Gymnastics, Reading, and Fay

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).

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