tortietta: (I am Australian)
You know what? I'm happy that England won. I'm happy that after 18 years England have finally managed to best the Australian's. The English played hard and there is no denying that they were the stronger team throughout the series.

The English deserve their celebration; they deserve their accolades; they deserve that elusive urn. I'll be the first to admit that the Australian team was let down by under-form players, by openers who couldn't keep it together, by a middle order that was sorely lacking and by a bowling contingent who just didn't have what it takes to beat England. And let's not forget the lack of real captaincy.

However ... however ...

Just because England have managed to regain the Ashes does not mean that they are now the best cricketing team in the world. This was not the World Cup. It has taken 18 years for the English to beat Australia at the Ashes. After 18 years one series win does not make you the best in the world. Australian cricket isn't dead. Admittedly the Australian selectors need to take a long hard look at the Australian team and captaincy, but don't for a minute assume that Australian cricket is dead. Australia has the been the best team in the world for a long time, that doesn't change just because we lost the Ashes. We'll be back and when we are we'll be stronger than ever. Australian cricket is still very much alive.
tortietta: (I am Australian)
OMG, NOOOOO!

Not because of the light! NOT THE LIGHT! They were playing SPIN BOWLERS! They weren't even playing pace bowlers!

SPIN BOWLERS! NOT PACE!

I can't believe it.
tortietta: (I am Australian)
Lack of talent in Australian Idol?

Full sale of telstra?

The imminent death of the Australian cricket team?

England winning the Ashes?

The reason I still can't speak?

ALL YOUR FAULT, JOHN HOWARD DUBYA MARK HOLDEN, ALL YOUR FAULT!


ETA: OMFG, AUSTRALIA, WTF!?! 10 more runs, that's all I ask. Make for a clean slate for the 2nd Innings. It's obviously a bowling pitch at the moment but you need a clean slate.
tortietta: (>:D<)
You know I really don't get handball. At all. Period.

Also, I suck. I received a lovely postcard at the end of July from a group of lovely t00bs and I've only just remembered that I've been an awfully selfish person and haven't thanked them at all. I know I should've said this before now, but thank you, all of you. As I said, I suck. :">

Really, why handball? Why?
tortietta: (la la la)
Wah, last day of the swimming! But, very exciting none-the-less!

Mostly incoherent thoughts on the final day of Olympic swimming! )

You know I don't think I can pinpoint any one moment from this Olympic swim meet that stands out above the rest. I have my favourites but there are just too many incredible moments to single it down. Ian Thorpe. Michael Phelps. Petria Thomas. Pieter van den Hoogenband. It just goes on and on. It really has been wonderful to watch so much great talent. <3
tortietta: (hate to love to hate)
Pretty, pretty boys.

Pretty, pretty girls.

Yum.

<333 The rowing.

<333 The swimming.

<333 The gymnastics.

<333 The fencing.

<333 The water-polo.

Weight-lifting is hard.

Fencing looks fun!

Kayaking scares me.

Oh, I do so love the Olympics. <333
tortietta: (ehh)
You know, I really do love the Olympics. I don't think there is any one thing I could pinpoint and say this is why I love the Olympics. It's just there.

I've spent the last four mornings waking up at some dreadful hour to catch the swimming and cycling finals. I'm exhaustd, and my body is sorely regretting the continued onslaught. So much so, actually, that it has all but given up on trying to fight this damn flu. So on top of being exhausted I feel completely miserable too.

Olympic musings... )

I am also sick to death of hearing Australian's bag out American's. Come on, guys! There is NO NEED to bag out the American's. So what if the media have made a big deal of Michael Phelps, it doesn't make him a no-good American git! He's only 19, and there's NOTHING wrong with being 19 and ambitious!

I want to know what right Australian's have to belittle American's. Yes, there is genuine rivalry between the US and Australia but to make bold statements of 'hating the bloody yanks' makes me so mad. The American's are people too. Why hold the faults of a nation against the people of that nation? Australian's you are NOT perfect. Australia is not a perfect nation; we are as riddled with faults as the US. There is nothing to prove. There is no reason for such belligerent behaviour, and yet the Australian people seem to get some sort of joy in insulting the American's. It's times like these that make me question my loyalty to Australia.

Come on, Australia. Don't hold the faults of a nation against the people of that nation!
tortietta: (loopy)
I am so dreadfully Australian at times!

I woke up a little over an hour ago so that I could watch the Olympic swimming finals for tonight, and I keep finding myself yelling out at the TV screen in a gross rendition of 'Come on Aussie, Come on', or the ever yet more popular 'Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi'.

Squeeing for Olympic swimming! )

Haha, can you tell that I just love the Olympics? :)) I really don't want to think about what my sleeping pattern is going to be like over the next couple of weeks. I don't want to watch replays, damnit! I want to get it live!

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