Archive for August, 2008

10 Things You Didn’t Like About School

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

There are some people who are great students, that love studying and have a great attention span.  I am definitely not one of those people!

  1. Homework (of course)
  2. Labels -  The popular group, nerds/geeks, goths, jocks
  3. Uniforms (went to Catholic school)
  4. Fill in the blank questions rather than multiple choice
  5. Chemistry
  6. Lugging around heavy books
  7. Trying to find out who you are and where you fit in - it was harder for some than others
  8. In college, you could be 19 and get into bars, but had to be 21 to drink.  Not fun.
  9. Cramming all night for finals
  10. Having your roommate refuse to share her horticulture notes with you because you and your other roommate ditched and had Subway instead

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10 Favorite Olympic Athletes of All Time

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

We did this one in 2006, but a lot can change in 2 years.  :-)

1) Nadia Comaneci - How could you not love the first perfect 10?

2) Dorothy Hamill - I had her haircut for the longest time, though it wasn’t my choice

3) Carl Lewis - 9 gold medals in 4 Olympics in two different events - running and long jump

4) Florence Griffith Joyner - I got caught up in Flo-Jo madness when I was a kid…even now, I still admire her.  She died way too young at 38 years old.

5) Michael Phelps - At first, I wasn’t really into the Michael Phelps hype…I was very impressed with him as an athlete, but didn’t really see much of him as a person.  But then they did an interview with him and his mom, and as his mom talked about how she was going back to her job as a school principal, Michael looked at her with pride in his eyes.  He won me over!

6) Greg Louganis - I had the biggest crush on his as a kid - he was the king of diving

7) Apolo Anton Ohno - I can’t wait to see him in the 2010 games…every Olympics I see him in, he gets more and more mature.  Also, he’s a great samba dancer!

8) Mary Lou Retton - America’s sweetheart when I was growing up - I didn’t know anyone my age who didn’t like her

9) Masahiko “Happy” Harada - Always smiling, even with the pressure of his country on his back…

10) Rulon Gardner - His win was amazing, and I loved seeing him celebrate by doing a cartwheel

Honorable Mention: Shawn Johnson - after all of the controversy, being the World Champion and having to settle for silver, watching her teammate win gold, she smiled the whole time.  You could see the flurry of emotion in her eyes, but she always had the big chipmunk smile and was first in line a hug for all her competitors.

Next week: 10 Things You Didn’t Like About School (or don’t, if you’re still a student)

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10 Favorite Villains from the Movies

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Thanks to CJH of it’s the little things for this week’s topic!

  1. O-Ren Ishii - Kill Bill
  2. Hannibal Lecter - Silence of the Lambs
  3. Agent Smith - The Matrix
  4. Darth Vader - Star Wars
  5. Annie Wilkes - Misery
  6. Freddy Kreuger - Nightmare on Elm Street
  7. Cruella DeVil - 101 Dalmations
  8. John Doe - Se7en
  9. Predator - Predator
  10. Magnet0 - X-Men

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