Thursday, August 14, 2008
Alex Masi 'Vertical Invader'
I was watching the reception desk today when Josie walked by bitchin’ about something… I stopped her and asked who she was complaining about. She laid it out there, baby. She talked trash about someone named Phelps and how that person’s parents should’ve spent money on fixing his grill instead of tossing dough at swimming lessons.
I sat and listened. I’m sure that I had a stone faced expression on my face, because I had no idea who she was talking about. I do know that she was pretty passionate about it.
From what I gathered, there’s a guy named Phelps who has been racking up medals over in China. He’s breaking records over there in the Olympic Games… Something that I couldn’t care less about.
I don’t watch them. I don’t read about them in the paper. And when the Games are mentioned on the news, my mind wanders. My ears go deaf. I just couldn’t give two toenails about the Olympic Games.
When I listen to 2GNC and they start talking about anything Olympic wise… I start thinking about other stuff. I do the same when they start chatting about college sports. Basketball, especially.
I’ve always been this way. I can easily shut my mind off to things that don’t interest me. So you can imagine how I was during my years in the public education system.
I believed that Bruce Jenner was only a terrible actor until I found out that he won a medal or two in the 1976 Olympics.
I do remember Mary Lou Retton or as I called her… Mary Lou Rectum. She was from the land of my birth, West Virginia. As I recall, she was from a place close to the area where most of my family resided. My family loved and adored her. They talked about her long after the Games were over. And I must admit… She did have very adorable glutes.
The Olympic Games always interrupted my television viewing habits. The Games don’t really do that now. We’re in the wonderful age of DVD’s with hundreds of choices on cable or satellite. Thank God!
I was actually called “un-American” today because of my indifference with the Olympics. Why would not caring about the Olympics be considered un-American?
--On a similar note… Why has Russia invaded Georgia?
I just found out about all that business yesterday. I don’t know why they invaded and quite frankly, I don’t care… That is until it affects the Vodka supply or the source of bicycling bears. A world without Vodka or circus bears is the kind of world I don’t want to live in.
--Here’s a funny and entertaining video that Sabrina (coworker) sent me. It seems like a performance from Woodstock, but keep watching.