Congratulations to Michael Phelps for winning his seventh gold medal, tying Mark Spitz's record!
If you missed it, you missed a helluva race. It was neck and neck, but Phelps took an extra half-stroke to surge ahead and win by....
...one one-hundredths of a second.
That would be 1/100th.
Zero point zero one seconds.
They also talked to Mark Spitz, speaking from Detroit. (I didn't know he lives in Detroit!) Despite what I'd heard about Spitz drinking from the well of bitterness, he was very gracious tonight, and I give him much credit for his decency and sportsmanship. Phelps also handled things well, but NBC didn't seem to know when to end the interview, resulting in several awkward moments. Seems to me that at times like these, once all the glory has been given, cut and run!
But everyone was very cool, very gracious, and downright sportsmanlike: Michael, Mark, Bob Costas, and Skippy.
(Skippy is my name for Bob's toupee.) Hi Bob! <sip> My pal Myra wondered if he's had "work," too. I hadn't thought about that Myra, but you may be right. How old is he now? [checking] Wikipedia says he's 56, so that's not all that old. But most people are starting to get a few more wrinkles by that time than Bob (Hi Bob! <sip>) seems to have. I'm not quite 46, and I've got some major laugh lines around my eyes. Ah well, if I'm going to have lines, I'd like them to be of the laugh variety!
Ken was off to bed by 1 AM, and I won't be far behind. I think we're both looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning!
OH! I wanted to mention that LJ gave me a heads-up and told me that she couldn't watch the video on my entry about the "rain dance." (Thanks for letting me know, LJ!) When I checked my entry, sure enough, it said the video was no longer available. The organization in question had already pulled it from most sources, but they must have hunted down all the copies that were floating around out there in the ether and made them sleep with the fishes.
Hmm...THAT is rather interesting! So I apologize for the phantom video, but it is beyond my control. You probably got the gist of it from my entry.
Here's wishing my pal Ellen a fabulous vacation! Enjoy your time off, and RELAX, hon! And I wish you all a marvelous weekend. Can you believe the summer is already winding down? How much of a bummer is that?