Some of you longtime readers may remember that I am an OLYMPICS FREAK. I didn’t watch television for 7 years, and then bought an antenna specifically for the 2004 Summer Olympics. These games are no different. As soon as Anja and I arrived home last night (we were up north at some photo shoots and a little party for Anja), I plunked down in front of the TV and delegated most tasks to Husband. He was kind enough to indulge me, but I doubt his kindness in that area will last the next 15 days. 🙂
Anyway, was that not the most amazing opening ceremony you’ve ever seen? I was stunned. Husband, who for whatever reason doesn’t get into sports of pretty much any kind, usually only watches the opening ceremony, and when I called him during a commercial break (I was up north, remember?) to let him know that if he wasn’t watching he’d better darn well WATCH, he was only able to catch the parade of nations (which is nice, but compared to the rest? BO-ring…). They re-broadcast the ceremony later that night, though, and he stayed up until the wee hours to watch. He agreed with me. Amazing.
So…what sport(s) are you following? Do you have a favorite athlete?
Later this week I’ll post some of my favorite sports and other reasons I watch am addicted to the Olympics.
Sidenote: Please be in prayer for the Bachman family, who live not far from us. I can’t imagine the pain, and probably anger, their family is feeling right now.