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A Bunch of Unrelated Stuff

Am I the only one wondering if there is May/Walsh slash? Rolling around together in the sand in those skimpy outfits I'm sure has launched a thousand indecent thoughts.

The Paul Hamm drama has spred. There seem to be about a half dozen protests lodged now involving the gymnastics competition. Apparenlty every person who competed now feels they deserved a medal. And I thought figure skating was the most cut-throat olympic sport. :p

reckleslinguist informed me today hat David Anders is going to have a reoccuring part on CSI this coming season. Why did I not know this?! My interest had waned last season, but I guess I'll have to make it must see TV again.

Looking at my calendar today, I realized that a week from tomorrow I shall be in New York. Part of me feels I should be more excited, the other part tells me 'you never get excited'. True. I will be when I get there, but last time I seemed to over plan and this time I've decided to just take things as they come. In addition to the shows - The Boy From Oz (yes, again), The Frogs, and Dracula: The Musical - I'm definitely getting to the Met. My mother supposedly has a list of things she'd like to do. We'll see how that goes considering her up and down mood.

Very belated birthday wishes to lollobrigida. I was off the computer most of the weekend and didn't realize until Monday I had missed it. I wish it could have been a better day for you. ::hugs::

Finally, I have to give a shout out to _jems_ who posted an amazing set of icons tonight. I could go on and on, but her work speaks for itself.
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Speaking of May/Walsh and those skimpy outfits...why do they wear those? I realize its beach volleyball but they seem almost indecent. The men don't wear those. Trust me, I tuned in the hopes that they would but no, the men were fully covered with full t-shirts and long shorts. Why the discrepancy?
It's amazingly sexist. But, from what I hear, the women have no problem wearing the skimpy outfits and playing up their sex appeal. If it brings attention to the sport, they're all for it. They feel that they men may come to stare at first, but soon will realize what tremendous athetes they are. I'm not sure how I feel about that mentality.
I'm not sure how I feel about that mentality either. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't personally feel comfortable putting on such a show. It appears to be a trend however, as the female team volleyball competitors wear almost as little as the beach players.

P.S. Did you know Alias Season 3 DVDs are released Sept. 7?
Yes, and Angel season 4 either comes out that same day or the week after. I wish I could get more excited about ordering both. Buffy Season 7 comes out in November. Now *that* I am looking forward to. :)
The insidiousness of all things Jossy
Am I the only one wondering if there is May/Walsh slash?

On first reading, I thought you meant Professor Walsh... wondered who the frilly heck "May" was... and why anyone would want to write or read porn with "Mommy" in it.

Then the scales fell from my eyes. And in response to the question I now understood, I'd have to say the slash wrote itself. Especially when May was on top of Walsh with her legs spread, and only belated closed them realizing, perhaps, that the whole world was watching.
Re: The insidiousness of all things Jossy
Is it just me, or did they seem more touchy-feely then the rest of the participants? I don't recall so much hugging, and butt slapping, and kissing going on between the rest of the women. I'm almost believing they really tried to play up the 'friendliness' to draw in viewers.
It looks like my incredibly haphazard interest in the Olympics waned just in time to miss them mens' gymnastics controversy. It sounds like a mess. That gold medal is the focus of so much obsessive training, though, that I guess once you start second-guessing the judging it opens a pandora's box.

David Anders on CSI? Huh. Reiko Ailesworth (Michelle from 24) will also be recurring, from what I hear. This past season was definitely not up to snuff. The Sara/Nick promotion rivalry storyline was lame, and don't even get me started on making Sara an alcoholic. Even worse, some of the forensics plots showed a real lack of basic research. Japan didn't have an army before 1870? Oooookay. That sure was startling news to anyone who knows even the most basic Japanese history, or has read or seen Shogun. But some David Anders eye candy would definitely perk my interest up again, and I'm glad to see he's getting work on such a high-profile show now that he's not a regular on Alias.

Your New York trip sounds like fun!
I'm very happy for David. It's nice that he'll be able to have a more well rounded resume.

And, I agree, CSI last season seemed to veer into melodrama too much. Making Sara an alcoholic (nearly out of the blue) just seemed like a cheap way to try to add characterization to an increasingly blah character. With Marg Helgenberger, I think they succeeded well in incorporating some aspects of the character's personal life and make it relevent to the overall story, but they seem to have struggled with the rest.
Obviously you have not been consumed by Olympic fever or you would know of whom I speak, well, type. Sadly, the soft porn segment of the games has come to a close. :(
Must share my recent stupid joke with you:
Every time I see the Hamm twins I think about if you dated both of them how you'd have a Hamm Saaandwich. (Say that funny, now.) How pretentious, those Hams.
Well, the local paper did print the May/Walsh photo of which you speak and titled it "It's not what you think"! Personally, it looks like it would be pretty uncomfortable to play volleyball while wearing what amounts to a thong. While covered in sand. The only game I really caught was the Gold Medal game and the gals from Brazil (it was Brazil, right?) seemed very friendly too. Alas I have missed the mens volleybal, but apparently didn't miss much. Somethings wrong with this picture if the guys are all covered up. Have we come nowhere?

Gymnastics is the Figure Skating of the Summer Olympics. I only watch gymnastics every four years. When did the girl-women start wearing glitter in their hair and make-up?

Who's David Anders? Adding a new guy to CSI can only be a positive and I don't even know who he is.
The Sara "all of a sudden becomes an alcoholic" plotline was lame. Definitely need CSI to get a litle more zippy, because please God I can't watch that dreadful CSI-New York. Gary, why'd you do it?


Asta, I think you should have told the hotel in NY that you were a protester to the RNC. I hear they're getting discounts for hotels and events around the city.
When did the girl-women start wearing glitter in their hair and make-up?

I thought that was something they only did in less developed countries with no taste. :p Don't even get me started on our gymnast who was wearing blue eye shadow!

David Anders plays Sark on Alias. Since his character is reverting back to reocurring status, he has extra time on his hands - hence the new gig on CSI. :)
I thought that was something they only did in less developed countries with no taste. :p Don't even get me started on our gymnast who was wearing blue eye shadow!

LOL! Apparently they're trend setters. I looked a bot over the top for gymnastics. Remeber cute little Olga Corbett (sp? I know it's wrong because she's Russian) and little Nadia? Little pony tails and big smiles was all they needed.

David Anders plays Sark on Alias. Since his character is reverting back to reocurring status, he has extra time on his hands - hence the new gig on CSI. :)

Oh cool!! I never remember the actors names. He'll be a great addition to CSI.