First there was Women’s Synchronized Diving, where they rolled the dive off the platform and worked similar rates of rotation and over-tilted and utilized terrific compensation and unfolded out of the tuck position and slid past vertical on the controlled entry.
Next was Men’s Beach Volleyball:
The men dropped off and stayed the net and played to strength and chopped down the line and curled arms under and hit the deck hard and pounded it down and pulled the shots and pounded it over the top and got the ball on the sand and backed off and played the backcourt and terminated the play.
And then it was time for Men’s Freestyle and Women’s Freestyle and Men’s Butterfly and Men’s Relay:
Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps. Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps Michael Phelps.
And finally it was time for Women’s All Around Team Gymnastics:
The girls flew high and kept legs straight and reduced hip angle and executed in the air and scooped legs and created nice lines and twisted and hopped and bent and released and stuck landings.
But don’t ask Bossy, because she was upstairs asleep.
Nance saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:21 am
Trust me: You didn’t miss much.
jp saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:25 am
The Womens Gymnastics was painful to watch, the Chinese Team creeps me out a litte and the Synchronized Diving is crazy!!!!
Love your illustrations!
Liz saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:31 am
I don’t think I can drive as fast as Michael Phelps swims.
The Modern Gal saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:37 am
You do amazing things with a computer mouse.
vuboq saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:40 am
what about the knitting? did you watch the knitting? that’s vuboq’s favorite!
Jean saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:41 am
Nice recap. Your pictures are as good or better than what I saw on TV.
Middle-Aged-Woman saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:42 am
I think you missed a Michael Phelps.
Lisa saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:44 am
Bossy, it was ELECTRIFYING!!! you should have stayed up, but I guess most of the bossy posse isnt much on sports, as I can see. Go USA!!! you are all rockin for sure.
MamaMo saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:47 am
WOW!! Cool pictures… BOSSY is gettin’ real good at the photo shop thingy.
andrea saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:50 am
Everything is on too damn late. I appreciate your play by play on the Olympics and the lovely drawings.
Undomestic Diva saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:52 am
Watched and felt very sorry for the American Gymnast(Alicia) who fell off the beam and then fell on the floor exercise. You can tell these girls are under waaaay too much pressure.
And the Chinese girls? So not 16. Sorry.
TwentyFourAtHeart saysAugust 13, 2008 at 12:03 pm
I love this post! Great pics! Actually, our women gymnasts sucked. Particularly the one who spent a lot of time falling on her ass.
I’m having a contest this week, have you entered? $50 is up for grabs! Swing by if you get a chance … cuz really, who doesn’t need fifty bucks?
BIDDY saysAugust 13, 2008 at 12:13 pm
i seriously cried for the gymnastics team. i felt so.bad. for them!
Debby saysAugust 13, 2008 at 12:14 pm
Michael Phelps rocks.
That is all.
(But I only saw the 10th gold, couldn’t make it for the 11th)
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysAugust 13, 2008 at 12:28 pm
I was awake. I think you forgot about the “side-out” in men’s volleyball. Whatever that is.
Scott K saysAugust 13, 2008 at 12:37 pm
Your drawings have a couple inaccuracies:
-The swimmer has armpit hair (at least I think that’s what it’s supposed to be). Those Olympic swimmers shave their bodies smoother than a babies behind.
-The gymnast looks more than nine years old.
That is all.
Portia saysAugust 13, 2008 at 12:39 pm
Did you see over by Pioneer Woman she is claiming that MM is Bossy?
You are the only Bossy, unless you made him your apprentice while you were there.
Just watching your back.
Dara saysAugust 13, 2008 at 12:43 pm
Michael Phelps is AquaMan.
Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy saysAugust 13, 2008 at 12:57 pm
The things our USA teams are accomplishing have me in awe. As do your Photoshop skills.
RuthWells saysAugust 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm
The sight of all those yummy swimmers’ abs in Speedos would have woken you up. Maybe it’s for the best.
CarolynOnline saysAugust 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm
Excellent photomontage a la Bossy. I just hope those little Chinese gymnasts get a snack now that it’s all over.
blackbird saysAugust 13, 2008 at 1:13 pm
Had I known you would do such a fine job covering last night’s events I wouldn’t have propped my eyelids open with toothpicks to stay awake.
corrie saysAugust 13, 2008 at 1:16 pm
as was I…
P.S. I thought you were joking about synchronized diving, until I read the comments and now see that it was actual event!
