It’s Olympics time YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
I am feeling the olympics this year!
Last night, my Englishman and I ordered a ginormous pizza (BACON) and settled in for the festivities.
I hate to admit it but I was a bit skeptical about Britain’s ability to put on a spectacular opening ceremony.
I’m still full of pizza but I will make room in my tummy to eat my skeptical words. I thought it was a WONDERFUL opening ceremony. I loved the transition from agrarian life to the industrial revolution. It was a very moving reminder of England’s contributions to the development of the Western world.
The shout out to children’s literature and socialized health care was lovely too. Was kind of hoping someone would get taken out by a Poppins.
I have to say, the NBC commentary was really irritating. It was so MR. OBVIOUS that it sounded like a radio broadcast. Yes, I can see that they’re wearing yellow dresses. I’m…watching….it.
While we’re being critical of NBC, can I just ask what the f*ck is up with their televising schedule? Should the most anticipated events be delayed? I know it’s a really challenging problem but I can’t see how delaying every event is the best solution. It’s mid-day on Saturday and my options are Fencing and US vs. Croatia Women’s Basketball. Meanwhile, I just found out the results of the Men’s 400 IM on Facebook. Would have preferred to watch it. Thanks…
Anyway, back to the opening ceremony. One moment I wouldn’t have minded missing was thiiiiiiiiiis:
It’s epicly long but I enjoy the parade of nations (Czech rain boots/bike shorts not withstanding). The official count of countries I had never heard of: 13. That’s excluding countries younger than me.
Woke up this morning and assumed my position on the couch. I imagine I’ll be doing some semblance of this for the next two weeks:
Nothing is more inspiring to me than passionate excellence. Every time PRIDE crosses an athlete’s face, I become a gushy mess. Is anything more special than watching someone fulfill their lives purpose?
Are you watching #London2012? What events are you most looking forward to? Any ideas on how the Czech team could look more, ahem, current or NBC could make its viewers less, ahem, frustrated?