They had me from the opening ceremony, even though now some unsavory details are coming out about the show, such as taped fireworks displays and a cute Chinese lip-syncer who replaced the less cute, but better sounding singer.
I'm sure they never, ever pick the cuter but less talented entertainment figure to be on television here in America.
It's the seamy underbelly of the Olympics, but I say, "whatevs" (and yes, I am ashamed to admit that I really do say "whatevs" like some thirteen year old girl). I can't help but watch.
I've been staying up much too late to catch gymnastics and beach volleyball, but it's really the swimming for which I am pining. I know it's the most band-wagony of all the sports, but I can't help it. I'm all about the swimming.
The only problem is that I can't stand suspense, so I "watch" the events in mute with a pillow over my eyes. Meanwhile, I make Rob watch and when he is sure that Team USA is winning by something ridiculous like a whole body-length, he taps me on the shoulder and I'll watch the last thirty or so meters.
It would probably be easier for me to watch the highlights on the morning news, but I am all about team support, you know. If I'm not looking at them, then at least I can say that I waited up to not look at them.
Also? I think I need to start swimming for six hours a day and follow that up with some weight lifting because Michael Phelps eats between 8,000 to 10,000 calories per day. PER DAY, my friends.
That's my allotment for the entire week. Think of all the pie I could eat if I got to have 10,000 calories a day. Of course, it might also help to have the metabolism of a 23 year old man, but lets not quibble over the details.
And another thing I thought about last night? Is there a rule in gymnastics that you HAVE TO wear iridescent blue eye shadow? I mean, every single girl from every different country had some sparkly blue going on with her eyes.
Speaking of gymnastics, do you really think those Chinese gymnasts are sixteen years old? Because if they are sixteen, then I look like I'm eighty. They were amazing and I'm not trying to take anything away from their performance, even though lots of people have their leotards in a bunch over the girls' ages. The IOC is saying "La La La, can't hear you", but someone from the Chinese team did say that the girls were chosen from elementary schools and nursery schools to become gymnasts.
I guess as long as they didn't choose them last week, right?
And my last thought about the Olympics? How much wax do you think the beach volleyball players go through, because, hello! they are wearing their underwear out on the court in front of millions of people.
OK, that's all I've got. I may need to take a nap this afternoon because the swimming isn't on until 10:48 tonight, and I have to make sure that I can stay up to not watch them.
What about you, my friends? Following any sports in particular? Watching, but not, like me?