Sunday, August 10, 2008

Olympics junkie

It happens every 2 years, Winter and Summer. I become a total Olympics junkie. I have to watch...everything. I sit in front of the TV for all 17 days of the games, regardless of the event. It's like crack. Or, at least, what I imagine crack might be like, having never tried it myself. Olympics crack.
Now, the thing is, I'm not particularly found of sports. I don't much like football. I enjoy a baseball game now and then, but really, it's not that often. I've never watched hockey, soccer, basketball, bowling, or for that matter, curling. I'm just not that into sports. I'm not an athlete (I hear you shocked gasps) and it don't get much pleasure out of watching athletes do their thing. Unless it's Olympic athletes. Then, I'm all over it. Give me any event and I'll watch it.
I might be doing other things while watching. Like last night, I was making envelopes and tonight I was also reading (I'm lucky, I can read with distractions in the background). My hubby asked if I wanted to watch a movie tonight. I just looked at him like he had suddenly sprouted another head. I said "No, I want to watch the games. You know how I get" and tried not to snarl it.
The Opening Ceremonies, one of the best things I've ever seen in my life. These pictures are all from Friday night.

It's weird, I have never understood this compulsion of mine. But I don't want to understand it. I just want my fix every 2 years.