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It will take some doing up to make this place feel more like home.
diemme: (supergoddess by leetje)
I have hundreds of pictures of Francesco Totti looking golden and wistful. Heaven help you all when I start to spam!
diemme: (coffee dragon by dearabra)
It's been raining all week. The country is waterlogged and much of the central area has been flooded to some degree. No fatalities but property damage has been considerable and traffic is a mere crawl on most days. I never thought I could get tired of thunder and rain but, honestly, I'd be thankful for a week of sunshine.
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I think I feel a bit "piggy in the middle" like Andrea and Gila; the enthusiasm is lovely, really, but a bit overwhelming. Voy a jugar "Scene It" con los estudiantes de mi escuela. Son de paises diferentes de Latinoamerica. Manana tendremos neustro examen final. Estoy nerviosa. You can't learn off examples of grammar and sentence construction like poetry or you get rigid. I'm familiar with my tenses and my grammar rules but stupid little things in sentence constructions trip me up sometimes; is "a" or "en," "por" or "para" for instance.

This experience has taught me that I want to keep learning languages. Just in the region people speak French and Dutch as well as English and Spanish. I loved French my first year of high school but my teachers in second and third form killed it off completely. In third form we had Mrs. Alert, one of the school deans who would nod off during morning assembly. Lovely woman but uninspiring teacher. I can remember her greetings us "Bonjour, mes eleves" in her heavy, sing song voice and asking us about the weather. We'd chorus, "Il fait beau et chaud, extreme chaud!" I don't remember what we said when it was raining.

We used "D'accord!" each year, sort of like the Standard Book of Spells with the degree of difficulty increasing every year. They featured the same French family - Monsieur et Madame Marsaud, Marie France, Jean Claude et Claudette. I wonder what their fate eventually was.
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Hmmm...

Jul. 6th, 2010 04:42 pm
diemme: (gaia by jiatra)
Not exactly unhappy but not entirely happy either. Uruguay isn't so very far from here and it would be like having a home side in the final. I'm curiously eager for it all to be over and I'm not sure why. Silly season will follow hard on the WC's heels and that's only going to drive me insane.

So...

Jun. 26th, 2010 06:13 pm
diemme: (antisocial by hermitsoul)
I have homemade pizza for dinner and a DVD of "The Prisoner." Time to turn the computer off for a bit and go low tech and laid back.
diemme: (#3 by erikuccia)
While I probably will never click a link leading to "the Davids" or Torres/Random Spaniard slash, I do admire the perseverance and discipline of folks who can produce twenty chapters of said Spanish slash.

Oh well...

Jun. 24th, 2010 11:49 am
diemme: (squadra azzurri by northernblues)
From epic success to epic fail.
diemme: (for the win by o_galileo)
Dear English Keeper,

Please quit making Don Fabio turn purple.

That is all.
diemme: (dreamfairy by masquerademasks)
...with a crack vid!


diemme: (marbles)
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

[livejournal.com profile] calzamante  chose this lot:



1.

The creation of [livejournal.com profile] biztheinsane  this was one of my first LJ icons. This was soon after the keruffle French political disapproval and the Freedom Fries debacle. This icon tickles me even though I don't use it much anymore. I often wonder what form French wrath would take; would they deprive the rest of the world of fine cheeses, wine and Yoann Gourcuff?

2.

Made by [livejournal.com profile] ladytalon this one celebrates the amazing Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, the creator of wonderfully fragrant potions like "Frumious Bandersnatch" and "Dragon's Tears." Fragrance is important to me and I ask myself that question everyday. Wearing perfume is about creating a fragrance portrait of my moods and desires of the moment not just misting on something that's current or trendy. And now I want to go order perfume samples...

3.

This was made by [livejournal.com profile] jiatra and it's one of a set of "what likes beneath/expect the unexpected" icons. What could be more unexpected and incongruous than a mass of sunflowers lurking beneath an iceberg? It makes me think of old Enid Blyton stories where children would find doors into fairy worlds in ordinary places.

4.

This is a fun icon; I use it when I think the FL should wake up and post to entertain me :D Made by [livejournal.com profile] mirabilelectu 

5.

