Aug. 5th, 2012

Have just felt wiped the last few days. So, scattered comments:

1. I'm late on this, but the latest Freddy the Pig post is here.

2. Watching Olympic swimming reminded me of an old Sprague de Camp story, which pitted a drunken mermaid versus a sea lion at a swim meet, with the moral that sea lions are not exactly good at following swim meet rules, along with a swimmer's joke about the breaststroke. Which in turn got me thinking about mermaids and selkies again and rereading some mermaid stories, and thinking of sailors in the night, beneath the moon, hearing distant cries and not realizing that far from being the calls of mermaids or sirens, these were the calls of seals upon the rocks, meaning that their boat was far too close to shore and they were about to crash...

...3. So sometimes I can be a bit morbid in where my Olympics thoughts take me.

4. Let's counter that last thought with this. All together now, AWWWWWWWWWWW.

5. What I've seen of trampoline? TOTALLY FREAKING ME OUT. WHAT IF YOU MISS THE TRAMPOLINE ON THE WAY DOWN?

6. And then this.

7. And, for those of you who may have missed my expert coverage of the equestrian events on Twitter, I am here to tell you that the horsies are very pretty. Sometimes they knock over poles. The fans in the stands have colorful hair. Go horsies!

Why I am not invited to be an official commentator on this remains a Deep Mystery.

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