Let’s talk about Mariel Zagunis. Not only is she FREAKING ADORABLE, she’s been chosen to carry the American flag in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies. What’s her credentials? Oh, just a little thing where she became the first American fencer to win a gold medal in 100 years.
100. Freaking. Years.
But it doesn’t stop there. Mariel is a two-time gold medalist. You read right. She has two medals. Two. Did I mention that she’s only 27?
Breaking age barriers isn’t new for this chick, though. She’s, to this day, the youngest person to win the FIE (International Fencing Federation) world championship gold. She’s also the first American Junior World Cup Champion, youngest fencer to earn three FIE medals in one season, and went to Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship.
Oh, and she once paired a bandage dress with a gold medal. Diamonds? So out.
Okay, so I’m changing the tone of My Shero to be more informal, and I’m going to be doing athlete profiles during the Olympics. Thoughts? Suggestions of athletes?
ALSO CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW I AM TWO DEGREES AWAY FROM THE AMERICAN FLAG HOLDER AT THE OLYMPICS.
Okay so apparently cottage cheese makes me feel better.
It’s TMI Tuesday and I’m about to hop in the shower.
Exploit my ask box before I get back.
Are any of my fellow Starkids going to DragonCon? I’m thinking of having a Starkid meetup, but I’m not sure if I need to formally make it an event, or just say “meet here at this time.”
They sell Fifty Shades of Grey at Target.
dude we should just hang out at Target on Friday and stand by the shelves where they keep those monstrosities and tell people that you can find better smut on the internet written by a 13 year old for free.
ooh or we could tell them they’d be better off reading My Immortal.
Lemme get this straight, Tar-geay.
Gays: not okay.
Borderline-abusive heterosexual relationships: totes okay.
moment of silence for the women who are competing in the olympics while on their period
moment of silence for the Muslim athletes competing during Ramadan.
Avengers stans: A question
For my Black Widow costume, will her interrogation costume be recognizable enough? I’ll have water guns (filled with vodka), an itty-bitty black dress, black hose, and a red wig. Discuss.