What a difference a day makes…9 medals given out to Americans yesterday, 5 of them gold, and we have finally taken a solid lead in the medal count.
We got four of those medals (2 gold, 2 silver) in the men’s decathlon and triple jump. One of our girls got a gold in boxing (C. Shields), our women’s soccer (football) team got the gold over Japan, we got a silver in the women’s marathon swimming event (H. Anderson), a bronze in men’s taekwondo (T. Jennings), and our men got the gold in water polo!
What an awesome Olympic day for the USA…congrats winners!
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We’re running out of days…and honestly, when the track and field events come on and I see the men primping for the camera and striking their superman poses, I turn it off. These sports lose their sparkle for me when it turns into someone trying to “cement his legend” instead of just young and raw talent trying to compete against others in the same new boat. I guess it’s like the pros versus college sports. I’ll take college sports any day over the drama queens of pro sports. Now, they’re not all drama queens of course, but the drama that goes on is too much for me to stress about. Watch college sports for the value of a kid trying to make his/her way in the world of sports and you’ll see what I mean.
Now…back to the status of the Olympics. Day twelve found Americans in the final of women’s beach volleyball. That was kinda cool and of course, the reigning champs prevailed again. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh completed their three-pete of Olympic Golds and I believe we got a peak at their replacements on the podium for the next Olympics.
And my goodness, looky here…we have reclaimed our lead in the medal count! GO USA! Only a couple more days to see if we can stay on top…should be interesting!
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Well day five has been alot like days three and four…roller coaster rides!! Men’s gymnastics held individual all arounds and I couldn’t be more sad for John Orozco and his family. The games haven’t been great for him and the pommel horse appears to hate all Americans
BUT, congrats to Danell Leyva for recovering enough to gain a bronze…way to go Danell!!!
Also on the upside and more consistent then other sports, swimming athletes have once again gotten the job done!!! Among the USA wins were golds for Nathan Adrian and the women’s team in the 4×200.
And aren’t we all glad to not be among those disqualified in badminton?!! Maybe they’ll call me up now for my Olympic moment…I’m available!!!
Here’s the medal count as of day five…no worries China, we’ll catch up and surpass you in track and field, if not sooner! GO USA!
Good Morning Blog World and what a beautiful morning it is! Saturday, being my absolute favorite day of the week is here and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve completed my accounting homework, read the paper, am on my third cup of coffee, have the chicken marinating for my famous “chicken bacon wraps”, and am researching international dumb laws. And it’s just 8 am. I feel accomplished. Remember that old Army commercial? “We do more before 9 am than most people do all day”. When that commercial was on the air, I was a teenager who slept past 9 am (read noon) at every possible opportunity (and some that became possibilities when the alarm was thrown across the room) and felt this was not the best marketing tool for any job. Who wants to work so hard THAT freakin’ early in the morning?
Well, as shocking as it is, apparently I do! Now, don’t get the wrong impression…I don’t LOVE getting up at 5 am every morning, but after a few hours when the brain starts working and I start thinking of all the things I want to do, I feel motivated. These hours in the morning are when I put the most thoughts into this blog. I come up with some great ideas, if I do say so myself, and will get around to writing about all those ideas when I hit the lottery and can stay home all day every day. Not likely to happen since I don’t even play the lottery, but details schmetails.
For today’s blog, I decided to go one step further with the dumb laws theme. Lesley, a faithful and brilliant reader from England, inspired this blog with her comment concerning pregnant women and their “assistance” from police helmets when the urge to pee was too much to bear. As an ex-pregnant woman, I have to say I LOVE that dumb law!! Police are out there to serve and protect, and I appreciate every single one of them, but where were they when I was pregnant?? Now, let’s check into some other international dumb laws and I think you’ll agree with me when I say we may be divided by a large pond, but obviously we’re more alike than previously thought:
GERMANY(one of my absolute favorite countries):
Every office must have a view of the sky, however small. I’m afraid to mention that at work. I imagine a ceiling with fist sized holes dotting the ceiling.
