Friday, August 15, 2008

Dara Torres.......


I am supposed to be working....like sending people, including the US Navy, bills for work we already did.......but we take our inspirations where we find them.

Dara Torres is 41. This would be her seventh Olympics, if she hadn't taken off a couple to have kids and all that mundane stuff. She missed '96 and 2004. Once to have the horrible ugly child pictured above.

Just now she was in a semi-final qualifying race for the gold medal race tomorrow.

At the start of the race a few minutes ago, she stopped the entire procedure being watched by a couple of billion humans. It seems that the Swedish swimmer's thousand dollar skin tight swim suit had ripped.

Ignoring the many ignoble thoughts that might spring to male minds about the Swedish swimmer's swimsuit (say THAT three times real fast!) ripping.....

Our Dara instituted a mini-rebellion. You could read her lips: "None of us are swimming without her."

So....at a quarter million dollars for each 15 second section of time on NBC.....and at who knows what cost to her own carefully prepared pre-race mental state......our Dara got in the face of the race official and delayed the start of her race until the Swedish girl could get into a new suit.

Stop it, boys! I mean it........

Swede mounts the block (stop it, dammit!) along with the other eight women.

Bang....off we go.

Dara wins. Swede finishes sixth....out of the running, but swimsuit intact (dammit!).

The sixteen year old in the lane next to Dara (conceived during Dara's third Olympics) finished second.

When asked about her pre-race actions, Dara said: "Well, first and foremost.....we are all friends. We take care of each other. Then we compete....but we are still friends."

Ummmm.....

Memo to God:

Next time around, can your religions have the women be in charge?

Oh.....and Dara Torres is competing tomorrow for her 11th medal....and her first individual medal. How come all I here is Michael Phelps?

Oh......by the way. A Romanian gymnast.....a woman......retired in the mid sixties with 16 gold medals, accrued over several Olympics. I ran across this item the other day, and now I can no longer find it.

Thank God this is not real journalism......

But just remember in all the Michael Phelps hype that even after his eight, if he gets them.....he will only have 14 medals.

His Romanian grandmother still kicks his ass.

And Dara is just three behind........

9 Comments:

Blogger kathy said...

Being of the species that should be running the world, we would never, ever point out that a child is ugly. They're all cute as buttons. If one is attracted to cute buttons. And Dara DID make the cover of one of those hugely huge mags, so she's not being completely ignored. She is one hot chickagal, is she not?

8:20 AM  
Blogger South40 said...

It is a shame that at one of the most greatest moments in Dara's life one of the first things mention about her in your blog is that you believe her child to be ugly. Not that you care, but I had thought better of you.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Sequoiagrapeboy said...

It's sad when humans from the blogosphere do not realize when Dearest Mikie is being sarcastic...

Truly it is one of his most under-appreciated skill sets and one I love dearly...

Sparkle-Nuts

10:30 AM  
Blogger kathy said...

Speaking for this blogospheretta, I actually suspected sarcastic.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Sequoiagrapeboy said...

Most definitely!!!! I think your instincts are correct Kathy!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Bennie Spiedel said...

I read Mikie's Post and agreed completely that Dara Torres' baby is indeed a beautiful baby.

I read Michael's prose as I always do, making the intellectual link with his great wit to read "Beautiful Baby". There is no other meaning in his words.

Best

Bennie

6:04 PM  
Blogger Pexster said...

Michael is not prone to hyperbole . . . or sarcasm . . . or literary license . . . or . . . is he???

6:13 PM  
Blogger pendoodles said...

LOL At all of you.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Old Beeg said...

As to someone having 16 individual Olympic gold medals, I suspect that the researchers feeding the talking heads on NBC would have supplied that info if it's accurate. It's more likely that total of golds includes World Championships. I have seen it noted that Nadia Comaneci has 16 golds total in world competition, which includes her five Olympic gold medals.

9:34 AM  

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