Oh, hello there. Don't mind me, sitting her in my PJ's eating some toast. I am a very, very, very tired blogger.
Last night's session ran an hour overtime but be glad I'm not a gym parent because I'd probably be less inclined to give the event staff the benefit of the doubt (hell, I AM one of the event staff) and this would be one vitriolic entry. But it's not going to be. Das blog ist liebe.
Anyway. I'm doing six things at once right now, one of which is typing my scrawled notes from last night. It was the National Levels 7 and 9 WAG and Level 7 Open, 7 Under and 8 Open MAG competition last night.
Waverley beat MLC for the WAG 9 title (vice versa for Level 7), which was no surprise. The girls rocked some big skills (double tuck on floor, front aerial to side somi on beam) and pretty much looked like they owned the place form the moment they walked in. I should know - I was on the accreditation desk.
I couldn't watch much of the men as I was sitting nearer floor and beam. Pommel, high bar and vault were quite far from me and even then attention was on the girls. Oh yes, spectators: Men's and women's events run IN THE SAME ARENA AT THE SAME TIME. If you ever you wanted to ask Santa for extra eyes, now's your moment. I can tell you that pommel and high bar, from what I saw in stolen glances, were a little disappointing.
The Collister twins are more vibrantly ginger than they appear in photos. I checked them in after a slight delay. They weren't too happy - then again, after the kerfuffle of getting all the gymnasts into the arena, then out (to check in) and then in again, I'm not surprised.
John Hart: Seriously. Have you never EVER appeared in a David Jones catalogue? Really? What a travesty.
Tonight will see the Int'l 10's, seniors and juniors so I hope I get to spend some time at the accreditation centre to celeb-spot. VIP's expected to be in attendance include Athens and Sydney Olympians who... I don't think I'm at liberty to name just yet.
I really have to go now and keep typing this notes. Check out the GV website for results and press releases which yours truly will have a hand in. You'll spot them. They'll be the ones with the header, "Thorpey reckons this press release is fully sick!"