Monday, August 18, 2008

night swimming...deserves a quiet night...

I have been addicted to the olympics...and when I say olympics I mean....men's swimming. And when I say men's swimming I mean...

Michael Phelps!

I mean c'mon....not only is he an amazing swimmer but look at that torso...

God Bless America indeed!


I have also discovered that I am a one or two event watcher. In the winter olympics I dedicated myself to snowboarding and skiing and watched every event. This olympics it has been all about swimming. With Michael Phelps, Aaron Piersol (hot), Dara Torres, Cullen Jones, and Natalie Coughlin peeking my interest the most. I like watching the gymnastics, but it's all to "subjective" for me, and I get frustrated when I don't understand difficulty levels, and scoring. Thus I usually get check the scores first then rewind and watch the routine. To me, most of the routines look the same anyway, so at least I go into it knowing what the judges thought and then just being able to enjoy it. But with swimming...there was a clear winner and loser (even if it was by 1/100 of a second....sorry cavic). Now I'm focusing on track. Not all the events, cause honestly I couldn't care less about the javelin, diskus, and a lot of the jumps....I like the basic running (short distances especially). Now, those people are impressive.

4 comments:

Em K DUB said...

I love the fact that when you like something. . . . You really like something! And you convince the world of how awesome it is! What would I do without your impeccable insight!

melanie said...

I love Micheal Phelps too. The race he beat Cavic my heart almost jumped out of my chest! I have been a tired hag all week because I stay up WAY too late watching swimming and gymnastics. I thought I would be over them by the time swimming ended but no...I stayed up late last night watching the runners. Only a few more days of being sleep deprived....

Colleen said...

I have been so addicted to the Olympics! It is nice you can limit yourself to specific events. For some reason my derranged mind needs to watch every minute!

Kimmy said...

Gymnastics will always hold a special place in my heart at the Olympics. I just love it. But yes, I'm super excited for track. I missed a lot of the swimming stuff being gone last week, but caught some of the highlights.

Oh, by the way, waiting for the post about the reunion!