Monday, August 18, 2008

The Olympics and Leigh - both on TV!

All right, so it's not the Olympics with a billion people watching and Michael Phelps and his gold medals but it IS television. In Los Angeles. On cable. Today.

That's right, for those of you who missed it, my interview on "Connie Martinson Talks Books" is airing again today: at 3PM and 11:30PM on Channel 35. As before it will also stream live if you want to watch on your computer. Check my website for more info on how to do that.

Meanwhile, did you see the amazing Romanian marathoner, Constantina Tomescu, who won at the age of 38? And how about Oksana Chusovitina, on the German team, who took the silver on the vault at age 33? Anyone over 25 is practically ancient in women's gymnastics. Then there's Dara Torres, the 41 year old swimmer who nearly had the gold in the 50m free and who helped her teammates get the silver in the relay -fantastic display of sportsmanship when she took it upon herself to hold the race when a competitor had a swimsuit issue.

These are athletes in their prime. Amazing and impressive. When I grow up, I want to be just like them.