August 17th, 2004

children of dune - leto 1

updates from armchair olympics

In retrospect, I'm always kind of amused how Family and I become Armchair Gymnastic Judges, very much as we become Armchair Figure Skating Judges. You know, where you really *do* think you can honest-to-God tell the difference between a triple loop and a triple flip. And yell at teh screen to punctuate this knowledge.

This is the first time, though, that Child's seen Mommy yelling at innocuous-looking people doing odd things on large apparatus, as the last Olympics, he was three and pretty much in blob-toddler stage of ooh, colors!

Child: Jenny, what are they doing?

(Yes. He does still call me Jenn and Jenny.)

ME: SHE STEPPED! THAT WAS A STEP! LOSE A TENTH, DAMMIT! LOSE A TENTH!

Because of course, from my comfy spot in front of the TV, I so know what I'm talking about.

Child: ...Mom?

(I hear this most often when he's worried. Yes, I scare my child during Olympics.)

Me: WHAT. THE. HELL? She DIDN'T STICK HER LANDING! SHE HOPPED!

I don't need to explain how it degenerated from there.

Or I could.

ME: SHE SO DID NOT LOSE HER BALANCE! SHUT UP COMMENTATORS! SHUT UP!

....

ME: Oh God, stop talking about how high they *could* score. Every time you do that, someone stumbles. SHUT UP YOU MADE HER STUMBLE AGAIN!

It's true though. Seriously. They'll be all like "ooh, she can get 9.7s usually--whoops, lookie, mistake, but still--ooh, balance check (blah blah blah)." Except the Romanians. They seem to be immune to The Commentator's Curse.

I'm digging Mo, with the tattoo on her ankle and how just utterly ecstatic she looks to be here. Plus, you know, delivering pizzas and living in unfurnished apartments to afford Olympic training? That girl *rocks*.

Also, Phelps is still, *extremely* hot. But yes, I see the ear thing. Also, perhaps one might say his chats with interviewers do not show his most intelligent side.

OOH! LAST ROTATION ON GYMNASTICS! MUST BREATHE!

*breathes*
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update on slumberparty04 - last week for sign-up

We're in the last week of sign-up for The New York Slumberparty, and svmadelyn has posted a list of people who have so far expressed interest in coming by, either for the overnight weekend or hanging with us. So, check out. If you plan on coming by but won't be staying the nights, that's fine, we just want to know so we can plan for it.

For sign up, go here to add your name. For hotel room rates, go here. And you can see why svmadelyn is handing all the publicity stuff--she is just organized as heck, isn't she?

*breathes*

Also, introducing my new favorite icon, the Cookie Icon. It is for Very Special Moments, like this one.
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