Friday, August 3, 2012

Olympic Quick Takes


I hear the Olympics are on.  In the middle of the day, I usually see some dull sport like table tennis or handball on the television.  At night, there's usually something more exciting on, but by the time it gets really good, I'm ready to go to bed.  I don't know why NBC has to show everything so late!  Don't they know that kids start school next week and they can't be staying up until midnight every night?


One of my kids is excited that they'll be in Rio next time, because that's "practically our same time zone, and we'll get to see everything live!"  He'll also be 17.5, and able to stay up to watch everything, or he'll have figured out how to watch it all online by then!  

Do you watch online or stay up late to see the primetime viewing?

I'm evidently living under some kind of rock where the Olympics are concerned.  At this point I'm not even sure if Michael Phelps became THE MOST DECORATED OLYMPIAN EVER!   My 19 year old pops in from the basement in the evenings and says, during my 15 minutes of Olympic viewing time, "Do you want to know who wins?"  He finds out all the scoop first thing when he wakes up at noon.  I don't know if he actually watches any of it, or just spoils it.


I'm glad I didn't opt to participate in the Ravelympics (oh wait, is that the name we're not supposed to use now???) this year, because I'm getting about 1 row knitted per week.  That won't win me any medals except in the Who Can Make Yarn Stash Last the Longest? category.


The great test of skill and fortitude that I'm undergoing these days is sewing a slipcover for Katie's chair.  I should win a gold medal for something, there.  Wrestling, probably.  I'm learning some great moves wrestling with this ginormous denim opponent!  Thank goodness it's not a sofa.   


I have found some interesting entertainment to occupy my brain while I wrestle with the devil  slipcover, I'm watching Milton Friedman's 1980 PBS series "Free to Choose".  It's very educational.  I wish I could have watched these when I was in college instead of trying to wade through a huge, boring textbook that taught me very little.  Econ 101 was one of my worst classes, ever.


Since it's Friday, I think I'll take a break from the Denim Behemoth this morning and go see if I can catch some replays of Great Olympic Moments.  Have a great weekend!


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1 comment:

  1. I've ended up staying up late watching them... which is not the best thing when one has a three year old who is a morning person.

    Phelps also went out as the most decorated Olympian ever. He had some disappointments in London but also some good moments.


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