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After reading your piece on Simona I just wanted to put a link to something I wrote about her, but I didn’t want to do it on the comments about that piece because I mainly just care if you see it. i.e., I’m not trying to promote my site here, so I’m putting it here. You might get a kick out of it, since you’re a Simona fan.
Sarah I could care less if you use this blog to promote your site. Feel free to post what you like.
Here were my two favorite parts
Okay, close enough. Is not like you’re Boginskaya, so nobody gonna pay attention that much anyway,even if you take off clothes and run around arena selling peanuts. Well, they probably pay attention then and say, “Why does gymnast Belu trained sell peanuts?”
oh shoot there is another part and now I can’t find it.
Yeah, those damn Romanians. But I have a question that’s off topic: I know you know a lot about various gymnastics things and gymnasts – do you know if Yang Yilin is going to be competing in London? I have a friend who is dying to find out, and I have no idea. She wants to fly out there and go to the Games, but only if Yang is competing. Have you heard anything?
GTT: I was wondering if there is anyway to make a suggestion to you about a post topic? Anyway I would love to ask why everyone is a fan of elite gymnastics. I know it is a general question unrelated to anything specific in the news lately but it would be fun to see what everybody thinks, especially you and all the regulars who provide comments. I have a few thoughts myself.
I guess I could just toss the question out in a comment to one of your posts but I didn’t want to hijack the post with a question unrelated to the topic of the posts.
GTT, another quick question for use of an “admin” nature. I don’t suppose there is anyway to send a private message to either you or another commentator on this blog without revealing email addresses, is there? I (and I suppose most of us) have a private e-mail address where we can correspond privately with someone else without revealing personal information that would allow us to be identified (the same policy all of us should follow I think). I hate stating even my “private” email address openly in one of my comments though.
I am only interested because it would be fun to talk about gymnastics a little with one-on-one with some folks without clogging up the blog.
GTT: Did anybody respond to your suggestion regarding tickets to the Kellogg Tour? I talked to my husband and we might could get you some. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss.
Katherine dear I have a career where I don’t get to play on the internet all day so sometimes it takes days to approve comments and lately I have not been approving any comments.
To be honest I like the nice mix of people currently posting here. We don’t always agree but we are all very respectful of each others opinion s and even when I get annoyed (everyone else is perfect I however am learning to let others have their opinion) and sound off everyone knows not to take it personally.
I’m writing here because it’s the least likely place people will see it. Late last night, one of my readers, liketearsinrain, responded to a request I put out to make a video about Milo, Gina and Simona with the background music the theme from “Laverne & Shirley.” He put together a quick video, and even though the picture quality isn’t superb, the video is so much fun!
I’m linking the youtube version here in case you want to share it with your readers. You dojn’t have to mention me or anything, I just think it’s something gym fans would enjoy.
No one ever did anything like this for me before, and it was really touching.
Thanks for being a friend, even though I’m from Malibu and you’re from Mass. (Sounds like I country song: “I’m from Malibu, she’s from Mass.”)
I just want to take a moment to write that you crack me up!! ;). As a former figure skater waaaayyyyy back in the day for 10 years (I’m 45 now!) based out of NY, I know there are lots of politics in the sport, but politics are EVERYwhere and you basically have to play the game to be successful. I remember as a 12 year old, a certain pbotographer creeped me out, but my coaches told me to shake it off because the judges don’t like drama queens or a snob….my point is that Ashley Wagner although I applaud her for her courage regarding the Russian policy against gays, she does NOT know how to work the system and politely deal with the politics. The Ms. Kim is not making a face or bashing the venue for her siler medal behind the Russian who had higher technical marks in the free program where you can jam pack on the points whereas you cannot do so much in short.
Anyway, you crack me up and I was giggling reading some posts on other drama queens who felt entitled because they were dramatic and had a few good spins while highly inconsistent-bad parenting often creates spoiled brats-You know who they are…lol ;)