Sunday, June 27, 2010

fifa duh

I love seeing the muscular limbs floating through the air in slo mo as much as I love seeing moments like these where our demigods look like total dorks.

gets better with age

Cartwheel, Place Trocadero
Taken nearly 2 years ago. I still love it.

And this one too.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

no matter if we win or lose, this is Cape Town

I've been following my friend Renata Falzoni's experience covering the Cup in South Africa. This short woman-on-the-street video captures the spirit that we are really missing in this country.

I've been trying to do my part, but one Lone WC Nut alone does not make a party. Despite SF ranking as one of the top WC viewing cities, I still don't feel the fever here like we would in any other country in the world... yet! ;-)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Coup de boule!

No one remembers Italy's goals from 4 years ago, but EVERYONE remembers le Head-Butt!

Another fantastic example of the French sense of humor.

Allez l'Equipe de France!

L’équipe de France je t’aime, je t’apprécie.

Couplet 1
Tout le monde dit qu'on passera pas le premier tour
Qu'en France on est des tricheurs - c’est mal
C’est pas grave moi j’ai eu notre message d’amour
ça vient tout droit de nos cœurs
Car on s’en fout que vous vous tapiez des putes
Le plus important c’est que vous marquiez des buts !

Allez l’équipe de France
On y croit , on vous fait confiance
Foncez, rien n’est perdu
Mais... Sortez vous les doigts du cul !

Couplet 2
Faites des petits-ponts, des pichenettes, des talonades
Vos matches sont trop chiants, on veut des Papinades
Faites pas les cons chez les Sud africains
C’est pas pour rien cette main contre les rouquins !

Allez l’équipe de France (Allez l’équipe de france)
on y croit, on vous fait confiance (on vous fait confiance)
Foncez rien n’est perdu (rien n’est perdu)
Mais Sortez vous les doigts du cul (les doigts du cuuuul)

Allez l’équipe de France
On y croit , on vous fait confiance
Foncez rien n’est perdu (rien n’est perduuuuuuuu)
Mais sortez vous les doigts du cul (les doigts, du, les doigts du cul)

[Point musical magnifique]

Allez l'équipe de Fraaaance


- Gaël,
- Quoi ?
- Tu penses vraiment que cette chanson va les aider ?
- Euh...bof !

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Settle for your amazing, powerful self!

A couple friends have stumbled upon this book for women and settling on what is referred to as Mr. Good Enough. This makes me frustrated.

Men have the same problems when seeking a mate. Men are picky. They want her to look like a model, be younger than him, not be too aggressive. They sometimes think they can push her around or win her over with charm. And then they want her to let them be slobs or chums or whatever. They also want to make more money than she does, and are usually not ok if she has more success in her career than he does.

BUT, are there self-help books on the market for men to debunk their dating myths? No. There aren't. This whole market is a scam to make money off of women's insecurities.

AND what's more is that the title of this book is assuming that men are just good enough, and that an amazing, wonderful, cool person that inspires you isn't out there. That you should settle. Why settle? (This reminds me of the 30 Rock episode when Liz Lemon almost settles for Wesley Snipes, the annoying insurance salesman, when all of a sudden Matt Damon the pilot strolls into her life.)

If inspiration is what you seek, ask and you shall receive. (I'm going back to the Trifecta here.) Or as Ghandi put it, Be the Change.

We are amazing women. We are amazing human beings. Powerful. We have achieved so much, faced many obstacles with health, money, love and family. We are doing nothing wrong. We have done everything right!

Be yourself, and nothing else. Your beautiful, multifaceted and profound self!

And that goes for men as well as women! In a relationship or out!