I want to tell you about a couple of people to whom we should pay close attention.
What will you be doing on 08/08/08? I plan to be watching the Olympic opening ceremonies and for the following weeks…the games. One person, and one person alone, has sparked my interest in the summer games.
Dara Torres is her name and swimming is her game!
In case you’ve been under a rock, or just not paying close attention, this 41 year old wife and mother has just claimed her spot on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team for the 5th time!! Yes, 41 years old!! Nevermind the new record she just broke, nevermind the fact she’s the oldest person on the team, nevermind that half the team could be her sons or daughters, nevermind that even before making it to the games in August she’s already made history…shyt, I can’t remember the point I was trying to make! LOL (You can read more about Dara HERE and HERE)
What I love about Dara is that she has dayum near, single-handedly eliminated any excuse you could ever conjure or cajole about not being fit in your “mid-life”! Blown them completely out of the water…pun most definitely intended! Barring the fact she was, by far, a superior athlete in her teens and 20’s, and has the income to employ a trainer and (2) full-time “stretchers”, she serves as a good example of what women over 40 can achieve, physically….if you would just get off your butt, toss the excuses and commit yourself to your temple…your body.
Granted, we all can not and will not make any Olympic team at 20, let alone 40, but we can strive to be more physcially fit and STOP marginalizing women when they reach a “certain age”. (Watch the video of Torres at the end of this post)
Dara, simply put….GIRL YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!
T. Boone Pickens has a proven track record in the oil industry and knows what he’s talking about. The billionaire oilman is building a massive “wind farm” in Pampa, Texas in a concerted effort to decrease our country’s dependence on foreign oil. Mr. Pickens believes that oil prices will not come down and, in fact, suspects they will go much higher.
Instead, said Pickens, the price of oil, now hovering above $140 a barrel, will hit $200 a barrel.
This is not good news for those of us struggling with the high gas prices now….this shyt will not get better! IT WILL NOT GET BETTER!!!
Pickens does have skeptics about his plan to which he says:
“A fool with a plan is better than a genius with no plan,” he told “GMA.” “And we look like fools without a plan, that’s the way that we’ve been operating for 40 years.”