Apr. 17th, 2012

10.

Apr. 17th, 2012 02:24 am
levity: (bring it)
What Do Women Want

I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
I want it too tight, I want to wear it
until someone tears it off me.
I want it sleeveless and backless,
this dress, so no one has to guess
what's underneath. I want to walk down
the street past Thrifty's and the hardware store
with all those keys glittering in the window,
past Mr. and Mrs. Wong selling day-old
donuts in their café, past the Guerra brothers
slinging pigs from the truck and onto the dolly,
hoisting the slick snouts over their shoulders.
I want to walk like I'm the only
woman on earth and I can have my pick.
I want that red dress bad.
I want it to confirm
your worst fears about me,
to show you how little I care about you
or anything except what
I want. When I find it, I'll pull that garment
from its hanger like I'm choosing a body
to carry me into this world, through
the birth-cries and the love-cries too,
and I'll wear it like bones, like skin,
it'll be the goddamned
dress they bury me in.


- Kim Addonizio

10.

Apr. 17th, 2012 02:24 am
levity: (bring it)
What Do Women Want

I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
I want it too tight, I want to wear it
until someone tears it off me.
I want it sleeveless and backless,
this dress, so no one has to guess
what's underneath. I want to walk down
the street past Thrifty's and the hardware store
with all those keys glittering in the window,
past Mr. and Mrs. Wong selling day-old
donuts in their café, past the Guerra brothers
slinging pigs from the truck and onto the dolly,
hoisting the slick snouts over their shoulders.
I want to walk like I'm the only
woman on earth and I can have my pick.
I want that red dress bad.
I want it to confirm
your worst fears about me,
to show you how little I care about you
or anything except what
I want. When I find it, I'll pull that garment
from its hanger like I'm choosing a body
to carry me into this world, through
the birth-cries and the love-cries too,
and I'll wear it like bones, like skin,
it'll be the goddamned
dress they bury me in.


- Kim Addonizio
levity: (daydream team)
Dear Arsenal, instead of going to sleep I just stayed up to watch you play. Why can't you play on reasonable times on the weekends like everybody else? The sheer relief I feel upon finding a game is going to be televised is absurd.

---

Oh gods the Liga is mad.

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Though I am not really in any position to be passing judgment on anyone's sanity, because I am at the point where I am watching anything that has Andrew Garfield's face in it. Oh well.

---

ETA: PUTANGINANG COUNTER-ATTACK IYAN NG WIGAN ARSENAL AYUSIN NYO MGA BUHAY NINYO.


ETA the second: WHAT THE HELL. WHAT. THE HELL. ANONG GINAGAWA NYO.


ETA the third: Does the Emirates give a shot of Felix Felicis to every visiting goalkeeper?

... but really, kids, going 2-0 down after eight minutes? ONLY ARSENAL.


ETA the fourth: YESSS VERMA.


ETA who's counting: Arsenal, anong klaseng buhay ito.

P.S. Robin, I love you, but please stop being a brat.
levity: (daydream team)
Dear Arsenal, instead of going to sleep I just stayed up to watch you play. Why can't you play on reasonable times on the weekends like everybody else? The sheer relief I feel upon finding a game is going to be televised is absurd.

---

Oh gods the Liga is mad.

---

Though I am not really in any position to be passing judgment on anyone's sanity, because I am at the point where I am watching anything that has Andrew Garfield's face in it. Oh well.

---

ETA: PUTANGINANG COUNTER-ATTACK IYAN NG WIGAN ARSENAL AYUSIN NYO MGA BUHAY NINYO.


ETA the second: WHAT THE HELL. WHAT. THE HELL. ANONG GINAGAWA NYO.


ETA the third: Does the Emirates give a shot of Felix Felicis to every visiting goalkeeper?

... but really, kids, going 2-0 down after eight minutes? ONLY ARSENAL.


ETA the fourth: YESSS VERMA.


ETA who's counting: Arsenal, anong klaseng buhay ito.

P.S. Robin, I love you, but please stop being a brat.

11.

Apr. 17th, 2012 09:35 pm
levity: (costume party)
I love it when the Bard's being tongue-in-cheek. Which would be a lot of the time, but that doesn't make things less amusing.

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Sonnet 130

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
   And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
   As any she belied with false compare.


- William Shakespeare

11.

Apr. 17th, 2012 09:35 pm
levity: (costume party)
I love it when the Bard's being tongue-in-cheek. Which would be a lot of the time, but that doesn't make things less amusing.

---

Sonnet 130

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red than her lips' red;
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damask'd, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound;
I grant I never saw a goddess go;
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
   And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare
   As any she belied with false compare.


- William Shakespeare

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