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Friday, August 08, 2008

8/8/08

Although I don't always watch all the events, I do enjoy the opening ceremonies. I also love the gymnastics. As a kid, I wanted to be Nadia. I thought that hanging upside down on my swing set immediately classified me as a gymnast. I would flip around then jump off and pose. Then I got a rude awakening. After I whined and begged, my parents signed me up for gymnastics. It was nothing like what I imagined. It was HARD work! Leave me on my swing set. Thank you very much!

I also had this wild idea of being just like Dorothy Hamill. I even chopped my waist long hair into the "Dorothy Hamill" cut and my mom bought me some "Bouncing & Behaving" shampoo, because I couldn't have the cut without the shampoo and conditioner! Forget the fact that I had NEVER stepped foot on an ice rink, I was still going to be as gracefull on the ice as she was. So one day my parents took me to the only ice rink in Miami so that I could make my debut. It was freakin' cold! My thin Floridian blood could not handle it. My butt was on the ice more than my skates. The freezing cold is probably the reason why I couldn't move without falling. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. So right then and there, my ice skating career ended.
Oh, and in case you're interested, I also had a very short lived high diving career. The first jump from the high dive board resulted in a major belly flop. I swear, it burned for a couple of months days. So yeah. An athlete, I'm not.
Needless to say, I never made it to the Olympics!


Here is one of my favorite pictures from the Olympic Gardens in Beijing.

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2 comments:

Days like These! said...

I love that photo!!

scrappysue said...

i love watching the gymnastics too!

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