I apologize for vanishing! I’ve been busy watching the Olympics and getting my newest blog up and running. Check it out here: The Office Supply Queen.
More book reviews, pet product reviews, goofy pet photos and my random thoughts regarding the Olympics are on their way…
The official countdown until the summer Olympics is 30 days. 30 days! I can’t wait. I may not be much of a sports fan the rest of the time (except for football when I have money riding on it and baseball and hockey when I’m attending a game in person) but during the two weeks worth of Olympics-goodness every two years? I’m glued to the TV watching sports that I’ve never heard of or seen outside of the Olympics. I even have some official Olympic pins around here someplace. I think they’re from the 1996 Atlanta games.
I’m even glued to the Olympics trials. I watched the track and field trials Saturday night, then the swimming ones last night. Gymnastics is next up – my second favorite Olympic sport after figure skating. Although I also like to watch curling, track and field, snowboarding, skiing, swimming and, well, just about everything.
I’ve been trying to determine exactly when I became so obsessed with this biennial sporting event, and I think it dates back to when I was a figure skater. Sure, I never made it beyond the Cleveland area (although I dreamed of someday making it to the Olympics for about a year before getting burned out on the sport), but I was inspired to watch every national and international figure skating competition that I could. I even went to the Ice Capades one year at the old Richfield Coliseum. So, roughly since I was 12 years old, I’ve been obsessed with the Olympics. And I don’t see that obsession waning anytime soon.