Mmmm, neck porn! The neck in question is Dr. Spencer Reid's, the youngest profiler on Criminal Minds. Reid is dishy and his neck is sexy! He's tossing back some preemptive Anthrax fighting meds because a disgruntled public policy student is using a new strain to express his disgruntledness. The meds don't work on the new strain and Reid ends up locked in a house with the new strain of Anthrax and the murdered scientist who created it. The looks between Reid and Morgan were intense! The cure is found and Reid wakes up in hospital to find Morgan sitting with him and eating jello. Made by [livejournal.com profile] meggy_rodriguez 

6.

* WEG * You know one of the reasons I love this icon? It reminds me of a series of icons done of the knights in the film King Arthur. Ambro wouldn't be a knight immortalised in song and rhyme, he'd be quietly in the background. But there is something patient and enduring in his expression and it speaks of a life devoted to duty and ideals. Great work [livejournal.com profile] calzamante  :D

O.M.G

Apr. 29th, 2010 12:18 am
diemme: (Default)
Cartman is singing the Cheesy Poof song and something weird is going on at the Planetarium. Someone make it stop! And apparently I have a slightly Argentinian accent when I speak Spanish.

The good news...42 days to the World Cup!
diemme: (Default)
It was the episode where Cartman drugs Butters with cold meds during a sleepover and takes a picture of himself with Butters' anatomy in his mouth. He takes the photo to his buddies to show how gay it makes Butters look but his friends inform him that it makes him look gay and stupid. Butters is tricked into saying he's Bi-Curious and ends up at a scared straight camp. Cartman ends up showing the photo during his class' Show and Tell.

I think I'm too young for South Park.

Btw, what is this March Madness crap and why is it getting in the way of new episodes of Criminal Minds?

Watching 16 and Pregnant has convinced me that birth control devices need to be implanted in both sexes once puberty begins. I'm honestly hoping that the show searches for the dumbest couples it can find to amp up the drama potential.

Law and Order SVU needs to resolve the Benson/Stabler UST. I have two suggestions: Elliot's wife divorces him, the woman's gotten the short end of the stick for years, and he and Liv slowly explore a relationship. Or Elliot gets very drunk and emo and sleeps with Liv who becomes pregnant. Liv takes some personal time when she finds out  - 2 months or so - and meets Mr. Right. Elliot realises the baby is his but steps back and lets Liv be happy with Mr. Right.

I'm wondering what it must be like to be a fan of a team like Cagliari where a draw or even a goal against a top side is cause for jubilation. When Milan wins I feel an overwhelming sense of relief. I long to feel joy again.

Yeah,
G'night.

diemme: (rainclouds by infinite_icons)
We just had some! * crosses fingers that the drought might be over *
diemme: (waiting by masquerademasks)
I'm terrified that our Sandro is going to retire. Who could blame him, really? More surgery, more recovery and rehabilitation and it's not like he's 20. I'm so sorry about Becks too; this injury rules out the WC for him barring a miracle.
diemme: (idleness by vaude)
Thighs,

I put you through no trials today you had not already faced before the Christmas break. Stop acting as though you're going to give out on me! Should you persist I will be forced to take you back to the gym tomorrow. SATURDAY!

Less love than usual,

Me.

Dearest [livejournal.com profile] calzamante  and [livejournal.com profile] leetje  your cards arrived two days ago, thank you!! They'd been mistakenly delivered to the neighbours who were away over Christmas. The address was perfectly clear on both envelopes and I suspect we have a new mail carrier.
diemme: (tree stocking)
I wish I could find the words to tell you what you all mean to me!



I hope peace and light and joy are part of your celebrations!



I hope you're all snug, warm and loved.



I hope you don't think the girl from the Caribbean is weird for being obsessed with snow! I miss it so much and it's hot and bright outside.
diemme: (wolves by nerwende)
That even though the lack of local family means it will be a small Christmas with the parents there will be no DRAMHHHHAA at our little celebration. I belong to a few message boards and my flabber is gasted at all the posts about relatives who are having screaming fits and tantrums over holiday plans and setbacks.

Why are people allowed to get away with this behaviour? Tantrums are for toddlers and even then they should be nipped in the bud. I'd run for the hills if I had to deal with a tantruming adult because I'd be too tempted to apply the slipper where it would do the most good.

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