De tout et de rien


 
I’ve just seen this photo at some news website:
 
 
There was no explanation there, it just said that it’s a tour bus from Austria that fell on the river Seine, near the Eiffel tower, during the night. Thankfully it was empty! Bizarre…
 
Except for that, I have no news whatsoever. That’s what happens when you live what other people would consider a dull life My writing is still stuck – but at least this week it’s been a different kind of stuck…now instead of blank pages, I have a lot of pages with a lot topics all disorganized, just waiting to be put in the right place and developed. I suppose that’s a bit better, right? My teacher told me to hurry up – I think he’s starting to worry now…I know *I* have been worried since April!!! LOL
 
He (=my teacher) called today saying the money will be in his account in a few days – which is VERY good news, because it means my Short Cuts book is definitely coming out this year!!!!!! I’ve already re-written the thanks part, I’ve seen the rest of the text to check if all was good (it wasn’t: there were footnotes missing, unfinished sentences, typos and things of the sort), and the lady who takes care of the artwork already sent me the conception of the book’s cover, which, in my humble opinion, is very good! I’m just waiting for Mr. Kaplan’s reply to my email…I really want this to work out!!
 
My brother is arriving with his wife this weekend, which also happens to be his birthday! I can’t wait to see them! I bet mom’s gonna prepare some awesome food, heheheh
 
I forgot to mention this: my Youtube channel’s been removed!!! Poor channel, it was going so well… it was the 22nd most viewed in Brazil during a certain day, it had 67 subscribers, and 105.000 views. Now I’m uploading all the Plushenko videos again (please watch this one, it’s one of my faves!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxBcqaKLUvA) in my new account (the new address? Same as the previous, except with a number on it: http://www.youtube.com/user/solangeag1 – also, since I lost the background picture, I decided to change my channel’s looks from green to purple). I don’t think I’ll re-upload my personal videos, they were too many and everybody concerned had already seen those videos, so…blah. I hope the girl who emailed me in my old channel finds me again, so we can pick up the discussion where we left…she was going to China for 2 weeks – when she comes back and doesn’t find me there anymore, I think she’ll be disappointed…
 
The other day I read the last Harry Potter book in italian – I bought it for 4 bucks, imagine that! It’s a hardcover book and it has almost 700 pages…I bet that money doesn’t even pay for the ink used on it! LOL Anyway, I read it last week because I thought next week my italian course was going to start, but today I got an email saying my teacher’s not back from Italy yet and it’ll be postponed for the 9th…then on Aug;. 13th there’s the discussion on Brecht, and so university life starts over again…I hope I have written enough decent pages by then! *sigh* I have to talk about *very* simple subjects: the Belle Époque, the First World War, the roaring twenties, the crash of 29, the transition between silent films and talkies, Ivor Novello, the changes in society regarding economic classes, women, traditions…all’s just…pretty easy, you know?
 
I hate it when I have a song stuck in my head…lately I’ve been listening to Jackson do Pandeiro’s CD very much, and everyday a different song of his keeps playing inside my brain, how annoying!!! I mean, his songs are great, but I don’t like it when I want to think and the song keeps popping out constantly…"Fui ver uma tourada lá na estrada de um toureiro de valor…" The thing is, if I go back to listening to Pixinguinha, or Madonna, or Andre Matos, it’s the same…dammit!
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