Monday, August 11, 2008

the olympics 2008 in beijing, china

i have been watching the olympics diligently since 08.08.2008. it makes me really happy and i was in complete awe of the opening ceremony. it was so beautiful and really showed the world china's amazing culture and history. 2008 men hitting drums at the same time with a memorized routine but without a conductor left me speechless. could you imagine trying to do a field show without a conductor? i was impressed. and at the last minute they told the men to smile more because if not they would be too intimidating. and they were! kinda makes me proud to have chinese ancestory.

my favorite event, and it has always been my favorite event not just because i use to swim, is swimming. and i have many good reasons why its my favorite. compared to events like gymnastics, the people competing can't fall! it was so nerve racking to watch the chinese and american girl gymnasts today. they kept on falling! its always depressing watching them fall and you feel so bad for them after they do. in swimming no one falls or makes mistakes like that. it just depends on how fast they are. and my other big reason why swimming is my favorite is simply two words: michael phelps. hes so good! breaking all those world records, especially the 4x100 freestyle relay. that was honestly the best race i have ever seen. i was cheering like crazy and the americans beat the french. i was so happy. if you click on the link, please watch the video on that page. it's brilliant. katie hoff, another good swimmer, should have won a gold medal but at the very last minute lost, just like those french. i guess you can't win all the time. but these olympics are actually making me proud to me an american. weird.

so i decided to listen to the music of the lord of the rings musical. and i actually liked it so much that i'm seriously considering buying the cd on itunes. this song is my favorite so far. i feel like a complete nerd but you have admit the music is pretty good! very catchy too. even someone who is not obsessed with lotr agrees with me. and that is saying something in a good way.

today was the last day that i saw my friend before she went to college. now that was a depressing thing. i'm also working on a puzzle of the cinderella castle and helping tani in a bake sale. finished a book called howl's moving castle (which i adored and laughed out loud at howl at one point in the book) and am about to start watching scrubs. hopefully. i'm pretty happy i don't have to go back to school tomorrow though :) everyone i talked to today hasn't finished breaking dawn yet and that is driving me crazy. i need to talk to someone about that book. december 12th is when the movie is coming out. i still can't decide if looking forward to it or dreading it. either way i'm excited. and i just realized that peter jackson is going to produce the movie the hobbit. that completely made my day. only a couple more years to wait... i wish all my friends who are going to college the best and i hope they keep in touch. i will really miss them. curse growing up.


Tiffany said...

Hi Jamie,
It's Tiffany (if you didn't know). Anyways, I didn't know that there was a Howl's Moving Castle book. I'm excited, I really liked the movie. :)

Lord of the Rings musical?
Breaking Dawn was... pretty good.

Hope you're having a nice day!

Josh said...

Hey Jamie. I applaud you on the Olympics and swimming thing. Swimming is awesome. Olympics are awesome. I'll tell you stories about my swimming experiences soon (maybe at the bake thing).