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My Heart Will Go On Now That The Olympics Are Over….

13 Aug

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!?!

What the Olympics is all about!

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!

Olympic Athlete Kinesiology Tape

Kerri Walsh Kinesiology Tape

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!!!!!!

Greatest US 2012 Olympics Moments Pictures

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2012 Summer Olympics (Part 1)

20 Jul

Holy crap! I am so excited! I love the Olympics! Love love love them!!!

And guess what? They are in exactly one week!

YAY!!!!!!

I am so excited!!

So here is some fun Olympic stuff:

To vote for the all-time best Olympic moment go to this link. It’s also fun to relive some of the great moments throughout the games.

Below are some videos I found that list what they believe are the top Olympic moments.

I will admit the music is cheesy and the narrator could be a little more excited – but all his comments are spot on and he picked the perfect moments!

The only one he missed is Kerri Strug’s famous vault!! Which I have included below.

Enjoy!

This Weekend

11 Jun

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I sure did

Friday night I hung out with the Husband and Rochelle. We baked for a benefit/bake sale I had to go to the next day. We also made Flirtinis which my friend Arantha reintroduced us to! They were first made popular in Sex and the City – and they were delicious!

What You Need

  • 1 oz. Vodka (or more depending on the type of day you’ve had)
  • 2 oz. Champagne
  • 2 oz. Pineapple Juice

Mix:

  • Pour all three ingredients over ice in your Collins or Highball glass
  • Mix gently
  • Garnish with Maraschino Cherry, if desired
Flirtini

Flirtini

We also made some delicious Peanut Butter Brownies and Carmel Bars! I will post the recipes this week.

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter Brownies

Saturday the Husband and I went to Jemez to a spaghetti benefit dinner then came home and watched the Heat beat the Celtics 😦 Go OKC!!

Then we started catching up on one of our favorite shows True Blood. We don’t have HBO so we can only catch up on those shows when they come out on DVD! I also read the books (called The Sookie Stackhouse aka Southern Vampire Series – and they are great!)

True Blood

True Blood

Sunday we watched Gymnastics and cleaned and hung out with the pets!!

It was the Visa championships The Visa Championships serve as U.S. nationals. But this year they also determine the final qualifiers for the Olympic trials, June 28-July 1 in San Jose, which Gianna (sis-in-law gets to go to!)

To get invited to the Olympic trials you had to be in the top eight at the Visa championships or get an invite from Márta Károlyi. Which 2008 Olympic alums Nastia Liukin and Alicia Sacramone did!

More pictures from this weekend!

The Husband

Truck free of green chili – only in New Mexico

Truck free of green chili – only in New Mexico

Rhonda
Rhonda

Boo Boo

Boo Boo

Tootse

Bruce

Bruce

Rhonda

Rhonda