Monday, August 18, 2008

The things you learn at McDonald's

Saturday, August 16. 12:29 p.m. My Coke drink at McDonald's. (Pigma Micron 08 and goauche paint on small Moleskine.) More sketches of drinks here.

Are you watching the Olympics? I have a hard time taking some sports seriously: beach volleyball or ping pong to name a few. Then there are other ones, like women's freestyle wrestling, I just found about for the first time.

I had lunch at McDonald's on Saturday and read about Patricia Miranda on my drink cup.

She is the first American woman in Olympic history to receive a medal in woman's wrestling at the 2004 games in Athens. (More about her at Wikepedia and this USA Today story.)

While doing the sketch I also noticed for the first time that the words diet and other are written in braille on the lid. Who knew!

In other Seattle Sketcher news:
• I've uploaded some old photos of me sketching in California at the blog page on Facebook.
• A couple of illustrations I did recently related to the Games in China are on my Flickr pool.
• I added a link from the sidebar to the Seattle Sketcher Google Map.

[ ¿Estáis siguiendo las Olimpíadas? Hay algunos deportes que me hacen gracia y me cuesta trabajo tomármelos en serio: por ejemplo el voleibol de playa o el ping pong. Y hay otros, como la lucha libre femenina, de los que acabo de enterarme que existen. ¶ El sábado estuve comiendo en McDonald's y leí el nombre de Patricia Miranda en el vaso de mi Coca Cola. ¶ Se trata de la primera norteamericana que gana una medalla olímpica en lucha libre femenina, en los Juegos de Atenas del 2004. (En Wikepedia y en este artículo del USA Today podéis leer más sobre ella.) ¶ También me di cuenta por primera vez mientras hacía el dibujo que las palabras 'diet' y 'other' están traducidas al braille en la tapa. ¿Quién lo hubiera pensado, no? ¶ Otras noticias de Seattle Sketcher: ¶ • He puesto fotos de mí dibujando en California en la página del blog en Facebook. ¶ • En mi galería de Flickr hay un par de ilustraciones recientes relacionadas con China. ¶ • En la columna derecha tienes un enlace al mapa de Seattle Sketcher en Google. ]


  1. There is a lot I don't like about the Olympics but there are some great stories. Carol Huynh of tiny, remote Hazelton BC Canada, population 350, won the womens 48kg class wrestling gold medal. Her parents are Vietnam war refugees brought to Hazelton and sponsored by The United Church.
    There is womens wrestling and there are wonderful human interest stories.

  2. true, some of those stories are amazing, more so than the sports themselves

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