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Marcell
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:27 PM
Beijing: Experience a little of the Olympics everyday with me!!!!!


Hey guys!

How are you? Yes you are right I am at the Olympics in Beijing! Can u believe! It is such a major thing to be here. I want to tell you a little about the Olympics everyday that I am here! Last night was the opening ceremonies and it is soooo cool to go to the opening ceremonies (more fun than the closed ceremonies). BUT I did not go to opening ceremonies. Why?? Well I was indeed thrilled to go, I have been before but I have to be honest. It is very difficult for myself and Venus to go, because what you guys donít know is you have to stand literally for 6 hours. First it is hard because USA is one of the last countries to go, and Iím telling you itís an amazing experience that everyone should do at least once but it is really hard for me to stand for that long. I am here to do my best to win the gold medal, and I was thinking I donít want my knee to start hurting, that would have just been upsetting. Also some of the athletes are first time Olympians and they never get to see us athletes like the amazing basketball players that we have on our team, as well as all the other athletes, some of the other countries go completely nuts, and our opening ceremonies consists of 10 million pictures, and 6 hours of standing, but you guys watching on TV get to see that hour of standing, and donít know everything that happens before hand.

So it is really cool but I decided not to go and to get some rest and focus focus focus.
Speaking of focusing I cant wait to play my first match. For some unexplainable reason I have been wanting to play everyday. (see my last blog) Ok so I am sure you guys are wanting to know about the air quality here. I canít lie I have been to Beijing before and I have to say that it was during the fall, and there were more clear skies. Have you guys ever been to L.A. and in the morning it is just sooo foggy and so grey??? Well that is the way it is here day and night. I will take some pics for you guys to see. But it is not ONLY due to the pollution it is also soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo humid here that it has something to do with the grayness. (just a couple of years ago when I was here and it is not as humid we saw the sun a lot) I donít quite know how the humidity affects the grayness, but I believe it due to my being here before recently and having a totally different experience. I have to tell you that after 30 mins of playing my clothes are soaked. I mean completely soaked to the point I can squeeze sweat out of my clothes and take a batch with all the water that I squeeze out. And I am not a big sweating person. So this humidity is more intense that dare I say- Florida - the most humid place in the world!!!

China is amazing. This country is so organized. When we got here we all drove in an OLYMPIC lane. The Olympic lane is for Olympic cars only. And usually there are about 2 million cars on the road well there are hardly any cars on the road. I heard that most people cant drive during the games, to keep traffic clear. Crazy no? Indeed it is!!!
What else can I say? We are all having a good time, and I miss my dogs like crazy!
I canít wait for the open to start. We will have a blast Iím sure!

Look out for pictures and shorter updates as I want you guys to live the Olympics with me!!!

Love
Serena

hablo
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:31 PM
China is amazing. This country is so organized. When we got here we all drove in an OLYMPIC lane. The Olympic lane is for Olympic cars only. And usually there are about 2 million cars on the road well there are hardly any cars on the road. I heard that most people cant drive during the games, to keep traffic clear. Crazy no? Indeed it is!!!

Another reason why it's a good thing Toronto didn't get the games. There is no way we could have arranged for something like this. :help:

spartanfan
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:31 PM
great post from Serena.

roooobert
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:39 PM
hm, sofia arvidsson stopped blogging when the olympic games started due to some olympic rule.. i hope serena doesnt do anything against the rules.. anyway, great to see that she is so looking forward to play her first match! but i'm still quite worried about her knee.. go williams!

Chriskip
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:47 PM
Now now now Serena.... you liar you. How dare you say you werent at the Opening Ceremony when so many people saw you there "in the back looking bored as usual".

hablo
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Now now now Serena.... you liar you. How dare you say you werent at the Opening Ceremony when so many people saw you there "in the back looking bored as usual".

And those people insisted that it was her. That it had to be her. :haha:

But no matter, everyone makes mistakes. Still funny though.

frenchie
Aug 9th, 2008, 03:58 PM
hm, sofia arvidsson stopped blogging when the olympic games started due to some olympic rule.. i hope serena doesnt do anything against the rules.. anyway, great to see that she is so looking forward to play her first match! but i'm still quite worried about her knee.. go williams!

Due to some chinese rules maybe?:confused:

darkchild
Aug 9th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Due to some chinese rules maybe?:confused:


Yeah, China has rules on everything...:rolleyes:
IOC has a blogging guideline according to the Bryan brothers.

barboza
Aug 9th, 2008, 04:09 PM
Oh my, she's so funny :lol:

roooobert
Aug 9th, 2008, 04:10 PM
no, olympic rules.. i read sofia's blog again.. she writes "I'm gonna stop blogging during the games, because there are very special rules about what you are allowed to write, and how to write in blogs during olympic games".. perhaps soemthing to do with that olympic games is a non commercial event.. i dont know..

