Saturday, August 9, 2008

Olympic Fever!

It's Olympics time! I've always loved the Olympics. My family watched both the summer and winter games religiously, and it's something I still do and enjoy. Last night, NBC aired the Opening Ceremonies in China, and wow, what a show! It was pretty incredible. All the news folks are saying it may never be matched; it was just that grand.

However, the most poignant moment for me was when China's basketball star Yao Ming entered the stadium with a 9-year-old boy who had survived the earthquake there a few months back. This little boy managed to free himself and pull out another of his classmates to safety. Then he went back and saved another of his peers. They were just 3 of a few who survived. Twenty of their fellow students weren't so lucky.

When asked why he went back, this youngster explained that he had to, because he was a hall monitor and it was his job to help his friends. He was a leader.

Wow. Even typing it, I'm tearing up. I watched that giant of a man, Yao Ming, take excellent care of that little boy throughout the ceremonies. That impressed me, too, but that little boy is really what life is about. How brave of him. He's a leader all right!

By the way, if you love the Olympics and enjoy talking about it, you might want to check out the forum for it.

On another subject, I was happy to see Marcos Ambrose of Australia win his first Nationwide race today. He's such a nice, affable guy, and he's come so close a few times before. I'm especially happy that he beat out Kyle Busch (the bratty whiner) and Jimmie Johnson (the cocky non-team player) in doing so. Go Marcos!

Well, back to my work. Gotta go earn those pennies so I can pay the bills! Have a great weekend!

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