Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Olympics

Ever since Sarah got her drivers license I have been much more rested throughout the day. I’m really enjoying that but today I was talking to one of my guys and he was complaining about how tired he was. I also realized that I was dragging too and I was wondering why I’m so tired when I get to sleep in until 7:00AM every morning. And then it dawned on me…. Ever since these crazy Olympic Games started Lisa and I have been staying up and watching them until 1:00 AM. Let me clarify, Lisa sleeps on the couch beside me and I wake her up when one of her favorite figure skaters comes on so she can watch them. I’m loving it but this year is kind of strange. They give these personal histories on people and I start rooting for them to win because I like their story. My allegiances are torn all over the place. I want the Russian pairs skaters to win because I feel bad for the poor Japanese girl who defected from Japan to Russia to skate under that very successful coach. I want the Chinese pairs skaters to win because they’re married, they're old and they've won every medal in the book but still don’t have an Olympic gold. I want the Australian freestyle skier to win because I love how he told Canada to take a hike because they didn’t like that he was an internet millionaire at 15. I want the Canadians to win any gold because they’ve never won Gold at home yet and I love that Alexander Bilodeau won it because he looks very wholesome, he has a handicapped brother and his brothers name is Frederick. I really want Shaun White to win because he’s from San Diego and he loves his family so much and because he seems like a nice boy. And then there’s Apolo Ohno. I want him to get the American record for the most medals in a Winter Olympics. I’m hopeless, I want everyone to win. Meanwhile, I’m really enjoying watching the Olympics while Lisa sleeps beside me.

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The flag flying over the parliament buildings on the Canadian $10 bill looks an awful lot like the US Stars and Stripes. Upon very close examination you can tell that it is probably the Canadian Ensign.
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6 comments:

Lynn said...

I'm impressed Fred. I don't even know who, what, where, or why. I know......you don't need to tell me. I can already read your thoughts. ; P LOL.

Justin, Kira and Evan said...

I am loving the Olympics!!! I LOVE that Alex Bilidou won, I can totally see that being Landon and Evan :-)

Lisa L said...

I don't sleep through it all and what I do sleep through I watch the next day. I'm still awake right now :) I will admit though that I am sleeping more than normal. What's up with that?

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

I wish I had cable so I could watch the Olympics :(

Mom/Nola/G'ma said...

Yes Fred, I agree with you. It's not the country represented but the athlete that I cheer for. So nice to have interesting things on TV. Thanks for your blog. Aunt Nola

Mom/Nola/G'ma said...

Yes Fred, I agree with you. It's not the country represented but the athlete that I cheer for. So nice to have interesting things on TV. Thanks for your blog. Aunt Nola