Mina Vagante
Aug 9th, 2008, 04:46 PM
:rolls: Another great blog

Dodoboy.
Aug 9th, 2008, 05:32 PM
I KNEW SHE WASN'T THERE!

Good blog though! :)

Mina Vagante
Aug 9th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I KNEW SHE WASN'T THERE!

Good blog though! :)

:rolls: Did you see them two American girls that the cameraman obviously thought was Serena and Venus... It was so funny... Two nobodies ( I think) taking up Serena and Venus' spotlight. Miss Williams will not be amused :)...

Dodoboy.
Aug 9th, 2008, 05:57 PM
They were either part of the volleyball team or the basketball team.

Anyone know them?

Destiny
Aug 9th, 2008, 06:00 PM
It was Basketball

doni1212
Aug 9th, 2008, 11:59 PM
no, olympic rules.. i read sofia's blog again.. she writes "I'm gonna stop blogging during the games, because there are very special rules about what you are allowed to write, and how to write in blogs during olympic games".. perhaps soemthing to do with that olympic games is a non commercial event.. i dont know..

What happens if you break those rules? :scared:

Lucas
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:11 AM
What happens if you break those rules? :scared:

You are transformed in a fortune cookie.

Same thing that will happen to Zheng and the other representants if they lose before the quarterfinals.

Poor Zheng :sobbing: :sobbing:

young_gunner913
Aug 10th, 2008, 12:19 AM
Ree :lol: Win the gold baby! :armed:

RVD
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:21 AM
Wow, I thoroughly enjoyed that.
And I normally hate Blogs.

Nice job Serena.
Now kick azzzzz. :cool:

BuTtErFrEnA
Aug 10th, 2008, 03:30 AM
lol :lol:

Serenita
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:55 AM
You are transformed in a fortune cookie.


:lol::lol::lol:

Destiny
Aug 11th, 2008, 04:29 PM
Update

Hey guys!!

Would u believe it? There is a rain delay, and go figure it hardly ever rains here!!!!!!! How upsetting. So I was looking forward to having tomorrow off, but with this nutty delay it looks like I may not have my day off after all. I guess the rain doesn’t bother the swimmers!!

So I am trying to figure out what to do with my time here in the rain. I brought only 2 books with me and I finished one already. It was over 400 pages!!! I've gotta figure something else to do! Right now I am in the training room trying to pass the time and hoping to get on soon!!!

Keep your fingers crossed. By the time u read this I would have probably played my match.... I hope. So I made a new playlist for my mp3 player. Have u guys bought the new N.E.R.D album? It’s awesome! My favorite songs are Anti Matter, and Sooner or later a good song on for a melancholy moment. Also on my playlist is the new Common song called Announcement, and UMC. I love how UMC has this techno euro feel. I LOVE to dance and this is a classic song to dance to!!!

Finally closing out new editions on the playlist is Leona Lewis, not only is she so gorgeous!! But she has an amazing voice!! Love love love! Anyways I hope to see some other Olympic sports while I'm here.... Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!!

GO USA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Xxx

tonybotz
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:09 PM
keep representing, Serena! USA! USA! USA!

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Aug 11th, 2008, 05:28 PM
Awww, that was so sweet for Serena! :)

doni1212
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Cute blog, thanks Destiny!!
I bet she does have Common on her playlist, :lol:
And Leona Lewis is amazing!!

The Dawntreader
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:10 PM
Well apart from the bit about liking Leona Lewis, i enjoyed the blog:lol:

Go Serena:D:bounce:

Marcell
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:40 PM
She and one of the Bryan brothers visited the Beijing Silk Market today. He has pictures on the ATP blog.

doni1212
Aug 11th, 2008, 06:59 PM
She and one of the Bryan brothers visited the Beijing Silk Market today. He has pictures on the ATP blog.

Cool! Thanks Marcell, I'll check it out!!

doni1212
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Wait, where is the blog at again? I went to atptennis.com.

doni1212
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:02 PM
Nevermind, I found it!

stevos
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Ree :hearts:
Love her exclamations.
She'd be an interesting poster.

Why can't her and Maria use proper grammar though. :sobbing: Typos were only cool when the internet was like, young.
USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shuji Shuriken
Aug 11th, 2008, 07:48 PM
Serena is fucking hilarious :hearts: :haha: :kiss:.

Denise4925
Aug 11th, 2008, 09:54 PM
Serena, I have Bleeding Love for you girl. Love Leona. :lol: Great blog. Does anyone know if she played or when she's supposed to?

doni1212
Aug 12th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Tonight at 10:30 on the East Coast. So, I guess that's 7:30 for you.