Now that the Olympics are over I can resume my normal life.
I can do stuff after work and go to sleep at an acceptable time.
I was obsessed with the Olympics and stayed up entirely too late every night to see what happened because for some reason if I didn’t I felt like I would be missing history!
On the other hand, I did learn a lot.
I got really good at understanding the rules of Fencing and Archery. I am expanding my soccer I mean football skills – I can now identify offside’s if they go slow. And now I understand the scoring system of diving.
I got really defensive of some of my beloved sports, especially gymnastics! Being a cheerleader my whole life and being required to go to gymnastic as part of that. Also my beloved sister-in-law WAS a gymnast her whole life. And now she is a coach. So when people would say oh that’s easy or I am totally going to train and try out for the next Olympics It totally offended me! Even though 99.9% of those people were just kidding. But those girls work so hard from age 4 to get where they are.
I feel like the only sport you might take up late in life and have an Olympic shot at would be Shooting. And I probably just offended a lot of shooters. Sorry.
I also go mad at the closest person next to me (usually the husband – sorry) when the US was losing. Like they could do anything to help. And as I am typing this the US women’s Volleyball team is sucking it up.
I also go totally emotional for stupid reasons. Any time someone was so happy they won I would feel like I won and maybe I cried a lot little. Any time a country had not won an event in a long time then they did I would cry! When nations came together I would cry! What’s wrong with me!?!
I also learned about the people. I noticed that Turkey had some hot athletes. Athletes love to tape themselves up with kinetic athletic tape and it’s made in Albuquerque!
I learned I need to calm down and not be so intense about something that is going to happen again in four years. Actually two for the Winter Games!
So I am going to work on that – and try to enjoy the entertainment.
FRACK! USA just lost gold in women’s volleyball! WTF!!!!!!