July 4, 2008

Fireworks...and flashing lights

Busted in a BUS
Today is the Nations Birthday!!! So happy birthday to you America! Since this was the first 4th of July in D.C. I wanted to get a chance to see some of the fireworks. Two of the three roommates had left for the weekend so it was just VW and I. VW is an avid fan of old school VW buses, those air cooled wonders of yester-year. We decided to head downtown and try and catch the fireworks.

We headed out, me sitting on a couch cushion, and not 2 minutes into the trip...the FC Heat comes swooping down on us. So...after a long drawn out processes and a couple of gotcha's, I had to drive the bus (the one on the right in the picture) back home and grab Calie to head to the fireworks!

July 3, 2008

Fireworks Precurser???

400m Olympic Trials Surprise
Its almost that wonderful time of year when the smell of gunpowder fills the air! I'm talking fireworks, and I am really excited to try and catch the great fireworks show on The Mall here in D2theC. But, the excitement of the day/night was on the track in Eugene, where Merritt upset Wariner in the 400m Olympic Trials final.

Wariner is the reigning World and Olympic champion, but the prodigy who's agent just happens to be the real superman, Michael Johnson, was handed his krypotnite in the form of Merritt. Granted, its just the trials, but hopefully the electricity from this race will lead straight to Beijing!

July 2, 2008

W and OD

Trails Trails, everywhere a Trail
Today I discovered I live RIGHT next to a sweet trail system called the W&OD trail system. It is an old railroad right-of-way and is about 8-9 feet wide and paved super smooth. It will be great for when I get my bike up here and I can fully take advantage of it. The good thing is, there are lots of trails that connect and cross it. More exploring will have to take place!

July 1, 2008

July !!!

Today was the second day of working in the new office and so far it has been alright. I am still sleeping on an air mattress and I have 4 shades of white on my walls from a shoddy paint job by the landlord. That will hopefully get taken care of on the upcoming long weekend. Otherwise, things are good, just tired. Adjustments will take a little while to get used to...

June 30, 2008

"Diving" into a Dream

Christian Smith...from the Land of Oz
The Olympic trials just keep getting better and better. One of my personal favorite events is the 800m run. Nick Symmonds and Andrew Wheating, qualified in less dramatic finish, but the coveted third spot went to Christian Smith as he literally dove at the finish line to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team in the men's 800 meters.

Click the link above to get NBC's telecast of the whole race, it will only take a few minutes of your time. I raced against Christians older brother in HS, as they are both from a small Kansas town. Long ways from home, but an amazing feat! I know who I will be rooting for in Beijing! Video below is from a spectators view of the race...absolutely epic!

June 29, 2008

Tysons Corner

Worlds Fastest Man?

I am a little tired after the week that I have and I sat around and watched the Olympic Trials for part of the day, which did not disappoint. After JUST about missing the semi-finals, Tyson Gay decided that one close call was close enough to him missing out on this years Olympics. So much so that he decided to break Maurice Greene's American record in the 100m. In the finals, well he decided he'd run the fastest anyone has ever run. Unfortunately the wind was over the allowable limit. Nonetheless, Beijing just got that much more interesting!