Wednesday, August 1, 2012

let's talk about the olympics.

my love for the olympics dates back to 1996 and the women's gymnastics team. (or, if you want to get really technical, i guess you could look back to the 1984 los angeles games when i attended in utero, since my parents went to a few events right before i was born.) i just love all the emotion, the drama, the athleticism. hearing the music on commercials gives me goosebumps, and watching the podium stuff makes me cry. 

unfortunately, we cut our cable a few months ago to save some cash -- we've been using netflix and hulu to fill our media consumption needs in the meantime -- and because freaking NBC is treating the olympics like we still live in the 20th century (NO free online streaming?? seriously?!?) i have been unable to watch the 2012 games except for a 10 minute glimpse of the germany/USA men's volleyball game that i saw while running on the treadmill at the gym. i've been getting all my news updates from the wall street journal and twitter (go missy franklin! is anyone else uber impressed by her parents like i am??) but it really is just not the same.

b, on the other hand, couldn't care less about this incredible spectacle of worldwide courage and determination. this surprises me since he is usually so gung-ho about good athletes and many sports. (but come to think of it, nothing ever tops his undying love for college football, which obviously isn't an olympic sport, so there you go.) last week when i was whining about not being able to watch the opening ceremonies, he said "i really don't see what all the fuss is about -- the olympics are boring and i don't care if we miss it."

gasp. i immediately took to twitter to share my dismay and wrote "my husband hates the olympics. i feel like i need a support group or something. :( "

responses to my post were hilarious and immediate. here are a few i got:

haha. couldn't have said it better myself. and in other news, cable starts back up tomorrow. hooray!

1 comment:

Roxanne said...

YES, you got your way! I am sitting there watching the Olympics as I type this. I hope he takes it back How can he not like the Olympics? It makes me feel so proud to be American.