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Watching the docuseries "Golden" about five girls trying to make the Olympic gymnastics team. (Spoiler alert: Suni makes it, MyKala sorta does). Pretty prescient that Dominique Dawes flat out says at the end of ep one that the pressure put on the girls is "not worth it."
I was talking to the 3yo nephew on the phone. He tried to convince me he is 4. Me: You're 4 now? When was your birthday? Him: ... Yesterday. Me: Huh. I don't remember. What did I get you for your present? Him: ... A truck. Me: I usually get you books though. I stumped him.
My Italian great grandfather ancestor was from Atrani in Campania not Calabria. Maybe my ancestors would be mad.
These pretty Italian villages want to pay you $33,000 to move in https://t.co/IEL6vRCTNs via @CNNTravel it's probably a bad idea to move to Italy and start a bookstore in a country whose language I don't speak, right?
In a weird shallow note, I don't like the Russians' leotards. They are giving me Gabby Douglas 2012. Bit behind the times.
Billionaire Developer Mulls Closing NYC Tourist Hot Spot After 14-Year-Old Leaps to His Death https://t.co/8RqB0PCKht If four people died at your "art installation" maybe... You should put up a photograph instead.
@dmbeucler Yes I don't want just powerhouse team countries to win all the medals. And I love seeing lots of countries. I really wanted to see Luciana Alvarado's routine. NBC didn't show it.
@dmbeucler That is such bullshit. She was the top qualifier besides Biles. I know Brazil is not a gymnastics powerhouse but that's why it's fucking exciting!
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@kaitfeldmann It is a shame because everyone thinks they are the exception. I do mostly kidlit with some adult but the largest category in QM is adult SF. People just get more upset when you say you want BIPOC.
I just discovered you can buy shirts with both their names on them in the Team USA store. Lesbian excellence.
Maybe I should get into college gymnastics. I like teams. But none of my schools have good squads. Maybe I could root for LSU? But my girl Mohini Bhardwaj was at UCLA. On and Brooklyn Moors is there now... damnit.
what @sunisalee_ did, by stepping up. shows that we don't HAVE to treat our girls like robots for Team USA to succeed. Nothing needs to be on one person's shoulders. High hopes for the future.
I know @Simone_Biles wanted to compete in this Olympics because she was one of the last of the Nassar survivors & didn't all those women forgotten so quickly. I hope what she did, by putting her mental health first, and what @sunisalee_ /1
RT @FelicityDisco: The Olympics volleyball announcers on USA Network just proclaimed that audiobooks don't count as reading. WHAT DOES THIS…
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RT @taravang: She did it. @sunisalee_ just won 🥇 gold in the all around! I literally can’t stop crying! All the sacrifice a refugee family…
Jade finished 8th. That is great for her. She wasn't event supposed to compete in the AA and she top 10.