Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The countdown begins...

I LOVE the Olympics. I remember watching the Dream Team play in 1996. I remember watching Kerri Strugg stick her landing on her second vault after she hurt her ankle, helping the US gymnastics team win the gold. I remember watching curling with Jake in 2004 and wondering how that is even a sport (he says if there was any sport he could represent the US in at the Olympics it would be curling.)

08.08.08 the Olympics will be here again... 3 days and counting. I'm excited to see Shawn Johnson and Michael Phelps compete. Am I geeky? Probably. I don't care though. I can be geeky every four years... right?! If you're a gymnastics lover like me, have your DVRs programmed for Aug. 11th and 12th. It's the Men's and Women's Team final. The 13th and 14th are the All-Around competitions. I better go set my DVR now so I don't forget...

7 comments:

The Thornocks said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited, too! Our DVR is set and I can't wait. I totally remember Kerri Strugg sticking that landing. It was awesome! And was it Dominique Moceanu that fell on her head and held onto the balance beam? I'm so excited!!! P.S. Why am I not surprised that Jake would represent curling? It's totally a Jake type of...sport. Actually, I like the curling, too. I used to play street curling with my friends and it was fun

The Thornocks said...

P.P.S. I like the new background. It's cute

Karyn said...

No, not geeky-unless the rest of the world is, too. I LOVE the Olympics & I am also on the countdown. Can't wait!!! Turns out I have a friend fomr H.S. coaching the sailing team in the olympics this year. How cool is that?

corgela said...

Totally NOT geeky. I love watching the olympics just as much. GO USA!

Sonja said...

I agree with everyone else! My whole life, whenever the oplympics were on TV, (and we had a TV), I tried to drop everything else and sit and watch my favorite sports. I LOVE gymnastics, swimming, track and field, diving, and this year there are 3 siblings, (Lopez), competing in Taekwondo from Texas that I am rooting for. Sometimes I watch whatever is on and get hooked on it. (like maybe curling?!)

Valerie: said...

hey you left me a message a while back, sorry i never responded and now i dont even remember what it was!!

Elaine said...

I'm with you!! I absolutely LOVE the Olympics! Gymnastics are my all-time favorite, (Go Shawn!!!) although, since I watched ALL the trials, I'm excited for everything!! I'll be watching with you!! (And tivo-ing it all!)