Some of you were kind enough to inform me that BON was loading extremely slow.Â Turns out that the Statisfy code I was using was causing the slowness.Â Since I’ve removed the code, BON appears to be loading much faster.
Yup, you heard correctly, that was my letter that they read on the airÂ Friday morning on The Ticket.
I care way too much of what other people think.
Friday after work I decided to visit my father’s grave at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.Â I remember when we first had my father moved out there when it opened back in 2000 and how few graves were actually out there – after all, it was a new cemetery.Â An old veteran who volunteered out there that helped me with some paperwork told me that I wouldn’t be able to appreciate the beauty of that cemetery until I’m a senior when it starts to look a bit more filled up.Â Well, on Friday I noticed at the visitor center that there were a total of 15 funerals that day, and there are now over 23,000 internments.Â It was also sad to see a headstone that had a DOB of 1986.
Friday morning I made sure to watch our mens basketball team take on those jerks from Spain.Â I was hoping the Spaniards would get a couple of black eyes to be honest with you.Â Oh, and it looks like the Spanish Tennis team is also participating.
I’ve been watching the Road to Redemption series on this basketball team and find it very inspiring.Â Coach K is amazing, I think I would like to read one of his books.
I find it interesting how as Americans we feel that basketball is our sport and we should win the gold everytime but we don’t really care what goes on with baseball which is considered our national pastime.
WifeGeeding and I actually attended a party on Saturday afternoon thrown by one of my coworkers.Â We hardly ever go to parties.Â Â We are working on not being social introverts.
I can’t believe she drives from Allen to Love Field everyday.
At the party we were talking with some of my coworkers and their spouses that are from India about their babies.Â They said they never cut the baby’s hair until 11 months, then the head is shaved and the clippings are given to their local temple.Â This was the first I heard of such a thing.Â I felt a bit more cultured and enlightened.
On Saturday night I watched the Cowboys preseason game and played Madden at a friend’s house.Â I stayed there until about 1:30 AM.Â I don’t think I’ve done something like that in about six years.Â Of course on the way home I had to stop at Whataburger for some taquitos.Â The person that took my order was the happiest person on this planet.Â I asked how he was doing, and he told me with a ginormous smile that was doing very well, that we are only given one life, and he’s going to make the best of it.Â It’s amazing how I can find so much to gripe about everyday and here is a man working at Whataburger during the graveyard shift but was full of joy.
On Sunday WifeGeeding and I ate at a new sandwich place.Â A mother and her two young teenage daughters walked in wearing shirts with this picture on front and the back saying “Phelps Phan.”Â It just seemed a bit weird.
Isn’t amazing how certain people like Phelps has found their nitch in life?Â What if as a child he was addicted to video games, or just loved reading or making model cars, or decided to play volleyball or basketball instead of swimming everyday?
I was getting a little Phelps burn-out, but he has certainly earned my respect (not that he needed to) by those close finishes.Â He certainly earned all those gold medals.Â Here’s a great frame-by-frame photo finish from Sports Illustrated.Â Below are just two of the eight pictures.Â Pulitzer prize?
It was cool that the Baltimore Ravens put his last meet on the jumbo-tron at the stadium during their preseason football game, well, it was actually after the game, but still pretty cool.Â It was also pretty cool to see the crowd cheer their hometown boy.
It appears the more smack that is talked about Phelps and the more he hears about it, the more he does to overcome the opposition.Â I hope Osama Bin Laden starts to trash talk Phelps.
The Bob Costas interview with Phelps on Sunday night was interesting, as we got to see Phelps’ reaction to the first time he saw the races on tape.Â It was great to see his natural reaction when he saw the pictures above for the very first time.
Costas later brought in Phelps’ mother, who was starting to get on my nerves, but when I found out she’s a principal and heading back on a plane to be there for her school, my opinion about her changed.
Phelps also talked that he was checking his FaceBook while in Beijing and found it funny that some of the guys that were bullying him back in the day are dropping him a line.
I was a little surprised at the 100 meter dash.Â Bolt not only broke his own world record, but did it with one of his shoes untied and celebrating before he finished his race.Â You would think he could wait another second longer to celebrate in order to get a better world record.
I love watching the marathon at the Olympics.Â First of all, you get to see the beauty of the host city.Â And then I just try to imagine what it must be like to run such a long distance, see the Olympic stadium, run into the stadium onto the track in front of over 90,000 fans cheering you on as you finish either the longest or shortest 400 meters of your life.Â Amazing.