Occupation: Full time dad and future caterer
Study: Associates in Humanities
Home: Born in Ireland
Location: Western Hungary
Status: Sweetheart Kevin
Children: Craig, Justin and Matthew
Likes: Chocolate, chicken, fish, PIZZA
Dislikes: carrots and honey
Music Artists: U2, REM, Joshua Bell, Kennetch Cope
Actors:: Eric Stoltz always and forever
Curretly reading: At Swim Two Boys by Jamie O'Neill
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Business laws and regulations
Interests: Parenting, deaf culture, gay lit, running, cancer.
Fave things: potatoes with tomato sauce and shredded beef, seeing my children laugh, running, warm summer rain, reading with my kids, love, my sweetheart's kiss
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Oh man, Eurosport.com is the source of all wisdom!
Or at least something close to that. They, however, crack me up to no end with some of their comments. They have called fans morons when they were playing chicken with the riders, they have written about when and : how the riders take care of biological needs....
(Hm, yeah, it must be hard to urinate at 70 kph.) And today readers could find out about what's in the feed bag
Just a comment: 16:20 Simeoni is back, instantly overhauled by the entirety of the US Postal team... As the American squad swept up the Italian, Viatcheslav Ekimov moved right alongside Simeoni, pointing two fingers from his own eyes to those of Simeoni. Message: You're marked. Don't even try it...
In an hour and a half the TV broadcast starts as well, possibly capturing the last part of the last stage, hopefully getting Lance's triumph broadcast. Of course there is the debate whether US Postal, including Lance Armstrong has been doping or not. Of course there is the Simeoni defamation suit. Of course there is the question whether Lance will be returning next year. Of course I'll miss Lance at the Olympics as he decided not to participate....
And I actually saw the final. Good job, Lance! 17:43 Lance Armstrong finishes safe in the bunch, sealing his record-breaking sixth win at the world's greatest bike race.
What is this thing about Sundays? I woke up, came online and there were less than twenty new entries on my friends page! I am slightly bored! OK, so I am totally bored. :
Today is the final stage of Tour de France, and after that you won't have to read my babbling about it! At least till the Olympics when I should start babbling about that. The broadcast for the last 169 km starts in about 45 minutes, so there should be a further update when it is over. I am very much looking forward to babble about Lance a little more.
I read on Index that the polarity of the earth is going to shift and the magnetic field is decreasing now. A few days later I saw a documentary on Discovery about the same thing. I was kind of intrigued by this and the history of changing polarity and then I started to wonder if Mars has magnetic fields? Or is it ossible that Mars onbe had them and losing them caused the extinction of life on Mars? And what will happen to the microorganisms that reached the Moon and Mars from Earth, most recently with the Spirit and the Opportunity and posibly the Beagle-2? will those microorganisms be the first of a new life on Mars?
One of our neighbours has also dropped off a copy of one of the local UFO magazines, and I found a well written and highly entertaining article, which, though unsupported by a lack of sources named, proved to be a good read and actually raised some questions. It was about how the Germans used V-2 rockets for space jumps and how the first moon landing actually happened in 1957 and that the US and the USSR had a joint Mars expedition as early as 1962. The actually interest I have is the V-2 rockets. From what i have read about them they could possibly carry out a space jump. In that case it might be true that Hitler did have plans for a space program.
K, so even though my Star Trek icons suck majorly, I know not a thing about tubes and brushes, and I have to play around with Paint as my freshly downloaded PSP 6 won't work... I like the icons I made today. They are nothing fancy, no hdden messages, but maybe that is why Ilike them so much right now. They represent things important to me.W
hat exactly is Lance doing?! Seriously, tactics are not doing any good to my stomach! I was kind of happy when Armstrong made the break at 129 kms to go... and then ten kms later he is back in the Peloton, with an over 3 minute gap between the leading group and the Peloton. Go, Lance, go!
That polka dot jersey reminds me of my favourite sweets.... Túró Rudi!
Six times a Tour de France top climber, Richard Virenque and a Túró Rudi. Except in Hungary Túró Rudi has not been associated with cycling, though there was a commercial a few years ago with a water polo player.
OK, Lance, being over 6 minutes behind the leaders... You should start speeding up a bit! Go, Lance, Go!
Back. Really. At least for now.
I am home! That means I have access to Blurty again. Yay! :
Now I fully intended to read through my friends list from ever since I was gone but alas, this is impossible. I decided to read War and Peace instead. Or something equally long.
So I'd like to ask my dear Blurty friends to take this opportunity and update me on the most important events in the last two months or so in the comments.
Are there paid accounts yet?
