Is anyone else as insanely excited about the Olympics as I am? I think it started when I was a kid living in a third world country. Our family traveled for hours on a bumpy and cliff-defying drive over a half-paved half-dirt road – a road that in America would be lined with “caution” signs if not closed entirely for much needed repairs – to watch the Olympics on a small television in a crowded room full of other Americans, Europeans, New Zealanders and Australians. I’ve never forgotten the goosebumps.
I’m not sure who I’m watching this year, except I know I’ll be teary-eyed and patriotic every time an American makes it to the podium. And I know I’ll be teary-eyed and patriotic every time the media does a life story on someone, no matter from what country, because they always seem to do life stories on the most amazing people (aren’t we all? amazing?) . So then I find myself cheering that person on with all my might, even though I know the results are already in, since China is in a far away time zone.
If you’re as Olympics crazy as me, here are a couple of sites you’ll need over the next 2 weeks:
NBC’s Olympics Coverage Schedule (including many online videos)
~ Lori, who is about to get her two-year fill of television