Saturday, February 24, 2018

Reflections on the Olympics

I can't believe it is almost over! I think I may cry. When else do you get license to sit on the couch for hours at a time. Days at a time, and no one questions it? I would be at work and anticipate getting home, queuing up my where I had left off the night before, settling in with iced tea and lunch, and there you would find me till dinner time. Just soaking in all the events, all the stories, and all the excitement of a world I only know about and visit every 4 years. 

I have seen lots of highs and lows, and learned more about half pipe and snow cross than anyone every needs to  Warning: here is my take on what I have seen. And it ain't all pretty. First and foremost. Boo, to the Canadian Hockey player who showed to the world that winning is everything and that sportsmanship is not alive in her heart. What a bad message to say to the up and coming hockey youth. I hope Canada takes her to task. Yay, to the other Russian skater, the little one who wasn't part of the "war" between two Russian juggernauts. She may not have been as good, but she did a great job considering how left out she must have felt.

Yay, to the USA's Jessie Diggins, for giving it her all in the cross country match. What a wonderful competitor and person.

Boo, to NBC for putting Lindsey Vonn on TV too much. By the time she skied out of her last gate, most of the world couldn't have cared less if she won or not. It was almost like they were trying to create drama at every turn. I would have liked to have seen more TV time on some of the more obscure athletes, from all the countries. Yay, to the show Olympic Ice! What a delight to watch Scott and Tanith tell us all we needed to know about skating and I very much loved hearing from Tara L. and Johnny W. spin their ideas too. Very knowledgeable the 4 of them.

Big Boo, on something that irritated the hell out of me. I know it will seem silly but does every girl in the snowboard events have to wear her hair like Chloe Kim? It is like they saw her and thought, oooo, I like that and I will copy her too! No individuality and it just ticked me off. I started to think their helmets came with two strands of hair 

The Real Deal!
Copy Cats!
But finally, a huge Yay, for Pyeongchang for doing such an incredible job hosting. I never heard of any problems occurring and all the venues looked so lovely. I have had an incredible time watching and hoping and yelling and ringing my cow bell. I look forward to the closing ceremonies, but with tears I will say goodbye. But I do have a consolation prize though. "Kit the Olympics are over, what are you going to do?" (remember those commercials?) "I'm going to DisneyWorld!" True, with my daughter on Wednesday. See ya when I get back. :) Always, Kit
Thank you to the internet for my pics. 


Angie said...

Kit - when you didn't post last week, I visualized you absorbed by the Olympics! Funny you should mention the Chloe Kim copy cats - I also noticed it and commented to my husband about the lack of originality ... AND don't they find it annoying/distracting with that hair flipping around when trying to do complex tricks?

Enjoy your trip to Florida - I look forward to warm and sunny pix from your next post!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Have a really great vacation!! There WERE some really great Olympic moments. We watched a lot of the other countries, especially the hockey matches. I pay WAY too much for cable and have a lot of stations that carried the lesser watched countries. And Snowboarders reaching the 20 foot height was thrilling. I love the winter Olympics, but admit I could not have rang a cow bell at MY house. I'm sure someone would hide it. lol.
xx, Carol

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You are so funny. I only saw some of the women's skiing event. I have a feeling that your observations are right on point. :)

Pom Pom said...

I'm so glad you went to Disney World, Kit! Soon spring will come and you'll be out in the garden! Will you make a green cake for the students?