Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I ain't missin' you at all

What, no Olympics coverage?! I woke up at 3 AM, unable to sleep, and scanned the dial for Bob Costas-free late-night coverage of darts or white water rafting or knitting, for pete's sake, and all I found were infomercials. Usually I'm bored by the Summer Olympics, but this year I watched quite a bit and really enjoyed it. After fuming at George for his attrocious grammar ("catastrophic success" - what?!) over the last few years, it was probably a theraputic exercise to ignore the election and concentrate on the diving expert as she made-up even odder words and phrases to describe the angles and splashes.

I won't miss the commentators. I will miss the little flag icons everywhere, but that's about it.

Words Written: zero
Lessons Graded: a bushel and a bunch

1 comment:

TeacherRefPoet said...

For me, the Olympics live on in TiVo. I still have to watch the Men's Handball final. What's nice about following minor sports during Olympic time is that it's way, way fun (who'd have thought badminton would be so damn fun to watch???) and that I don't have to worry about accidentally encountering a result before I watch it on TiVo.

Just in case, though, if you happen to know the result of Croatia/Russia playing for the gold, keep it to yourself. I'm rooting for Croatia.