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Journal of No. 118


August 16th, 2004

(no subject) @ 03:03 pm

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The wall adjacent to the alley got tagged recently, so Rebecca and I spent some time painting it over on Sunday. Possibly this is retribution for scaring away the little thug who was breaking car windows at the gas station the previous weekend.

How 'bout them Olympics? Sure, we all know that the US is gonna get a crapload of medals. That's great. I'm also very happy for the billion Chinese (who currently lead the "medal count"... as if this were some sort of sport of nations; now that the cold war is over, can't we get over that?). The Aussies and Russkies are also doing spiffily. But let's hear it for some of the other countries and their athletes:

Mongolia's Baatar Tsagaan, bronze medallist in Judo.
Colombia's Mabel Mosquera, bronze medallist in women's weightlifting. She lifted 197.5 kg (that's over 400 pounds for you Americans) in the 48-53 kg weight class. That's about 4 times her own weight... just like an ant, or something.
Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry, silver medallist in the 100m backstroke. Zimbabwe's second medal ever!
 
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 16th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)

And how about them Greek divers too

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They took home the gold in synchronized springboard diving. Pretty to watch. (well except for the favored Chinese team when one of the pair lost his orientation and went into the water back/neck first, OUCH!! and the Russian pair, also favored, who had one of their pair whack his feet on the board on the way down)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 16th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC)

Re: And how about them Greek divers too

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that previous post was from me, Judy, just forgot to sign it.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 16th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
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Argentina just won its very first medal. Don't forget them.
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From:jenny_dreadful
Date:August 17th, 2004 02:36 am (UTC)
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I added you--was doing a search of Los Angeles users with Call of Cthulhu in their interests (wish I could find a game--I've only ever run it, never get to play!), but you have lots of other stuff that's good! ;)
From:aaronjv
Date:August 17th, 2004 03:45 am (UTC)

Yeah!

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Yeah, Mike, when you gonna run another CoC game?!?

I think we need to do one...
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:August 17th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Yeah!

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Gah!
Someone I know didn't run anything at the last MaxiCon. That means you're "IT". No tagbacks.
From:aaronjv
Date:August 17th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Yeah!

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Guilty as charged.

I didn't want to run anything then. It wasn't ready yet.

I do, however, have two adventures that have been mulling around in my head for awhile, one of which is CoC.

So Nadja, Mike, stay tuned for the next MaxiCon (though I don't think it's going to be on Labor Day, since no emails have been sent out).
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From:toren_atkinson
Date:August 18th, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Yeah!

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Come up and run something at H.P. Lovecraft's Birthday Party. Free admission to Californiates!
From:aaronjv
Date:August 18th, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)

Re: Yeah!

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Hmm...is there free hotel and airfare for Californiacs?

And it's not this weekend, is it? The weekend I run my ChronoAgent road rally/scavenger hunt?
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From:toren_atkinson
Date:August 18th, 2004 02:33 pm (UTC)

Re: Yeah!

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1. Free hotel and airfare: Hell no. Free couches though!

2. No it's the last weekend of the month, friday to sunday
www.vancouvergamingguild.com


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From:mayxbo5
Date:August 17th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
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ZIMBABWE REPRESENT!
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:August 17th, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC)
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You know it. She just took silver in another event. She now has two-thirds of all of Zimbabwe's Olympic medals.

My coworker was wondering whether we should be happy that the United Arab Emirates took the gold in shooting.
From:n0t2shabby
Date:August 17th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC)
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Wow, Colombia? Way to go team!

Journal of No. 118