What's Up Wednesday is a weekly meme geared toward readers and writers, so we can check in with each other. To join, just check out Jaime Morrow or Erin Funk's blogs for the link widget and sign up!
WHAT I'M READING
I'm still reading Long Lankin (things have gotten decidedly creepier), and haven't decided which verse book to read next yet.
WHAT I'M WRITING
The verse story and I tinkered a bit with an old WIP . Here's my RSW Week 6 update with a verse excerpt.
WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW
The World Cup! Of course it helps that my (No. 2...No. 1 being my home team) team won, but the whole international sporting event thing is just so incredible. There's so much emotion and feats of human ability. Okay, and the really dramatic documentary intros that the sports networks put together help too. But yes, fun times. I'm kind of sad it's over.
WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO
Other than being super busy at work, taking pictures of books, and anticipating the final World Cup game, a few things...
1. San Diego Comic Con is ONE WEEK away! I am FREAKING OUT. I have no idea what I'm doing, but I am so excited. I have so much more geeky clothing items this year, that I'm a little overwhelmed about what I'm going to wear, haha.
2. My handsome boy Loki (thanks to his mommy aka my Sister) has been making his way around the web. You can see him in this LA Times gallery of smiling dogs (he's like the 8th or so in) AND featured in this Buzzfeed post about World Cup Pups! I bet you can't guess who he's representing. ;)
|Why yes, he is wearing the Sister's pre-final acquired German team jersey.|
3. We're trying not to spend too much money on Disney's newest collectible toy product. They've had them in Japan for a while now but have finally brought them over. These little guys are called Tsum Tsum, and they're freaking adorable.
|Dumbo and Donald Duck in the smallest tsum tsum size.|
4. Last, but not least, as I mentioned above, one of my teams won the World Cup! YAY GERMANY!!!
The Sister has been a fan since like 2006, so die Mannschaft has kind of been in my periphery since then (plus, we both studied German in school for a stretch, which probably sparked some initial interest in the team come World Cup time). But it was not until this World Cup that I was charmed by their adorkable-ness. Also, we watched a few of the games at my friends' house, and one of them actually knows soccer and could answer all my non-soccer-person questions. So it made things more interesting and way more fun. We have so many inside jokes.
BUT I DIGRESS.
On Saturday, I went with the Sister and her newly converted to die Mannschaft friend to Downtown Disney ESPNZone to watch the final match. It was the most uncomfortable 90+ minutes of sports I've ever watched. We were way too invested in their success; we were bundles of nerves. I stress ate half a huge plate of chips. BUT IT WAS WORTH IT because Germany won!
I'm so happy for them. They won as a team (the Machine as they were sometimes nicknamed in media hereabouts) and one that has been working to make it here since the last few tournaments. Besides, they are just so dang cute. I mean, look at this. This is how they presented their trophy at home to their fans:
And here's more Vines of adorableness in this Buzzfeed article: Germany's Epic Dance Moves While Unveiling the World Cup Trophy in Berlin.
See: so cute, so charming.
Anyway, let me leave you with these pertinent tweets from my dear friend Sarah, whose tweets helped me not implode from nerves during the final match.
Edit: In case you're wondering who Sarah is talking about...
|Source: this pinterest link S sent me.|
What's up with you?