NBCOlympics.Com: Plushenko rips Lysacek; Russia won’t challenge outcome
Plushenko has been so b*tchy about this that it’s actually pretty funny. First, he complained about his start time in the short program. Well… he got that late start time in the free skate and still managed to lose. If you compare his program to Lysacek, Lysacek wins in pretty much every way. He had artistry — Plushenko was robotic. Lysacek landed ALL his jumps cleanly. Plushenko — not so much.
I’d also prefer Lysacek as the gold medalist anyway — his graciousness and humility just adds to his medal while Plushenko’s unsportsmanlike conduct just detracts from his. Lysacek went in just wanting to skate his best — he didn’t go in with the attitude that he “deserved” a place on the podium. Plushenko, on the other hand, doesn’t “deserve” anything… other than maybe a swift kick in the pants.
I’ve got Headline News on while I take care of paperwork and attempt to clean the downstairs. They’re going to have Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love) on to talk about love and marriage and her new book, Committed, where she examines marriage.
OK… this is the woman who wrote in a whining tone about OMG how she didn’t want to be married to her husband and so she had an affair in the first part of Eat Pray Love. I’m really not thinking she’s the best person to talk about marriage? Not to mention, she ended her first marriage for purely selfish reasons and people are actually *celebrating* this.
The fact that she’s being lauded for her second book gives me very little hope for my generation.
035: Do an independent blogathon for a worthy cause.
Did a 12-hour blogathon to raise money for Haiti on January 30th.
055: Write an “I Believe” statement.
Had to do it for a call interview.
Quoth my friend Sir Pisco of Sours:
Next time there’s a blizzard I’m seriously having a Donner Party. We’ll have spotted dick, charlotte russe, ladyfingers…
(The wiki on the Donner Party for my non-US readers…)
In no particular order.
01.) Daniel. He is the light of my life.
02.) Jon. We’ve been together for 10 years now, married for almost 8 of them.
03.) Smoking Gun: World’s Dumbest
04.) My cats. They’re my fur-kids.
05.) Iced vanilla lattés.
06.) My family.
07.) Lipton’s Pureleaf Raspberry Tea.
09.) Facebook. Pathetic, I know.
Yes, I know I didn’t mention my faith. That one is assumed.
As I said in my last post, we’re moving to southern California at the end of February,and we’re doing it kind of blind. We don’t have jobs, Jon tentatively has supply-preaching lined up, and we’ve got people trying to find us a place to live. People have asked what they can do right now and at the moment, the best thing is to pray/throw good energy our way.
Here are the things that need to be prayed for:
[=] A smooth move with no complications (or very little ones if any).
A place to live when we get there. Got that one covered on 2/8
[=] Job prospects for both Jon and Jen.
[=] For the funds to be available for the move. The Synod is coming through on that.
[=] Enough money to take care of groceries, rent, utilities, and any other daily needs.
[=] A good doctor for Daniel.
[=] Good health for all three of us for the next few months.
As prayers are answered or more needs arise, I’ll update this. This entry will stick at the top of the page so scroll down to see anything new.
I’ve been in my undisclosed location since Monday night (can we just say desperate need of R&R that I haven’t been able to have since before Daniel was born?) and it’s been good. I was able to have coffee with Abra (who is also Daniel’s godmother)and today, I was able to sit at Posh Bagel and have lunch while reading and people-watching. I’ve been able to go for walks, something that I can’t do in Montana because of the current weather as well as the lack of sidewalks and such and I’ve been able to enjoy being around my family — it’s the first time I’ve been “home” in 3 years.
This is all good stuff because after some respite, Jon and I will probably be filling out call papers to head wherever God wants us to go next. Meanwhile, we’re moving to southern California to be close to family, friends, and just in a civilized environment with things like specialists in fields that apply to us (i.e. psychiatry, rheumatology for me, and possibly perinatalogy). As much as I dislike southern California, it’s offering us things that we don’t have in Montana or even up north with my parents: childcare options that do not involve daycare (*insert explanation of preemies and daycare risks), friends OUR AGE with whom we can go do stuff, family… We’ll assess our needs for the next parish and I think it will be a better time for us if we can take this time out and be normal people for awhile instead of the strange category that we fall under as clergy and clergy spouse.