What Exactly Is Going on With Ryan Lochte RN?
To be honest, Ryan Lochte has always been a bit of a mystery to us. But after a recent event that has gone down during his time in Rio at the Olympics, he’s the center of an even MORE super mysterious situation. It’s all surrounding an alleged robbery that happened to him and a few other swimmers on Sunday morning. If you’re currently a little bit confused, here are all the deets you need to know.
He also spoke about it during multiple interviews. He told NBC, “They pulled out their guns; they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn’t do anything wrong, so — I’m not getting down on the ground. And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, ‘Get down,’ and I put my hands up, I was like ‘whatever.’ He took our money; he took my wallet — he left my cell phone; he left my credentials.”
However, after the US Olympic Committee released a statement regarding the incident, the International Olympic Committee deemed the reports “absolutely not true.” Why they have so strongly refuted the story remains unclear.
Brazilian police have been investigating the crime but have been able to find little evidence. According to the Associated Press, police cannot find the athlete’s taxi driver or any witnesses. As they had just come from a club, they were intoxicated and couldn’t remember what type and color of taxi they rode in or where exactly the robbery took place.
Today, it was revealed by AP that a Brazilian judge ordered police to seize Lochte and fellow Olympian Jimmy Feigen’s passports so they would be required to stay in the country during the investigation. However, according to Lochte’s father, Ryan has already returned to the US. Feigen’s location has not been confirmed.
It seems like a very stressful and complicated ordeal, but in classic Lochte fashion, he doesn’t seem to be all that worried about it, considering this tweet he posted just yesterday:
My hair is going back to its normal color tomorrow 🙏
— Ryan Lochte (@RyanLochte) August 16, 2016
Never change, Ryan.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)