The television at my apartment only gets three channels. Which! Well, that's not such a bad thing. Most everything I would want to catch up with is either on HULU (do you hulu?) or is called LOST. If you can't guess, there's not really a reason for me and my roommates to plant ourselves on the couch at night.
Except lately.... well, there's been this guy:
I LOVE Michael Phelps. I love hearing Bob Costas talk about him. I turn up the volume for the Morgan Freeman commercials. I want to give his Mom a hug after each race. I want to hug Cris Collinsworth after HE gets to hug Michael Phelps' Mom after each race. His gold medals even made me forget about the US Men's Gymnastics team...
...but look, just because you're the underdog doesn't mean you get to:
(1) start every sentence with "yeah!"
(2) end every sentence with "baby!"
(3) look up from your huddled speeches every ten seconds to see if the camera is still rolling (see 1 and 2)
(4) I could go on but I'm re-reading this and it makes me sound cranky and I'd like to think it's because I've been sick all week and heavily medicated at the moment but right!... if you watched it, you know what I'm talking about. And kudos to you anyways, bronze medal winners! Even you, RAJ.
If you haven't been watching, you have no idea what I'm typing about right now. My apologies.
Back to our guy:
I just - there's nothing much to add. He's the greatest Olympian of our lifetime (anyone's lifetime?). He still has the chance to win eight gold medals this year. And it's happening right now! Even his eating habits are legend. Since our boy Phelps swims 50 miles every week, doctors have put him on a 10,000 calorie diet.
In video form:
Three of these.
A five egg omelet.
One bowl of grits.
Three Chocolate Chip Pancakes.
A pound of this.
Two more of these.
1,000 calories of this.
A whole pizza.
Another pound of pasta.
Another 1,000 calories of these.
EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Michael Phelps is great.
He eats a lot of food.
It's hard to just jump back and write without it feeling slightly off.
Please bear with.
Canopy Glow news coming soon!...
...and it's good news.