Alluding to the age controversy of the Chinese gymnast team by listing He Kexin age at 4 cracked me up. My fatigue and hunger might have had something to do with it, but it was pretty funny.
Famed Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang withdraws from the Olympics after his Achilles tendon is crushed by the combined weight of the expectations of 1.3 billion people.
Phelps signs lucrative endorsement contract with Hostess Ho-Hos.
Chinese tanks roll into the Athletes Village. Rogge praises their environmentally sound hybrid technology.
American gymnast Nastia Liukin, 18, and Chinese gymnast He Kexin, 4, post identical scores in the uneven bars. To break the tie, the gold medal is awarded to Canadian figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier.
Phelps is named national spokesman for the United States Pork Rind Foundation.
I don't laugh out loud very often. I am pretty even-keeled - no major highs or lows, not a lot of emotion bubbling to the surface. The wife is quite different. She is much more expressive than I am. I came home a week ago to find her crying because she had been laughing so hard at a show she was watching.
I know she wishes I was more expressive. When she catches me laughing out loud, it is like it makes her day. I'm not exactly sure why I am like I am. My heart has hardened some over the years, but I have always been pretty reserved/quiet/shy.
There is a plaque in my parents house - "Behave like a duck - remain calm on the surface but paddle like crazy underneath". I guess that kind of sums it up. I tend to keep most drama underneath the surface and just keep plugging along. But unfortunately the highs tend to stay submerged along with the lows.
I certainly don't want to become more dramatic. I'm pretty happy that day to day things don't alter my mood or drag me down. But like everyone, I could use a good laugh now and then.