Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
My brother and I spent countless hours hopping from one couch to another to avoid "lava."
We also came up with a game called "Cliffhanger" based on the Sylvester Stallone movie.
The game is really simple:
1.) Two people need to be lying on a couch or a bed.
2.) One person begins to slip off said couch or bed.
3.) The other person must grab the slipping persons hand and not let them touch the ground.
You should know that I still play this game.
Sometimes I play it with Jeff and he really hates it because I like to add an extra element where I plan my slip around his drink on the ground.
He is frantic that I am going to fall right on his drink and spill it.
I have yet to spill his drink.