What was with the scoring during women’s gymnastics last night (yesterday morning, depending on how you look at it)? Nastia Liukin’s vault deserved a better score, as did Shawn Johnson’s uneven bars routine. And how about the balance beam? With all of those wobbles, bobbles, and balance checks, how did Yilin Yang get a score that high?
And, in the men’s competition (team and individual all around), there have been so many falls, I’ve started to wonder if it’s the equipment.
On a different note, we now have Tropical Storm Fay making her way through the Caribbean. This one has be particularly concerned because Faye is my mother’s name! 🙂 We do need the rain, though.
I just finished Life and Society in the Hittite World, and though it was educational and informative, it wasn’t nearly as much so as I had hoped it would be. I’ll probably finish The Painter of Signs within the next day or two. After that I have Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran and Darwin’s Origin of Species and his Descent of Man in one volume (out of curiosity).