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Daily Archives: 23 August 2008

Winding Down

The close of the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing is today.  All the events are coming to an end and in the final stages.  Sunday night at 7pm, you’ll be able to watch the Closing Ceremony on NBC.  (You’ll also no longer have to read Olympic updates on the blog!!  :-D)  So many countries have made the medal count.  It’s amazing the effort these athletes put forward. 

With some major gold medal events still ahead like men’s basketball, volleyball and water polo, the end of the Olympics will prove to be quite exciting.  The U.S. got gold today in both men’s and women’s 4x400m relay.  The women were the most exciting.  That was one h*ll of a race to the end!!  Rhythmic gymnastics was interesting to watch….and quite beautiful.  The biggest newsmaker of the day was an Australian winning the gold in men’s 10m platform diving.  It was a thing as beauty as China was rejected their 8th gold medal to sweep the diving events.  Congrats to the Aussies, because they deserved it!!  Women’s volleyball had Brazil getting gold and the U.S. getting silver. 

That actually pretty much sums up the events for today.  Notice that Belgium has added a gold medal to their count.  Miss K went to bed cheering!!  Her team didn’t win the relay, but they did get the gold for women’s high jump, I believe.  With that and one more overal medal count to go, tonight’s results are:

 

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 34 37 36 107
China 49 20 28 97
Russia 22 21 28 71
Britain 19 13 15 47
Australia 14 15 17 46
Germany 16 10 15 41
France 6 15 17 38
South Korea 13 10 8 31
Italy 7 10 10 27
Ukraine 7 5 15 27
Japan 9 6 10 25
Cuba 2 9 11 22
Belarus 4 5 10 19
Canada 3 9 6 18
Netherlands 7 5 4 16
Spain 5 9 2 16
Kenya 5 5 4 14
Brazil 3 3 8 14
Kazakhstan 1 4 7 12
Jamaica 6 3 2 11
Poland 3 6 1 10
Norway 3 5 2 10
New Zealand 3 1 5 9
Hungary 2 5 2 9
Romania 4 1 3 8
Turkey 1 4 3 8
Ethiopia 4 1 2 7
Denmark 2 2 3 7
Azerbaijan 1 2 4 7
Czech Republic 3 3 0 6
Slovakia 3 2 1 6
Georgia 3 0 3 6
North Korea 2 1 3 6
Switzerland 2 0 4 6
Uzbekistan 1 2 3 6
Armenia 0 0 6 6
Argentina 2 0 3 5
Slovenia 1 2 2 5
Bulgaria 1 1 3 5
Indonesia 1 1 3 5
Sweden 0 4 1 5
Croatia 0 2 3 5
Lithuania 0 2 3 5
Thailand 2 2 0 4
Zimbabwe 1 3 0 4
Finland 1 1 2 4
Greece 0 2 2 4
Nigeria 0 1 3 4
Taiwan 0 0 4 4
Mexico 2 0 1 3
Latvia 1 1 1 3
India 1 0 2 3
Austria 0 1 2 3
Belgium 1 1 0 2
Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
Estonia 1 1 0 2
Mongolia 1 1 0 2
Portugal 1 1 0 2
I.R.Iran 1 0 1 2
Trinidad & Tobago 0 2 0 2
Algeria 0 1 1 2
Bahamas 0 1 1 2
Colombia 0 1 1 2
Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1 2
Morocco 0 1 1 2
Serbia 0 1 1 2
Tajikistan 0 1 1 2
Ireland 0 0 2 2
Bahrain 1 0 0 1
Cameroon 1 0 0 1
Panama 1 0 0 1
Tunisia 1 0 0 1
Chile 0 1 0 1
Ecuador 0 1 0 1
Malaysia 0 1 0 1
Netherlands Antilles 0 1 0 1
Singapore 0 1 0 1
South Africa 0 1 0 1
Sudan 0 1 0 1
Vietnam 0 1 0 1
Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
Egypt 0 0 1 1
Israel 0 0 1 1
Mauritius 0 0 1 1
Moldova 0 0 1 1
Togo 0 0 1 1
Venezuela 0 0 1 1

 

 

 

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I’m a Winner!!

I was reading through my comments last night, when I noticed a new one from a nice lady named Lois.  She commented on PhotoStory Friday:  A Gift of Love and Blogging for Blood Cancer:  A Gift of Love.  In the “Blogging for Blood Cancer” post comment, she notified me that I’d won a prize for commenting (blogging) during that week.  I thought surely she had the wrong person.  I don’t win anything!!

Much to my surprise, I went to her site and sure enough, there my name was.  I had won!!  But, I had won not just once, but I’d won twice!!  I was comment #63 (Elaine) and won a customized tutus courtesy of Sara Rose Tutus.  I was also commenter #132 (armyfamilyok) and won  Princess tiara, bells, and tutu (value=$15.00) courtesy of Stakersensations.  I had commented once each on 2 different “Blogging for Blood Cancer” posts at Goodies for Mom here and here and those were picked as the winners.  Many other bloggers who commented were picked as winners as well. 

How exciting is that!?!?  

In all actuality though, none of this would have been possible without the Devine Miss K.  She’s the one that gave me something to blog about.  Of coure, I would have posted the “Blogging for Blood Cancer” button, but I wouldn’t have anything to blog about and I definitely couldn’t have done that PhotoStory Friday.  She’s a special girl and her goodness and beauty shines from the inside out.  So although it was comments that won, it was her gift of love that allowed me to fully enter and participate.
 

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