Aug 09 2012

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings: Friendship, Gold Medal, Retirement

Misty May-Treanor on Kerri Walsh Jennings: 'I will never leave her side.' TODAY 

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The USA win at beach volleyball Wednesday night at the London Olympics marked the end of a legacy, but not of the enduring friendship between Misty May-Treanor and partner Kerri Walsh Jennings. Still, when the pair stood on the podium to accept the gold together, they knew it was for the last time. May-Treanor, who has played with Walsh Jennings for over a decade, will be retiring.

It was the third time May-Treanor and Walsh Jennings stood side-by-side to accept gold. The win in London wraps up a Olympic career that has led to a perfect record of 21 wins and no losses, with the pair losing only one set in all of their Olympic competitions. “We played the toughest competition in the world and we’ve withstood every challenge to be hanging out on top,” Walsh Jennings told TODAY's Matt Lauer.  

Even though Wednesday was the last time the world will see the two spike on the sand, their partnership is far from over. May-Treanor, who said she's ready for her next journey, said that “I will never leave [Walsh Jennings’] side." She called her time in London "emotional," but added, "I think we learn so much about everything outside of volleyball.

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Aug 09 2012

Most Common Response

Oh yeah. Most common thing I hear as a DJ (with a bit of baffled disappointment in the voice): "You don't look ANYTHING like I thought you would!" Ha!

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Aug 09 2012

All Meals Paid For

Mystery customer picks up tab for entire Denny's restaurant. YAHOO! NEWS 

An anonymous customer at a Denny's restaurant decided to voluntarily pay for the meals of all her fellow diners.

"People thought we were joking. She didn't want anybody to know she paid and then she left," Carol Kronberger, a waitress at a location near Sacramento, Calif., told KCRA.

"It just put a smile on everyone's faces because we got to go to each individual table and tell them that some young lady just paid for all their meals."

Manager Tom Klepac says the total bill was about $200 and that the Denny's staff agreed to keep the customer's identity a secret, only noting that she was a young woman.

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