LOL Ross. I can't wrap that image of youaround my head. It's just not you mate.Glad you're having fun. Home Soon. :O) xoAfternoon Everybody!Cee and Garv, I sure wish I could sing. I dosound good in the shower, LOL. And yes Garv! Misty and Kerri! Wooh! Love em.Proud of our womens' soccer team too. Loved it.Hope Everyone is having a good day.Smiles to All.Go USA! Nine medals up on China now! YAH!
LOL, Karen. I could totally be a hard-core fencing person. Totally!:)Ross
Ross, you cut quite a dashing figure too!! :Dmy day is done Karen...been on longer than planed ha!isn't that always the way? watch a little Olympics,see who Chelsea has on, then off to la,la land. Good Night all...sleep tight,don't let the bedbugs bite...
Go USA!!!! Ross, you are so blessed to be able to do all that you do and it couldn't happen to a nicer person...
Did you go to the show jumping stadium and check out the size of those jumps? Man, the Europeans smoked us on those things this year. And I can totally see you on the 2020 fencing team!
From Olympic Siver Medalist Tim MorehouseWould Ross Mathews @helloross beat @barackobama in a fencing duel? The Answer Here. @enews @jaylenoAugust 9, 2012 Ross Mathew Preparing his Dueling Game Face!I’ve taught a lot of people to fence, but today was a fun one as I showed Ross Mathews the sport of kings (Sorry Polo but we were here first) for a segment that will air on E News.We hit on a lot of good topics during the interview including life in the Olympic Village, my upcoming wedding, doing the ESPN Body Issue, but perhaps the biggest question was could he beat President in a duel after our training session?Well, let’s just say, Ross has some interesting “technique” that might confuse the President…you’ll have to watch the piece and judge for yourself! (Of course, Michelle Obama would beat both of them hands down!)
Happy Friday Everybody!Have a good weekend All.Travel Safe Ross, and don't forget your fencingequipment, LOL. xoBe kind and thankful gang.
Karen...can we say biased :D Ross...am sure you can take!!!Katie...hope the weather's holding:)
Medal CountLeaders Total 1 United States 44 29 29 102 2 China 38 27 22 87 3 Great Britain 28 15 19 62 4 Russia 21 25 32 78 5 Korea 13 7 7 27 6 Germany 11 19 14 44 35 Canada 1 5 12 18Alright USA! YAH! Smoke em Neighbours!Afternoon Everybody Everywhere!Ross! Are you home yet? :O)Salvador! Get cleaning, LOL. xoHappy Weekend to All.I hear Bear is in Toront.I wondered what all that noise was. :O)Heys and Hugs to All.
Man that picture cracks me right up Ross.The look on your face. If you didn't havethe fencing gear on, I'd think you werelooking at a couple of outfits that youwere debating on to wear to The Academy Awards.You gotta get that one framed mate.
Good Morning To YouGood Morning To YouWe're all in our placesWith sunshiney facesSo have a nice dayIt's a nice day to have.Thank You London.Twas Superb. Welcome Home Ross! :O)
G'Morning all...Will second that thank you and raise you a bravo... :))
triple love fencing...i took it in college :)
what to do...now that "Olympics" is over...suggestions? :DI bet you got lots of kisses, on your return Ross...betcan guess which you enjoyed most!!! ;) ;)
Love the fencing pic! Very debonair!Yes, I was in Toronto, for my Father's memorial service and my 35th high school reunion... we graduated in '77! So many memories... I'm pregnant with them right now!
Hello Everybody!You could always take up badminton Garv, LOL. :O)I graduated in 1976 Bear. We're old man, LOL.I can't believe the flack Gabby Douglas is takingover her hair. She's a little girl for crying outloud, trying to win a Medal for her Country.Judge not. The poor little thing.Hello Ross and Salvador!What did Ross bring you from London Sal!An epee, LOL. xoHope it's a good one for all.Go Lakers!
I can't believe I'm saying that Beth, can you. :O)Good thing you sent me that Lakers tshirt eh.
odeltaOdelta you're so fineYou're so fine you blow my mindOdelta.Where is everybody!Thanks for bringing back the Blog Ross.
