Thursday, August 19, 2004

Comments n comp...

APOLOGIES TO NULLI...
...who entered the competition day's ago, but, um, I didn't notice. Sorry. Very poor. Nulli's guessed at 29.5 Euros and also asks what a boffin is (a boffin is a very clever person indeed) and how the Greek beer is. Mythos rocks. They always want to serve you Amstel or Heineken, but I always insist on the local brew, which is actually very nice (although it was only invented a few years back).

MOBILE PHONES
The people who leave their phones swtiched on in Olympic venue are the ones with the loudest ring tones. Fact.

JEFF. AC/DC. QUESTION.
In response to my point about the oddness of AC/DC getting played during an Australian water polo match, Jeff has asked written to say, 'Aren't AC/DC Australian?'. Yes. The odd bit (to my mind at least) was that Highway To Hell was considered an appropriate tune for an early-morning Olympic match!

SHIRLEY FROM FLORIDA MAKES VERY HIGH GUESS FOR COMPETITION
She thinks 2 hotdogs, 2 beers, 2 waters and 2 creme caramels would cost $61.75. If I ever set up a beer and hot dogs stall it'll be outside Shirley's house.

ATHENS 2004 BLOG HITS 7,500 VISITORS
Was only a couple of days back we were celebrating hitting 5,000. Big thanks to you folks for reading.

KJ CHANGES GUESS
To 24.5 Euros. And she thinks birdseed for Robin would cost 3.5 Euros if they sold it. Actually, they do sell nuts, but they're a bit cheaper (no, not cheep-er) than that and Robin has trouble opening the packets.

TICKET TARGET TOPPED
After Monday, 3,085,936 tickets had been sold. Which means they've exceeded their revenue target of 183 million Euros (and no free tickets have been given out to fill venues). Well done folks.

AND THEY'VE NOW SOLD EVEN MORE
Because we've bought some extras! We're now off to a baseball semi-final (bargain at 20 Euros), a men's water polo game (after enjoying the women's this week), some wrestling (because it'll be nice to see what wrestling's like without the pantomime and predictable winner) and the handball final (because it looks fun and tickets were only 30 Euros). It's incredibly easy to order online and you can pick up your tickets at any ticket office at any venue or dotted around Athens. No booking fee either. So we're up to 15 different sports now!

BUT ORGANISERS CAN'T SPELL
All the printed signs at the pens and cards section of the Olympic superstore say 'stationary' and not 'stationery'. Didn't anyone teach them the easy-to-remember 'e' is for envelope rule when they were little?!

1 comment:

Michelle Ossiander said...

Umm, I would like the enter the food guessing contest. I will go with a cost of $22. All though I think that is a little cheap.