Saturday, August 09, 2008

Saturday Night Music......

So in honor of the Athletes...Reach by Gloria Estafan.....

( I love the Summer Olympics....Okay....This is part of the Olympics I love...Beach Volleyball and Swimming...sigh....and later track and field....I don't like all the pageantry stuff....but watching the competition from athletes from all over the world.....)

19 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

Atleast someone cares about athletics.

With the world economy so connected, the protest in China, is more annoying to the bureaucracy, than threatening.

enigma4ever said...

nice to see you renegade...

I am not into all the pageantry etc...But I love that people from all over can come and compete- that I care about....and the MSM and NBC trying to make massive money- that is something that really annoys me....

or the asshole King that is there as a "sports fan"...

but I know what it takes to train like that....it is alot of work...I really respect that...

(no wars ever broke out in a swimming pool...jus sayin')

enigma4ever said...

( BTW Renegade I don't know if you are watching but the number of McGramps ads has been huge- he is spending major $$$$ on ads...)

Ingrid said...

phoo...did they ever mess up the national anthem!! shee..and I'm the one who always wants to see the after 'good game' handshakes and crowd interactions..
ok..gotta go..(kid interuptions)

Ingrid

enigma4ever said...

Ingrid:::
I confess I spewed pepsi when they showed Kissinger - WHY is he there- he is no sports fan..gross...urgh....and the Bushes...yuck...



.show Phelps mom..yeah...

thepoetryman said...

I too am not a fan of the pomp and circumstance... Yuk. I love to watch competitive sports. Humans overcoming great odds.

enigma4ever said...

yup...you got it..that is the beauty...


Ingird are you watching???/the Durch gals are fierce swimmer????

Ingrid said...

woohoo..yep!! 'we' won 'we' won..

well, when Dara Torres did her first olympics..that's the year I emigrated (first to Canada so having become Canadian, I'll always root for them too..two countries to root for..ok ok..will root Americans of course IF the other two are not in it..[g]

that said, it's all about sportsmanship... I love it when someone does well regardless..I was rooting for Lochte tonight as he got so close...anyhoo..told James I had to come by and say 'woohoo'!!
thx for thinkin' of me..now if they show the Dutch national anthem (and not messed up pls), I'll be going 'woohoo boohoo' snif...

Ingrid

Ingrid said...

hey do we need one of those IM or MSN actual time talk thingies?? (sorry, can't think of what it's called..)

Ingrid

enigma4ever said...

Nahhh We do fine here ( I have no idea what those things are like twitter ??)

The Dutch gals were amazing....wow...

I root for all kinds of people and teams...I guess that makes me so Un- patriotic !!!...Daria- since she was 17 and she is a young mom and 41...that sooooo rocks...

Beach Bum said...

...I don't like all the pageantry stuff...

My daughter sure did, we adopted her from China and at five she loved seeing the opening ceremonies and how it displayed a history of her birth country. Even now when we playfully ask her whether she is American or Chinese even now she shots back that she is Chinese.

Ingrid said...

alrightie..off to bed now..and I'm central time you east coast timers must be really tired...

such excitement.. of course, I knew they were going to win as the results were up on nbcolympics.com but I conveniently forgot..hehe..

nighty night E!!

Ingrid

enigma4ever said...

Beach Bum;;;
that is wonderful,...( I wanted to do that so much...) good for you....I bet she did love it ....( I am just not a pageantry person...that's all- I love seeing the athletes get there against the odds...) But I do love the music and seeing the athletes together...and when they weave the culture in to the process...The military part was kind of scary ( for me anyways)....but I am so glad that your daughter saw it ( and that you shared it with her...)

my son was so interested in China from the time he was 5 on...so we studied it in depth for years....Asian Cultures are where my heart is.,...always....namaste..

Ingrid:::
nighties night- hope your little one feels better..take care down there mama...

Substitute Teacher said...

Kissinger and Bush together on screen this evening...two War Criminals together, that was my comment the second I spied them greeting each other.

The gymnastics was just incredible. No one can actually do any of that stuff. It's magic.

My favorite is weight lifting.

BTW, my teenage son is Peruvian. He cheered the Peruvian contingent in the March of the Athletes, but he roots for the Yanks.

enigma4ever said...

Substitute teacher:::

the Gymnastics was amazing...I had no idea that was going to be on...wow..how do they hang like that !!!

So cool about your son..that is wonderful...

( I root for whoever inspires me..or catches my heart...)

weight lifting - omg...too funny- they make me so nervous...I always think something will pop or something...

I love it all...I like watching it...track to fencing to swimming to volleyball and diving...etc etc...

Substitute Teacher said...

One of the strangest stories from the Olympics is that of Becky Hammon, an American WNBA star who became a naturalized Russian citizen because she was never invited to play in the American Olympic basketball team. She played against the Americans in an exhibition game. Don't yet know who won.

enigma4ever said...

Sub ::
Oh I will look forward to that- let me know...okay? I love B-ball..

D.K. Raed said...

I record it all so I don't have to see the McC ads, also I can zip through the announcers. Mark Phelps is on his way to besting Spitz! But boy did they mess up the national anthem, hunh? start it in the middle, cut off the end, who even notices?

I think I'm recording Olympic Tennis now. Got a tennis fan in the house who's following it closely, but we think NBC won't cover whole matches, just highlights, those things take hours.

enigma4ever said...

DK:::
hey there....yeah...the Anthem...got out right before "brave"...too strange...and the prez there( I thought it kind of funny for some reason)...and yeah you better record the tennis for mr.dk. for sure....Mark Phelps was beautiful to watch...really amazing - he really is like watching a dolphin....

I fell asleep during the volleyball and now I don't know who won...oye...