Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Letter top ten for 2008

10 Maintaining straight as through the first report period
9 Making time standards for the Junior Olympics
8 Joining a rock strings group called Xtreme Strings Orchestra (xso)
7 Thoroughly enjoying the sport of golf
6 Joining the JCC
5 Having a new president
4 Choosing a new middle school to attend next year
3 Welcoming two new kittens to our family; we have three cats: Samson, Delilah, and Sarah
2 Having the privilege to go to the Beijing 2008 Olympics
1 Completing another great year with my loving family

Monday, December 08, 2008

the17thman: Umm...excuse me. But there's a rat in my swim lane...

the17thman: Umm...excuse me. But there's a rat in my swim lane...: "Heat nine was over and as we were approaching the blocks with our counters on the other end all ready to count the official told us to step back. Then he called for the lifeguard. My coach came over to let us know that a rat was swimming. Swimming in my lane. What? Yes, seems like the rats in Long Beach joined up with the Grunions to swim the 1500 SCM. After a few attempts of fishing the rat out a brave soul dove into the pool and fished out the rat with a kickboard. The race was back on."
We swam here the day before this master meet.