August 19th, 2004

this is me

two-penny prince

I'm homeworking (skimming through The Color Purple for good letters to write about). Some of the best passages (first is very emotional, the second is one of the better endings I've read):


I'm so scared I don't know what to do. Feel like my mind stuck. I try to speak, nothing come. Try to git up, almost fall. Shug reach down and give me a helping hand. Albert press me on the arm.

When Nettie's foot come down on the porch I almost die. I stand swaying, tween Albert and Shug. Nettie stand swaying tween Samuel and I reckon it must be Adam. Then us both start to moan and cry. Us totter toward one nother like us use to do when us was babies. Then us feel so weak when us touch, us knock each other down. But what us care? Us sit and lay there on the porch inside each other's arms.

After while, she say Celie.

I say Nettie.

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I feel a little peculiar round the children. For one thing, they grown. And I see they think me and Nettie and Shug and Albert and Samuel and Harpo and Sofia and Jack and Odessa real old and don't know much what going on. But I don't think us feel old at all. And us so happy. Matter of fact, I think this the youngest us ever felt.

Amen.

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paul hamm + carly patterson = :)

More old news, but I'm just so grateful that Carly Patterson beat Svetlana Khorkina... hahaha. USA Gymnastics fo rizzle.



Patterson came from behind to win, reeling in Svetlana Khorkina, the painfully thin and exquisitely graceful prima donna of Russian gymnastics, with a solid routine on the balance beam and burying her with a 9.712 floor exercise that was as close to perfection as the sport's tough new scoring rules allow.


Okay, that's all with my obsessive Olympics-viewing... well, except for the following image.

"You have to tip your hat to her," said Bela Karolyi, a longtime coach of elite American gymnasts whose fame is rooted in Romania. "Svetlana is 24, 25, and is out there starving herself to death, puking her guts out, or whatever she is doing." (source)

Or we can just insult Sveta - who is, in my opinion, the closest thing to Satan in professional gymnastics these days. I also like to mock her pinched face. And her bitter comments. And her anorexic tendencies. Me? An asshole? Obviously.
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