Am I unpatriotic b/c I did NOT watch (nor had the desire to watch) the Olympics? In the back of my mind there's a voice insinuating that I am not the proper American I should be b/c I lack the luster a "true" American would have while enjoying a nice evening at home kicking back and watching the ever impressive athletes wow us with their olympiadic abilities. Somehow pushing a stone/marble puck/ball/disc, whatever the heck you call it, over the ice while 2 people scrub the ice (for a purpose I don't really understand) is hardly thrilling. I mean, I just can't imagine anyone on the edge of their seat w/beads of sweat running down their forehead waiting for the results of that specific event. Come to think of it, I can't imagine anyone even watching that event, unless a family member was competing, and even then they watch out of sheer obligation...not b/c they yearn for the elation that "sport" can provide.
Did you know that Figure Skating has different categories....there's couples skating...figure skating....and figure "dancing" meaning...no jumps, no stunts just dancing...on...the ice....ummm that's weird...b/c that's what I do EVERY single time I go ice skating...the fact that it's an Olympic event is confusing, maybe I should try out next time. I don't know if they'd be able to handle my ice dancing skills....they're pretty elite. Did you guys see the event where they cross country ski and then randomly shoot at targets? Who the H came up with THAT event? I just don't get it. Don't get me wrong, I love the (cool) events like Snowboarding....Bobsledding (Cool Runnings did me in), Speed skating, figure skating (not figure dancing), anything w/cool stunts is right up my alley. All the boring events can just sit on the back burner if you catch my drift. Thanks.