Saturday, August 16, 2008

I am a little bit my mom (interested in people) and a little bit my dad (a cynic)

{photo via CNN}

I haven't been watching the Olympics, or any tv, for that matter since we don't have a tv connection yet (pity me), but I do know what's going on in the world, and baby, Michael Phelps is going on in the world! I know he provided plenty of drama and lots to cheer about. Eight gold medals, seven world records! I saw the frame-by-frame photos of win #7, where he was half a body length behind the Serb at the very end, and came from out of nowhere to touch the wall first. Absofreaking amazing.

I am very happy for Michael, the winningest Olympian of all time. Wow, wow, wow! I'm so happy for him that I'm going to make the next thing I have to say very very small, so as not to diminish how incredible this accomplishment is.

Dear Michael, please don't blow this chance to really be a hero by going and getting another DUI. Just don't do that, okay? Lots of people think you're pretty cool right now, and we don't want to be disillusioned and disappointed in our true American hero. And -- this is critical -- you really better not be doping. Okay? Thanks.


Abby said...

wait, so he already had one?

Anonymous said...

Way to find the picture where he's breathalyzing himself!

Jocelyn said...

I so felt the same, past disappointment casting a slight shadow over my excitement for all he accomplished.

The Fish Family said...

I did not know anything about him before the olympics and enjoyed watching every race and gold medal. Elbert told me about his DUI and record with pot and I was shocked that someone with that amazing talent would do that....then I thought of all the unfaithful NBA players and arrests of the starts and wondered is there any one that can handle fame fourtune and unnatural ability in sports??? I think i am a cynic-

Emily said...

Hi Emily.

I'm here via CJane's blog. I've been poking around a little. You're very funny. I'll be back, again.

Didn't know about Phelps' DUI. Oh, I hope moving home to Baltimore with his mum will straighten him out...too many kids idolizing him.

Christen said...

Emily I miss you...You are hilarious!

Becky said...

Dis you know he got a million $$!! Because of his AMAZING 8-8 gold medals?!!