A series of anecdotes with or without any connection to the running of a restaurant.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I am feeling Olympic!

This morning, I recovered my old Blog template from my favourites, copied all the details and painstakingly pasted them back and forth onto the new one!
Fifteen minutes!
Nurse, scalpel, forceps, please wipe my brow...
I am sure that those computer-whizz-kids among you lot will be thinking: "He thinks he's invented the wheel!"
But I am feeling Olympic...

Does anyone remember the film about the Jamaican bobsleigh team in the Calgary Winter Olympics, Cool Runnings?

Well, every time I achieve something beyond my capabilities, I say: "Today, I'm feeling Olympic!"

My Great Useless Achievements among others could be:
1-Turning the alarm off before it rings: Un point
2-Finding a parking space right in front of a shop: Deux points
3-Sitting down just as the film starts (therefore missing the ads.): Deux points!


What little achievement makes your day?



Blogger Caroline said...

I can read you again!

And you deserve a gold.

28/3/06 11:39 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I know just how you feel. I feel accomplished everytime I do something new on my blog. Nothing else that I do makes me feel as good. It must be because it is so foreign to me. I am always so proud to show my children what I have done but they never understand what the big deal is.
Ah well...

28/3/06 2:21 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

I'm always going on about the little things.

My son is a stubborn boy and I'm always coming up with new techniques to humor him. Sometimes it's a game I introduce to get him ready, or the way I convince him to eat his meal. Resolving a fight between brother and sister.

All of these things make my day run smoother so that I can get what I need done.

I love it when I find a parking spot in front of a shop. It's like a gift.

28/3/06 3:19 PM  
Blogger DCveR said...

Bom trabalho!
This post reminds me of that British guy who managed to enter the winter olimpics although he was terrible at ski jumping...Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards.

28/3/06 6:08 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Those all work for me, too. Do you remember Eddie the Eagle? He was Olympic. Oh shoot -- so much for my brilliance. Dcver beat me to it!

28/3/06 6:35 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Thanks, Caro! Bronze would've done but if you insist!

Mary, I agree! Although I have quite a logical mind and did computing in the 70's I still think you need to know what you are doing! Trial and error usually works!

Christine, I call those things "my little victories" and don't they cheer me up!

DC, obrigado! I remember Eddie! He became a celebrity because of his mediocrity and even ended up presenting TV shows!

Ah, well, Andrea, you have to get up early to beat DC especially on the ski slopes!

28/3/06 7:17 PM  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Working hard enough during the day so that I'm actually hungry at meal times, rather than simply eating because it's TIME to eat. Hunger is a reward, not the food itself. Weird, huh?

29/3/06 5:11 AM  
Blogger wandering-woman said...

Hearing a perfectly articulated Spanish sentence rrrroolll off my tongue and realizing the person I am talking is not quite sure if I am foreign or not.....and if I am am, he can't guess from where.....

Oh, and making a perfect cup of foamy cafe con leche.

I am SO glad we can read you again! Be careful with those delete buttons, will you, cream?

29/3/06 9:31 AM  
Blogger wandering-woman said...

writing a comment without typos would be a Gold, too, but I haven't done it yet.


29/3/06 9:32 AM  
Blogger cream said...

I can see where you're coming from, Brian! It's true, because when I was working on the mosaics, I never thought about food at all!

WW, I'm like that with Spanish or Italian. I rehearse a sentence so well that the listener thinks I am a native but, unlike you, I am certain, when they come back at me with a string of words, I just crumble under the pressure!

29/3/06 10:35 AM  
Blogger Kingston Girl said...

I well remember cool runnings - it's one of those things everyone asks you about as a Jamaican abroad! However, I won't make any comments here about any relation of the film to reality!

29/3/06 3:04 PM  
Blogger iluvnyc said...

yeaaa... finally... somehow i could read your blog, but i couldn't click any of the link... but everything works now... :D

i wonder why...

29/3/06 8:10 PM  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

I have that same feeling whenever I am first to arrive at a meeting, especially ones that start before 7am 50 miles away. Actually, it's only ever happened once and I was disappointed not to be greeted by a fanfare of celestial angels.

I'm more likely to be the one sneaking in late hoping the Chair won't notice.

29/3/06 10:24 PM  
Blogger wendy said...

Let's see...little achievements...hmmm....putting on my kohl eyeliner in a perfectly straight line andd not jabbing my eyes with the mascara wand...getting to class before my students do...and having a perfect conversation in French...yup...those are definites.

29/3/06 10:25 PM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Yippppeeee, you're back properly. Well done, Cream, you're the champion.

Haha, Cool Runnings was wonderful, I saw it twice.

I was in Jamaica when those guys, the real ones, decided they would bobsled in the Olympics. Everybody laughed. But Jamaicans are extremely determined people.

30/3/06 1:33 AM  
Blogger cream said...

KG, I can assure you that I really loved Cool Runnings! It was such a feel good film! I know that the actors were Americans, though!

Iluvnyc, it all works due to some fantastic wizardry that I don't even understand myself!

Wendy, do you know that Mascara was named after a town in Western Algeria? The town is also famous for good red wines!

Gigi! I am feeling Olympic!

30/3/06 2:00 AM  
Blogger cream said...

Cherrypie! When I used to work in the kitchen I made sure I arrived first! A cup of coffee to get me going and then I started making a mess! Nowt like being the first one to dirty a clean kitchen!

30/3/06 2:07 AM  
Blogger wendy said...

Whenever I open your blog I get an iLead pop-up advert..weird...today it was a close-up of a bloke in tight white boxer shorts..oooh err..can't complain, can I!

2/4/06 10:06 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Ah, well, that wouldn't be me cos I am going commando! Just joking! I can't stand boxers!
As for the iLead thing I get it sometimes with other blogs. Nothing as exciting!

3/4/06 12:06 PM  

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