Mike Cope's blog

Monday, August 23, 2004

My second year of Spanish at ACU begins this morning; my freshman Bible class begins this afternoon. I'm looking forward to both. The Olympics need to end so I can get a life back. Chris and I have found ourselves watching swimming, gymnastics, trampoline, beach volleyball, and almost anything else on. Why do we watch things we wouldn't watch at any other time for four years? Because it's the Olympics!! And now the GOOD STUFF (for me) begins. Did you see the women's marathon? Nothing quite like going 26.2 miles in 100 degrees! Matt's former teammate at Abilene High, Jonathon Johnson, runs the 800 this week.


  • It brought tears to my eyes when Deena Kastor crossed the finish line to win the Bronze medal in the women's marathon. Her friends and family were cheering her on in the stands, and Deena herself was crying her eyes out as she ran the last 400 yards. It is my favorite Olympic moment so far. She is only the second American woman to ever medal in the Olympic marathon.

    By Blogger Jeff Slater, at 8/23/2004 06:24:00 AM  

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    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 8/23/2004 07:03:00 AM  

  • Donde esta el "todo-se-puede-a-comer" guacamole para $2.25? Si, tengo doce anos. No hablo espanol bien, pero me gusta guacamole. Necesito un dicionario o a menos que un estudiante de espanol con dos anos.

    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 8/23/2004 07:07:00 AM  

  • All good Red Raiders will be cheering JJ on Wednesday and (hopefully) Thursday. Of course, we're already proud of him for getting this far. Wouldn't it be cool to bring back a gold medal? Talk about being BMOC!

    By Blogger Phil Richardson, at 8/23/2004 07:25:00 AM  

  • Was anyone else flabbergasted that trampoline jumping is an actual Olympic sport? Brandon and I kept waiting for the Aflac duck to make an appearance or another crazy commercial to end ~ we were watching with utter confusion on that. Come on ~ TRAMPOLINE??!!! We watched, probably looking like a cat wathcing a tennis match the enitre time... up, down, up, down, up, down...

    By Blogger Mae, at 8/23/2004 07:49:00 AM  

  • Yes, Mae, I too watched in utter disbelief that trampoline jumping is an Olympic sport....to think, if I'd only jumped harder in 5th grade....

    By Blogger Jenni, at 8/23/2004 08:05:00 AM  

  • Ay, Serena - Estrano much mi Mexico lindo y querido, gracis por haber hablado un poco en espanol. Es un idioma bastante bello.
    Mike, si necesites ayuda con tus estudios y el hablar espanol, me daria mucho gusto ser este ayuda.

    I LOVE Spanish and to see it here makes me very homesick, believe me!! If there is anyone one at Highland that wishes to converse in Spanish, I'm here!!

    Mike, estoy a tus ordenes en lo que se te ofrezca. I'm here. Have fun with the Spanish.

    Also, pardon me while I brag! I make a mean guacamole too! :>)

    By Blogger Kathy, at 8/23/2004 08:24:00 AM  

  • Ay Kathy,

    Estas muy simpatica! You are very sweet!

    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 8/23/2004 09:55:00 AM  

  • Yo soy un gringo.

    By Blogger Tim Castle, at 8/23/2004 01:10:00 PM  

  • Soy un perdedor!



    By Blogger Greg Kendall-Ball, at 8/23/2004 02:20:00 PM  

  • Greg, you're a loser, baby. ^_~

    Como mantequilla en un chango pelon.

    Oy. My Spanish is rusty in uncomfortable places. It chafes around the declensions.

    By Blogger Q, at 8/23/2004 02:58:00 PM  

  • Miguel,

    Donde esta?

    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 8/23/2004 03:28:00 PM  

  • Serena
    Or as they say in Mexico City

    Miguel 'on 'stas?


    Que onda? Donde te me fuiste?

    By Blogger Kathy, at 8/23/2004 04:24:00 PM  

  • Wow, Gang, did everyone understand that I am BEGINNING my second year of Spanish? So far I'm at a "See Jane run -- run, Jane, run" level. (This will only communicate with people over 40, I think.)

    Actually, I can read a lot. And I can write a lot. But when someone actually speaks to me, I look like a Spanish deer in the headlights.

    By Blogger Mike, at 8/23/2004 04:37:00 PM  

  • Well, then, Mike, you should find my phrase particularly useful, since it comes directly from that lone bastion of culture that is VeggieTales -- which being translated is, "Like butter on a bald monkey."


    At least that's what they told me. Bob wouldn't lie to me, would he?

    By Blogger Q, at 8/23/2004 06:40:00 PM  

  • Naw, He wouldn't lie!

    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 8/23/2004 07:24:00 PM  

  • If it is helpful to any of you...I can get you through labor and delivery in Spanish...some words I wouldn't post here.
    grace, Julie

    By Blogger julie, at 8/23/2004 09:22:00 PM  

  • Well, Mike,

    It looks like we got you covered! You can make bald monkey comments and deliver a baby in Spanish with the help of your blog buddies AND I am sure Kathy would love to act as your personal tour guide and translator if you ever go to Mexico. Vaya con Dios!

    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 8/24/2004 11:23:00 AM  

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    By Blogger Serena Voss, at 8/24/2004 11:23:00 AM  

  • I would have watched the women's marathon, but I went to church like a good little Christian boy. It's kind of nice to know I would have finished 56th in the women's race based on my marathon PR, though...

    I'm determined to find a way to catch the men's marathon this Sunday, though, either live or taped.

    Distance running...nothing quite like it.

    By Blogger Steve Jr., at 8/24/2004 02:01:00 PM  

  • Well Steve, You can have my spot in the marathons! The only one I particpate in is the heaven-bound one. :>)

    By Blogger Kathy, at 8/24/2004 05:06:00 PM  

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