Friday, August 15, 2008

Lucky Seven

Dear Michael,

I just want to say that you seem like such a nice boy, and you are obviously a tremendously talented swimmer. I read an article where you called your mother your hero, and I love to see her face in the stands when you win medal. Such a nice family.

However, could you please remember that halfway around the world there is a neurotic 30-something housewife watching you swim your way into the record books? I have been rooting for you since the beginning, so I know you will take my concerns to heart.

The race tonight? The 100 meter fly? Well dear Lord, I nearly stroked out. 1/100th of a second is close, my friend. I may be sharing too much, but I've had four children and I don't know if my bladder can withstand that kind of stress anymore. Plus, you are totally ruining my cute highlights, what with my hair turning white from watching you swim.

I know you are busy winning more medals than anyone else on the planet, but if you could go back to winning by larger margins, something more along the lines of a body length or more, I would be very appreciative.

Your fan,
Aimee

6 comments:

  1. You are TOO funny! I just love reading your posts....they make me smile! Good thing MP is almost done so you can regain your hair color.
    Mary S.

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  2. That WAS an amazing race, wasn't it? He absolutely stole it, that bad boy! Good for him.

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  3. That was SUCH an exciting finish!

    I didn't see the beginning of the race because I was on the phone - although I had given explicit instructions to come get me when Michael was swimming! But boy, oh boy, was that close! Pop-Pop and I were standing in the middle of the living room holding our collective breath...to be honest I thought he lost at first. Whew! Numero 7!

    But to be fair...I did kinda feel bad for Milorad Cavic...If I were him, I would kicking myself in the butt next time and chanting "Next time - you punch the darn wall!!"

    Olympic Love - The Juje

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  4. Hysterical post...regretfully (or maybe thankfully) I only saw the news he'd won on the ticker...not the race itself.

    1/100th is scandalously close! Yee gads!

    Greying along with you in Virginia...

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  5. Last race tonight. Sanity can again be had. Cranky/tired moms everywhere rejoice. As do their children.

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  6. I screamed when the computerized strip unfolded to show that Michael had won in spite of being behind through much of the race. My husband- shot me a look like "What's up with you?" He was SO convinced Michael had come in 2nd. It was a tense tense moment my friend.
    I'm tired from it.
    Maybe more tired than Michael.
    I agree.
    He needs to work harder.
    He's a slacker.
    lol

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