Misty's Diary--First Day in the Olympic Village -- September 5, 2000
SYDNEY, OLYMPIC VILLAGE. September 5. First entry from the Village.
FALLING asleep at my computer in the surf shack in the international center in the Olympic Village--not a good thing, as there is a very long "queue" (Aussie for
"line") to get on these computers. Just trying to stay awake until 9:00 pm so I can
recover from my jetlag as soon as possible.
The flight wasn't too bad--Michael Phelps and I had fun and sat next to each other and played games and read girlie mags. I think I slept about 6 or 7 hours, but I am definitely feeling it now.
The Village is incredible! We are actually in a house with 7 rooms in it! Twenty of us girls are staying here and (coaches) Jack B. and Richard Q. are in the trailer in our back yard! It is a nice house and, from what I hear, much better than the "dorms" in Atlanta. The housing part of the Village is like a little neighborhood. (I look forward to the international block parties.)
Julia and Erin and I are here after playing air hockey, my favorite arcade game. Julia kicked my butt--not really, though it was like 5-6! We also played pinball in the free arcade.
It's fun to see all the other athletes from the other countries, but sometimes easy to forget about the language barrier! I bought a couple of cameras and can't wait to get my photos developed!
More on this tomorrow... I can't stay awake any longer--gotta catch the bus from the International Center, where I am now, back to my house, #804
See ya tomorrow,