Recently our family got addicted to BBC Prime. It started with Kevin not being able to get enough of Jamie Oliver on Spektrum and what other channel he was on, so now we have a bunch of green stuff in our kitchen window that we never use, only when there are guests and we want to show off. I, myself, prefer Keith Floyd's approach to cooking, especially when he uses a bottle of good wine... it doesn't matter that the recipe doesn't call for wine. :
Then it was the Teletubbies invading our home, but their invasion lasted approximately twenty minutes. I think those Teletubbies are taking illegal substances, otherwise why would they get random giggling fits doing totally normal things? And is there anything ever on the television screens on their tummies?
Then, of course there is the football free zone, which is quite nice, and they have all kinds of nice BBC programs. There is EastEnders and Classic EastEnders, not to mention S Club 7 in Hollywood, the show that Dan and I used to watch on Saturdays after the morning cartoons, having huge slurpies from the ice cream place a block down the street... Nice memories from Summer 2002!
And of course there is the one particular show: Balamory. Craig started to watch it a week or so ago, and I think he has a major crush on Miss Hoolie. His two other favourite characters are Penny Pocket, a girl in a power wheelchair, and PC Plum, the local policeman. He always sings along with PC Plum, who has a real nice little song about... himself.
The whole show is just adorable from the colourful houses to the nice adult characters. Even the topics are just übercute. The Daffodil Tea Party was adorable, not to mention the song that was in the episode about the Litter Bug.
Craig might be a little older than the target audience, but getting familiar with all the different accents is a good speech understanding exercise for him, as Balamory is a fictional Scottish island. His English vocabulary is expanding as well, and to be honest... Balamory is waaaaay better than Yu-Gi-Oh or whatever it is called.
Back with a weird dream
OK, so waking up does not work too well for me for now. Maybe because I went to bed way too late, talking to : dimi
, Mary and Colin when all of a sudden.... yodelayhayhoo
popped in! I love Mandie! I really miss talking to her and our communications have been limited mostly to LJ comments since I stopped being online during the night, as she lives in AZ and uses the Internet in the library, and I'm in Hungary and I use the Internet mostly during the day...
After I finally fell asleep I was woken up at 7 because a nurse thiks that it is absolutely necessary for me to be awake when she caths me. It took me almost an hour to fall back asleep, which I managed as Kevin left for his exam and mentioning a letter I got from Provo... and that is when all crazyness started!
First of all I was in Salt Lake City in my dream, where I was not supposed to be but decided to stop there for some unknown reason. But the problem was that I only had Hungarian Forints (HUF) on me, so I needed to exchange some, so I can buy a ticket to take the bus to Provo for some mysterious reason. So I proceeded to find a bank, and Lo and Behold, Hungary's biggest bank OTP opened a branch on South Temple, in the side of the ZCMI mall. I walked in, exchanged money, and I was invited over by the teller and the boy in front of me (Mandie's mother and 12-year-old brother) to stay at their house in Orem. The whole family (Mandie included) was Hungarian, and when I was dreaming this it made complete sense.
Mandie and I started to walk around downtown SLC and Mandie was carrying this bottle of Absolut Vodka, and she was very nervous of losing it. We went to Deseret Books in the ZCMI mall then to the Hungarian Tourism Centre that I dreamt into the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (it took up half of the main floor, where normally the ticket booths were back when Legacy was playing) and asked them when the bus to Provo left. They couldn't tell me, and they only spoke Hungarian, so Mandie had to translate for me. (I forgot Hungarian for this part of the dream.) So I continued my quest to find out when the bus to Provo was leaving, but Mandie abandoned me because her English teacher from Hungary showed up, and she had to go to class. The vodka disappeared.
OK, so I think talking about vodka and pálinka with Dimi explains why Mandie was carrying it, but why did she move to Orem? Why didn't she ever tell me she was Hungarian till my dream? Because in my dream I was surprised that we never speak Hungarian. -mate
made a guestmap/friends map from Hungary! It is really cool, and he made it himself.
Yawn. I am still very sleepy. Maybe if I slept I found out why I went to Provo.
Wishing A Very Happy Birthday to : Dianna
Happy Birthday to Kevin!!!!!!!!!
I love you so very much.
In the best tradition of crystalgamgee
for more info) here is a watercolour I painted of Kevin and me!Of course it is a Photoshop manip.
Apologies to Melissa, Em, Mandie and Nan for mixing their names up last night. I was a tad tipsy and sleepy.
Happy Birthday to : thursday_next
, Happy Belated Birthday to sio_ma
! I am sorry, I just could not get Blurty working on your birthdays!
One year ago today was my brain surgery, the biggest and so far last one. I wasn't supposed to make it but I did. I have to thank : Kevin
for that. If it wasn't for him I'd not be here. Thanks go out to Daniel
as well! And to all of those people who have been by my side these last 12 months. Thank you for sticking with me.