Archive for October 5, 2008

Lance Armstrong

Why the French love to make themselve so hard to be loved? Lance Legstrong has decided to compete in 2009 of the tour he had won seven consecutive times.The new boss, Jean-Etienne Amaury who became president of the Amaury Sport Organization this week, replacing Patrice Clerc, told French sports newspaper L’Equipe on Saturday, "We can’t say that he has not embarrassed the Tour de France, as he has had a quite a complicated history with it.” And went on to say that “today’s tools in the fight against doping are different”

Why can’t the Frenchy get over with it and admit Lance is the greatest? If anyone who doesn’t know the history, when Lance was diagnosed with cancer, he was riding for a French team, who unceremoniously dropped him. After the cancer, Lance fraught his way not only back to riding, but won that country’s most prestigious title, seven times in seven years. I see sour grapes. Where is the human decency, and the so called old world, oppps .. I meant the Old Europe (that made popular again by Donald Rumsfeld in 2003 ..) charm, generosity and courtesy?

Lance said "The last time I checked I won the tour seven straight years and was never once found to be guilty of doping despite seven years of intense scrutiny,” Armstrong said. “Not to mention that my team of 25 riders over those seven years was also never found to be positive. We won clean and fair."

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Plaxico Burress is missing out 跳草裙舞

How to lose goodwill quickly? Look at #17 Plaxico Burress. His replacement Domenik Hixon just made few unbelievable plays. Burress must consider himself indispensable, so he missed the practice and got suspended.  Giants is leading Seahawks 17:3 at this moment.

Hong Konger has a term for it: 跳草裙舞.

The other day I went to shopping and hurt another shopper’s foot accidentally: I was pushing the flatbed shopping cart which’s very hard to control.  I immediately apologized and asked her if she’s ok.  An store clerk commented, among other things that “She said sorry .. many people won’t ..”  I don’t know that.  But I was indeed sorry.  So after I made sure she wasn’t hurt, I moved to check out.  A minute or two later, her husband came, tapped my shoulder.

“I think you should give me your insurance card.  She’s hurt and bleeding.”

I immediately ran back to her.  The husband was repeating his demand.  The wife kept on saying she’s fine.  He said, “I’d rather have your insurance to pay for it should there any broken bone or anything.”

In all honesty, we all run into this kind of situations from time to time. My attitude is tough love, suck it up.  He turned my concern and goodwill into impatient and dismay.  So FOB, my insurance doesn’t cover anyone else except me. My girl friend came looking for me and mildly cursed.  The wife seemed reasonable.  When the manager came, I told him that he should take care of it.  After he leart what’s happened, he gave me the “give me a break’ look silently.  She stood up and walked.  It seemed fine.  But the husbby just won’t shut up.  Lord.  I asked her one more time if indeed she’s ok then I left.   

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