some of my “what” i love Wednesday post is definitely going to be a “who” i love Wednesday this week, in honor of our amazingggggg USA National Soccer Team and their valiant fight last night against Belgium. i love soccer and i love these boys and i am sad i won’t be able to watch them any longer this year.
although i’m super bummed that they lost, it was such an exciting game filled with so many heart-in-your-throat moments. although it pained me a bit that i didn’t get to watch Kyle Beckerman play during their last game, i managed to get over that disappointment by taking in all the wonder that is Timmy Howard…who deservedly gets my #1 spot in what i love this week.
*Tim Howard. what.a.beast.
the only good thing about the bajillion shots on goal that Belgium took yesterday was that this man had such an incredible game saving them, and can now go down in World Cup history as the finest goalie performance everrrr. he was a maniac and so in control of his team, and the game would have been over sooooo long before it was had he not been such a machine. i’m pretty sure i’m only one of 5263634534634 girls in America today who would now put Tim Howard at the top of their “wouldn’t mind meeting this guy” list. nicely done, boy.
*Graham Zusi. if i can’t watch Beckerman and his dreads flying around the field, i’m happy to follow this guy. he’s def one of my faves. i think i have a weakness for midfielders and their constant darting around the field, and he’s just so cute and strong. and that flippy hair and scruff = faves. sucker for a grungy boy.
*my mom’s reaction to my reaction to the game.
weird, that i was the little girl who whole-heartedly believed in her ability to be a thousand different things when she grew up, and that i still today invent a million lives for myself everywhere i go. nothing like a mom who believes you can get anything you want in life. for keeping my positive self-concept alive & kicking all these years — thanks, mom. you’re the best.
*rooftops. fave places to be on warm evenings in NYC, and there are soooo many good ones here. last night i hit up PhD, the rooftop of the Dream Hotel in Chelsea, to celebrate Canada Day with some (Canadian) girlfriends. hey, i’m part Canadian and work for a Canadian bank, so i totally count. it was hilarious: they were playing Canadian bands (think Bryan Adams, Barenaked Ladies, Alanis) and had figure skating on all the TVs. such a scene.
i also used the pano setting on my iPhone for the first time (i know, i know). def will be employing this more often. first attempt: not the best, not the worst. hi, NYC.
*floral-printed snapbacks. i’ve always been a hat girl, but don’t have many “girlie” snapbacks in my collection and am def crushing on these pretty patterns lately. need to get one asap.
Soccer fans, did you watch the game? Any fave players?
Whatcha think ’bout snapbacks: love ’em or leave ’em? i can’t get enough.