Monday, August 11, 2008

Olympic fever

I'll confess it, I have Olympic fever. And the only prescription is MORE Michael Phelps!

I'm amazed at how into the Olympics I get every four years. Stacey and I were jumping up and down as the US defeated France in the 4 man 100 meter relay. It brought back some memories for me. I can still remember how cool it was that I had the same first name as Mark Spitz, Mary Lou Retton scoring a 10, the first US Dream Team trouncing everyone, Jesse Owens running for... OK, not that old.

But what a needed break from the Presidential campaign. Americans get to breathe a collective sigh of relief and come together to show a bit of unified patriotism. Of course, it will be back to the normal bickering etc. in a few days, but let's enjoy it while we can.