Did you see it? You MISSED it? You went to bed early? Now you have reasons to stay up. The American men’s swimming relay team surged at the last split-second to beat the French (who had been badmouthing us leading up to the race!), followed by an all-out celebration by Michael Phelps & Co. afterward. We (me, Michael, Cory and Hannah) were jumping up and down, screaming too. A race for the ages! File that under Just Another Reason Why I Love The Olympics.
What? You missed the most spectacular Olympic opening ceremonies ever? How sad. Well, this blogger has a great post (with video) here. $300 million and 15,000 Chinese put on one amazing show. Even Michael, who was loathe to sit there and watch four hours of television in one evening, was riveted. I’m probably going to watch more daytime TV than I ever have for the next three weeks. What can I say, I’m a sucker. It’s like watching Rudy on repeat. I justify it by talking to Reese about sport, patriotism, geography, and Chinese culture when we watch. And the fact that it happens once every two years. Ha.