Well y'all, I'm feeling a bit antsy and out-of-sorts this morning because I don't know if you heard or not but, the Olympics, they are over.
I'm going to have to come up with a whole new life routine.
I've enjoyed them so much. Sometimes they've inspired me to set a goal to become a World-Class athlete and other days they've just worn me out with all the jumping, twisting, stretching, running and lifting. I mean I don't know if many of you realize it, but some of those participants practice a good bit before they actually show up to the Big Games.
And you know what they most likely don't do before the Olympics?
Drink a bunch of TAB.
Eat a boatload of Cheez-its.
Go for over two weeks without exercise of any sort because it is so dang hot and humid outside.
Decide what to wear in the morning based solely on how much the fabric breathes and how little it actually touches their bodies.
Spend an entire day researching dips and accompanying dip-ee's.
I'm just not sure.
Anyway, the athletes are amazing, their stories inspiring, and their enthusiasm infectious.
The whole Olympic experience led to some great conversations between me and The Chief.
TC: "Why are you watching this Rhythmic Gymnastic stuff? That's not a sport."
Me: "Leave me alone."
Me: "Oh hey Chief, I see you're watching basketball. Oh look, I think I've seen some of the players on the USA team before. Do you think I might have seen them before Chief."
TC: "Well, it's possible Lu. I mean that one you're looking at is Lebron James and that other one there is Kobe Bryant. You could possibly have seen or heard of them before. But I can never be sure."
Me: "Leave me alone."
So we'll definitely have to put a little more effort into our conversation starters this week without all the you know, titillating "sport talk" openers.
I, for one, even enjoyed the opening and closing ceremonies. Now I know I saw some less than complimentary comments on the FB last night about the closing ceremonies, but I kind of got a kick out of the crazy, theatrical-y, hodge-podge-iness of it all.
I mean honestly.
It's probably safe to say that if I had been in charge of the whole production I would have spent the entire budget on TAB and cheese crackers for everyone and then just had big ginormous screens with The Food Network blaring (you know, a few of those chefs are British).
And then maybe ended with some sparklers or something.
So I say kudooz!! to London!
I had to keep the Google going because I'm not really up on all of the British music artists of either past or present. Even with the periodic name flashing at the bottom of the screen I was a little behind and confused. Were any of those people actually in Queen?
And the octopus? That made all kinds of sense.
Overall it was a little higgledy. And also (for me, at least) delightfully piggledy.
My very favorite part, though, was when Jessie J (I Googled, who knew?) came out wearing the exact same thing that I was planning to wear today. Can you believe?
There aren't many of us who can totally rock the flesh-colored unitard.
I hope you loved it too!
Have a great day!