“Blame Canada! Blame Canada!” (aka Olympics Week One Recap)

Or in this case, “Blame Chi-i-na!  Blame Chi-i-na!”  I recently heard Robin Williams’s version of the South Park theme song, and it’s been playing in my head for the last week.  Change Canada to China, and it’s apropos.

I did really well, actually, the first two weeks I was unemployed.  Then the Olympics started.

I am an Olympics junkie.  A HUGE Olympics junkie.  The kind of girl that Tivo’s every minute she can and includes extra time so in case of exciting run over I don’t miss a minute.  And sad to say I actually watch it all.  Even if I’ve seen spoilers on the web that tells me who won the sport, I still watch it.

My friend S tells me that I have a problem.  She was living on my couch during the Athens games in 2004, and thought it was weird that I was still watching them a week after they were over.  Hey, a girl had to work, right?  It was the only time I had to catch up.  Everyone has a vice, this is mine.

So without further ado, here are the things that stood out for me, that brought tears to my eyes, that made me laugh out loud, or that had me shouting at the top of my lungs at 1 am for the athlete to “move your ass” in order to cross the finish line first. Continue reading

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