Saturday, March 24, 2012

Did You Know Washington DC Has a Professional Soccer Team?

It's true, and they're playing tonight at 1000 EDT in Vancouver (run by Fire Tom Soehn). If you're watching and wanna we can yap as United ensuckens.

Here's Goff's projected starting line-up in this morning's YFWP: GK Joe Willis; Ds Robbie Russell, Brandon McDonald, Emiliano Dudar, Daniel Woolard; MFs Danny Cruz, Marcelo Saragosa, Stephen King, Chris Pontius; Fs Dwayne De Rosario, Maicon Santos. Jeebus Salihibranco, I will - - - wait and see (a) who St Benny of Olsen puts on the field and (b) what they do, but sweet boskovichamdi - - -  I will wait and see.

Left standing in the entrance hall, I took the opportunity to take a good look at my surroundings. There could be little doubt both Sophie and Boris expected me to know my way around, and certainly, the longer I stood gazing at the choice of half-open doors facing me, the dingy yellow wallpaper with its faint floral pattern, the exposed piping climbing from floor to ceiling behind the coat stand, I could feel some memory of this entrance hall gradually returning to me.

After a few minutes I went through into the living room. Although there were a number of features I did not recognize - the pair of old sunken armchairs to either side of the disused fireplace were undoubtedly recent acquisitions, my impression was that I could remember this room more clearly than I had the entrance hall. The large oval dining table pushed against the wall, the second door leading through to the kitchen, the dark shapeless sofa, the tired orange carpet were all distinctly familiar.

Ishiguro, The Unconsoled.

Let me urge Ishiguro on you one more time, please. Also too, was in downtown Gaithersburg today for the first time in a year, it was wonderfully uncanny, completely familiar and like the thousandth first time ever. Strange, sometimes happily, days. Here's the high school me and this guy went to: I don't remember it looking like this at all.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, those are definitely the C Hall restrooms there on the left. Look, someone scratched "Landru Loves Joanie, But Only When She Wears That Halter" on one of them.

    I should swing by and look at the construction site one of these days.

    No longer to your right in the Diamond Avenue pic: Chris' Steakhouse and BackAlley Underage Beer Window. Kind of you to not block the Post Office driveway, though. No longer on your left there: woods full of hobos to buy us beer when Chris' Back Alley Beer Window decided we were underage.

    Alsotoo: True apostasy. I won't ever be as mean about it as I was with Soehn and Onalfo, but I'm done with Lionheart, this incarnation only. They listened to him, for sure; that was more guts and fire than all of last year put together. But it's like you said last time. He's too busy showing he's boss to let them gel.

    On the other hand, Joe Fucking Cannon shits golden horseshoes, and Kevin Stott just plain shits.