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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:13 am

Starting in the spring, I made all kinds of arrangements -- subscribed to cable, scheduled a vacation so it wouldn't conflict -- to maximize my Olympics viewing pleasure. And now I find that I am moving across the country on July 28, the day the competitions start. Once again, John Lennon was right.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Meade » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:08 pm

Hope your move went well, Kenneth.

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"Maybe I shouldn't have smoked that last doobie".
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Igor » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:53 pm

The Olympic sports that I really could not care less about:

Basketball
Tennis
Beach Volleyball

Most of he rest of it is cool. Too much gymnastics of course, and the fake sports like Rhythmic Gymnastics, Synchronized Swimming, and Synchronized Diving are absurd.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby city2countrygal » Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:57 am

bdog wrote:Uh...

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Lifting
by Ouyang Yu

For years
I have been dreaming
of turning
writing into a sport
in the Olympic Games
that is called, tentatively
Wordlifting
in which I'd give
my simplest performance
by lifting
the lightest and the liveliest
word: Love
till it flies
lifting me, weightless
into a sky
of loving
eyes

http://www.npr.org/2012/07/30/157227125/lifting-and-lifted-by-words

Happy Monday {he he, I mean she, she}
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Kenneth Burns » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:26 pm

Meade wrote:Hope your move went well, Kenneth.

Thanks! We pulled into our new home in Knoxville at about 2 a.m. EDT. Now we are unpacking. I can't find anything.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Detritus » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:20 pm

Kenneth Burns wrote:
Meade wrote:Hope your move went well, Kenneth.

Thanks! We pulled into our new home in Knoxville at about 2 a.m. EDT. Now we are unpacking. I can't find anything.

Here's a handy tip for unpacking: whatever you want, it's not in that box.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:23 pm

Detritus wrote:
Kenneth Burns wrote:
Meade wrote:Hope your move went well, Kenneth.

Thanks! We pulled into our new home in Knoxville at about 2 a.m. EDT. Now we are unpacking. I can't find anything.

Here's a handy tip for unpacking: whatever you want, it's not in that box.


I once used "I can't find the coffee" as an excuse to eat breakfast out on the first day.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Detritus » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:35 pm

Bwis53 wrote:I once used "I can't find the coffee" as an excuse to eat breakfast out on the first day.

So, do you have a system for unpacking? In the days before ipods, I unpacked in this order:

1) Stereo
2) Coffee
3) Rest of kitchen
4) Everything else.

Now the stereo is way down the list, because I can listen to music without it. That makes coffee #1.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:23 pm

I always set up a command center (phone, purse, notepad), then with the coffee. Boxes are labeled per room. I keep in mind the next day's functions (do I need work clothes?) etc. Grocery shopping happens on day two or three. Moving is such an upheaval that eating out or carry out is a comfort on day one. I'm not an Olympic mover. I just hit year four.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby bdog » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:34 pm

Whenever I've moved my appetite has gone way down the first few days, so yeah grocery shopping is not a priority.

My Olympic thoughts so far:

- still can't stand Misty May and Kerry Walsh. They don't look very crisp so hopefully they will lose badly soon.

- ugh, no track and field for a week

- why is France so good at relay swimming? Hon hon hon
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Detritus » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:44 pm

My Olympics thoughts so far: Thank God for the MUTE button.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Stebben84 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:01 am

Ow!

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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby seemunkyz » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:00 pm

Detritus wrote:My Olympics thoughts so far: Thank God for the MUTE button.


You kidding!? The best part to me is Bob Costas' one liners!

My personal favorite so far was from the opening ceremonies when the giant baby came out and he said something to the effect of "Now I'm not sure if that is amazing, or creepy."
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby Detritus » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:04 pm

seemunkyz wrote:
Detritus wrote:My Olympics thoughts so far: Thank God for the MUTE button.


You kidding!? The best part to me is Bob Costas' one liners!

My personal favorite so far was from the opening ceremonies when the giant baby came out and he said something to the effect of "Now I'm not sure if that is amazing, or creepy."

I don't need running babble is what I mean. I could just read certain threads on this forum for that. Specifically, I don't need the US sports broadcasting style tag-team inane comments and irrelevant statistics.

Also, I seem to remember the Olympics having sports that didn't involve either posing or chlorine. I wouldn't mind seeing some of those, even if the US sucks donkey at them.
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Re: 2012 Olympics

Postby HawkHead » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:15 pm

bdog wrote:Uh...

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I'd be carefully, not only could she take care of you if she found you, her brother would too.

That is Nick Mangold's sister.
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