I personally am excited to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics tonight. I have a confession to make: I've never watched the Olympics. Summer or Winter. I've seen like two minutes of it and then gotten bored and switched the channel, but I've never been one of those people who are superpumped about it and watch them every day. Does that make me un-American? I certainly hope not.
Actually, one year I did watch the Olympics, but only the figure skating, and I thought it was uh-mazing. It was the year of Oksana Bauil and Nancy Kerrigan. I have no idea if either of them ever competed more than this one year (when did that whole knee thing happen anyway?), but in 1994 I was 10 years old and I thought they were the coolest ever. On the playground we always "played ice skating", and I was always Oksana, because I had blonde hair like her. I thought she was the coolest anyway, so that was fine by me. We would slide around on our tennis shoes and spin and jump and I'm pretty sure we looked like lunatics...but it was great fun. So yeah. That's the extent of my experience with the Olympics.
So to all you Olympics-fanatics out there, I hope you have a wonderful two weeks or however long it lasts. Everyone else, have a super weekend. I plan on it.