Sunday, May 06, 2012

Am I the only one who is totally fanatical about the Olympics?   And, by Olympics, I mean the 3 week international sporting event, not the mountain range to the West of Seattle. 

I love the Olympics.  I enjoy the winter Olympics, but it is just a placeholder for the real deal--the summer Olympics.  Back in my younger teenage years, I made plans with mom to go to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  Before I realized that it would be uber spendy.  And before I realized that I would get a better show at home.  We didn't go....but I watch every minute I can of the Olympics.  Ethan is already on notice that we will be clearing out the DVR in mid-July to make room for me to daily DVR every minute of coverage I can find, on every channel that is showing a sport I have heard of.  I love the Canadian coverage for not time-delaying everything, and for showing LOTS of athletes from multiple countries with inspiring stories, not just the NBC prime time showing of US athletes only.  I go on a media blackout at work--they are told daily NOT to discuss Olympics around me...and I am careful with my internet usage (no reading the paper, which about kills me since I NEVER miss reading a day of the newspaper--even while on vacation)

Anyway.  Love the Olympics.  Love all the stories about different athletes, love the idea of countries who do not get along politically having athletes form bonds together.  The Olympic spirit and all that.  Love, love love.

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