We Have A Winner!

We have a winner for a free book, and that winner is Lisa G.  Congratulations go out to Lisa G.

I’d like to send a hardy thanks to all those who came here today and left a message.  I loved each and every one!

Lisa, please send me a private email at karenkay(dot)author(at)earthlink(dot)net and we’ll talk about which book you’d like.



Yes, I have Olympic fever.  I love the Olympics and I can’t decide if I love the summer or winter games more.  With summer we have swimming and gymnastics and diving and volleyball.  With winter we have bobsleds and ice skating and ice dancing and skiing.   It’s a tie for me. They both get the GOLD.  I love them both equally.

The Ancient Olympic games started out in 776 BC in Greece and featured athletic games as well as combat and chariot racing.  There were many attempts to resurrect the games all throughout history, but the most widely accepted date of resurrection was 1896 in Athens held in the Panathenaic Stadium built specifically for the games.  At that time there were 14 nations represented and 241 athletes.  As of 2008, there were 204 nations represented and 10,500 participants.

On my other blogs, I’ve done many Random Thoughts days.  It’s fun to see what everyone’s thinking.  Today I thought we could share our Random Olympic Thoughts.

I’ll go first and give you some of mine:

How did they get the stadium to look so blue at the end of the opening ceremonies?

I adore watching Michael Phelps swim.  He’s a true inspiration.  I’m glad I watched all of his races. It was truly history in the making.

All the girls on the USA Gymnastics team look so young.   Maybe because they are!

I love Ryan Seacrest but really what is he doing there?

Gabby Douglas has the most beautiful sweet smile.

 I don’t remember the women’s beach volleyball team swimsuits being so skimpy in the past.  I bet there are a lot of men who could clue me in though.   (Yay team USA!…I love volleyball)


Seeing Oscar Pitorius from South Africa run in the 400 meter semi-final race brought tears to my eyes.  Despite the controversy (that he would have an advantage) everyone cheered for him including me.

Paul McCartney’s touching beginning to Hey Jude at the opening ceremonies made me love my favorite Beatle even more.

What fun seeing Prince William, Princess Kate and Prince Harry, waving the British flag and cheering on their athletes.  They are just like everybody else in that regard.

Yay, Serena Williams!!  You are so awesome.

Is it a requirement that all the men on the USA Swim Team be hunky?  (Hey, I’m always looking for a hero)

 I want to go to London. 


Okay, those are mine.  Will you share yours?  What are your impressions and completely random thoughts regarding the Olympics?   I’ve got a great 2 in1 Desire to go to one Random commenter today. And be sure to join my newsletter to be automatically entered to win one of five gift cards on my Summer and Sands Contest. 











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We Have a Winner!

We have a winner!  Of course I want to thank you all for coming to the blog today and leaving a comment — but I offered a free book and so let me announce the winner of the book:

The winner is Patricia B.  Many congrats go to Patricia.  Please, Patricia, email me personally at karenkay(dot)author(at)earthlink(dot)net.  I’m sure you know where to insert the (.) and the (@).  We’ll see what books you have and which ones you might want.

Again, many thanks to you all for coming to the blog today!  🙂