I can’t help it: even though I hardly EVER watch handball and really couldn’t care less about it, I was totally psyched when the Icelandic national team beat world champs Germany at the Olympics today.
Consider: on the one hand we have a nation of 80 million people. On the other you have a nation of 300,000 people. The odds are not in our favour, are they? AND YET WE BEAT THEY ASSES, YO!!
AND SPEAKING OF NATIONALISTIC PRIDE
How about them Chinese, huh? They pulled a Milli Vanilli on us at the opening ceremonies and had a very cute and charismatic little girl lip-sync to singing by another little girl, who was deemed too unsightly to be seen on TV. Interviewed on a radio programme, a Chinese official explained without a hint of irony that they had no choice: China’s image had to be flawless under such circumstances. Oh – and all those awesome fireworks that went off during the ceremonies, the ones they showed on TV and exploded like a miniature Olympic Stadium, consecutively from the edge of Bejing to the stadium itself? All fake!*
WEATHER MUCH THE SAME AS YESTERDAY
Although perhaps just a tad cooler. Nice and sunny, though, especially for those who were able to take the time to be outside … sadly businesses in Niceland seem to close due to weather only in July [although with global warming, that may change]. At the moment we have 11°C [52F], the sun came up at 5.10 am and went down at 9.52 this evening.
PS – Cassie, who is visiting from New York, has an interesting take on our weather over on her blog today. Always good to get an outside perspective!
* Prolly a good thing. In between oohs- and aaahs, EPI and I kept marvelling at how they were releasing all that additional smog, as if they didn’t have enough already. We know all about firework smog up here *cough*.