Calexico - Splitter
Me sitting in my car listening to the radio and drinking overpriced espresso all alone during my lunch. That’s just the kind of hep cat I am.
Bob Dylan. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.
I’ll look for you in old Honolula’
San Francisco, Ashtabula
You’re gonna have to leave me now, I know
But I’ll see you in the sky above
In the tall grass, in the ones I love
You’re gonna make me lonesome when you go
Sara Lownds modeling in Harper’s Bazaar (April 1965):
Hi-Fi Femininity: Once more the frankly feminine returns to fashion. Lovely, luscious Sarah [sic] Lownds wears low-cut, deeply V’ed, black and white checks - the skirt, a panorama of pleats. The flirty knickers, kissed at the knee with a white camelia. Dress by Teal Traina.
Seven months later she became Mrs. Bob Dylan.
Okay here are my TV watching/catching-up-on goals for the Emmy awards:
The Good Wife (CBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO) (yegh)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)
True Detective (HBO)
The Americans (FX)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime etc)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
House of Lies (Showtime)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic)
Cosmos (FOX/National Geographic)
A little on the ambitious side but.
Mad Men Challenge: [2/6] Episodes
7x06 The Monolith
In 2 months I’m going to be visiting christinedaae
ha ha hee hee ha hey hey hey :)
I’m jealous of you two :(
COME PLAY WITH US it’ll be an old skool Stark Party.
Right on. I mean, I think Cersei is limited as a parent because of her overall limitations as an empathetic human being. I think at the very least Cersei admires Joff’s personality because he is strong-willed, unlike Tommen who’s so nice, it worries/disconcerts her.
W.R.T. Cat, she probably does “get along” better with Bran because, like, he’s an easy kid to get along with. Everyone gets along with Bran. In that sense she may have a special bond with him, but I don’t think it translates to preferential treatment. CERTAINLY I can’t see that anything awful and galling came of any specialness of the bond, which is what cracks me up about people clutching their pearls about her so-called biased parenting.
In August 2012, after the losses in the second round of Wimbledon and in the first round of the the Olympic Games, Li Na announced her collaboration with Justine Henin’s old coach, Carlos Rodriguez. A collaboration that was initially intended to last until the end of the season, with the option to continue if it would have immediately paid off. A few days after Li Na would have reached two finals in two weeks in Montreal and Cincinnati, winning the second one. And while the Chinese thanked her new coach during the award ceremony of the Western & Southern Open (“Carlos, you are good!”) it seemed that finally the champion from Hubei had found the right person that could help her overcome not only her opponents on court, but even that “bad” Li Na that too often had ruined the plans of the “good” Li Na.
So it was. A few months after the title in Shenzhen, the final in Melbourne and a second Grand Slam that would be the prelude to a very good season, marred only by a month of May not too positive with early losses in Madrid, Rome and Paris, but enhanced by a quarter-final at Wimbledon, two semi-finals in Toronto and Cincinnati, the first semi-final in New York (achieved by playing a practically perfect tennis), the qualification for the YEC for the third year in a row, the final in Istanbul and the new best ranking, the N° 3. A ride destined to continue with another title in Shenzhen but above all thanks to the triumph in the Australian Open last January (third final in four years in Melbourne), the Top 2 and a series of good results on the American hardcourts, when the only one able to stop Li Na seemed to be the N°1 in the world.
But while Carlos went on to mention the possibility that his pupil could overtake Serena at the top of the ranking (which was far from impossible, according to the numbers), Li Na seemed to crumble with each passing month. The culmination of this crisis, the two, very bad for a N°2 in the world, results in Paris and London, in a first round in the Slam that was hers three years ago and in a third round on Wimbledon’s grass, the Major who most of all Rodriguez would have liked to see her win.
This morning the news of the end of the relationship between Li Na and Carlos Rodriguez. Officially, as mentioned by the Argentine coach, the decision was made so that Rodriguez could focus his attention on his Beijing-based Academy: “The decision is not linked to the latest results. It was already in the air after the final in Miami. They asked me to go back to work full-time in my Academy in Beijing, because they needed me there. I asked to work with her at least in the Slam, but they did not agree. The Academy is my first job in China. It was not easy to be announced. For her it was a big surprise. She cried.”
If the last few months have been difficult for Li Na even with her coach working with her, the situation is predictable that it can even get worse. It will be difficult for the Chinese to find someone able to help her as Carlos Rodriguez did the two years they worked together. “Carlos has figured out what I was missing, something that even I never thought I could be able to understand. He’s not just a coach, he is also a friend. We talk so much that I now think that I am transparent before him”.
That in this separation there is something more than the “official” reasons it is hard to say. From the news that leaked out, it seems that the relationship between the two cracked a little after the defeat that Li Na sufferend in Paris by the hands of K. Mladenovic. “She is the N°2 in the world but she does not behave as the N°2 in the world. She doesn’t want to do what I tell her to do” said Rodriguez after the match. What is certain is that finding a coach as good as the Argentine will be a challenge for the thirty-two years old from Wuhan, and the season finale for her right now seems to be uphill.