i'm in that drunken haze that comes from too much coding. spent most of the evening trying to duplicate that coverflow effect through lingo. i'm almost there, i've got the panels to rotate accordingly, but the pan effect isn't synchronized just yet. earlier today i went to the library, picked out some egyptian books for my father, got a himalayan flowers book for myself.
i thought it'd rain today so i wasted no time in getting back home; those forecasted showers never did arrive. my father stopped by briefly to pick up some grocery items. he brought over some lunch, some spicy beef with rice. i fell asleep on the couch in the late afternoon, waking up to catch some primetime olympics coverage.
i was sort of surprised that NBC was focusing so much live coverage on the women's marathon race. despite it being a rather boring event, the course did snake through picturesque sections of beijing. US marathoner deena kastor - whom i saw race in the olympic pre-trial here in boston back in the spring - dropped out of the race after the 3rd mile, something wrong with her foot. later i saw michael phelps win his 8th gold medal in the 100m medley relay and dara torres win 2 more silvers in the 50m freestyle and 100m medley relay. for dinner, i cooked up some tortellini.
i don't want to seem mean, but i've been sitting on this for a few days and now that the olympics swimming events are over, i feel like i can finally share it with you. michael phelps is really good looking when he's floating in the water after a race, gasping for air. but once he regains his breath, it's a different picture. his fatal flaw: his teeth. the young man has awful teeth, like they should belong to a horse instead of a human. when he smiles i almost can't believe a mug like that is capable of winning all those olympic medals. maybe with all that endorsement money he can afford to fix his teeth now.