Thursday, August 21, 2008

New olympic sport...enter here!!

How do you know the Olympics are really on?

-When you watch 3 and a half hours of women's softball, including 5 innings of extra time, to only see home runs you could count on one hand...then the Australians lose anyway!!

Now, if it were George, Brad, Orlando, perhaps Harrison and a young Paul Newman playing, (preferably for the skins side!!!) it may be a different story.....but that is how you know it was the Olympics!

But I do like softball, really. When the three of us friends played in the High School winter sports against other high schools over 20 years ago i think I may have once even got to field...well, I know one of us once had a run!! maybe it was me...oh, the happy sporting memories.

Which brings me to the next question...when are they going to bring in things I can do to the olympics??!!! Make them real I say; softball is going out-let's replace it with something great!!! yes girls, the move is on, ENDURANCE QUILTING EVENTS IN 2012.
And think what it would do for world peace and communication...a whole stadium full of quilters for days!!

....i'll start a petition, sign up here!!!!Now what is juan Antonio's address.?......

As you can tell, no quilting actually happening here at present (maybe i am just tapering the training in preparation-that's Olympic talk....all those viewing hours do pay off.) But I have to share this email I received with gotta love a singing governess with a sense of humour,

Have a great day,

from Tracey, future Olympian!!

Julie Andrews Turns 69, this is hysterical
To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at
Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP.
One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary

movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used:

(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, and hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak, When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,

I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, confused brains and no need for sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache, When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad.

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it.


Needled Mom said...

The tune is so catchy. Loved it.

I enjoyed seeing more photos from the quilt retret. The body shadows from the back lighting were great....maybe a new idea for a quilt???

Yes, we are all spending too much time watching the Olympics. There are so many fun events.

Libby said...

I am spending far too much time with the Olympics . . . but they only come every four years, so I won't beat myself up over it.
That song is too cute *s*

Jo-Anne said...

That is hilarious! Miss Andrews has been a long time fave for me!!

I would like to add my little signature to your petition, Tracy. Do you think it will help?? :):):)

Mary said...

Maybe we need to plan a quilting/blogging activity for the 2010 Winter Olympics...wouldn't that be fun?

liz said...

That is just so great.
What a great lady.
I absolutely love the Sound of Music.
Cheers from Liz

Kim said...

Ain't this the truth, love Julie Andrews. Sure thing, sign me up for the Olympic quilting event. I here for you!! Hope the team training is in your hometown!

Margaret said...

This morning it was great to see two virtually unknown Aussie Athletes take out medals. Jared Tallent in the walk yesterday and a boy with lovely hair in the high jump this morning. I have been knitting in the lounge where the sun is streaming in through the windows, I have had enough of Gymnastics.

Margaret said...

Apology he was a pole vaulter. Seniors Moment

Quilting Journey said...

Loved the lyrics. Unfortunately, that whole Julie Andrews and AARP is an urban legend. Never happened but has been on the Internet ever since the song was sung at another event,not by Julie, and the audience sang it. I double checked to make sure. I love it anyway, and we can sing along as we all join in your future Olympic event.