Manic Mommy saysAugust 13, 2008 at 1:56 pm
Maybe those are gills on Michael Phelps, not armpit hair.
Bellamomma saysAugust 13, 2008 at 1:58 pm
I’m sorry, Michael who now?
ROTFLMAO ~ I so funny!!
Seriously, do we have any other swimmers in the competion ’cause I haven’t heard of them. At all.
And I want to see that Chinease gymnast girl’s birth certificate. If she’s 16 … then I want the name of the photog who’s shooting her ’cause she darn sure looks like a 12 year old to me!
Still alone, not lonely saysAugust 13, 2008 at 2:01 pm
I felt so bad for the girl that fell twice. Poor thing worked so hard and then that happened and shook her to her core and she couldn’t come out of it. I’m afraid that she will punish herself for that the rest of her life. Maybe she will be able to get some help before it ruins her life. I cried for her.
Camille saysAugust 13, 2008 at 2:05 pm
I cannot believe you would sleep through these AMAZING moments in history. I, myself, am a huge Olympics aficionado, whatever that means. Even though I am young, I nevertheless see the value in camping out by the T.V., waiting for amazingness to occur.
Shame, shame, shame on you.
Momo Fali saysAugust 13, 2008 at 2:06 pm
Don’t worry Bossy. I did a recap for you yesterday. Sleep away.
David saysAugust 13, 2008 at 2:26 pm
Bellamomma: We have Ryan Lochte, Natlie Coughlin, and Aaron Piersol who are also superstars and winning lots of medals and breaking records, just not the 40 bazillion that Michael Phelps (my future husband) has.
Bossy: I haven’t been to bed earlier than 2AM this entire week. I’m dying.
And what’s with the women’s beach volleyball outfits that they stole from the Playboy bunnies, while the men are wearing sweaters and long johns. So ridiculously sexist.
Kris saysAugust 13, 2008 at 2:29 pm
Oh my God! How can you not get excited over the olympics??? I am glued to the tv every single night!! Michael Phelps ROCKS!! The men’s relay on Sunday night that won by the width of an eyelash? Oh my God — I was literally on the floor screaming! Too much fun! Go USA!
Jodi aka soNOTcool saysAugust 13, 2008 at 2:34 pm
Bossy, you have found your true calling … computer graphics. You are an ar-teest.
Also, today my daughter said, “Michael Phelps isn’t really my type, but MICHAEL PHELPS michael phelps MICHAEL PHELPS michael phelps MICHAEL PHELPS.” I replied, “Beer.”
Mr Farty saysAugust 13, 2008 at 2:51 pm
BOSSY watches the Olympics so we don’t have to. But I watched Michael Phelps after reading this. Jings!
Laura saysAugust 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm
I agree w/the comments “still alone” made! My heart ached for that girl and she is an amazing athlete too. So sad for her………
Hattie saysAugust 13, 2008 at 3:03 pm
Were there any Olympic sports that did not primarily involve Americans?
Samantha saysAugust 13, 2008 at 3:18 pm
Bossy is a very talented artist. =)
heart shaped hedges saysAugust 13, 2008 at 3:25 pm
I am L.O.V.I.N.G. these Olympic games. I even loved the (falsely) perfect opening ceremonies, which was all about (hypocritically) harmony and peace.
I am more in love with bossy’s computer graphic skills….such an artist!
amberstar saysAugust 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm
I had tivoed the equestrian events on another channel in the wild number of channels they are televising this stuff and watched that most of the night. Oxygen is where the equestrian is televised in my area.
The Chinese girls can’t be 16 and Bella Karlloi said something about it…they cut away very quickly.
Avitable saysAugust 13, 2008 at 5:23 pm
Wow – you’re quite the artist!
junebug saysAugust 13, 2008 at 6:03 pm
Your paint shop photos are very good. I really like them. I don’t have a paint on my iMac and I miss it.
whall saysAugust 13, 2008 at 7:23 pm
I can’t get into the blahlympics, I mean the uhhhlympics.
I mean, can someone tell me one reason the women’s volleyball team wears bikinis, other than to increase viewership? How is that “best of the best?”
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysAugust 13, 2008 at 7:24 pm
The words I saw in the first paragraph were (tense out of whack due to my roaming mind):
rolling, rotating, terrific, tucking, and sliding past a controlled entry.
I thought for sure there’d be a mention of a boyfriend or a husband.
Surcie saysAugust 13, 2008 at 9:20 pm
You = Arteest!
