Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Random Things for Your Wednesday

I know you all love when I post about a bunch of random things, and today is going to be one of those days!

First of all, my little sister turns 21 today. When did she get so old?! When did I get so old?! She's ecstatic to finally be old enough to get into places with the rest of her friends, her boyfriend included. I can't blame her. Nashville has some really fun places downtown that are for the 21 and up crowd. She's not likely to turn into a big drinker, but we're all looking forward to having a little fun celebrating with her.

Next, does anyone else have a crush on this guy?

If you don't know who he is, then you need to: Michael Phelps. U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Trying to break a record (well, I'm sure he's hoping to break many records) for winning the most Gold medals for the U.S. in an Olympics competition. The current record was set when another guy won 7 like 30 something years ago (google it if you want the details... such a google search produced the above picture of this cutie). Michael is hoping to win 8.


I totally watched every event he swam back in the 2004 Olympics. I'm a big fan of the summer Olympics anways... I love the swimming, the gymnastics, the track, and of course - the marathon. (My heart goes out to the runners this year... I'd hate to have to deal with the smog of Beijing). I will certainly be spending a lot of time watching the events this year, but you better believe I'll make sure to watch Michael.

Let's discuss. He's 6'4" and 195 lbs of totally toned man. Have you seen the guy before he dives in the water? I don't know WHAT he does to be so totally ripped, but my guess is it's more than just the swimming. And anytime I've ever seen him interviewed, he always seems totally humble and not at all full of himself... even though he's like the best. swimmer. in. the. world.

My boyfriend at the time back during the 04 Olympics didn't get it. I think he was really just annoyed that I was talking so much about a perfect stranger, especially one that was so athletic and cute. But that's kind of the fun about "celebrity crushes." It's not like I'm ever going to meet this man, much less ever have a chance at going on a date with him. Besides, I kept trying to point out to that boyfriend that Michael's 2 years younger than me and I'm not really interested in younger men. Ha. But anyways... the point is that everyone should keep an eye on this guy. He's going to do amazing things in Beijing next month. And look good doing them. :P

On another note, does anyone have any recommendations for my sightseeing plans in DC here in a couple of weeks? I went once when I was younger, but I can't remember much at all other than touring the White House which I'm pretty sure they don't allow now in a post-9/11 world. I'm trying to start doing some research so I can pick a few things to check out. I'll only have 2 days, so does anyone have any suggestions?

I'll try to get some vacation pictures up tonight when I'm home as long as I end up staying in tonight... one never knows when one might decide to go do something instead of having a leisurely evening at home with the cat. (Although I don't have tons of those kinds of evenings, so I certainly enjoy them when they come around.)


Anonymous said...

Arlington Cemetary. To me it was awesome. And you can take the metro. Margie

tootie said...

Yes, I love the summer Olympics! Especially the swimming.

DC is so fun! I'm excited for you that you get to go. I lived there briefly, and one of my favorite things to do was to walk around all the monuments/memorials (Vietnam, Lincoln, WWII, etc).

Oh, and you can rent paddle boats in the tidal basin, which is a lot of fun! It's perfect for a sunny day, and it gives you a different view of the Jefferson Memorial, etc.

Have fun!

db said...

I used to have a picture of Michael Phelps on my wall. He. Is. Hot.

Also, I went to DC when I was younger with my Dad. He had a computer training seminar there. I remember wearing terrble red gingham shorts, having bangs, and spending most of my time in the back of the seminar room playing Mahjong. We did some sightseeing, but all I remember is the Mahjong. Sad, eh?

Sarah said...

Hi Melanie! I've been keeping up with you for a few weeks here so decided it was time to comment. I live in DC and there is so much to do! I actually have a blog post draft about the best things for out-of-towners to do in DC, so I'll try to publish it later today.

L Sass said...

My BFF-NYC Mere has a HUGE crush on Michael Phelps! Hee. In 2004, we learned everything there is to know about him... in 2008, we will celebrate him together from afar, as I'll be in the Midwest.