these paper stars hanging from my light and one is green which does not match but i dont even care. and my pictures are hanging and pretty much all i need is a big peice for behind my bed.
It was a rough day, America. And we all have the right to be unhappy with the United States’ loss against Ghana. But let’s break down our disappointment. Disappointment is a good thing. It means that we wanted more. The key word there is want. Not need.
So how exactly did they let us all down? A poor performance? Fair enough. Failing to snatch a spot in the quarterfinals? Of course. Letting down millions of Americans who were watching their nation’s side for the first time? Well yes, that too. The World Cup isn’t about capturing supporters that are not loyal, it is about playing football in a manner that impresses the entire world. But going back to our disappointment, were these hopes really anything more than avaricious desires?
“Now all that was left ‘neath the bad-smelling sky was my big empty factory… the Lorax… and I. The Lorax said nothing, just gave me a glance. Just gave me a very sad, sad backward glance. He lifted himself by the seat of his pants and i’ll never forget the grim look on his face as he hoisted himself and took leave of this place through a hole in the smog without leaving a trace, and all that the Lorax left here in this mess was a small pile of rocks with one word.UNLESS.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”—
So i just realized that i haven’t really put up anything at all for awhile. i was gone in connecticut and then when i got back it was World Cup fever here in Orlando (After the US advanced to the next round). Also, i’m staying at my brothers house since family is here from out of town staying at our house so yeah. But another reason is that I have been watching way to much soccer and actually loving it. I love the fact that the US is finally falling in love with this sport and because of that i hope that we can win tomorrow and keep going. I mean i want them to win in general but i just think it would be so cool.
Anyway, I will soon put up pictures from my trip and i will flood your dashboard with things you probably don’t care about. but whatevvaaa. this is how we do.
Anyway, do me a favor and cheer on the US against Ghana tomorrow at 2. :D
Over the course of 90 minutes I felt like I was slowly starting to lose faith in humanity. After all, the United States were going up against everything from well-worked goals being disallowed to red card offenses being ignored. It looked hopeless, and yet the air in Pretoria was incomprehensibly filled with hope. And thankfully, the game lasts a little longer than 90 minutes. As Emerson once wrote, “Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.” Though I may have pondered Bob Bradley’s decision to start Jonathan Bornstein over the gargantuan Oguchi Onyewu, I never, for a second, stopped trusting them. And after the likes of Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Landon Donovan, and Tim Howard proved themselves to be world-class throughout the last two matches, I knew that these men embodied greatness.
Great teams have composure, self-belief, and, most importantly, talent. If the US side was not as talented as they were, no one would have expected a win this Wednesday. As Landon Donovan stated after his seemingly immaculate 91st minute game-winner, the United States’ leader said, “I’m so glad it culminated this way. When you try to do things the right way, it’s good to get rewarded.” It is worth noting that the “right way” does not include throwing elbows that cause your opponent to bleed, trying to hurt someone recovering from an ankle injury (Jozy Altidore), and losing confidence in yourself. The beautiful game often turns ugly, but that is only because it is so easy to see when a team is playing the game with a positive or negative mindset.
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees - just as things grow fast in movies - I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”—~ The Great Gatsby (via gatekeeper)
the stupid opening of the stupid Wizarding World of Harry Potter is on live feed on the computer. and i’m sad because im right around the corner from where it is actually happening and i can’t be there. and so when all the stars arrived i got depressed and now im just sad. and i feel dumb. so i turned it off so i wouldn’t cry.