Sunday, August 10, 2008

Made in China


Can't. Stop. Watching.

Opening Ceremonies. Fencing. Handball. Indoor Volleyball. Weight-lifting. Swimming. Air Rifle. Badminton. Boxing. Gymnastics. Beach Volleyball. Cycling. Basketball. Diving.

Less than 48-hours in and so much has happened--with round-the-clock coverage and 3-4 channels showing events at any given time, my Olympic obsession has only grown.

My highlights so far:
  • Opening Ceremonies (no words can be spoken to express this event. find highlights online. now.)
  • Michael Phelps winning his first gold.
  • Watching the second-to-last seeded Olympic-studs-of-the-day Latvians upset the #1 American pair in men's sand volleyball. Anything can happen in the Olympics.
  • Sasha (USA) on the pommel horse.
  • Tearing up at every mini-documentary NBC produced. Tear count: 6
At the Opening Ceremonies party I attended, we had a "least favorite Summer Olympics" vote. Mine went to equestrian and rowing. Snore bore. Some of the boys voted for rhythmic gymnastics--they don't understand how exciting the ball routine can be! Any highlights or lowlights from your Olympics viewing thus far? Or am I the only obsessed nut?

**Update (9:21am Mon.) - Okay. So the men's 4x100m freestyle relay had my heart racing for nearly an hour last night. Seriously. If you didn't watch it in "live" time, I'm sorry--it was probably the greatest moment of the Olympics so far! The come from behind in the final 5 meters? Ahhhh. I'm getting chills just thinking about it now.

10 comments:

Alaina said...

I just still cry every time I hear that Leanne Rimes song from the SLC Opener. I'm glad you're enjoying and reliving!

Jody said...

AHHHHH!!! Did you just see the men's 4x100 meter! That's what I'm talking about! AHHHHH!!!

The Crabtree Chronicles said...

I am so sleep deprived from staying up and watching everything and then waking up early with my kids....I'm going to start recording things and watching them the next day during the boring events....the Opening Ceremonies was magical. I get excited all over again when I see them replay highlights. Pres Bush talking to Bob Costas was priceless too.

Becki said...

ohhh man, the men's swimming relay! And everything swimming really. I think I am madly in love with the olympics.

maWeesa said...

the relay had to be the highlight... it was AMAZING!!

Breona said...

Oh ya!! I'm absolutely loving the Olympics! That relay and the celebration after was awesome! I want to be an olympian. Probably not swimming but something? Enjoy!

MishMyBelle said...

I couldn't calm down last night after the mens relay. I was a little sleepy today at work...but totally worth it!!

Linda said...

did you see the video on CNN of bush taking pictures with may and walsh in their "uniforms". SO FUNNY! I think he may have spanked misty may!!

Jan said...

I don't think your grandmother will EVER forgive me for taking her on vacation and staying at TWO bed/breakfast lodgings in Victoria and the San Juan Islands that did NOT have TV's! (no opening ceremonies or games...

Erica said...

Glad as I am for Phelps, I'm starting to feel bad for all the other swimmers too. They're not getting any attention!

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