You Can’t Be Serious

I have to start off by saying how dumb I think the summer olympics are. No offense to those athletes competing, but who the heck decided that trampoline is an event? Seriously people, I thought the olympics were suppose to be about skill and strength. I’m happy that Canada was able to get a silver medal in this event, but at the same time, I’m embarrassed. Since I’m on the topic of events that are dumb, I don’t think ping pong, soccer, baseball, softball or basketball have a place at the olympics. As much as I love bridge, I hope it doesn’t become an event. I just think you can see soccer, baseball, softball and basketball any other time, so what’s the point of having it an event at the olympics. I should point out that at this point Canada has also won a silver medal in rowing (which I approve of), and a bronze medal for syncronized diving (which is at least better than trampoline).

Enough of the olympics, new topic. I’m nearly done with my week of living single. I hate this. I’d like to say I accomplished a lot on my own, but I didn’t. I watched way too much tv, had long naps with my cat, but at least I did make myself get dressed every day. I made sure to get out and interact with other people. I spent a lot of time online looking at flights for places I want to go. For all the complaining I did this year about traveling too much, I have a lot of traveling planned for next year. We want to take the baby up to Edmonton to meet my grandparents and our friends. And of course we want to take the baby to California to see our friends out there. I think a trip to Ontario to meet Grandma Joyce may have to wait until either later in 2005, or perhaps spring 2006. Sigh. Crazy! But such is life when you live nowhere near your family. 🙂

I’m annoyed at the fact that we haven’t gotten any mail for like the last 3 days in a row. But I guess that means no bills. I am in a Christmas craft kind of mood. I went to Hobby Lobby this week to see what kinds of crafts they have available. I decided to make my own Christmas crackers, so I’m gonna start collecting what I need to make those. I’m keeping my eyes open for fun toys to put in, I already found some corny jokes, and I can get some tissue paper to make the crowns. I just have to check the store to see if they sell the poppers for the crackers. It’s not the same if they don’t make the noise. 🙂

Sci Fi Channel is putting out an Earthsea movie, based on the Earthsea trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin. I read it as a child, and Diane is buying me the series, so it’s neat to think that I can see some director’s idea of it in December. I am keeping my expectations low, because in general books aren’t always adapted well into movies. Particularly fantasy books. It will apparently only cover the first two books, but if it’s successful they will consider doing the last book. One of the comments I read online was someone’s disappointment that Ged was going to be played by a blond headed actor (from Canada btw, as is the female lead). In the books, the people of Gont are dark skinned. Really, getting the actors to look just as they are written isn’t as important to me as getting the essence of the story captured right. Anyways, go out and read the books. I’ll be sure to let you know how the movie is when it comes out in December.

I guess I’ll sign off now. I’m closing with a quote from Toy Story.

Woody : Look, we’re all very impressed with Andy’s new toy.

Buzz : Toy?

Woody : T-O-Y, toy.

Buzz : Excuse me, I think the word you’re searching for is “space ranger”.

Woody : The word I’m searching for, I can’t say, because there’s preschool toys present.

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