I don't particularly like sports. And I'm not over-the-top in my patriotism. But I love the Olympics. It also helps that the Olympics coverage comes at a really bad time for primetime tv. There's nothing to even turn on as background noise after I put Scout to bed. So, for the next two weeks, I'll try to get really excited about sports I know nothing about and really should care less about. I'll also try not to get irritated by the fact that I will likely know the outcome of events before they are shown on tv (thank you interwebs), that most of the Olympics coverage will be dominated by human interest stories with Bob Costas and Tom Brokaw undoubtedly talking about WW II.
A few weeks ago, I posted about how the USOC sent a redonkulus (technical term) cease and desist letter telling Ravelry to change the name of the Ravelympics, an event that basically just encourages groups of people to watch the Olympics and knit. They did. It's now the Ravellenic Games or some nonsense. I decided, in an attempt to motivate myself to knit and finish something, to participate. Hopefully I can cast on tonight during the opening ceremonies. I'll be knitting a doll. And for extra difficulty points, (a) I will be making up the pattern as I go along and (b) because there is no pattern, I'm not sure that I have enough yarn. It could be a nail biter. Or an utter, tripping over the hurdles failure. I'll try to keep the sports metaphors at a minimum.
Last night on Brian Williams' show (I have no idea what it's called and don't feel like looking it up), they had a preview of the Danny Boyle directed opening ceremonies. I may have hallucinated, but I swear they said something about Lord Voldemort fighting Mary Poppins. For serious.
So will you be watching?