SHORT AND SWEET
This is going to be short and sweet. You know why? Olympics. I watched the parade of athletes last Friday, but I didn’t watch whatever came on before or after. (I do have to share the TV with David who wasn’t interested in any of the Opening Ceremonies, but he watched the parade with me. Know why? He’s a good sport!) So after we watched the long parade of athletes and learned the names of countries I never knew existed until now called out in order of the Japanese alphabet (blew my mind), we watched re-runs of Chicago PD. Because that’s how we do things in our home.
Then I got very friendly with the DVR remote and am now recording anything that has to do with women’s gymnastics. Know why? Simone Biles, y’all. Even if her qualifying round to represent the US wasn’t her best, she still outscored just about everyone else. Know why? Biles. Simone Biles. I mean the other gymnasts are freakin’ amazing as well, but you know…when the GOAT is in the house…right? Even when she screws up big time, she still outscores her competitors. Who else can say they can do that???!!!!
Just so you know, I became enthralled with women’s gymnastics when I was a little girl and watched Nadia Comaneci. I still haven’t figured out whether one pronounces the “i” at the end of her name or not, but that’s not the point. Anyway, after watching Nadia, I was hooked. I wanted to become an Olympic gymnast. I wanted to fly high and do twists and turns and flips and wind up on my feet at the end without any hops or bobbles. 10.0 ALL THE WAY! My parents, though. Right? Whatcha gonna do when you have the heart but not the support?
Still, I can watch and pretend that in some other universe, I won Olympic Gold as a gymnast. Of course in an entirely different universe, I’m a singer and guitar player in an amazing rock band. And in another universe, I might even be a groupie which, I’m not gonna lie, has always intrigued me. Then there’s the me that won the lottery. And there’s the me in that universe that’s a therapist. In that other one, I’m a world-renowned artist. And in this universe, I’m a struggling writer and blogger who is also a proud mom and wife.
So Wayward Friends, are you watching the Olympics? I can’t find anyone IRL that is!!!! If you are watching, what’s your sport? Gymnastics, synchronized diving, skateboarding, maybe? Did you ever play the sport? Details. You know I love good details. Tell me like it is…in your wildest imaginings! If you could go to the Olympics as an athlete, what would you compete in? Or does your sport not exist as of yet? If so, what would that be and how would you judge it? On the other hand, if you’re not watching, have you ever watched? Is it just not your cup of tea? Again, I love details! No judgments here, just wanna know how you roll.
See, told ya this was gonna be short!
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