Thursday, August 14, 2008

Confessions of an Olympic Junkie

Oh, my blog posts will be short and few these next two weeks. Hi, my name is Diane, and I'm an Olympic junkie. I'll watch nearly anything if it's Olympic. Gymnastics? I love watching the tumbling and near-falls. Swimming? As a kid it was the sport featured in my gold-medal dreams, before I discovered I was short, slow, and klutzy. Diving? Hoo boy, look at 'em twist and tumble—and how do those 10-meter divers manage not to crap their pants every time they look down from the platform? And we haven't even started the track-and-field or taekwondo or archery or rowing competitions yet.

Thanks to the joy of TIVO, I don't have to watch all the commercials, all the "human interest" stories, all the replays and interviews. I don't have to stay up until 1:30 am to see the end of live competition. I don't have to procrastinate on Chapter 17 by writing in my blog....

Whoops! I think there are pretty horses jumping for gold! See you later!


  1. Ahhh, TIVO must be nice. I'm staying up way too late watching live coverage.

  2. I like to say, you can have my TIVO clicker when you pry it from my cold, dead hands....

    Just kidding. Sort of.

  3. Sharon BlankenshipAugust 16, 2008 at 8:54 AM

    I am a total Olympics junkie. I love watching Michel Phelps and Dara Torres.
    I enjoy the diving and gymnastics, but be damned if I can tell the difference between two great routines.
    The beach volleyball is fast and engaging.
    Writing? Oh. Was I supposed to be doing that?