Monday, February 22, 2010

Hi, My Name is Hilary....

And I'm an Olympic Addict.
What do I possible do with my time when the Olympics aren't on TV? At night I find myself flipping from one channel to the next, just trying to catch as many different sports as I can. Don't even get me started on Curling!!! Seems like such a dud of a game, but I'm hooked. It doesn't even have to be USA playing and I'm into it! Ethan really likes it too! He watches it with my Mom during the day and then with us at night!
I could quite possible need to be put on blood pressure medicine while watching the Olympics because if USA has the lead and someone comes close to it or beats it, I go crazy! Poor Chris was studying one night and I was watching the qualifying for speed skating and our boy Ohno was racing so calmly. They had 9 laps and he didn't start his move until the 7th one. I ended up off the couch on the floor by the end of the race. Chris thought I was crazy, but it just shows how much American pride I have inside me. I hate the thought that we don't have a gold in every competition. We are superior in EVERYTHING right??? Even at work I check the medal count multiple times a day. Most times they don't change, but it makes me feel great to see that we are still in the lead overall!
I have never really been an Olympic fan, but something clicked in me this month and I just can't help myself! I even had Chris watching Ice Dancing last night. He thought it was Ridiculous, but we were still watching it! I have gotten to bed late almost every night since the Olympics started, but it's totally worth it! I hope I can give my children the same pride in our wonderful country that my parents did! I love American and I love the fact that we are dominating in the Overall Medal Count!!!
Go USA, Go USA, Go USA!!!!

4 comments:

Keever Family said...

Hi my name is Heidi and I am addicted to Curling. I have no idea why it is so appealing, but I have watched almost every single match!

Maynor Moments said...

We have been watching the Olympics every night also! I was just thinking what are we going to watch when the Olympics are over!

tiffunny said...

me too. i dvr it each day and am always a day or two behind. I fast forward through stuff i don't care about or stuff that i just want to see the ends of, but i love me some speed skating & hockey and we really enjoyed the curling this year too. Too bad our US team totally seemed to suck at it! It's fun to see our country totally kick some butt at the winter olympics this year though!

Blackett's Blog said...

I am addicted to the olympics. My brother in law and myself are going to start training for the 2014 olympics in curling. We are going to make curling a popular sport in America. HARD HARD HARD.