olympic golden boy

congrats on gold medal #1 m. phelps!!

the beijing 2008 summer olympics are under way, and it has been such fun watching it! the great thing about michael phelps, in my opinion, is that he is so all-american. hes known for working his ass off to do what he needs to do. hes not popular for being hot, rich or tan. hes not david beckham. he is chasing something that has never been done before (8 gold medals) and might (make that probably) achieve it. during interviews he is so normal. so not perfect. so ordinary. i love that.

aside from that, everything about the olympics is exciting. and honestly, the opening ceremony was a specticle beyond words. way to go beijing...you really know how to WOW the world. thank you for that.