Can you believe we have less than a week left for the Olympics?! I’ve had such a blast watching these games and cheering for Team USA. We really are a talented bunch. I wrote a piece about Gabby Douglas last week after she won the gold and one of the comments I received left me beaming with American pride.
“The truth is that I’m not an American. I’ve been to the USA a couple of times on vacations, for short periods of time. I have friends who live there, but that’s it. I am not an American, but when I see your gymnastic team, and Gabby, and Phelps, and Lochte, and Missy I feel happy, happy for you guys, and I wanna celebrate with you guys and share the victories. So…good for you! I can’t imagine how proud you must be. An athlete from my country won our first gold medal in like forty years and I cried like a baby! I jumped up and down, I sang the National Anthem with all my heart…so, I can´t imagine what it must feel like to have so many good teams over there at the Olympics! Seriously, Congrats!”
Airam, thank you so much for your kind words. We are very fortunate to have so many incredible athletes represent our country.
The closing ceremony for the Olympics will air on August 12th. Are you guys going to celebrate? My friends in the forum are talking about The Spice Girls performing! Wow, just…..OMG. I’m so excited for that, I have no words.
Do you guys have any Olympic-themed party tips? Let’s share ideas!
What are you guys reading right now? I’ve gotten some EXCELLENT recommendations from the forum users. Here are a few reads that the forum crowd is diggin’ at the moment:
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Game of Thrones Series
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell
Wild by Jan Krakauer
Have more to add? Share your current reads here!
What are YOUR favorite 90′s bands?
by HoLLIs » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:37 pm
Pearl Jam…help me out…