Earlier this year, I posted a story about the local high school electing a girl as Prom King. The local paper has an interview with her.
Sports / Athletes
ONE WEIRD WEEKEND
By Touch the Light
I like football. But seriously...
about being a male when I seriously didn't give a rip about football. Well it's a great day to write, hoping to finish my latest episode and get it posted in the next few days.
Drag Queen Olympics in Amsterdam
One for the cycling fraternity on the site...
today in the world of sport is that the 101st edition of the Grande Boucle,
Now let's not beat about the bush!
I read the blog Angharad posted about the doping issue in modern cycling and it is a sad truth to face.
The evidence seems to be stacking up against the former champion cyclist, as a cheat and a serial doper, although anything Tyler Hamilton said I would dismiss as coming from the mouth of a real slime
should have one of these!
What an incrdible Olympics it has been. Well done to our neighbours in the UK for putting on such an event of that scale! Plus you had Russell Brand singing I Am The Walrus and Imagine by a huge choir, need i say more? It was all amazing and i'm gonna miss not having something to watch every day! Go on Katie Taylor!
This is special. There was a dicumentary on Oscar some time ago, about how he has lived with the loss of his legs in childhood, and come to dominate 'disabled' running. There was also a long, long argument combined with a lot of research into whether his new legs gave him a competitive advantage over intact athletes.
Yes it was 5 seconds of screen time, buth there were couple of TG girls shown in Olympics opening ceremony...
Congratulations to all the winners of the Tour de France
1st Bradley Wiggins
2nd Chris Froome
3rd Vicenzo Nibali
Sprint: Peter Sagan
Mountains: Thomas Voeckler
Best Young Rider: T. J. Vangarderen
Special Mention: Mark (Manx Missile) Cavendish
And, may everyone have a great Olympics!
Just got back from a nice walk around the local area, checked the news to see if the TdF had finished...
...and yup, it had and there were no unforseen calamities, so we ended up with the perfect result as predicted for the past few days: Cav won the stage, Wiggo won the race, and Froome was second.
Congratulations to all three!
Next stop: a certain quadrennial sporting event... which starts on Friday evening for most, but Wednesday afternoon for the footballers (!)
one giant splash for MtF kind! =D
This has to count as one of the most bizzare stories ever to come out of the world of sport:
A female Indian athlete who won a gold medal at the 2006 Asian Games appeared in court on Friday charged with raping her former lover who has alleged that she is actually a man.
Pinki Pramanik was remanded in custody for 14 days to await trial on allegations that she repeatedly raped her female live-in partner.Source: AFP (via Yahoo)
It appears as though the US Anti Doping Agency can't leave Lance Armstrong alone - they've written a fifteen page letter to him littered with yet more allegations dating as far back as 1996, claiming a "pervasive pattern of doping" over many years.
Unsurprisingly, Armstrong has hit back: "I have never doped ... These charges are baseless [and] motivated by spite ... These are the very same charges and the same witnesses that the Justice Department chose not to pursue after a two-year investigation."
For those with an interest in things cycling, Bradley Wiggins has just won the Criterium du Dauphine for the second year running, and on current form could be a good bet for the TdF, for at least a podium place or possibly (dare I say it) an overall win. If so he'd be the first Brit to do so. This win also places him third in the UCI rankings, with Team Sky, the top ranked teams. Yep, cycling's full of rankers!
Well done, Brad.
That boy told he couldn't play because he was too good, can now play.
Eli Manning Dresses in Drag
So what to make of this? Its not even funny! What's the point?
Since this is the Masters weekend, I thought some might want to read my take on the tournament. The first 19 chapters are the best part. The next four are strictly an 'add on' and will probably morph into a complete tale some time in the future.
I was recounting an encounter I had while out cycling last Sunday to a friend, who suggested I wrote it down for all at BCTS, so here goes.
As some of you know for a long time I've been suffering difficulties with my health, most of the issues have centered around my hands but most recently I suffered a stroke that I'm still recovering from, during my time in hospital I was informed that evidence had been found of a previous stroke (I had no idea).
It's been a *lot* of years since high school, and I find myself needing a better idea of what sorts of things they have the kids doing in PE these days.
"Hello Jet Track Dryer. My name is Juan Pablo Montoya. You killed my car. Prepare to die!"
Another great one: How many NASCAR drivers does it take to kill a jet track dryer? Only Juan.
Thank you, thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the veal, tip your waitress.
Ok, i know that by saying things like the title is a way to have the gods notice you, but... What an amazing freaking week so far.
Yesterday, i went to the Y for the first time in...well forever it seems. The fitness guide, Nathaniel, was an absolute sweetheart, he understands where i'm going and aside from some pronoun trouble, he is great... and sorry Dani... he is cute too. so I'm doing that again Wednesday.
The Working Girl Blog #9:
Nothing exciting today - just jogging, or
Second Saturday jogging and I got jogging partners now
Jogging for the first time in five years
(this is a Working Girl blog)
I took the advice of some of the people who wrote comments in my previous blog, and decided not to take up my office-mates' offer to shop today. I really wanted to - reeaaally wanted to, but I think they're right and it's the smarter thing to do, even though it makes me a bit sad.
So. Instead, I decided to go out for a jog at seven this morning. I haven't done any serious exercising for five years, since before transition, actually (though I'm not exactly a sporty girl, I did bike for fun a lot before), but I thought I'd start exercising this morning and burn up some of this leftover adrenalin from yesterday.