Hey Frenchy, pick on someone your own size, and sex … and age
Before we begin today, it seems that the French sportsmen are getting themselves in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Today, there’s the footage of the French steeple chaser who, after win-ning the 3,000 metre event, fully shoves a mascot right in the face. The problem? Well, besides the fact that the mascot was only trying to give him a gift bag (you know, as congratulations for winning the gold medal and all), it was being worn by a 14 year old girl. Silly angry Frenchman…
The national soccer team were also knocked out of Euro 2012. Don’t feel bad, Frenchies, a 2-0 loss isn’t so bad, considering what Italy served up in the final (0-4).
And then, Frenchy counterpart Gilles Simon brought up what most men on the pro tennis tour believe but are too afraid to say, that women don’t deserve the same pay as men. We looked at this topic in January, after Sharapova received the same amount for capitulating in her final within an hour as Nadal did in going down to Djokovic (damn it!) in over 5 hours in what has been touted as the greatest final ever.
We won’t go into more of it here, therefore. I’m with the men here, by a long margin. Yet I do have to give it to, of all people, my nemesis – longtime nasty bully who once threatened to kill a line judge by shoving a ball down her throat – Serena Williams, who actually brought some common sense to the topic.
I shall dishonour the French behaviour by refusing to eat French Fries during my holidays. For today only. It’s the least I could do.
About 3 weeks ago, I had a good mate block ‘Safari’ on my iPhone. As I’ve reflected before, I have found that with all my down time around being home with my newborn son, I was far more prone to killing time by surfing the net. I was losing all my battery life within a day; I initially blamed Apple(!), and was filling in time wastefully.
So off it went. Currently I’m getting 2+ days of battery power. No coincidence there!
Yet, distractions abound.
I may have solved the phone dilemma, but my laptop and I still have issues.
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