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Old 07-30-2012, 01:26 AM   #71
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A note of interest

Aly, the American gymnast is a local girl. Her family is friends with some jewelers located down on Cape Cod, in Falmouth. They made her a pair of earings that have alternately rubies and saphires in a circle with a diamond in the middle. She was given permission to wear them during her competitions. If the USA team takes the team gold, they will make a pair for the other four girls. If they do a head shot of her, you will be able to see them. They are very pretty and dainty.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:41 AM   #72
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I generally watch every bit of the Summer and Winter Olympics that I can. Even sports I don't normally watch are better on the Olympics. I haven't been able to see much this time (not home, and when we are the channel doesn't always come in right), but I have seen some of the swimming, synchronized diving, beach volleyball, rowing, and gymnastics. James started talking a lot during one of the events last night, and finally I just had to set him straight with a firm (but nice) stare and, "I take my Olympics VERY SERIOUSLY."

Someone mentioned curling. I love to watch curling in the Winter Olympics!

I love the inspirational stories they tell about the athletes too.
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To aid some of our ex colonial serfs in understanding British humour at its best I give you role call.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:53 AM   #74
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:13 AM   #75
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lol, bolas. i've always liked rowan.

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Bucky T, you are a punny fellow.

Oh, and I know U2 is Irish, but aren't they the British Isles? I just figured. My apologies to all our English and Irish members.
no apologies needed, lp. it's a common mistake of history. you know, where the victorious get to name things for a while.

although ask any free irishman, and they'll tell you that ireland is not british, and it is an island nation unto itself.

irish math: 26 + 6 = 1



ok, back to the olympics.

i need to start wearing a cup every time they show a boxing match. my boy is really getting into these olympics...
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:39 AM   #76
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I like Rowan too, he is so funny
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Old 07-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #77
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lol, bolas. i've always liked rowan.



no apologies needed, lp. it's a common mistake of history. you know, where the victorious get to name things for a while.

although ask any free irishman, and they'll tell you that ireland is not british, and it is an island nation unto itself.

irish math: 26 + 6 = 1



ok, back to the olympics.

i need to start wearing a cup every time they show a boxing match. my boy is really getting into these olympics...
So after little league, he will start training for the Olympics? Or has training alreaddy started?
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Northern Ireland is British. Those of us from the UK are British. Irish are Irish, Scots are Scottish, those from Wales are Welsh, and those from England are English.
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Early Monday morning and the equestrian events are on. Cross country. YEA! My favorite event.
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Early Monday morning and the equestrian events are on. Cross country. YEA! My favorite event.
I was unaware that there were equestrian events in the olympics until I saw them this morning. So sad about the one that slipped and fell. It must be crazy getting both yourself and your horse to the events.
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