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Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Olympic Top Five List

Well, the George household survived the Winter Olympics. Chris is estactic about today's hockey game! (So many of my friends have asked WHY this was such a big deal to him since Americans down here don't really care about Olympic hockey. I explain it like this : for Chris, this is the Alabama/Auburn game. Then they get it :)

I was so looking forward to watching the US/Canada game today, but my plans completely fell through. First of all, LB has been running a fever on and off all weekend. I decided I needed to get my grocery shopping done today while she was napping and Chris was home. So during the first and second periods of the game, I was at the grocery store. Once I finally got home, she woke up and felt pretty terrible and only wanted her mother. So I held her and was able to watch the last five minutes of the game - and I seriously thought Chris was going to need CPR when the US scored to tie the game with 22 seconds left! During intermission, I went into the bedroom to get ready (b/c we had c-group in 5 minutes!) and once LB realized I was leaving, she started crying her eyes out. So I put her on my hip and started putting on my makeup. She was crying so loud that I wouldn't have heard a truck if it had driven through our house! Apparently, it was during this time that Canada scored in overtime. And I didn't know until I walked into the den (with LB still crying!) about five minutes later. And my reaction was pretty much, "Oh, that's great. Here take LB. I've gotta go!"

So the Winter Olympics are over, and in the spirit of the games, I have compiled my top five things I learned from the Winter Olympics:

5. Curling makes no sense to me.
I really tried to understand this sport. And I tried to watch it. It bored me out of my mind. And if one more person - including me - tells Chris it looks like shuffleboard, he is going to scream.

4. Some of these athletes are insane!
Did you ever stop to watch some of these sports? The luge, bobsledding, and that sport where they are on skies doing crazy flips in the air. And who knew there was an Olympic sport that included cross-country skiing and rifle shooting?!

3. I could not get enough of the men's figure skating outfits.
Here's my personal favorite - the feathers on US Gold Medal Winner Evan Lysacek's outfit. Seriously. Does it get any better than that?

2. My husband stands when he is nervous.
And he stood a lot during the Olympic hockey games.

1. I really, really love my country.
Okay, I didn't exactly "learn" that, but just seeing an American standing on a gold medal podium and hearing the Star Spangled Banner brought tears to my eyes every time. Loved it.

Now, having said that, I am glad the Olympics are finally over. As much as I enjoyed it, I am ready to start seeing "The Office" again. After all, Pam is having the baby!! Can't wait.


The HoneaBees said...

I can only imagine how funny it will be when Pam has the baby!! I can't even stand it! The kids are going to bed early that night since we don't have dvr!! :)

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

I hear you on the outfits! What in the world? And curling, too!
I didn't get into these Olympics as much as I have others, but the athelets definitley are crazy. All the skiers of any sort had some sort of flying involved- really wild!
And I am so pumped about the office baby; I love the commercials where Jim is diapering everything! Hysterical! Can't wait!