Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Get Outta My Dreams, and Into... the Adjacent Seat

Gah (again)!

I had a great little gymnastics dream going last night. Shame about the sunlight through the window in the early hours waking me and interrupting it.

I was at Nationals at Vodafone Arena (in real life soon to be known as 'Hisense Arena', though I don't know if this is to be pronounced "High Sense" or "Hee Sensei") in the front row of seats behind where the announcer's table was during the events; only there wasn't a table there. The tiered seats just went right down to the floor level, there was a space of floor and then the actual floor exercise mat. Anyway. I sat there with my digital camera, ready to take photos, and along came Josh Jefferis to quietly sit down, turns out he picked the a seat two spots away from me. I looked over and smiled at him and he smiled at me. I couldn't help myself, I just straight out said, "Hello. My name's Meredith and I write the Australian Gymnastics Blog...*lean over for handshake* I just wanted to say that I admire your gymnastics and I know that there are a lot of other fans out there who admire you too. So... keep up the good work. Hope you're enjoying the competition!" and he beamed and said "Oh, thank you very much!"

The exact same thing happened with Tom Pichler, Phil Rizzo and Prashanth S who ALL came along to sit down near me to releax and chat with one another in the athlete's area and who turned out to be very pleased and excited to hear about their fans. The only exception was Sam Simpson, who ended up sitting behind me. He actually tapped me on the shoulder and said, "Excuse me, do you write that Gymnastics Blog...?"
And what was about it, really.

It was a happy yet brief scenario that I suppose could best be described as, "noice, noice, un-youse-yooal, noice" and that I hope will manifest itself in reality one day. With WAGs, too, of course. I wouldn't argue with that! :P

It's noice, noice...unusual, noice, yeah.


Anonymous said...

i'd love to see you do a pre-nationals report on the US-women....even though its an Aussie gym-blog....i'd love it if you could...there hasn't been too much press on the US nationals surprisingly....there has especially been very little on Nastia....only some on Shawn and Chellsie

Mez said...

I would but I know so little about them beyond the favourites; there are others more informed than I who could do a good job of it but thanks anyway!

dayna polley said...

hey mez, dayna again

you do know dreams do come true and also you spelt 'that' wrong you spelt it 'what' but keep up the good work.