"Strange thoughts brew in your heart when you spend too much time with old books." (Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My épée is bigger than yours

I am the farthest thing from athletic, and don’t care to watch sports. But I like to think there are some little gals out there who are inspired by watching women athletes, and will aspire to be athletes themselves.

I watch America’s Best Dance Crew, and while I like Shane Sparks, he can never shut up about The Girls Looking Sexy! Oh You Looked Sexy! It’s Nice to See You Looking Like Women For Once!

Down boy, down. It’s refreshing to listen to Olympic commentary, where the discussion is about technique and skill and personal stories of Overcoming Obstacles, rather than Appearance.

Speaking of skill, my husband just came to tell me about the 50 year old Chinese-Canadian fencer who just won her first match—against a 20 year old. Ya baby.

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