Saturday 23 June
Good morning! Buenos Dias! Bon Jour! A well rested webmaster
has just finished the morning's email and looks forward to a long
day of preparations. Let's start with the email Q's:
Is there an email address and/or fax number I can use to send
messages to competitors to?
A: Yes. Send it to me firstname.lastname@example.org
with the the recipient team in the subject line and I'll put it in
the team's distribution box, which is just outside the door here.
I'll have the fax number soon as well. Word attachments work best,
formatted for A4 size paper.
Q: Is there a picture of T1 and his new vihuela yet?
A: Yes. CLICK
Q: Where are the rest of the team pictures?
A: We are still taking pictures and posting them as we go. It is
very laborious. If your team is not there, wait a couple of days.
If it's still not there, send your team to see us. Also, please
keep the name corrections coming. I know there are a LOT of
mistakes in them and I am happy to fix them.
Q: Can I get a copy of the original high-resolution photo of my
A: Yes, but before you ask for one, keep in mind we are giving a
free copy on disk to each team. If you can't get a copy of the
picture from your team later, send me and email request and I'll
send you the photo when I am able to procure a circular tuit..
I was watching some of the official FS training jumps out of the
corner of my eye while I was laboring on the webcam
yesterday, and what little I saw was quite impressive. I glimpsed
a much improved Russia Women's team and also the Italy 4-way.
Turkey as well, some really good skydiving. I sense a very strong
spirit of intense competition out there. There should be --
indeed, there will will be -- very close battles in all of
the events here. It should be quite a show, and as I am fond of
pointing out, I have the best seat in the house! ;-)
Will this finally be the Norgies' year?
"Hi Dad! Wait - I AM the dad."
Next jump is going on the score board!
Viewers, if you send a Word file for a competitor or team, be
sure you mention the country it's for in the email. I'm pretty
busy, so I really don't want to scour the competition database
trying to figure out which team John Doesavich is on. Better yet,
name your Word file after the country it's for, like usa.doc. Keep
in mind I am placing these printouts directly in the country's
distribution box, so if you send a dirty picture of yourself for
your sweetheart, the whole delegation will probably get a rise out
of it. ;-)
Well, I finally had a good opportunity to get a good shot of
the Norwegian girl's team while I was in the cafeteria, but of
course the batteries died right when I aimed the camera. DOH!
Okay, I need to amend my email policy for messages and letters
sent to me for delivery to competitors and teams. I can't print
individual emails (it does not work well with Hotmail) so you
*MUST* send a Word .DOC or .RTF file as an attachment.
OH YEAH we just watched USA's 4-way practice round on the DZTV,
and they smoked a really smooth 25. Very sweet. Zigzag >
Marquis T-murphy diamond. Right after their jump, the USA girls
did their own "sweet 16." Nice! Stay clean on those
transitions, ladies! Remember, it's not the fastest team that
wins, it's the one with the most points at the end. Back to work
now on team photos....
...just saw France's 4-way jump, and they too look ready to
rumble. Theirs was a much slower draw, a clean 18 points. Ooh,
this is going to be a good meet....
HOLY FRIJOLES THOSE TEAM PAGES! Almost 150 of them! Aye
carumba! Is it show time yet? Someone drag me to the bar! See you
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