Monday, July 31, 2006

Ama Greeun

This post was originally posted in October 2005. I think it was my third post ever. I am leaving onThursday for Charlotte NC to compete in the USA T&F National Championships. I have a ton to accomplish before I leave.......... sorry for the re-runs, but there are lots of new readers that were not reading back then. Have a great Tuesday!

I learned about Ama Greeun last night.

First though, a test for you. Just to see what you know:

  1. Is Ama Greeun a small town in Syria?
  2. Is Ama Greeun my friend’s aunt in Austin?
  3. Is Ama Greeun an Irish ballad written during World War II?
  4. None of the above.

The answer is #4, none of the above.

Here is how I learned about Ama Greeun last night.

I was watching the Yankees play the Angels on television. My wife was snuggled up in her customary little ball beside me. Her head was propped against my shoulder.

Did you ever notice the way the female gender can place their entire body on the couch in these tiny little packages, feet tucked underneath them, arms folded up and all that? How do they do that?

Seven: “I don’t know why, but I just don’t like the Angels. It’s something I can’t explain. I’m cheering for the Yanks tonight”.

Brown-Eyed Girl: “Yes, there is something about the Angels, I don’t like them. I don’t know what it is”.

Seven: “Sweetie, I just said that! You said the same thing I did.”

Brown-Eyed Girl: “I know. Ama Greeun with ya”.

She is from Texas.


Angie said...

Hey...are you picking on Brown-eyed Girl? Them's fightin words mister!

(Call your momma...go ahead, call her...neener neener neener)

Seven said...

Can't call her, she's still singing , I thank.....and besides BEG knows how much she's loved....but then lynilu was right, BEG's patience has been surely tried many times, even though she IS loved...:p

Enemy of the Republic said...

Yet another reason to love Texas. Good luck on your trip. I'm going away for a week myself on Friday. I wish you well. You bring out the best in people.

Seven said...

That's a very sweet thing to say, thank you. Have a wonderful trip. And, I love the profile pic; I can see you!

Jenn said...

Awwww...what a cute story.

Good luck at the meet! Stud.

Ilias- said...

sweet. :^)

patti_cake said...

So cute! Did brown-eyed girl give you a smack? LOL
Good luck in Charlotte Hon, take pics & let us know how you did!

Grant said...

I love the way they can curl up like that next to you. That's exactly what I was picturing in my head with Emi-san when I wrote yesterday's post.

Of course, I don't, technically, own a couch, but why let that intrude into a good fantasy.

Seven said...

Thanks for the well wishes...I'm excited and ready..


Thank you Cakes. I'll stick a URl that will have results up in case anyone wants to follow along. Of course, the track world doesn't know me as Seven...

Grant, did the comment about 'not liking Angels' get by you? Is this a new Grant?? Hell, at least give me something on hating Angels!

Rob said...

7, why not lobby for Lane Seven in all of your future heats? Then the track world will know you as "Seven, the Houston Elite guy formerly known know who."

Seven said...

It may be too much information, but I actually insist on lane 7 in workouts. My training buddy just shakes his head.

Aims said...

This is cute, I think women are programmed for couch curling!

Leesa said...

Sounds right to me!