Archive for September 2008
Mandy: “One thing you can say about him: he’s got good chairs.”
T: “That’s what I always look for in a man: his furniture.”
Mandy: “His couch sucks though.”
I know the Olympics ended ages ago. But, you know, I was having blogging troubles, and then Internet-access troubles, and then I went away, blah blah blah. Excuses, excuses don’t win you gold medals, as the South African Olympians of 2008 can attest.
Anyway, better late than never, so brace yourself for a series of family conversations about the Olympics.
On the event
Mim: “There are so many events and different venues to organise. I really don’t know how we thought we could handle hosting the Olympics.”
Kim: “Don’t worry, Mim. No one’s expecting you to organise the Olympics.”
Mim: “I’m not saying I couldn’t organise the Olympics; I’m saying the country couldn’t. Don’t forget, I’m the one with project management skills!”
On the swiming
Kim: “Michael Phelps isn’t very attractive, is he?”
Mim: “He’s just the boy next door.”
Kim: “No he’s not; he’s the boy two doors down.”
On the C1 canoeing
T: “What is this? It looks bizarre.”
Mim: “Oh, it’s just a little Hiawatha event; only the Canadians care about it.”
On the tennis
So, when I arrived in Jozi from Vaduz, I figured I should change my blog name, as “Liech, life, and everything else” isn’t really an accurate description of where I’m at these days… Admittedly, it’s taken me a while, but I finally did it.
Decided I’d also take the chance to migrate from Blogger, which was giving me problems, to WordPress. All successfully done, but still need to figure out how to make my old blog redirect to this url; if anyone has tips, fill up the comments box, please!
Am really happy with the switch so far, although I am still busy going through all my old posts and updating links etc. As Jarrod says to Lily in Eagle vs Shark: “I almost came as a shark actually, but then I realised an eagle’s slightly better.”
Then I had to think of a new name. I was contemplating theresamallinson.wordpress.com, but I don’t intend to grow up until I’m at least 30, so figured I’d go with trinklebean instead. And the travels bit? Well, hopefully the travelling will happen again one day; at any rate, I feel a little like a tourist in Jozi, since it’s still fairly new to me, and all very exciting!