The day is Friday the 15th and I am currently reporting to you all from Riverside's own, Back to the Grind, enjoying a Manchurian Mango ice tea. As I plug my head phones into my beautiful black HP Pavilion dv6000 and turn on one of my favorite new songs "LES Artistes" I get the idea to share with you all my observations on the Olympics, some world news, and possibly some other stuff.
First off, one of my favorite things about the Olympics is that it makes people super excited about sports they would never be excited about watching any other year. I mean if I saw gymnastics on TV 4 months ago, I probably would change the channel, but currently, I'm all about gymnastics. I'm absolutely captivated by Horton, Shawn-John, the Chinese girls and guys teams...I don't know what it is but I would probably cancel a load of plans, just to watch these neo-athletes jump and twirl and flip their way around the gym. Amazing.
I'm also falling in love with badminton, this fascination I can't really explain...just watch it.
On to world news… For the love of Andrei Kirilenko, what in the world is Russia doing? We are talking about a country that just spent the past couple decades trying to build the image that they were a nation that was a friend to democracy not a country that has to be worried about as a possible international threat, and then they decide to raid Georgia with missiles and tanks and who knows what else. We all know Russia has never had a "true" democracy, and that its citizens didn't have a whole lot of freedoms, but democracy or not I don't understand how Putin and Co. thought that this was a smart move. They just probably lost their country a whole lot of international investors, allies, and any room to talk about gaining both of those things back. I thought the Portland Trailblazers 1984 draft day selection of Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan was the unanimous bonehead move of all time until I heard about this on the BBC the other day. Goooodness!
Oh yeah, all my friends in Jordan. Lets get that medal count up. I will say though that I was impressed with the fact that you have a 15 year old swimmer competing. Japan, I'm rootin' for you guys. India, congrats on the gold medal! Rwanda, I believe in you guys.Maybe w'll get one in track and field?
Well I think that’s it my friends. This is Aaron M. Williams signing out. Watch out Bob Costas!