It’s not a team without a uniform

Onanistic photography isn’t the easiest thing in the world to pull off, especially when you’re goofy from two Tsingtaos, jetlag, no dinner, and the most perspiration filled day in your life.

Beijing is crazy. Our hospitalty center is hopping, the Olympic Green was just stupendous. Tomorrow …. opening ceremonies. I’m not attending. Tickets are very, very hard to get. I intend to lay low and work with the bloggers and get some photos uploaded. Lunched with the good crew from Ogilvy, sat in a lot of cabs, tried to figure out the subway system, and did an utterly insane Crossfit workout-of-the-day which nearly did me in. Way too tired to be intelligent right now.

So, nice uniform, hey? I so called the jaunty visor a mile away. I especially like the cuffs on the sleeves — green on my right left arm for starboard. Red on the left right for port (If I walked backwards, thx for pointing P.Kim).

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “It’s not a team without a uniform”

  1. David – thanks for being our man in Beijing. You really must be tired – I think the green is on your left arm and red on the right, unless I’m missing something…

  2. Red on your right means your returning to port…or way the heck out of the channel;-)

    Can’t really make out the visor. It looks more like you’re about to slice up some sushi (yeah, wrong culture…sorry).

    Keep it up – I can’t wait for things to kick into high gear…

  3. I read recently that late August to early Nov in Beijing is referred to as the the “golden season.”

    I am looking for the Gold season to begin for Phelps early and often inside the “Water Cube”w the 200 medley on Sat.

    Tsingtao taste Characteristics
    “Tsingtao Beer has a pleasant aroma and a well-balanced taste. Its high-malty flavor and well-hopped character make Tsingtao a refreshing complement to any Chinese meal.”

    a third one is indicated!

  4. Dave, while you’re in China, find a tailor and have a dragon and a tiger embroidered the inside of your left and right cuffs of your dress white and yellow button down dress shirts. It’s inexpensive and the perfect accoutrement to show you’re genuinely both “asiatic” and “salty.”
    Shirts decorated like that are said to have “liberty cuffs” and are very cool. I had two USMC trop wool uniform shirts and four dress white shirts with liberty cuffs. Very cool and incredibly inexpensive. Don’t ever ask me about my tatoo though.

    It’s Kind of like getting “mother” tatooed on your shoulder so you can’t drown.

    jim

  5. David,
    *Urgent*: IOC is trying to locate you now!!!! They need you at the women’s 10m air gun competition asap!! Bring medals, flowers and lenovo Flair for athletes.

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