Monday, August 25, 2008


Before I explain why I say I was born in the wrong era, I went ahead and did the little yearbook yourself thing and just had a good laugh when I saw this one. (The others were too much like real photos I already had--Hey, I've lived through most of those eras ; ) But this one, was just too fun not to post--Face it, I'm goofy looking so I can always make fun of me ; )

I didn't see all of the Closing Ceremonies of the Olympics, but what I saw was pretty spectacular. They certainly spared no expense--I heard they spent something like 44 billion on the whole Olympic experience. Let me just say that as I watched the Olympics, I found myself wishing I had been born 20 years later. I have always loved sports--especially participating in them. When I was in high school we took gym all four years. We played baseball, basketball, tennis, archery, field hockey, golf, trampoline, and swimming, as well as learned about other sports. (Funny, I don't remember learning ping pong--how in the world is that an Olympic sport???) I am sad because we did not have girls' teams that competed with other high schools--that came much later. I used to be an assistant to the gym teachers for just about every sport. (Well, except trampoline--I stunk at that one, and have the scar on my knee from the surgery to prove how bad I really was)

Anyway, if I had excelled and and been good enough to compete I wonder in which sport I would have competed. I was pretty good, if I do say so myself--believe me I'm not saying I would have been a gold medal competitor by any stretch of the imagination, but doesn't everyone imagine themself standing on the podium as they hear their country's national anthem.

I know I would have never been a gymnast, diver, or swimmer, but the others who knows. How about you, in which sport do you think you would have enjoyed receiving a gold, silver, or bronze medal???

Sidenote: So, did you catch the announcement for this season's Dancing With the Stars Competitors? What do you think??? Any guesses for the big winner????


Heffalump said...

When I was in elementary school I dreamed of being an Olympic Swimmer. However, I didn't even learn to swim until I was ten years old (and that was pretty much just dog paddling). I don't like to get my face in the water, so it was just a dream that could never have happened. I was weird that way...

Ashley said...

That site is too funny! We watched some of the closing ceremonies. I kept thinking they must have spent many hours rehearsing this. It was such a huge producion!

Ashley said...

I think I will post a couple of my results too!

JustRandi said...

OH, Yvonne, that is SO funny!
I love it. I went and tried it and laughed and laughed.
I spent lots of time on swim teams as a kid. Those were always my dreams.

Suzanne said...

I love that picture of you, Yvonne! I'm so glad that you decided to play! :D It's such a fun site, isn't it?

I always wanted to be a gymnast or ice skater in the Olympics when I was a young girl. So those are the events I would have loved to medal in! :)

PJ said...

I LOVE it! You are so CUTE!

I watched a little of the closing ceremony too, it was amazing.

I loved Volleyball back in the day, that was a fun event to watch this year.

utmommy said...

I love the picture!

I was a swimmer in high school, but didn't really pursue as much as I should've. I love to swim!

I always dreamed of being a gymnast. One of my favorite movies growing up was Nadia. My sister and I watched that over and over.

annie said...

I did that too, my pictures were so ugly :)...
You look cute!

Chelli said...

That picture is FABULOUS!!!

I am sad the Olympics are over. I didn't like the closing ceremonies as much as I liked the opening. I thought they dragged on a bit and the music made me feel agitated (sp). So what do we watch on TV now?!?!

Holly said...

I did not watch one whit of the Olympics. Nothing. Nada. Weird, because in past years, you couldn't tear me away. Of course in past years means the '80s!

Melissa said...

Love that picture :D I guess I thought about ice skating at one time... but then, you know, I actually put ice skates on my feet and tried to move. Didn't go so well...

Corrine said...

ok that high school yearbook picture is great!

I would love to have been an olympic swimmer. i love swimming and did fairly well in high school, but never had the confidence to try out for the college team....

mindyluwho said...

I would have loved to do running or volleyball. I can see myself up there on the podium, singing the national anthem at the top of my lungs!

Chel said...

I love the picture! You're a beauty!

The closing ceremonies were amazing... but after spending 44 BILLION dollars... they should be.

I played most sports and was pretty good, but my heart was always with dancing. I even competed in Japan at an international competition! However, dancing isn't a medal sport... so... who knows!?!?!?

Sheila said...