It is illegal for ones car to run out of gas on the Autobahn. And deadly! Although, I have to admit I love the autobahn. Not for the obvious speed factor (although that is cool!), but because of the known etiquette. Large trucks stay in the right lane, cars only use the left lane to pass (imagine that America!), and if you’re the slower vehicle, speedy gets behinds you and turns on their left turn signal in a polite GET OUT OF MY WAY! Which the slower car just…does. No drama…no horns…no middle fingers waving in the air. It’s nice. Polite. Quiet. And get this…SAFE.
Clothes may not be hung to dry on Sunday.
You may not wash your car on a Sunday.
It is considered an offense to mow your lawn on a Sunday, because it causes too much noise. I didn’t realize Sundays were so special in Switzerland. The law should probably be changed to say, “Sundays are for rest. Make no noise, do no chores, don’t bother your neighbors…just shut up and color”.
It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P. Just how loud are their toilets?
A man may not relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P. Uhmm…how is this one policed? I’m thinking a wife can have some serious payback if he’s not careful. “Remember when you told me I couldn’t buy those shoes? hehehe, well you just wait”
If you forget your car-keys inside the car and you leave the car open, you will be punished. “Forget” being the key word here. So you’re punished for leaving the keys in an open car? Guess they didn’t feel it was necessary to talk about the punishment you give yourself when you leave the keys in the car AND lock it.
It is illegal to leave your house if you are not wearing underwear. Yeah Britney Spears!
You must pay a fine of $600 in Thailand if you’re caught throwing away chewed bubble gum on the sidewalk. Wow, that’s a steep penalty for a five cent piece of gum! (Did anyone else get a vision of that scene from the movie Elf where he chews the ABC gum off the rail?? Or was that just me?)
No one may step on any of the nation’s currency. American Government take note! We not only step on our currency, we throw it away, waste it, abuse it, and owe gazillions! Maybe if we held it in such high regard as Thailand…well, we might be a little more careful with it?
Cars whose license plates end with a 1 or 2 are not allowed on the roads on Monday, 3 or 4 on Tuesday, 5 or 6 on Wednesday, 7 or 8 on Thursday, and 9 or 0 on Friday from 7:00 A. Dang…my license plate is 1234567890!
While prostitution is legal, it is illegal to use the services of a prostitute. My favorite dumb law! Uhmmm…apparently, that job doesn’t pay well.
The sale of gum is prohibited. Gum is a bad word in other countries!
Homosexuals are not allowed to live in the country. GEEZ! Not a very open-minded country, eh? They must have the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
As it is considered pornographic, you may not walk around your home nude. Another one that I wonder how it is policed??
If you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying, “I am a litterer.” Ooooh, that’ll TEACH’em…You showed them. Wait a minute, isn’t this the same country that flogged that American teenager years ago for vandalism? And this is the best they can come up for littering??
It is illegal to pee in an elevator. Gross. And just in elevators? And just pee? hehe, ewwwww, double gross.
No cows may be driven down the roadway between 10 AM and 7 PM unless there is prior approval from the Commissioner of Police. HA HA! Ok, this one might take the place of my favorite dumb law. Who “drives” a cow??
Divorces are outlawed. Uhmmm…Prince Charles??
It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (in a pub or bar). Maybe I misunderstood the point of a pub or bar.
It is illegal for two adult men to have sex in the same house as a third person. Too much math in here for me…reminds me of those word problems “when three trains leave their stations at the same time and one train is traveling 35 mph…”
Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks (enacted by Edward VI). Someone please explain to me “sharp end” of a boiled egg???
A bed may not be hung out of a window. Darn…I had that on my to-do list today!
Which ones are your favorites?
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. One last time, I’d like to thank “The Dumb Network” for all this research into dumb laws- American and International…have a terrific Saturday and Happy Bloggin’!!