Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Aaron Peirsol makes me nervous

Well. Banner day yesterday for the Americans, that's for sure. I was all prepared to stay up until midnight--past my bedtime!--to see the men's gymnastics team final, but it wasn't over till 12:30! But the boys were doing so amazingly well, sticking landings right and left, that I couldn't abandon them! So I stayed up, and, consequently, I'm about to fall asleep on my computer keyboard.

Big night for the swimmers, too, with the US collecting three golds, a silver, and two bronzes. My boyfriend Aaron Peirsol (see? isn't he pretty? don't you think we'd have beautiful children??) handily defended his gold in the 100m back and set another world record while he was at it. He's so laid back, however, that he makes me nervous--EVERY time, he's the last one on the starting block (or whatever the thing is that the backstrokers hang off of under the starting block, and EVERY time he's the last one to get into starting position. He just takes his sweet time, not an urgent bone in his body, and I'm yelling at the TV, "DUDE! You're going to MISS the START of the RACE!" And then I smile like an idiot during the medal ceremony, every damn time. I am a loser.

Anyway. It occurs to me that if you're not interested in my (obsessive?) musings on the results of various sports, you may be a tad bored with me for the next couple weeks. The Olympics have taken over my life, and I don't see that changing much until they're over. Just warning you now.


  1. First, I think you and Aaron would make a lovely couple. I am crossing my fingers that you can meet him and he falls in love with you. BUT! If that doesn't work out, can I suggest another swimmer? Pieter van den Hoogenband. He seems pretty nice, and he's the only guy I can think of whose last name is more letters than yours! Only by 2 letters, but that's pretty impressive when you think about it.

  2. What if they do tie the knot and being the progressive woman that she is decides to keep her maiden name and becomes a double hyphenate!

    Hannah (no name) Grove-DeJarnett-van den Hoogenband.

    Holy Cow! That doesn't even fit in this tiny text box. You'd have to invest in a jumbo sized wallet to hold your super sized credit cards! And may I suggest investing in those little hand weight thingies to strengthen your muscles, as I'm sure you're prone to cramp when signing a name that long on checks.

  3. Jules and I had this EXACT conversation the other night!

    But it's irrelevant, really. My love is for Aaron and Aaron alone.