Wow, your question leaves me deep in tought. It is sad to say that I never imagined myself as an Olympian... and I am terrible when it comes to sports (of any kind).
Maybe that is why Olympians are so great... they first saw the vision and then carried out the dream.
ps. love the [yearbookyourself] are not goofy looking. The glasses are... I had some cat eye glasses when I was little... who invented that style anyway???

glittersmama said...

Apparently I should have been in high school in the 40s. That's when my puffy hair worked best!

I would love to be a diver because it looks cool and takes guts!

Tori :) said...

I used to want to do the luge. I'd dress up in my unitard and go down our swing slide on my back on a skateboard. I was a weird kid.

LOVE the pic!!

sweetpea said...

I love that picture--so funny!

Annie said...

Waha! That is funny. I wanna try that!

No country will ever be able to top what the Chinese did. The Chinese made the SLC Olympics look like a roadshow! Doh!

Jodi said...

Hey sexy Mamma!!!! Love the glam shot!!! I am still laughing!

I always was a gymnast wanna be but never had the talent. I love watching the Olympics and already miss them!

Tonya said...

Hmmm, I always wanted to be a gymnist. I'll never forget watching Mary Lou Retton win Gold. The trouble is that I can't even do a cartwheel..LOL

Nancy Face said...

Funny, funny picture! :D

I think I was napping when they were passing out the athletic talent. But I'm not too bad at Ping Pong, which is pretty much NOT a sport! ;)

Whitney said...

Cute "yearbook" picture :)
The only olympics I watched was men's volleyball when they took the gold, but I think if I were to be in an event, it would be either volleyball or swimming! I can't run worth squat though :P
I haven't even seen who the new Dancing stars are...maybe I'll go look, I love that show :)

Yvonne said...

heffalump: I think we all have dreams that will never happen--in fact, isn't that the definition of a dream ; )

ashley: I just went over and looked at your pictures. They are so cute.

The closing ceremonies were amazing--like you, I wondered how much time they spent rehearsing.

justrandi: O.K. Where are your results???

suzanne: I got such a kick out of that site--so glad I saw it on your blog. (should have linked, sorry)

Now an ice skater or a gymnast fit you perfectly ; )

pj: And, are you going to try it????

Volleyball is a fun sport to watch--and play, too.

utmommy: did you try it???

I can't swim worth beans.

I loved watching Nadia compete.

annie: I find it hard to believe that yours were ugly.

chelli: It was fun.

I miss the Olympics--but not the late nights.

holly: I love to watch sports, so it was a great time for me.

melissa: Aren't you going to do it???

Ice skating is a big winter thing here, and I don't ice skate AT ALL!!!

corrine: Wasn't that fun?

Too bad you didn't try out in college--do you regret it today?

mindylou: I cry whenever I even hear the national anthem, so I know I would be crying like a baby ; )

chel: Oh, you're funny.

They were pretty amazing, but I agree about the 44 billion--a little much.

One day will you post about competing in Japan--I'd love to hear all about it.

sheila: You're right I would have had to have that dream and then really put my heart and soul into it. I think Olympic athletes are amazing--so dedicated.

I don't have a clue who invented that style of glasses.

glittersmama: You really do have that glamourous 40's movie star look.

I can't dive at all--much too afraid ; )

tori: Yeah, the luge doesn't surprise me at all. (But no you are not weird, just much braver than me ; )

sweetpea: Wasn't that funny!!!

annie: Can;t wait to see it on your blog.

I don't think anyone will even come close to the Chinese.

jodi: Wasn't that just hysterical.

I think every little girl wanted to be a gymnast and then many of us got WAY TOO TALL!!!

tonya: I thought I was the ONLY GIRL ON THE PLANET WHO CAN'T DO A CARTWHEEL. Thank you for making me feel like I'm not alone ; )

nancyface: And when are you going to try yearbooking yourself???

I think you could be a distance runner!!!

whitney: Isn't that funny?

I'm sorry you didn't get to see more of the Olympics.

Let me know what you think when you see the list.

Sheri said...

What great posts... yet again! I love the car one as I have many memories, good and bad associated with them! I may copy you on that one!!
i would definately choose to have a gold medal in SOFTBALL!! I wish I were small enough to be gymnast... but can't quite get my brain to wrap around that one!!

Sheri said...

P.S... I had to laugh at your ping pong comment as I said the same thing to my hubby when I came across it!