Blissful Respite

When said like that, blissful respite could mean a day at the coast, the spa, or even a day away from school.  For me, blissful respite is a day away from the friggin heat.  Yay, Oregon is now around 60 degrees, and it rained.  How I missed you, rain.  You have quenched the thirst of my poor, poor plants, especially my hydrangeas, which look pathetic.  Thank you, rain.  And now my house isn’t 100 degrees, and I don’t have to leave the windows open and fans on, which means my eyes won’t water.  Glorious rain!

On another note, cancer is neither blissful or glorious.  I have Hemorrhagic Colitis, thanks to the chemo.  So, for us normal people, that means I’m bleeding from my colon, and it’s quite uncomfortable.  I’ve been pulled off of all oral medications, and he’s going to delay my chemo a few days to make sure I’m okay by next week.  We’ll see. 😛  This is just another setback in a long list of setbacks.  I’m not excited about that at all, but whatever.

Another note, I’m watching Chelsea play Manchester United in the Champions League final right now, live from Moscow.  It’s actually being played over two days, having started at 23:45 local time (11:45 here), and Man U is already up 1-0.  I’m disappointed in Chelsea, because they’re playing timidly, and aren’t playing like they should be.  Frankly, they don’t deserve to win right now, which just breaks my heart.  They worked SO HARD to get here, and had that amazing match against Liverpool.  But, it’s a totally different team today, and I’m wondering why.  Granted, Man U is getting away with a lot of stuff that they shouldn’t be, and Makelele got a yellow card for no reason except that the red felt he had to prove himself and say, “Hey, I’m not going to let you get away with murder like you usually do.”  What a cunt.  So I’m pulling my imaginary hair out.  Actually, I put my wig on because I was wearing a dress earlier… I got a dress from Nordstrom, and had to try it on… it’s quite sexy (but that’s besides the point), so yeah, I never took my hair off.  Yay hair.  It makes me feel pretty.

I’m going to go watch Chelsea (most likely) not win, but I’m hoping they will!!!

Chelsea 2-1 Manchester United

We won! Michael Ballack has redeemed himself beautifully, Ronaldo was on the bench (woohoo), Drogba ninja-kneed Vidic in the face at the beginning of the match, causing blood to spurt everywhere (seriously), etc etc. Sir Alex fielded a rather lacklustre team, resting most of his impressive players for the Champions League match on Wednesday. I don’t know why he didn’t just field a reserve team, and rest ALL of his good players (like Rooney, Rio and Carrick, who all played amazingly). I mean, with a reserve team, Chelsea would have ruined them, and it wouldn’t have been nearly as entertaining.

Drogba whines too much, again. He accidentally got poked in the eye before the half, but he was being a whiny bitch about it and complained, loudly, to Alan Wiley. Why is he always the ref for matches like this? He’s so flippin lenient – this is how Joe Cole gets away with ninjaing other players. But in this case, Ashley Cole got mowed down by Nani, but Nani only got a stern finger-wagging.

In injury time (45+), Michael Ballack made a supurb back-post header, assisted by Drogba, and I nearly wet myself. We were winning! Woohoo! And, deservedly, too. We had most of the possession for the first half (like, 70% or something). It was like Avram Grant lit a fire under Chelski’s butt. THIS is how I like to watch them play. Why didn’t they play like this during the Carling Cup?

Manchester United’s goal was inexcusable. Carvalho passed the ball to Rooney (wrong team, Carvalho), who dribbles it 30 yards, around Terry, and gets a goal. What the hell?!

The minute Ronaldo was put into the match, he and Ballack were fighting… I didn’t really see what happened, but I think Ballack tried to smother him, and the ref didn’t give Ballack a penalty. Hooray, Alan Wiley. Come to think of it, there were a lot of penalties the entire match. And Drogba complained a lot, because he’s a friggin Prima Donna. Right, so Mikel kicked the ball into Carrick’s arm, and we got a penalty shot in the 85th minute or something, and Ballack got it in. So, we won. Van Der Sar and Drogba both were booked for time wasting, Sir Alex was angry for whatever he was angry about, Shevchenko actually played, and was useful, and towards the end, Drogba and Shevchenko played keep away in order to run the clock out.

Yay we won!! I’m still stoked. I’m going to go celebrate – again. 😀 And for those of you who are sick of my footy posts, don’t worry, I’ll post something else later. *waves*

Why every neutral should root for Chelsea tomorrow

This post was NOT written by me, but by a genius at http://www.chelseapies.tv.  The permalink is here.

I don’t know quite when Chelsea became more hated than Manchester United, but it’s seems to have happened. We always get Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal fans hawking abuse towards Chelsea here on Pies, but in recent weeks it seems everyone from Turks, Peruvians, and even those ever friendly Newcastle fans want to take a pop at Chelsea. Oddly I think most neutrals will be supporting United in the Premier League title decider tomorrow.

Their reasons? They reckon… (1) Chelsea fans are “chavs”, (2) Chelsea fans are “corporate toffs”, (3) Chelsea “have no history”, (4) Chelsea “bought their success”, or (5) Chelsea “play dull football”. Well every club has their fair share of chavs and prawn sandwich fans (especially Man Utd). Go to any Burger King I guarantee you’ll find someone with an Asbo and a fake United tracksuit stolen from an Essex carboot sale. As for the corporate lot – wasn’t the term “prawn sandwich brigade” coined to describe Man Utd fans?

Lack of history? Nobody (in their right mind) has ever said Chelsea have the history of a Liverpool or Manchester United, but let’s face it the Stamford Bridge trophy cabinet has still had a lot of silverware on it’s shelves over the years while other supposedly “big” clubs have just had “dust” clogging up theirs.

Bought their success? Who hasn’t in 2008? Everybody spends, and spends big – some just spend better than others (see Leeds, Wolves, Spurs, Newcastle, etc). As for point (5) did anyone else watch United’s Barca game – it was hardly exciting stuff.

If Chelsea win tomorrow, it’ll keep the Premier League race wide open, and create an exciting finale for everyone, especially the neutrals. And let’s face it with only Euro 2008 on the horizon we all need that…