Also, apparently I only post on Thursdays or Fridays now? WTF self? I blame a lot of factors, most notably being busy at work and not having a whole lot to talk about. Which is one of the reasons why I'm SO excited for the Olympics to start!
I LOVE the Olympics. I know that not everyone feels this way, but seriously, I love them. I watched the Opening Ceremonies of the Sidney Olympics in 2000 in a basement of my freshman dorm because they were in early September. The last summer Olympics in Beijing will always hold a special place in my heart because I watched several of Michael Phelps' record breaking wins while at my grandmother's celebrating her 90th birthday. As she passed away this past January, I know I'll watch the swimming events with a special little ache in my heart remembering how loudly she cheered.
This year I'm excited to once again watch and cheer for the US, but also cheer for all of those who made it. You 100 meter swimmer who will finish 25th? YOU WERE AT THE OLYMPICS! That right there is something to be proud of. Also, my friend and her husband will be at the Olympics this year for her job (SO COOL), so even though I probably won't get to see her on any tv, I'll know she's there soaking up the experience (also working her ass off). Also, she also currently lives in Jamaica and I'm pretty sure she's going to find a way to get to see Usain Bolt run. Which will be awesome.
Tonight I'll watch the Opening Ceremonies and laugh at the ridiculousness, but also love the pageantry of it all. It's the Olympics. And I love it.