Karen and Bear - I'm even older than the both of you - my 40th reunion was a few weeks ago. Yes, I graduated in 1972! I didn't go to the reunion since I was on my family camping trip. How does this happen??? It doesn't seem like it's been 40 years - yikes!! Bear - did you enjoy your reunion? I'm not sure if I want to go to any more. It's just a bunch of old people - lol!!I know I haven't posted much lately. But, lots of family stuff going on. I had to get guardianship of my mother so I could place her in a memory care facility. She was moved last week and this past week has been very emotionally exhausting. Finally she is accepting the situation and she seems to be enjoying the other residents and the activities. Last week I wasn't sure that would ever happen. I hope you are all staying cool. We have a heat wave going on here in the Pacific NW. Today is 100 degrees and tomorrow is supposed to be even hotter! I know for some of you this is what you have every day in the summer, but for those of us here in Oregon, we don't have 100 degree heat very often. ~cee
Good morning, Cee! Well, I'd have to say my experience at my reunion was a mixed bag. I went to an all-boys school, so I was there with 19 straight guys, 18 of whom have wives and families. As you can imagine, the topic of conversation - for two straight days (pun intended) - was almost exclusively wives and children. The situation raised all kinds of issues for me about what it's like to be a minority, how different my life would have been if I hadn't been gay, etc. etc. On the other hand, this is a terrific group of people, and it was really neat to re-connect with them!Meanwhile, I sure can relate to what you're going through with your Mom! Mine is coping with my Dad's death, but just barely, and she already wasn't really capable of handling life without my sister's assistance. Thank goodness my sister lives only a mile from her! Let us know how it goes with your Mom.
Cee, I hope it all works well with your mom soon! We had to put my m-i-l in a nursing home on Nov. 1st and we're still having lots of problems with her. Of course the majority of that is her personality and then there are a few small issues with the facility. It has been very hard and pretty upsetting. Sounds like you found a very nice place for your mother. That's more than half the battle!I have you all beat. I graduated in 1970. Just went to a reunion for all of the high school classes from the 60s and 70s and had the time of my life! It was great! Everyone got past the "who's doing better than who" stuff and was really interested in seeing old friends and catching up. There were still remnants of the old high school "click" crowd, though. So stupid!Whabby, wow! I can sure see how that internal conflict would arise! I'm glad you were still able to enjoy your reunion.Karen, do you ever go to your reunions?Cee, glad you had fun camping! We did, too. Had the best time we've had in years on this annual weekend.Hi Ross! Hi Blog Buddies!It sure is nice with Anonymous turned off! Yes!!!Katie
Happy Friday Everybody!Ross and Salvador! Cut that out! Get a room, LOL.Have a good weekend you two Hollywood Bandits. Didyou go to Lesbian Craft Night this week Ross, LOL. :O)Love ya both guys. xoIt's so flippin hot here the last few days. Pairthat with menopause and we're just cookin.Hi Cee, Katie and Bear! Aren't we lucky to be enjoyingthese ripe old ages. Old Age is Not for Sissies!Hugs to you Bear. No Katie, I have never attended a reunion.I hated School. Loved my sports, but the socialaspect did absolutely nothing for me. :O)Have a good weekend everyone.Cheers!
Hello Everyone! Happy Saturday!Thank you all for your kind words about my mom. She seems to be adapting very well. Last Thursday when we took her, she was swearing like a trucker and hated everything and wanted to go home. Within a few days the phone calls stopped and when I showed up one day last weekend she was playing bingo with the other residents. The caretakers are very nice and the facility is very well maintained. We have been bringing a few things - small refrigerator, fresh fruit, candy for her candy dish - to make her feel like she's at home. She has quit begging to go home and said she likes it there because she doesn't have to try so hard. She said everyone there is just like her. She has vascular dementia and everyone in this facility has either dementia or alzheimers.Bear - sounds like you enjoyed your reunion for the most part. Yes, it does seem like most of the conversations when everyone gets together is about family. I'm sorry to hear that the reunion brought up issues for you. My grandson is gay and will be starting his senior year next month. He has been very open about being gay for about 2 years. I know how kids in high school can be cruel, but he tells me it's not a big deal. I hope that's true and he can enjoy his time in high school and all of his reunions in the future. I hope everyone enjoys their weekend. We are going to get a little relief from the heat - it will only be in the 80's today.~cee
cee...glad to hear your mother is settling in...you have to admit the swearing is kinda funny/trip... specially when the STRONGEST they've ever said their whole life was DAMN or something along those lines...My grandma was the same way, only she became violent too...Alzheimer's is a real hideous disease I wouldn't wish on anyoneBear...glad you were able to enjoy reunion...givin the other reason you were thereGranted life would have been much easier/simpler, but you'd have to admit how sweeter/tastier it is with husband!!! :))Katie, Karen, Matthew...(((H's))) to the rest as well :)
Hi Garv - Although the situation with my mom is very serious and sad, we do try to find the humor in some of the things that have happened. The day we took her in, we told her it was for her "health and safety". We were telling her this over and over. She heard us, but chose to act like she didn't know what we were talking about. So, while the other residents and caretakers are listening, she said very loudly, "What?? For hell and what?" I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. ~cee
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Oh, sweet peaWon't cha dance with meWon't cha, won't cha, won't chaDance with meOh, sweet peaWon't cha be my galWon't cha, won't cha won't chaBe my gal.Good Morning Everybody Everywhere!Ross! The Olympics is over! Come Home! LOL. :O)Rest in Peace Ms. Phyllis Diller. Love ya funny lady.Hope it's a good one for All.:O)
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