My Top 5 Hottest Players at the Euro 2012...
Ranked using a talent + appeal factor [there is science in this]. Football championships are about the beauty of the game and giving it all out on the pitch for our entertainment. However it doesn’t hurt that many athletes look incredible because of their fitness and healthy lifestyle and in many cases some really lucky genes. Compiled a quick list of who I think had a break out...
Having never been to a formal vampire banquet, I tried not to speculate on other...– Anita Blake: Cerulean Sins, 2003
Euro 2012 Semifinals Preview
The team selection is narrowed down to four! Exciting times are ahead as this video will tell you. Quick reminder of what happened at the QFs and some tips for SF watching: Video bonus: a neighboring dog barking is totally trying to ruin your video experience but don’t pay attention - focus on football… focus… now. Enjoy the two games and come back for more Vassi-opinions!...
This was one of those days when I thought that maybe a new life, a different...– Anita Blake: Cerulean Sins, 2003
The only place different social types can genuinely get along with each other is...– Heathers, 1988
Euro 2012 Quarterfinal Preview
Next installment in video review series! We look at the impending (and already underway) quarterfinal matches at the European Championship at Poland/Ukraine. Behold: P.S. Using a new recorder and got cut off at the end! What I said was: I hope everyone enjoys their weekend of football :) ah and Go England! I find it interesting how much I roll my eyes and look above.. as if I’m waiting...
Whether it entails drawing up a schedule to send someone around the United...– Letitia Baldrige: Of Diamonds and Diplomats, 1968
Euro 2012 Recap of the First Two Rounds in the...
Before the elimination round of the group stage at the European Championship I revisit the situation in all groups and give my opinion on who will proceed and who will go home.. this is almost as heartbreaking as a dating show. Watch the vlog: For the complete mathematics and all possible scenarios for quarter final qualification read UEFA’s official recap HERE. UEFA makes the rules after...
The Railway of Bones →
In a newer BBC feature a former Gulag prisoner describes the work on a long-forgotten railway close to the Russian Arctic front. One of the various projects started ambitiously under the Stalin administration that was abandoned shortly after his death. Yet another story to fill us with empty sorrow for the lost lives of thousands of prisoners serving the whims of an erratic dictator. When I was...
There is no mercy extended to a badly groomed woman. Unlike a man she cannot...– Letitia Baldrige: Of Diamonds and Diplomats, 1968
I longed for the security of standing up there as an official United States...– Letitia Baldrige: Of Diamonds and Diplomats, 1968
Euro 2012 Preview Video: What To Watch In Poland/...
My take on Euro 2012 teams and what to watch, plus picks in every group! I recorded a video especially for you in lieu of a long post to read. It’s all here: terrible quality, amateur commentary and heavy accent! At least I’ve spared you the Vassie hand motions. Part I: and Part II (thought one large commentary would just exhaust you): These videos don’t mean to endorse...
Sookie Stackhouse: Deadlocked (A Southern Vampire...
Wow. Just wow. I entered this installment apprehensively but the build up of events resulting in some of the final scenes left me deeply moved. (includes minor spoilerage) Why? Judging by the plot you wouldn’t think it was one more mystery for our characters to deal with. But no. This is about Sookie’s deep melancholia and desire for a normal life. When Sookie conjured up the...
This was Chicago; it could not have been New York. Everyone smiled a greeting...– Letitia Balrige, Of Diamonds and Diplomats, 1968