Life of Amy

CogSci, Knitting, and Other Shenanigans

Viva Espana! June 30, 2008

Filed under: entertainment,life,love,random,videos — Amy @ 5:27 am
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Okay, here’s the thing. I had originally wanted the Germans to take the Euro Cup. I will not lie. They had played with such heart, such tenacity. And then, at the end of the semi-final match, I realized that they had muscled their way through that one, and as much as they rocked it, they barely made it. Turkey had much more heart, and Germany suddenly felt to me like a bunch of sore winners.

After that, I watched the Spain/Italy semi … and wow. Both teams played with heart, but Spain deserved that win. When they celebrated, it came from the heart, not from any kind of seeming expectation. Their victory seemed genuine. I had no choice but to love them.

Thus, in the final, I ended up rooting for Spain. Sure, you can call me a bandwagoner, but I fell in love with the fire of this Spanish team. They played hard, they beat the Germans on every count, and they entirely deserved to win. Perhaps this is why the following video clip makes me giggle like a schoolgirl.

Thanks to Kickette … my newest guilty pleasure. It keeps me sane while I peruse the grad school scene.

 

Coolness June 24, 2008

Filed under: art,crafty,humor,life,music,random — Amy @ 11:43 pm
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The Lord’s Prayer is a classic …

but everyone needs some Dylan in their life.

Oh wow. You have to check out Wordle. I think I’m going to go turn more quotes into word cloud art now. I should probably post something interesting soon … but I’m still twittering away. Oh, and Euro Cup … Euro Cup owns my life right now.

 

muppets + rick astley = ? June 11, 2008

Filed under: humor,music,videos — Amy @ 12:06 am
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I’m not sure what the inspiration was for this particular video, but I enjoy it to no end. I’m not sure what else to say, other than that I had no idea what rickrolling was until now.

In other news, I’ve discovered Twitter, and you can find me here.

I really need to formulate a good blog post one of these days. Makes me feel kind of useless, to have a blog and do so little with it. Although I wonder if anyone reads it at all. I just have to remind myself that I do this for me, not for other people.

P.S. Sorry for the rickroll.

 

Photo Moment: Poppies Party June 2, 2008

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poppies party, originally uploaded by Matteo Sasselli.

I love the contrast of the bright poppies against the sky. It’s bleak, but hopeful. 🙂

 

Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb!

Filed under: humor,random,videos — Amy @ 12:06 am
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I get a huge kick out of over-the-top clips such as this one. Apparently, bombs are very conveniently timed … and very large … yet not very heavy. Thank you, Ashley.

Classic quote:
“They may be drinkers, Robin, but they’re also human beings.”