Here are the winners, I guess.
I was freezing for two hours waiting for a ride while this all happened so yeah.
- Breakout Performer of the Year
- 2004: Larsen Jensen
- 2005: Jessica Hardy
- 2006: Cullen Jones
- 2007: Ben Wildman-Tobriner
- 2008: Rebecca Soni
- Coach of the Year
- Perseverance Award
- Relay Performance of the Year
- 2004: Women’s 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay at Olympic Games
- 2005: Women’s 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay at World Championships
- 2006: Men’s 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay at Pan Pacific Championships
- 2007: Men’s 4 x 200 m Freestyle Relay at World Championships
- 2008: Men’s 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay at Olympic Games
- Female Performance of the Year
- 2004: Amanda Beard for 200 m Breaststroke at Olympic Games
- 2005: Kate Ziegler for 1500 m Freestyle at World Championships
- 2006: Whitney Myers for 200 m IM at Pan Pacific Championships
- 2007: Kate Ziegler for 1500 m Freestyle at TYR Meet of Champions
- 2008: Rebecca Soni for 200 m Breaststroke at Olympic Games
- Male Performance of the Year
- 2004: Michael Phelps for 100 m Butterfly at Olympic Games
- 2005: Ian Crocker for 100 m Butterfly at World Championships
- 2006: Michael Phelps for 200 m IM at Pan Pacific Championships
- 2007: Michael Phelps for 200 m Butterfly at World Championships
- 2008: Michael Phelps for 100 m Butterfly at Olympic Games
- Male Athlete of the Year
- 2004: Michael Phelps
- 2005: Aaron Peirsol
- 2006: Brendan Hansen
- 2007: Michael Phelps
- 2008: Michael Phelps
- Female Athlete of the Year
Natalie Coughlin, yay!
So, I finished the Twilight series and I must say I was completely horrified by the last book. Just stop reading if you don’t want to know.
First of all, I NEVER want to be pregnant. ever. I don’t care if normal babies don’t crack spines and ribs and make you throw up all the blood you had to drink. I just don’t even want any creature inside of me. Ew, and it had to be delivered via Edward tearing away at her uterus. Tearing away with his teeth, which provided some lovely imagery. And who would have thought vampires could knock up humans.
Also, it just moved so quickly. In the first book she was a junior in high school, then all of a sudden she’s married, popping out a demon child, and gets turned into a vampire. And through the whole thing she is acting like a 40 year old. And then it made me sad thinking about my life. I’m just not prepared for marriage let alone children. I shudder at the idea. Just too much for me to handle.
And I was also depressed by this weird “love” thing going on. It basically made it seem like “Hey, whoever you fall in love with isn’t going to be half as good as this love so that’s too damn bad for you because vampires don’t exist.” … Maybe I’m just overreacting, but really, must she make it sooo suicidal sounding? What an unhealthy relationship, but its still going “hey this is the best thing in the world. Go find someone you want to go jump off a cliff for.”
So melodramatic. Quite an unhealthy read for teen girls.
Its already getting bad reviews, and I could not be less surprised or more excited. I’m seeing on Sunday and will completely enjoy every shallow word spoken by those lost, lost souls. A dark room with a big screen and Rob’s face. Life will be perfect. I kind of feel bad for him because he seems like he really wants to be a serious actor. Hopefully he gets some substantial movies coming his way. Poor things is surrounded by delusional girls who are crying at his feet. God, I would be so embarrassed if I just started to cry in front of him. I’m not going to lie, there would be a good chance I might, but I would definitely make fun of myself later. I would probably just stare like I did at the So You Think You Can Dance tour. Its horrible how I couldn’t even get a “Hi” out to Pasha or Neil. Just stared. They aren’t even famous. Maybe I would cry, then.