1) From The Guardian’s Saturday picture post – Weekend readers’ pictures: Teens 

Charles Schmidt: “This is the room of Ruby, a friend’s teenage daughter”

Even as a kid my OCD personality showed its self.  My bedroom was as always neat and clean.  That in its self may have been a warning sign of how little fun I was having.  🙂

What did your bedroom looking like when you were young?

Louise Kidd: “My teenage daughter (second from left) and three friends showing their joy and gratitude at being taken on holiday together to Greece”


Now this picture is a better example of my attitude as a teen. “Whatever!”  🙂

Did you have any exciting holiday trips when you were young?

2) On Saturday Singapore welcomed young athletes from around the world in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games.  Unlike the Olympic Games, the youth athletes taking part in the YOG are expected to stay in the host city throughout the Games to take part in the culture and education activities.

I love any event that has young people from all over the world living, playing, and competing, together in peace, no race, religion or politics.

Did you get to take part in any youth programs as a teen?

 From the Boston Globes “Big Picture Blog”:



16-year-old sailing world champion Darren Choy ‘walks on water’ on his way to light the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the inaugural Youth Olympics

Entertainers make the shape of the Olympic Rings while performing at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympics at The Float at Marina Bay.


A dragon puppet moves between a school of carp puppets during the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games at the Marina Bay floating platform.

Of course as so often happens when adults are involved they always seem to try to spoil the fun with stupid politics.  Below two Iranian girls are having fun with the rest of kids.  Who cares if they wear head scarves, hats or anything else?  Heck, now a days when teens get together and are wearing any clothes I’m happy.  🙂  


Iran’s Soghra Farmani (left) and Fatemeh Khalaji warm up before their match against Turkey during the Girl’s Group A Youth Olympic Games soccer match in Singapore August 12, 2010. The Iranian girls’ team had earlier been banned from taking part in the competition because of a FIFA ban on Islamic head scarves. The team was reinstated to the tournament after Iran reached a compromise with FIFA which would allow the team’s members to wear modified hats instead of head scarves.