Optimist saysAugust 13, 2008 at 9:39 pm
You weren’t asleep! You were in Beijing on the Beach Volleyball court. (You are actually Kerri Walsh aren’t you?????)
Either that or Bossy and Walsh were separated at birth!
Steph saysAugust 13, 2008 at 10:39 pm
I’m ashamed to admit it but Michael Phelps makes me wish I was a nineteen year old girl again.
Tootsie Farklepants saysAugust 13, 2008 at 11:42 pm
I’m sorry, there are sports? I was distracted by the pecs pecs pecs pecs pecs, glutes glutes glutes glutes, biceps biceps biceps, rippling backs rippling backs rippling backs.
www.startswithanx.com saysAugust 14, 2008 at 12:50 am
You deserve the gold for those illustrations. Even the Russian judge agrees.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysAugust 14, 2008 at 1:30 am
Bossy takes the gold for her Olympic Artwork. Watch out Peter Maxx!
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysAugust 14, 2008 at 1:32 am
I’m a total idiot–I meant Leroy Nieman.
JCK saysAugust 14, 2008 at 1:44 am
Nothing beats seeing the throaty yells of Michael Phelps.
Claire in CA, USA saysAugust 14, 2008 at 1:54 am
I don’t even watch t.v. to know who’s who in the Olympics. And I won’t watch, because the Olympics are in China, where they torture, maim and kill Christians every day, just because they’re Christian.
Sorry to get political. I just don’t think the U.S. should be there.
Angel in Kentucky saysAugust 14, 2008 at 6:30 am
The Olympics are on?
The Domestic Goddess saysAugust 14, 2008 at 7:13 am
The swimmers don’t have armpit hair. They shaved it all off to give them more speed and finesse in the water. Just sayin’.
Laura saysAugust 14, 2008 at 10:02 am
Is it so wrong that I loooooove Michael Phelps even though he is exactly half my age???
Say What? saysAugust 14, 2008 at 10:06 am
Thanks for the update Bossy! (Glad you were getting some sleep after being declared sane – which I knew – in your John Cusack “visiting” case. Hee, hee)
Back to the Olympics: Ok, anytime I see men playing volleyball, I hear Kenny Loggins singing “Playing with the boys” from “Top Gun” ’nuff said. (Now my question: why can the men wear board shorts and tank tops, and the women have to wear those micro bikinis???)
Michael Phelps – That boy is part fish! And you have to love the shots of his mom they show! So proud of her son!!
Girls Gymnastics – This is the first I have heard of the US dissapointments. See? Bossy has all the late breaking news!
Syncronized DIVING?? What next? Syncronized biking??
Auds at Barking Mad saysAugust 14, 2008 at 10:23 am
Your pictures were much more riveting than what was actually being televised on NBC…besides, the Chinese gymnasts kinda creep me out a wee bit.
meleah rebeccah saysAugust 14, 2008 at 10:44 am
these photos are total comedy. ha ha ha.
Thanks for making the Olympics LESS boring.
Jen saysAugust 14, 2008 at 11:21 am
If only photoshop where an olympic event.
kady saysAugust 14, 2008 at 11:51 am
Steph @ 10:39 best comment evah.
Can you share the secrets of your mad computer painting skillz?? What program do you use? (No seriously, I’m such a neophyte).
Can you recap men’s gymnastics too?
Gretchen saysAugust 14, 2008 at 12:50 pm
Never mind the bathing suits for beach volleyball…I just don’t get the networks showing us seemingly hours of beach volleyball (2 Americans) when they could be showing us TEAMS of American doing much more interesting things. But then again, when the beach volleyball comes on, I can do the dinner dishes, feed the dogs, and take out the garbage. My house would be a wreck otherwise.
Caroline saysAugust 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm
Holy cats. Your illustrations are GENIUS.
Jennifer saysAugust 14, 2008 at 2:04 pm
Thank goodness someone summed that up for me! I’ve been wondering what was going on….oh, wait, no I haven’t.
Love the pics!
Foolery saysAugust 14, 2008 at 2:59 pm
Jodi aka soNOTcool made me SNORT. At work. When we have guests in the office. Yeah. Proud.
Bossy, you could sell those as posters. I’d totally buy one, if I were an Olympic athlete. Which I may be in four years, if I can get Synchronized Blogging or Butt-Sitting Biathlon past the IOC.
kate saysAugust 14, 2008 at 7:03 pm
bossy is an artiste.