Thursday, May 10, 2007

I am Zapatero

I just realized that the Giro starts this weekend.

I used to get all excited about the Giro.

Now I am having a hard time caring. Maybe I will get into it once it starts. I think I'm gonna cheer for Simoni just because I dig his shoes. And he wanted to kiss me at Interbike. And he has the world's best doping explanation with the aunt and the cocaine candy thing.

Confessing is all the rage now. And the headlines for their confessions are always the admission of the code name. Basso is Birillo, Scarponi is Zapatero. I want a blood bag name. It will be like Laura's coffee name, except it has to be ridiculously obvious.

I thought they were doing pet's names...but is Zapatero really Scarponi's dog's name? And I'm still not clear on whether Basso's mastiff is named Birillo or Terello. I hope his confession cleared this up. Lying about doping is one thing, but lying about your dog's name?

They should just keep changing their pet's name, like we do.

Basso's mastiff is going to be more famous than Hamilton's retriever.

And can we talk about Basso's lawyer, Massimo, for a minute. If any american lawyer walked in wearing that suit, his client would be hosed. Nothing screams dishonest more than pimp daddy pinstripes. But da yam, that is some fine tailoring.

So all of the Giro riders were tested. Except for those pulled from the roster at the last minute for critical reasons. Like not having the right clothes, or a cold. For real. It was announced that Belli would not be attending because he could not be fitted to the team's gear in time. Huh? They just figured this out? And Serguei Gonchar will be out because of a cold. A cold. I don't even skip a training ride because of a cold.

Earlier today, a coworker told me about someone who was fired, but kept trying to show up to work anyway, and would sit at her desk and work until someone made her leave.

So, I was thinking, what if one of the expelled riders did that? What would happen?

Rumor is that Zulle did this at the 98 Tour after the whole Festina thing went down. The story is that he would get up early and ride all of the stages beforehand. The media made a game of "Alex Spotting" and the organizers got all bent and had to ask Zulle to please go home.

Thats funny.


Here's some camphone pics just because I am out of kitty pics:


At 5:45 PM, May 10, 2007, Blogger Miss Mary said...

how about 'Yama'

At 6:50 PM, May 10, 2007, Blogger Chris said...

I have to admit that I thought Tyler Hamilton's "Vanishing Twin" explanation was absolutely brilliant.

At 8:30 PM, May 10, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

i know how you feel--i started not caring last year--this year i completely forgot it was giro time until all the blogs started talking about it

At 8:33 PM, May 10, 2007, Blogger russellp said...

I'll be reviewing the tapes of Simoni climbing Zocolan to look for flair.

At 8:45 PM, May 10, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

more thor.

At 10:08 AM, May 11, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

Okay, so my current and former pets' names are:

Miss Kitty
Bobo ("migo" belongs to someone else, but I am claiming Bobo)
Kuku (the last three being the same animal)

So...I think
I am Miss Kitty

At 10:18 AM, May 11, 2007, Blogger PAB(a.k.a.CID) said...



At 10:37 AM, May 11, 2007, Blogger Velo Bella said...

yes, schloopie

he was a huge dumb orange tabby. he drooled a lot, especially when you pet him

he was a schloopie

At 10:54 AM, May 11, 2007, Blogger marscat said...

a huge dumb orange tabby...i love that kind of cat...

At 12:02 PM, May 11, 2007, Blogger bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

That is a hot suit. Not so sure about the sideswept bangs, though.

At 12:51 PM, May 11, 2007, Blogger lauren said...

oh mighty isis, isis, isis, isis...

At 9:45 PM, May 11, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

former pets:

scrubby (scrubby oak road)
moly (cromoly)
lady (ladyhawk)

and i've wanted to name my next rabbit 'thundersnow'

At 9:47 PM, May 11, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

and while our current pet has a few names, 'muddy mudskipper' seems to be a favorite

At 1:32 PM, May 12, 2007, Blogger Lilly Bella said...

You are Miss Bad Kitty.

We had this same conversation years ago when we were thinking about our porn names. You were Miss Kitty then too.

Double duty name

At 7:01 PM, May 12, 2007, Blogger X Bunny said...

i forgot olve
he goes in right before bart

At 10:06 AM, May 14, 2007, Blogger Brennabella said...

My pets:
Sheila (aka Sheila The Great)

I wanna blood bag too! I need one! For Kern.

Lost interest once Jan was gone :-(

Liquigas regained my interest (Huh, Huh)! Hot.

At 1:49 PM, May 15, 2007, Blogger Morgan said...

but is Zapatero really Scarponi's dog's name?

I always figured zapatero (Spanish: shoemaker) was related to scarpe (Italian: shoes). Scarponi -> scarpe -> zapatero; it's a word game.


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