I have thoroughly enjoyed our guessing game.
For those of you just joining us, I posted this picture in yesterday’s Egg and asked for guesses as to the building’s identity.
The entries have shown range and creativity — everything from a pig to a museum, a ship to a stomach ulcer.
So close, and yet so far.
Actually, the photo depicts one of the shooting arenas at the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in London.
Now, before you say, “No fair! I would have never seen that,” the shooting events at the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were held here. So you might have spied it on NBC’s Olympics coverage.
And if you did, you would no doubt remember. I mean, how cool is that?
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Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer?
As the US Open Tennis Tournament begins at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing tomorrow — and Rafa Nadal is out due to injury — the rivalry is back in the forefront.
Not to discredit Andy Murray’s gold medal at the Summer Olympics…but still –
Novak or Roger?
This video answers that question for me.
Who can be one of the greatest tennis players of all time and still have fun? Put on a good show for the kids assembled at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day? Not take himself — or his celebrity — too seriously?
I’d support that guy any day.
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If today’s announcement of the Dancing with the Stars All-Stars celebrity/pro pairings was on your entertainment radar –
You’re at the right blog.
When DWTS earlier revealed the celebrities for the season — all past winners, runners-up and audience favorites — I knew I would be torn between three:
- Actor Giles Marini
- Olympian Apolo Ono
- Race car driver Helio Castroneves
They danced in different seasons — the latter two winning DWTS with pro Julianne Hough, who is not returning — but head-to-head? How will I choose?
The pro dancer pairing, of course.
And based on today’s announcement alone, I am prepared to predict the winner of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars:
Actor Giles Marini and dancer Peta Murgatroyd…and here’s why:
- Giles should have won Season 8, but Olympian Shawn Johnson — who is also dancing in All-Stars — secured the popular vote. He deserves redemption.
- Peta won DWTS last season — her first as a pro — so she clearly has the chops.
- Just look at the two of them. Together, how can they lose?
Can’t wait for the season to start and be proven right!
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We’ve all probably watched the Olympics at some point and imagined ourselves, standing at the medal ceremony, singing the national anthem with a gold medal around our neck.
It’s a nice dream.
But how about a trash bin that was actually used in the athletes village bathroom? Did you dare dream you’d own one of those?
Be still your heart — you can.
In fact you and 2,505 folks willing to pony up the 2.5 British pounds can turn your toilet into an official Olympic shrine by shopping remainsofthegames.co.uk.
And you won’t just score trash bins, no sirree! We’re talking traffic barriers and clocks, fire extinguishers and TV stands — all kinds of items the Olympic athletes used during the games.
Want a mattress slept on by an Olympic swimmer? Now’s your chance!
How ’bout a mirror that was looked upon by a gymnast, track star or beach volleyball player? Get your credit card ready.
Now…isn’t that better than a medal?
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Guess which Olympic sport I’m watching this morning?
Murray vs. Federer, for the gold medal, in a Wimbledon final rematch — it will be EPIC!
(Now, sit down everyone…and put down your balls.)
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Tagged Andy Murray, breakfast at Wimbledon, gold medal, Humor, life, London 2012, Olympics, Roger Federer, Sports, Television, tennis, tennis balls, tennis final, Wimbledon
Last night a good friend posted on Facebook that she was “kind of addicted” to the Olympics.
We should start a support group.
But she did mention a rather unique obsession — the athletes’ nail art.
I’ve noticed that, too — specifically on the swimmers. We’re not just talking red-white-and-blue, or gold-silver-and-bronze color palettes; that would be kid stuff in London.
No, these athletes are sporting their country’s flags or the London 2012 logo in intricate, painstaking detail.
I have to admit, though — I assumed these too-cool nails were manufactured, stick-ons or polishes like the ones I have seen in stores lately. I couldn’t imagine someone doing them by hand, or the athletes sitting still for it.
Well, what do I know?
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I have spent a lot of time this past week watching — and writing about — the Olympics.
And while I knew I would be glued to the TV watching Olympic tennis and gymnastics and swimming and diving and basketball, I have been pleasantly surprised to find how much I am also enjoying….
Advertisers get all kinds of props for the spots they put together for the Super Bowl each year, but I don’t think enough has been said — if anything — about the commercials in the London Olympics.
My personal fav?
The ad ‘The Beach,’ featuring the Chappo song “Come Home.” I’ve seen it several times, and it makes me laugh every time.
Give those guys a medal.
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While I was watching my zillionth hour of Olympic coverage this weekend — hey, don’t judge — one commercial in particular caught my eye.
It was shot from the athletes’ point of view as they trained in their different disciplines. The voices changed, but they each spoke about what they had to give up to excel at their sport.
Dessert. Sleep. Extracurricular activities. TV.
(TV? Yet another reason I would never make it…)
That’s when it hit me. These aren’t athletes — they’re a cult! Am I reacting too hastily? Let’s take another look, just to be sure.
Guys…guys, can you hear me?
I’m over here! What are you looking at?!
Man…I think they’re too far gone.
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