this is the thing you guys. i love the olympics.
and i am always surprised by how much i love them whenever they come around. but i really do. the only way i can convey this correctly would be the order of the loves/obsessions/passions in my life:
food and sleep
i wish i was kidding. [no i don’t.]
so it is kind of breaking my heart that i don’t have cable right now but you better believe i am following as many twitters as i can and that i have three apps to keep me in the loop.
the 2008 olympics happened at the very end of my first summer term at byu and went through the summer break before fall. it was perfect timing. i watched michael phelps win all eight of his gold medals* and i realized the olympics is the only event that can simultaneously get me so motivated to do great things and be active as well as sit on my couch for two weeks straight watching the games. this is real life.
also who loved the opening ceremonies?! i have only watched part of it but i’d say my favorites were david beckham, kenneth brannagh, and the royals [i freaked out every time they showed kate middleton].
and of course bond. james bond.
i love the british and how they were able to capture so much of their history from shakespeare to the beatles, from james bond to mr. bean. so so fun.
yay olympics. yay motivated people. god bless america.
and good luck to all the other countries competing! yay for world togetherness.
*i saw the team race with lauren when he did that crazy flex scream thing that was hilarious and for his final race my mom and i sped from provo to st g to get there just in time. #adventures