GO TEAM - Okay. They've sucked me in. All it took was that incredible win by the mens swim team in the relay and I'm hooked. Have to watch all the Olympics now cuz if I don't I might miss something good. Yes, I did stay up until 1 AM last night to see if the men could medal in gymnastics (for you East coast folks, no, we here on the West do NOT get to watch this stuff live, it's all tape delayed starting at 8 PM so we have to ignore sports news until then).
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MOM - My moms birthday was yesterday. She didn't want a big fan fare so we had a quiet celebration at home with some pizza and an AWESOME chocolate cake from Giorgio's in San Jose. We think we've also hooked her on the Wii!! Love you mom!
YOUR OWN OLYMPICS - Some of you might have kids like our friends who are already having their own Olympic contests (go here). Others may wish that there was some way to get competitively involved here at home. I've found the answer. Boy Scout Badges. But not your typical scout badges. How about a merit badge for Belching? I'm sure I could easily get the Coffee Drinking Merit badge. Fast Food Eating? Yep, I'm sure that wouldn't take me long to get either. Mr. L is a natural for the Grill Master badge (shown above). Personal Fatness (below)? Popcorn? Waffle House? Road Kill Grilling (below)? Shark Fishing? Adult Beverage Drinking? I might be able to get a few of those. I also think I could get some merit badges in Cat Herding (below), Blogging, I-Pod Listening, Jack-A-Lope Hunting and Shopping Cart Racing. I'll leave the Outhouse Racing and Outhouse Tipping to the more experienced among us. To find out more about these badges (and yes, they are sold on the official Boy Scout Store site) go here.