Well, I do get to go back to work today, and tomorrow, something I will need to endure for the next 5 days. Don't get too close, my lack of enthusiasm is contagious, not as bad as Delta though.
No rain is forecast, so that's nice. The temps are supposed to hover around in the mid-80's, so that's nice, with the occasional thunderstorm. I need to mow my lawn, so that will probably take place either tomorrow or Friday before I go to work. Hopefully things will dry out a little more by then.
On the Simon Biles bit? I feel sorry for her. America only wants winners. Counting the gold medals is more important then the competition. We want our athletes to be more stellar and less human. And it isn't just America, however here too many feel victory needs to be assured. But doesn't that take the human element out of the equation? You may think me odd, but when I saw the UK won a medal for Mountain Biking I felt really pleased. Way to go Brits!!! and France!!! and Slovenia!!! and Austria!!! Somewhere in our recent past, America seemed to lose our understanding of sportsmanship, and that's a shame.
And I bought myself a small statue of Ganesh. He is a patron of the arts, and also a destroyer of vanity. And, while I don't practice Hinduism, I don't see why it isn't a good idea to have him on my side.
Certainly sounds like voter fraud to me!ReplyDelete
You forgot to throw in your evil laugh. :)Delete
People should also realize that if an athlete isn't mentally fit/ready/prepared to play, especially a gymnast, it can result in serious injury.ReplyDelete
Biles is at the Olympics in the middle of a pandemic, but all people wanna see is a gold medal around her neck.
You're so right, it's all about the gold.Delete
I read about Simone Biles dropping out and felt so, so sorry for her (and for the US team). To have trained for so long and then not be able to handle it at the end is just so sad. But I'm glad she did what she did because as Bob says, a gymnast, in particular, can do so much damage to his/her body if they are not mentally fit!ReplyDelete
I don't doubt it's not only the pressure of competing but from those around who've been telling for ages 'you've got this in the bag.'Delete
Oh, the whole Simone Biles thing is a repeat of the Naomi Osaka brouhaha. I'm all for them taking care of their mental health before anything. I just reminded someone that Simone won gold medals while her toes were broken. They quickly went silent.ReplyDelete
Love your Ganesh. I'm partial to Shiva, though.
All people want to see is the gold.Delete
The negative bottom feeders who are criticizing Simone should be assigned to be cellmates of Dr Creepo Nassar. Guess they forgot about all that mental trauma. That would sideline many ppl for life.ReplyDelete
And there have been so many problems, especially with the gymnasts, how easy it is for people to forget.Delete