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ok, I think the day of doing absolutely nothing did the trick. I'm brain-fried from sitting in front of the computer all day, but the physical almost-sick is gone. whee.

I'm all bitter at skating again - just like in '94, the pair who skated perfectly got silver, and the political favorite who made mistakes got gold. argh. I know there is no fairness in competition, but the idealist in me still thinks the olympics should at least try to be objective.

never did get around to posting about yesterday - after I gave up trying to do work I just played CivIII for the rest of the day - but I'll sum it up in a few words: sex, people, meat, tasty beverage, butterscotch, movie.

Made some interesting discoveries about the measurements of certain aspects of our sofa, and their conduciveness to, erm, satisfying positions.

A Beautiful Mind is really good - wasn't really prepared for some of the heartstring-wrenching, but got through it okay. There were some great quotes from it, but because I didn't remember that until just now I no longer remember what they were. oops.

Ok, time for shower and bed. Sleep good.


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Feb. 12th, 2002 09:53 am (UTC)
Well, according to this article from Yahoo the nine pairs skating judges will "have to justify their decision to high ranking Olympic officials later today." I don't know if it will change the outcome, but at least something is being done about it. Whether it's just for show or not, I don't know. Here's the linkage....

Feb. 12th, 2002 12:37 pm (UTC)
politics was one of the most frustrating parts of doing sports-that-are-popular-in-the-media (i can't think of a better way to describe them.) I used to skate, and I used to do ballet, but in the end I got so sick of being not the right body type, and being not as good because I wasn't cute enough to be clara or whatever. I found it less pervasive in combined training, because the result of the competition relies on absolutes; ie the pole falls down or stays up, the time limit was exceeded or not. (this is the main reason I stuck with it for as long as I could!) Plus there is the added bonus that women and men go through the exact same tests, which I think is reelee cool!

I like the exhibition parts of the olympics, I remember one Russian guy who won a gold medal a few olympics ago, just having a total blast and doing all these jumps and stuff, not nervous at all, hence not as much threat of falling down :) I haven't seen any of the olympics, we have no tv anymore -- oh wait im happy we don't have a tv *lol* I have been kinda keeping track on the internet tho *yay vermont!*
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