I just read on some news site that the Olympics are half over, and you know what’s sad? I’ve hardly watched ANY of them. Aside from a little bit of the pairs figure skating and some downhill skiiing last weekend, the games have pretty much been a non-event around here. Isn’t that weird? Because I remember when I was a kid—-
(have I been waxing entirely too nostalgic this week, or what? It seems like every entry I’m saying something about how when I was younger things were different. What am I, eighty? Next I’ll be going on and on to anyone who will listen about how hard it was to walk to school in the snow, uphill both ways. Sheesh.)
—the Olympics were a BIG deal. I mean, everything stopped for them. Now, there’s still hype, but it doesn’t seem like people respond to it so much. Is it because they’re now split every two years, instead of every four? Or maybe because there is so much more to WATCH, with ESPN and sports round the clock? (Not to mention Idol and Project Runway, both of which I’ve been immersed in entirely too much the last couple of days. I say, go, Kelly Pickler, go! Make NC proud!)
I do want to watch the ladies figure skating, whenever that happens. Is it this weekend? And I have been following Robin Roberts and her crusade to publicize the story about the girls not being allowed to compete in the ski jump: I say, go Robin, make us women proud! I’ve seen several reports on these girls who want to compete, and are at the level if not BETTER than the boys, but they’re not allowed because of the danger. What’s up with that?
I really should be paying more attention. I mean, there’s controversy. And the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Not to mention Robin Roberts in a speed skating suit this morning (which was kind of bizarre, but it did get my attention). Okay, so there’s no Santino, or Simon Cowell. But it’s the Olympics. This is important! And I will watch…
…when I’m not watching ACC basketball (Go Tyler Hansbrough! Make us Tarheels proud!). Or reading. Or, um, complaining to anyone who will listen about the olden days of yore, when I was a kid and we only had five channels and…..
Wait! Where are you going?