Monday, August 11, 2008

So The Americans swim the relay of a lifetime. Black guy, old guy, steel stud and other guy. The volleyball player's parents get stabbed sightseeing with a guide. The Bird's Nest glows in the evening light, calling to me with siren-like seduction. Phelpsie destroys the world record in the 200. Beach volleyball? we have dominion in beach volleyball? and the basketball team finally gets it together.

Love the Olympics. Just love 'em.


JBelle
Bellemaison
The 'Kan EWA

18 comments:

The Fool said...

My goodness, is the Olympics going on? I am so out of touch with the goings on of the world right now. I haven't got cable...and I've only been reading the local rags. Still, in some way...the ignorance is bliss. And now, I have an excuse to hang out at Duggan's Pub - so as to catch up on the fun on their telly. Thanks for cluing me in, Cheech...

Take care, and best to you.

Inland Empire Girl said...

I also love your new photo on your blog banner. Go USA!

JBelle said...

Hey, hanging out at Duggan's sounds like a little slice of heaven. Have a Stella for me, or at least a Kokanee.

JBelle said...

Mrs. Roosevelt, this picture was taken at high noon on a hot Saturday. Was able to get the camera to perform for me nonetheless and lo and behold, the bumblbee flies in and starts to feed. I have about two dozen shots of him and I liked this one the best.

Lindsey said...

OF COURSE WE HAVE DOMINION IN BEACH VOLLEYBALL!!!! What rock have you been under??? :)

JBelle said...

Well, Lindsey, beach volleyball has always seemed more like a retirement plan for Misty May than a real sport. I think, actually, beach volleyball was invented for Misty because she's too old for the real volleyball team and too feisty to quit. So why I am surprised when she and her 6 footofsunshine buddie Carrie hold international dominion in beach volleyball? My bad. You're totally right.

Anyone else here care to chime in on the indomitable Misty May?

MarmiteToasty said...

just saying..... like.... well...... ermmmmmmm..... not to sound mean....... like..... emmmm..... well....... shouldnt USA do well in the olympics seeing as HOW HUGE your bleedin country is and how many millions and millions of people you have to choose from......... were as, Britain, well, what can I say :)

running, ok, hobbling, as fast as I can out of reach of JBelle's boot LOL

x

JBelle said...

no, no, no! that'a great question! there are a lot of us, a ton of us, but you forget one thing: we're Americans. It's harder for us.

right?;9

Yolanda said...

Me too. I am so amazed by Phelps and so proud of the older competitors.

JBelle said...

Yolanda, the mature Olympians are amazing. Dara Torres is 41?!

treespotter said...

the best one to watch, beach volleyball for sure.

JBelle said...

do you like the game or the uniforms?

treespotter said...

both... the best part of everything.

JBelle said...

You dont' even like the game.

whap! don't you lie to me!

treespotter said...

duh! I like everything about the game, of course.

Depending on the drinks.

JBelle said...

You like the uniforms and Misty May. I can hook you up, if you want. oh, wait. She's happily married. See? I told you it's a stupid game. and you drink mojitos when you watch beach volleyball. At least you do when you are in Southern California, where the game originated...

treespotter said...

last I checked, Married or not isn't always the difficult part.

and well, the mojitos, it works from my couch in the tropic too.

I admire the athletics...

JBelle said...

the athletics of what....?


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