Well, she was in a beauty pageant, right?
I love the irony in Sarah's response, especially-- "in terms of being able to answer a question forthrightly". Jeez, just look at this response, not to mention the numerous others that make little or no sense!! She can't compose coherent sentences, yet she has the gall to criticize (however misguided, but that's another rant) someone else for allegedly being evasive.
From the op-ed in the NY Times:
"Palin finally took questions on Tuesday from her traveling press corps on her campaign plane. Asked if she thought Senator Obama was dishonest, McCain’s Mean Girl meandered:
“I’m not saying he’s dishonest, but in terms of judgment, in terms of being able to answer a question forthrightly, it has two different parts to this. The judgment and the truthfulness and just being able to answer very candidly a simple question about when did you know him, how did you know him, is there still — has there been an association continued since ’02 or ’05, I know I’ve read a couple different stories. I think it’s relevant.”
Okay, I'm usually NOT attracted to volleyball players (not beefy enough), but this guy is CUTE!
There was a lot of him in the Olympics this year. Phenomenal player.
From the USA Volleyball website:
Clay Stanley (Honolulu, Hawai’i) led the United States with 20 points on a match-high 15 kills, three blocks and two aces. He finished as the best scorer of the tournament with 146 points on 116 kills, 15 blocks and 15 aces. He was also the leading serve.
On top of that, Ein Oso and I noticed how Stanley kept on spanking the other players when they celebrated points. OOOOOOOOH!
I can't wait to play tonight. I'm inspired to... spank!
If you were watching any indoor volleyball this past Olympics (and who wasn't!), you might have noticed that they were using a new ball.
Here's a press release on the new ball.
This new design is supposed to give players "dramatic and improved ball control". There are dimples in the ball and a special coating that will help with slippery balls cause by sweat from players. The balls will also have a more stable flight path because of the design.
I've played once with this ball. It seems a bit heavier than I was used to and the cushioning definitely affected my passing, something that will go away one I play enough with it. When I was setting, I ball felt really good in my hands. I hope all of my leagues will start using the new ball. This is really going to help with those long games when the ball gets really sweaty.
My team got me this ball for my birthday. Can't wait to play with it!
And so concludes my Birthday Week.
It actually started two weekends ago when I drove down to Maryland for a visit with my family. It's been non-stop since then, so that's why I haven't been posting a lot. I still haven't caught up on all my Olympic volleyball!
For those of you who helped me celebrate my "special" birthday, thank you so much. I really did have a great time.
El Marveloso is celebrating a major milestone - his
Since I cannot be with you to celebrate this year (sorry), instead I give you cake! Enjoy!
Here is an Oso waiting to party and to have cake...
What is cuter than an oso? Hello Kitty!!!
What does every party need??? DORA!!!
You should party until the COWS come home!!!
And after all this partying - how will you feel?
Happy Birthday again! I love you!!!!!! - La Magnifica
The greatest duo in beach volleyball history did what no other team had done before, seizing their second straight gold medal despite mush-pocked sand and a pelting rain that drove a sellout crowd to retreat under ponchos and umbrellas. Walsh ended a pair of 21-18 set victories with a crushing spike between China’s Tian Jia and Wang Jie, extending Walsh’s and May-Treanor’s stunning streak of consecutive wins to 108 matches and counting.A gold-medal performance to savor - Olympics - Yahoo! Sports
Way to go! I love these girls!
I have one more weekend of beach volleyball left before I call it quits for this year. I'd rather play indoor.
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
There was some speculation that our beloved president attended the 2008 Olympic Games and drank a little too much.
An interesting development. I have always thought there was something fishy about having to turn off all electronic devices when taking off in a plane. How in the world would my little iPod or a cell phone potentially be dangerous? And if it truly were dangerous, doncha think that the airline staff, not to mention the FAA, would be a little more stringent in enforcing the "shutoff"?
And as we know, cell phones were used in abundance on the planes that eventually crashed on 9/11. And it certainly wasn't the cell phones that made those planes crash.
Lo and behold, Delta announced that they are going to offer wi-fi service on its US flights. Unless I am missing something, it seems as if, when a buck can be made, cell phones and computers apparently are not a hazard in flight anymore!