I love the Summer Olympics and this year was the first time I had really watched them since 1996.
I've been totally consumed with them the last few weeks and am sad/ happy they are over.
I was seriously watching them 5 + hours a day so for that reason I am glad to have them done.
But at the same time I could watch women's gymnastics every second of everyday for the rest of my life.
Here were a couple of first impressions I had of this years events.
I really did not like our uniforms!
Although I didn't really like any country's outfits.
Kevin Durant still managed to look super cool despite the stupid beret.
I loved the opening ceremonies.
I didn't necessarily "get" everything but overall it was a good show and I got goosebumps when the rings formed in the air and when the torch was lit.
Actually I almost cried.
My favorite part however was when the cameras focused on one particular townsmen.
In my head I was like "Wow that extra is really getting into character."
Then I realized "Hey that's Kenneth Branagh."
I love him so much.
Mainly because he just so......Kenneth Branagh.
He's so over the top with his acting but in a way that defines him.
My brother and I have had many a discussion on Branagh and when he popped on my television I immediately took a picture of him and texted it to my brother who doesn't have cable and was unable to watch.
We then had a hilarious texting exchange.
Since I missed the 2008 Summer Olympics due to working on a ship...I googled most of the women's gymnastics events from those games to catch me up.
I was super impressed with Nastia Liukin and I wish she was still competing.
I found her posing with this super cool gymnastics doll online.
I kinda want that doll.