To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

The day after tomorrow is...

the first day of the Olympics!

I can't wait.

This seems strange and out of character for me, I know. I mean, I am not that into watching sports and by that I mean I am not AT ALL into watching sports... and we all know I can barely play any. And, also, I am not even slightly competitive. But still I HEART HEART HEART the Olympics!

In 1984, we lived on Montana and 25th in Santa Monica. My dad stood on the corner with all 5 of us as we watched the torch being run down the street. That's when my love of the Olympics began. I wish I could find the photo, I am this tiny thing with tube socks to my mid-thighs and the shortest mustard colored shorts ever!

I can watch just about all the sports (both summer and winter)... Is it possible to TiVo the Olympics for all 15 days staight? Since, I doubt that's possible I guess I'll have to forgo handball?!? Are you kidding... really is handball a sport? I guess I can do without softball too (sorry Diz) and also I can do without Judo (whatever that is), taekwondo, boxing, and wrestling! Just as long as I can still watch: archery, badminton(seriously, it's kind of funny), beach volleyball (Dax Holdren was my assistant volleyball coach at San Marcos high school when I played my Sophmore year - no joke!), basketball, kayaking (why not?), cycling, diving (a fav) , equestrian (it's stressful to watch though), fencing, gymnastics (another one of my favs), pentahlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, soccer (yes please! Soccer players have the best legs and we all know I have that crush on David Beckam in that oh-no-please-don't-speak kind of way), swimming (my VERY favorite), table tennis (that one is for you dad), regular tennis, track & field, triathlon, water polo, and even weightlifting (seriously! Deplorable confession #1198, I kind of LOVE the world's strongest man competitions too... shhhhh... I don't want to hear it... I SO know that's weird!)

So, if you don't see me in the next 15 days... I am at home watching the Olympics!

4 comments:

Brett Fisher said...

I'm excited, too... I was hoping my Digital TV convertor box would come in so I can get some better reception but alas...
Viva el basquetbol!

katy kathryn julia said...

I've been looking forward to 08.08.08 probably since February of 2006. I too am an Olympic-aholic. I just realized that I will be babysitting tomorrow night. WHAT WAS I THINKING? Asher and Kajsa will just get a head start on the Olympic spirit.

Mango said...

Can i join? I HEART the Olympics as well!

Clean Slate said...

I too love the Olympics. The only bad part of my day yesterday was realizing that my stupid DVR had yet again cut off a program 10 minutes in, and that program was the opening ceremony. Go world!