Saturday, August 23, 2008

Olympic Badness

Worst Olympic pun (that I have seen, at any rate) regarding Bryan Clay winning the decathlon: Clay achin' but brings home gold (thank you very little

Olympic Goodness Part IV

Online commentary during the Women's Basketball Gold Medal Game - "Australia's coming out tighter than their one-piece uniforms"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Olympic Goodness Part III

Second best name of the Olympics - Karen Cockburn (Canadian Trampoline)

(Anyone see a pattern in the names I find funny?)

Monday, August 18, 2008

OCD Here We Come

"Hey Elise.  How are you doing?"
"What are you doing?"
"Sorting my clothes by color."

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Haunting

Grandma's Marathon continues to haunt me. Here is a wonderful picture of me at the end of the race about to be passed by someone's grandmother. To add insult to injury - check out her beautiful smile.

Geek Fest

I took A and F and A's friend I to the Star Wars exhibit at the Science Museum. The kids got introduced to the "phenomenon" playing Lego Star Wars on the neighbors Wii. We then rented the movies to watch over vacation so they knew what they were talking about in the video game and we have gotten some Star Wars Lego kits. So, what is the next step? That's right join the rest of the Star Wars crowd to worship movie models and costumes. It was a great exhibit and we went to the Imax movie on special effects (which was loved by all). We also waited for over an hour to "make the jump to lightspeed." It is a little five minute video and surround sound "ride" in a replica of the Millennium Falcon. Three bucks - cash only - exact change required. All in all a great way to kill the majority of a day.

I, of course, couldn't stop people watching. I saw so many fat, pale, socially awkward men and women. Many of them were married to each other and many had equally fat, pale, socially awkward kids. And there were a lot of Star Wars t-shirts, which of course breaks the cardinal rule of never wearing the t-shirt of the band you are going to see.

I would imagine we will be considering an R2-D2 costume for F for Halloween. I am trying to convince E that Jabba the Hut would be a great choice. She's not buying it.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More Olympic Goodness

Best name of anyone in the Olympics thus far. (Can you guess?) - Liam Tancock (British Swimmer)

Second best work by a color commentator: Again, at a beach volleyball game of May-Treanor and Walsh - "Keri and Misty are streaking." (Almost broke my neck turning to catch that on the TV.) Alas, he was referring to the 105 game winning streak they are on.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Olympic Goodness

Last night as the USA was a couple points from match point in beach volleyball.

"May and Walsh are pounding Norway like the North Sea."

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Corral 1

So after surviving Grandma's Marathon - actually before it was even over - I decided to run the Twin Cities Marathon in October. I have to see if I learned anything from the first try. I found out CS is running it as well, which is a good thing because no one in the TTS 4 Bitches + 1 Dude Running Group (my most recent name for "the group") is doing it. Well, CS asked if I was in Corral 1 for the race (I know, it sounds like we are cattle.) Well, you have to qualify for it and I didn't think I was fast enough to qualify, but I looked into it. Turns out my second half marathon was under the qualifying time so I applied and got in. Wow - I guess I am a little faster than I realized. Hopefully, this is a sign of more good things to come.