Monday, 15 February 2010

I never thought I'd say this, but I miss Bob Costas...


And a good evening to you from across the Pond after a FANTASTIC day in the mother country. First off - Happy President's Day! Here's hoping that all my comrades back in the colonies got some time to take a breather. Ogas - I hope you're shreddin' the tables about now, brother! "Paiiiiiii GOW!!!! Come on, MONKEY!"

So today was another two-a-day for Sammy, and Jenny proved her all around fitness by hitting the eliptical, the C-2, and the bike for some proper cross-training. I settled for weights in the morning and 65 minutes on the bike in the evening (Price - I challenge you to a Cat 4 crit the second I step off the plane - riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight...). I will say that, for the first time since October, my legs actually feel tired from exercise! SUCH a good feeling!

To celebrate being active, Jenny and I are consuming half a slab of brie tonight (Fizzy - your leftovers are coming in handy - three of those blocks of cheese are already gone!), and I'm washing it down with a beer to celebrate "good pain." The foot didn't hurt during the spin, so I'm thinking that the lazy day yesterday was a much needed rest period (hey - I tell myself what I have to - is that so wrong?).

I got home tonight expecting to see 5.5 hours of Olympic coverage (as promised to me by the BBC), but OH NO - that was the liberal media lying to me. Instead, you find that you have to bounce from station to station to catch ANY of the games, and each piece segment (they are only 90 minutes) starts with a THIRTY MINUTE INTRODUCTION of the event, followed by some CLASSIC British commentary within the event.

In literary news, I conquered a book on life's "must read" list tonight: "A People's History of the United States." Honestly, all I can say is WOW. Granted, I am everyone's token socialist friend, so you obviously have to temper what I say with a grain of salt. Furthermore, I will absolutely agree that some parts are obscenely biased and do not portray a balanced view of history. That being said, there are facts and figures in that book that a) cannot be disputed and b) should be common knowledge to all Americans. Personally, I feel this should be required reading for every high school and college student, as this book provides many an insight into viewing history from the perspective of the invisible.

Well, we've got 8 minutes until the men's snowboarding final, and so it's time to wrap myself in the Stars and Stripes and start chanting "U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!" Ray Ray - I hope you're havin' a blast up there brother! And Dinger, since Ray is your favorite "character" in the blog, you might want to follow his spin-off series, to keep up with the latest exploits of the Portuguese Assassin in the Great White North.

Okay, that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!


Sam and Jenny

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