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Addiction Test 2.0 – The Olympics

Posted in 1, 2008 Summer Olympics with tags , , , , , , , on August 20, 2008 by nathanjzacharias

Well, we find ourselves in the last few days of the 2008 Summer Olympics.  Many of you out there are probably wondering how you’re going to cope with the conclusion.  You’re probably worried about the inevitable shakes and cravings that will come sometime next week when you need the gold medal fix and can’t get it.  You’re probably dreading having to go back to….regularly scheduled programming.  Oh the humanity!

Not sure if you’re one of those people? Well, the Betty Ford Clinic may be too expensive (and too full) for you to get yourself checked out, but the good news is that I’ve come up with another easy test to help determine if you’re addicted to the Olympics. 

1.  When you make it to work 3 seconds earlier than your coworker you think you blew them out of the water.

2.  When your friends ask you what you did that day, you wheel in a TV and play a short movie that recaps your day in dramatic slow-motion and highlights a tear-jerking story about how Subway was out of your favorite bread that day.

3.  In an effort to get ready quicker in the morning, you wear the Speedo LZR in the shower.

4.  At lunch, you ask a coworker to be your partner in synchronized eating.

5.  Every morning you not only jump out of bed, but you stick the landing too. 

6.  When you’re waiting for a light to turn green you just keep muttering to yourself, “no false start….no false start.”

7.  Before you get ready to use the computer you put chalk on your hands.

8.  Each morning for breakfast you have a bowl of porridge; three fried egg sandwiches with fried onion, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise; a five-egg omelette; three slices of French toast; a stack of chocolate chip pancakes; and two large cups of coffee.

9.  When you’re boss asks you why you haven’t finished a project, you say it’s a marathon not a sprint and you’re conserving your energy.

10.  Before you make any decision you ask yourself, “What would Bob Costas think?”

If any of those are you, then you’re going to have Olympic withdrawal next week.

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Gold Run

Posted in 2008 Summer Olympics with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2008 by twonateshow

Its just another check off the list as Michael Phelps won his 3rd Gold medal at Beijing while breaking another world record, finishing at 1.42.96 in the 200-meter freestyle.  South Korean Park Tae Hwan won the Silver with a time of 1.44.85, while American Peter Vanderkaay got the Bronze with a 1.45.14.  This was no surprise for anyone watching.  The second that Phelps surfaced, he was already a half body length ahead.

The Americans racked up the Golds tonight as Aaron Peirsol and Natalie Coughlin swept the Men’s and Women’s 100-meter backstroke.  Now back to Phelps…

There is not a whole lot to say about this race except that Phelps was the best prepared.  Whether or not Phelps is such a good swimmer because he practices it on the Wii is another debate for another post.  Do they even have swimming on Wii?  They did a special piece on Phelps before tonight’s coverage began in which Phelps mentioned that he must eat up to 10,000 calories a day.  For breakfast that includes 3 fried-egg sandwiches, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions, and mayonnaise, an omelette, a bowl of grits, and three slices of french toast with powdered sugar, all washed down with 3 chocolate chip pancakes.  My wife Brit pointed out that his diet is my “dream diet” and believe me, she aint kidding.  What more could a man ask for than to eat lots of egg sandwiches and pancakes for breakfast?  The only thing missing is deep-fried bacon.  But I’ve completely gotten off topic.  Besides eating, all Phelps says he does is swim and sleep.  And it must be hard enough when his pet bulldog snores extremely loud.

Congratulations to Michael Phelps.  Now I’m going back to swimming laps in my blue-toned plastic pool in my back yard.