Sunday, August 29, 2004
"Cats are smarter then dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow." - Jeff Valdez
Saturday, August 21, 2004
Friday, August 20, 2004
Michael Phelps now has 5 golds and two bronze. When the US team lost to South Africa in the Free Relay there was a pretty slim chance of him wining 7 golds.
Today was our first World View Class. It was very interesting. I know everyone in our class execpt this Danny guy who wasn't there. Mrs. Judd taught today since Mrs. Long can't come. And I think this might be because it was the first class, but we weren't doing that much talking. We answered the questions that we were supposed to answer and sometimes had a small amount of discussion, but other then that we didn't talk very much at all.
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend, inside of a dog, it's too dark to read" - Groucho Mark
Sunday, August 15, 2004
Last night Michael Phelps won his first gold metal! He won the 400 IM and set a world record of 4 minutes 8.26 seconds the third time he's broken the record this year. When Phelps saw he had won in world-record time, he put his hands to his head and unleashed the widest smile his coach has ever seen.
"I've thought about this every day for my whole entire swimming career," Phelps said. "Standing on the Olympic podium is something I've always wanted to do. It's an amazing feeling."
Last year, Phelps signed his name to a contract with swimming apparel sponsor Speedo that gives him a $1 million bonus if he matches Mark Spitz's 1972 haul of seven Olympic gold medals. But coming into the Games, his mantra was that his only goal was to win one gold medal.
"My gold is right here," he said Saturday, lifting it off his chest. "I'm perfectly happy right now."
Phelps is entered in four more individual events in Athens and is eligible for three relays. Two of his most-watched events begin Sunday, as he swims qualifying heats for a possible showdown with Australian Ian Thorpe in the 200 freestyle and possibly competes in the 4x100 free relay. The question of whether to include Phelps, who didn't swim in the 100 free at the U.S. Olympic trials last month, has been a source of minor controversy on the U.S. team.
``He has set the bar extremely high for himself,'' said Bob Bowman, the man who has coached Phelps the past eight years. ``If it were any one else, I might tell them they were being totally unrealistic. But there's something special about this young man. He has the perfect body, mind, skills and motivation to give something like this a legitimate shot. It won't be easy, but it's definitely not unrealistic in his case.''
So I really, really, really, a million reallys, want Michael Phelps to win his 7 or 8 gold metals. He has to win at least 6 to get put on the last relay!
Thursday, August 12, 2004
Sunday, August 08, 2004
Everybody needs to read this article!
Go to : www.usaweekend.com.
And guess what my parents might let me have a party to celebrate the Olympics and everybody can come over and we can watch TV, play games and eat! If you think this is a good idea, please comment cause then my parents might be more likely to let me! :)
Also, I am sooooooooooooooooo excited for school to start! (for once) Usually I'm not excited, but I'm taking Biology and we have the coolest class! :) Plus we have Alaina as our teacher which should make it even more cool! My only issue with Biology is that I won't be good with the dissections (sp), I've gotten sick and fainted before in that kind of situation, so I kinda need a lab partner who doesn't mind that kind of stuff!
ATTENTION THURSDAY CLASS PEOPLE: the final word on the state fair is that we're meeting at 2:00 pm on Tuesday August 17th inside of Edy's Grand Hall! I hope all you guys can come! It should be tons of fun! :)
And I only have one more thing to say : Josh's Concert is on Wednesday!
Sunday, August 01, 2004
Yesterday was our last swim meet! We got first in the city and the whole thing was really exciting. After that our family and the Pulliam's went to the Edward's lake! First we went tubing. Anna and I did it at the same time and it was really fun! :) Then David and Anna tried to go water-skiing, and now that I'm home I wish I would have, cause I think I would have done better then I thought I would. Anyway it was fun, but today my arms and back hurt! :)