So let be the first to tell you. The Olympics are on. Oh, you knew? I guess you must have caught a promo or something.
I’m not even familiar with a lot of the athletes and within moments I will be sucked into their personal stories and be teary eyed over their victory or defeat. So it’s pretty much the same as watching “American Idol.”
Rick and I sat down to watch the opening ceremony this weekend at which point he proclaimed, “I want to be an Olympic athlete.”
I looked over and he was eating a bowl of shredded wheat and drinking a glass of vodka which I can only guess is part of his new training regimen. Because that really is the dinner of champions.
There might be a glimmer of hope for Rick’s dreams because Mexico’s one Olympic athlete at the games is 51 year-old skier Prince Hubertus Von Hehenlohe. You can’t say that name after too many bowls of shredded wheat or glasses of vodka. So I recommended to Rick that he become a prince and we all move to Mexico so he can start tearing up the slopes there. He’s mulling it over.
During the 18 hour opening ceremony, it became very clear that some countries are definitely more attractive than others. Rick thought Italy was the hottest nation. I tended to agree until I saw a smokin’ Lithuanian athlete. I can only imagine that your family had the same discussion so please weigh in.
Now the ice skating is always one of my favorite parts of the winter Olympics. I judge on skill, grace and their outfits. Because I don’t care how many triple salchows you can do, if your outfit sucks, you don’t deserve to be on the podium. And so far, this is my fave…
Yes, a little heavy on the blue but she looks like she could seriously rumble in that outfit. And he looks, well, smurficilicious.
And when it comes to the Olympics, there are always two things you can count on…
1. Apolo Anton Ohno will always have an extra bandana if find yourself needing one.
2. And McDonald’s will never fail to inspire. Just take its Olympic motto, “You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to eat like one.” So hand over the chicken McNuggets and sweet chili sauce, we’re all Olympic champions.