Only for me, not so much.
Crazymama is asking the questions this week: It’s the Olympics in London! Let’s talk about it.
(1) What was your favorite part of the Opening Ceremonies?
Reading all the complaints on Facebook or just hearing people go on about how NBC just MESSED THEM UP! I kinda, sorta watched at the Opening Ceremonies, but not enough to see anything that caught my eye. Plus, I can barely sit through an hour TV show. Anything that’s 4 hours WITH COMMERCIALS and COMMENTARY is beyond my ability.
(2) Which country are you rooting for? ( I realize we aren’t all Americans)
I suppose USA. Actually I want our female athletes to KICK ASS. The males, well, they’re celebrated all the time, aren’t they? I only know a handful of athletes, but I’d like the United States to dominate. Unless it’s bob-sledding, then Jamaica all the way.
(3) Which is your favorite event to watch and why?
I’m always in awe at the gymnastic events — both male and female — but more the floor exercises the women put on. Those are some amazing feats of athleticism. It’s beautiful, striking, and so impressive. I feel the same way when I see the men on the rings. I can’t even do a full-body push-up, let alone accomplish feats that look flawless and beautiful simultaneously.
(4) Have you found a new sport that is surprisingly delightful?
I will watch sand volleyball because that’s pretty impressive. I also found the synchronized diving to be interesting. However, not much beyond that. Again, I’d have to PAY ATTENTION. I don’t think that’s going to happen soon. Thankfully there is YouTube for everything that I should have been watching.
(5) Have you always been a fan of the Olympics? what is your earliest Olympic Memory?
My earliest memory is being forced to watch my friend, Karen, bounce on furniture because she was pretending to be Nadia Comaneci. It was right after the 1976 Olympics, and she was just OBSESSED. She was going to be the next Olympic gold medal gymnast. Me, not so much. Actually, her not so much as well. I don’t even think she’d taken a tumbling class, let alone had the gumption to do the work needed to be a gymnast. The again, I’ll never know since she moved soon after.
I can’t even sit through t-ball, little kids’ soccer games, Little League or AAU; there’s no way I can really endure a full regimen of games. So no, I’m not a fan. However, I don’t hate it. It’s fun to watch at for 5-10 minutes.