Behind Every Silver Lining There's A Dark Cloud...
As promised,part deux of my Olympics wrap-up.It was difficult to let go of my pro-Olympics bias,but I managed to find a few things that I would call misses.
In no particular order they are:
-Blaming everyone but yourself for your shortcomings: Granted, only a few athletes did this,but each time it sounded like sour grapes.Whether it was biased judging,faulty equipment,the venue,the dog eating their homework, or "personal problems",a loss or disqualification was always someone else's' fault. Sure it was. The only athlete who can legitimately say that is this guy. Everyone else should just suck it up and move on.
-NBC's Olympics coverage:Occasionally I would watch just to gain a different perspective (and to get away from that horrid song),Every single time I would wonder,"What happened to the athletes from the other countries?". Even with its Canada-specific slant,our Olympic tv station showed the entire competitions even when we were out of the medal round.NBC? not so much.The time delay was pretty horrible too.
-Speaking of which,That horrid song. The singer has a beautiful voice,and the song has a beautiful melody.I would have loved it,but for the fact that IT WAS PLAYED CONSTANTLY FOR TWO WEEKS! Now I hate it. (i may have mentioned that before...)
-NBC's fascination with Lindsey Vonn: If I could invent a drinking game it would be called,"How many times will NBC show Lindsey Vonn on camera?" Each person would take a shot for each time her face was shown on screen,and I guarantee you'd be drunk before the next commercial. During the closing ceremonies it was almost as if the people in the control room were saying,"Let's see what Lindsey thinks of William Shatner...and Michael Buble...and the giant moose! Don't focus on the other guys,WE WANT MORE LINDSEY!" She is an amazing athlete who also happens to be stunningly beautiful,but there are other people on the team.
-The lack of viable seating in Whistler: The people who paid for standing room seats for snowboarding were refunded their money,but why wasn't there a Plan B in place? Not cool man.
-Running out of condoms in the athletes village: You should have known this would happen.
Condoms make the best water balloons ;)
-The IOC dictating how athletes should celebrate: I'm all about keeping things dignified and classy,but as long as the athlete isn't blatantly disrespectful, how they celebrate is none of your business.(this may have been a bit much,but to each his own)
My NOTD is one of Nubar's stunning multi-chromes. Gold Leaf is a copper,gold,mauve,orange,and pink beauty. It has been grey outside for the entire week,so I can't show you all of the colours, but it's still pretty gorgeous. If you don't have this one yet,pick it up.You won't regret it. Unless you hate this colour.
indoors with flash
indoors no flash
indoors with flash
Is it weird that I'm sad about the end of the Olympics?
Have a great evening!
Ginger-who was going to order the complete set of Olympics DVDs...but the website only takes Visa.