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And it started out to be such a beautiful day.
19 September 2014 @ 11:03 am
For the record: this well, thingy, was created for the MFU Mood-Y 50th Anniversary Challenge with my co-conspirator eilidhsd (and an anonymous kibitzer). Link leads to network_command



AUTHORS: elmey and eilidhsd
STORY NAME: ...the Mother of Invention
GENRE: errm, pomes? of a sort.
RATING: PG
WARNINGS: see "genre"

...the Mother of Invention


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And it started out to be such a beautiful day.
05 September 2014 @ 04:19 pm
Finally, Cocktail Time!


 
 
And it started out to be such a beautiful day.
25 August 2014 @ 10:57 am
There's a link on tumblr to a test screening coming up for the new UNCLE movie. k1p2psso mentioned it yesterday as well.

I skimmed it yesterday and was amused (?) by the fact they're limiting the audience from 15 to 54 year olds. Good luck enforcing that!

But someone else's comment made me look at it again and this popped up:

“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on calm, cool, & collected CIA agent Solo, and hot-headed rival KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the charismatic duo team on a mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization. Together, they must race against time -- provided they stop flirting long enough to get the job done!

Hot headed. Characterization not canon then. But flirting? Can we hope they're flirting with each other?? I might pay to see that :D
 
 
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24 August 2014 @ 12:27 pm
I know you're already close...



...just a bit more practice.
See, no accordions!
 
 
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14 August 2014 @ 07:28 pm
Dwile Flonking???


 
 
And it started out to be such a beautiful day.
13 July 2014 @ 03:00 pm
Sorry I'm late. I'll add some text after the start!!

Phew. Just in time. Let's see if Die Mannschaft can subdue the Messi Magic.

And for your viewing pleasure, here's a vid found by open_channel_d, reminding us of the meeting in 1990: When men weren't afraid to show a little leg and Der Kaiser roamed the sidelines :)

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12 July 2014 @ 03:52 pm
I came back late, no time to look for pictures :)

eta. OK I found this, it's pretty cute: The World Cup Hairdo Hall of Fame

So who's our pick? Can Brazil redeem themselves in the eyes of the countrymen with a good win? Or will the Netherlands, probably the stronger team overall, get the third place trophy?

Should a consolation game even be played?

Today's fruit: Blueberries (and peaches)
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09 July 2014 @ 03:32 pm
Here we go with some great posters from Luke Barclay. The Oranje versus La Albiceleste:

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I actually picked Holland in my brackets, but I have to admit, I would have no objection to a South American team in the Finals--so I'm looking forward to a great game!

Below the cut, we have a message from frau_flora who has not finished celebrating yet :)

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08 July 2014 @ 03:31 pm
Hello sweeties!

It's a big one today in Belo Horizonte. Let's just hope it doesn't turn ugly. And for open_channel_d: Peaches. Can you believe it's 34C here today, too hot for quilts, too hot for Likör.

Go Germany Go!


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If you want to root for Brazil you can still join us, but you'll definitely be in the minority :D
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I picked Argentina to win this one in my brackets, but I gotta say, I'm not emotionally invested in either side today so may the best team win!

I know we have major Holland fans here (hello injj and frau_flora!)and I expect them to win. But Costa Rica is a very attractive underdog and I'm sure we'll see some cheers for them too :)

Today's graphic: Three views of one goal
 
 
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Are you ready? Drinks? Nerve pills? Comforter at hand?? First game at 12:00 EDT, next at 16:00 EDT. A little reminder of Germany's first game below. Go Müller Go!!



Second game we're rooting for Meany's dancing Colombian boys :)



It's a holiday in the U.S. Just so I can watch the whole thing :D
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03 July 2014 @ 10:27 am
Finally, a new roof! Re-mortared chimney, new gutters. Cats out of hiding. Yes, I know I'm the only one excited but you can't believe what a pain it was to get this done. Including a complaint from one of the neighbors that the roofers were starting too early in the morning. Which if they hadn't done, they'd still be working on it. They were here till about 7 PM every night for 5 days. I feel sorry for the wife since the husband sent her around to make the complaint and she was horribly embarrassed by the whole thing.

The workers finished about 2 PM yesterday and at 6 PM we were deluged with a series of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. More due this afternoon. Just for us so we can test it out ;)

You don't get a picture because unless they're the rooftops of Paris, roofs are boring things :)
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01 July 2014 @ 11:35 am
A little Pelé in America to get us in the mood:

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If these games are anything like yesterday's, I'm going to have to join meany under her quilt. Knockout round jitters? Or are these teams really so equally matched?
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30 June 2014 @ 11:54 am
I was going to put up a clip of the South Korean team being pelted by toffee candies at the airport in Seoul, but the players look so miserable, I couldn't do it--who knew that toffee is an insult in South Korea.

Nigeria is one of meany's teams and we'll cheer them on no matter who we have in our brackets! They're in green :)

And we all know who's going to win Game 2! (They'd better!)
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29 June 2014 @ 11:56 am
The Dutch know how to decorate for the occasion:

Maastricht Oranje Fever 003


and this cool pic of a Costa Rica game, just because it's hot in Brazil:

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And if you're bored at halftime, play

Spot the Ball

Off we go! Note toopen_channel_d. Cherries today :)
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28 June 2014 @ 11:46 am
Knockout Rounds start! Who'll be left standing at the end of the day?

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I don't think so :D

Make sure you play one of these each time there's a goal:

Pick Your Announcer

They're all classics, but the last one might be my favorite :)
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Louis Wain cat Postcard Football


I don't see a lot of surprises in this round, but I always like to make a risky prediction (or two):

Chile over Brazil. Yes, that's what I said. Chile over Brazil.
Colombia over Uruguay--could get nasty but Meany's team will win because they dance so good :)
Netherlands over Mexico
Costa Rica over Greece
France over Nigeria
Germany over Algeria
Argentina over Switzerland
USA over Belgium (Belgium can be had I tell ya)

Feel free to put your predictions in the comments.

The picture is by the one and only Louis Wain.

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26 June 2014 @ 11:31 am
The game we've been waiting for!! Ridiculously, I'm going to miss it. I have a doctor's appointment at 1 PM and won't be back until 3:30 or so. Had I known six weeks ago when I made the appointment... I'm going to make them switch from Fox News to the game in the waiting room though. (appropriate picture as usual from open_channel_d


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There's some other stuff happening too:
Portugal/Ghana
Algeria/Russia
South Korea/Belgium

Go Russia Go!! for open_channel_d's sake. Don't make her stay up late for nothing.

No fistfights please, and no biting. I'll be back :)
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25 June 2014 @ 10:52 am
my cheering choices vs Argentina, Iran, Honduras and France. Nigeria for Meany and Pickles, everyone else for my (why can't they play better? ) groupings.

I'm having trouble commenting at other journals at the moment, I don't know if it'll affect my own LJ or not. I'm putting the post up anyway, can't break with tradition :)
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24 June 2014 @ 10:29 am
Well, Costa Rica is already through to the next round, we'd like England to win one, yes?

Other matches today:
Italy vs Uruguay
Greece vs Cote d'Ivoire
Japan vs Colombia

Pick your poison :) I don't have anything hanging in the balance today, my losers have already lost!
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