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Monday, August 18, 2008

The Olympic Spirit

Is totally interfering with my ability to get to bed at a decent hour. Thus causing me to have a hard time getting up early. Thus causing me to be a grump all day because I don't feel like I'm getting much done.

And yet, I stay up late watching China win yet another gold medal in gymnastics, or Michael Phelps win yet another gold medal in some swimming event or Romania winning a gold medal in women's floor routine (Hai Romania! Joel and I always root for Romania....is that un-American of us?).

Anyway, this is totally the first time I have ever found myself wishing for a TIVO.

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  1. thanks for cheering for Romania! that is very friendly of you, and I am proud you remember your time spent here! a big Romanian hug!

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  2. I thought of you last night when I saw the Romanian girl win that gold. She was amazing!

    I'm with you on the late hours. I liked it better in Australia where I could just look online to see who won and then watch if I wanted to. ;)

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  3. Haha, I know! School starts in a week or so and JC and I finally started DVR-ing because we were starting to get used to staying up until 2am. Not a good schedule to start school on!

    I was thrilled to see someone win a gold medal that wasn't American or Chinese, too.

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  4. So, prior to this it was the olympic build-up causing you to stay-up late? :)

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  5. Lara, I don't know how you continue to be able to get inside my head....because I could have written that first sentence myself. it pretty much sums up my week.
    Believe me, TiVo is both good and bad when watching the Olympics. Good because you can fast forward through the long distance running and swimming. (Kind of fun to watch- all those legs moving so fast, and really who wants to wait a whole six minutes to see who will win?) Bad because it records all the Olympic coverage all day long so there are hours and hours to watch.

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  6. Even with TiVo we're going to bed at an ungodly hour. I can't pull myself away.

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  7. Here, here, we have our DVR in storage. I want to go and get it but, I'm to tired from all the late nights to get it.

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  8. No, no, you're not bad for rooting for Romania. I was totally cheering on Bulgaria when they played the US Men's Vollyball team, just because I knew they were going to get creamed -- and they did. I have to cheer for the underdog, except for Phelps, I was glad he won all of those gold medals, just so the news people wouldn't have an exucse to say how "sad" it was that he won say a silver or something. At least the swimming is over, now we can return to a semi-normal life, or at least go to bed early. And did you see the Romanian woman win the marathon? Very cool. :)

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