Mrs. 4444 is my Favorite Friday Blogger because she gives us permission to be random. She wants us to empty all of the clutter out of our minds so we can enjoy the weekend with clear head and renewed focus. What a gal! Make sure you check out all of the other people who are looking forward to a decluttered weekend.
We have watched every season of Survivor and I am enjoying the new season. I am surprised, however, how a couple of my favorite heroes are really annoying me this time around. I liked both James and Rupert the past two times they won but this time, I am tired of the whining and fighting. I didn't like Boston Rob his first season but enjoyed him (and Amber, of course) in the All Star season and LOVE his play so far this year. I am surprised - make that stunned - that the Villains realize that they would be toast without him. I can't say that I ever thought about him as brilliant before but he is amazing with his ability to solve puzzles. I will confess that I went online and searched for "spoilers". So far, they are 100% on the first two kicked off. All I can say is that I hope it isn't true because I am not wild about how it is coming down. Just sayin'.
We have caught a little bit of the Olympics. Boy, Shaun White is one amazing snowboarder. He was so much better than everyone else. It was like watching a professional basketball player versus the small-town varsity team. I had forgotten how much chaos goes on in short track skating - and how much luck seems to factor in. Hard to believe that you could train for 4 years and end up losing because the person next to you takes you out. The Agony of Defeat.
Anyone else remember watching The Wide World of Sports? I loved that show growing up. My father was a sports fan and we would watch it every weekend. Jim McKay announcing "The Thrill of Victory and The Agony of Defeat". Every week, the agony was illustrated by a clip of a ski jumper wiping out. Don't worry folks, no foreigners were injured in the making of the clip. The skier walked away.
I read a ton when I was younger. I loved mysteries but also read many biographies of a wide variety of people. I actually read Jim McKay's biography. I remember when he crossed network lines to broadcast the Olympics for another network because they realized that to many of us, he was the Olympics. Nowadays, it is Bob Costa who is the face of the Olympics.
Did you read where the college professor who killed others in her department because she didn't get tenure had killed her brother years ago? There are allegations of a cover-up. I can see the law suits coming!
That is it for today. Have a great Friday.
Here's to Mrs 4444!