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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

What in the world was snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis thinking pulling that hot dog move with a 100 meter lead on the second place opponent? I hope she didn’t have her endorsement money spent yet as she threw it away with that bonehead move and cost her and her country a gold medal. The rest of the Olympics is OK but I wouldn’t want it to be on any more than every four years. Bob Costas is doing his usual great job of hosting the affair. Costas is always good regardless of what he does and it is nice to see him between the multitude of commercials.....Do you like to read good mysteries? If you read this space with any regularity you know that I love a mystery particularly by John Dunning, Robert B. Parker, and Michael Connelly. I want to add Harlan Coben to that list. I just finished his "Just One Look" and am half way through "The Innocent". Coben is definitely "A" list with his work as he brings new meaning to "page turner" and "I can’t put this book down".....Do ten year old kids riding skateboards really need to be talking on cell phones? I was just wondering.....It has been 125 days since it rained in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. The previous record was 101 days. Attention firemen: get ready to be busy this spring.....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jim!

I had rooted for "Grandma Luge" this year for the first time. I understand that she has competed for the past 5 years. She is a member of the Red Hat Society of which I am also a member. This group is for women 50 years of age and older, however, younger women can join. They wear pink hats and lavendar colors while we wear red hats and purple clothing. Our group has revamped the hat-making industry. Plus, we have a lot of fun when we are able to get together.

My point is here is a woman who is 52-years-old and is competing in the Olympics with all these other young bucks. Pretty impressive! No doubt, she had to take some indirect insults from the snob set. I would have loved to see her compete this year. Unfortunately, she joined that number of Olympians who were plagued with injuries this year! I hope she tries again next year.

Best wishes,