Olympic Round Up Part II
1.) I'm just going to admit it here: I kind of love the equestrian sports. Dressage is basically just fancy horse dancing but it's mesmerizing to watch. And the course races where they have to leap over giant things makes me so nervous that it's exhilarating when they make it. And Prince Phillip was there the other day to watch his granddaughter compete. And you know how I feel about Prince Phillip (he's awesome.)
2.) In that vein, packing for a few weeks in England with your horse must be a beast. It's not like you're a runner and all you need is a tank top, some teeny shorts, and a few pair of sneakers. You have to pack a saddle, a blazer, riding breeches, a crop, boots, and a top hat. And then you have to pack all of your horse's stuff too. Not to mention you to have to get your horse over there. How much does it cost to ship a horse to England? And how does one do it? Carrier plane? Trans-Atlantic ocean liner? Ugh, the logistics!
3.) The British Men's Gymnastics team was robbed of that silver medal by the hipster-haired Japanese. I could have gotten into a better handstand position than that last guy did at the end of his pommel horse routine, and my arm strength is like unto day-old spaghetti noodles. But didn't you just weep for the Brits that they actually got a medal? And didn't you love how excited Princes Will and Harry were? And the crowd was nutso!
4.) Okay, so maybe I'm being unfair to the Japanese because I just finished that book Unbroken and this poor guy was a prisoner in a a Japanese POW camp during WWII and they were monsterous to him. I mean appallingly brutal. I can't shake it and well, it's carrying over a bit. Let's hope one of them does something charming in the next 2 weeks so that I can put them back into the category of Countries I Don't Root For But Don't Necessarily Root Against Unless They Are Up Against A Country I Love.
5.) I get really claustrophobic when I watch the white water sports. I envision myself wearing that life vest and helmet and being tucked into the kayak and water pouring all over me and having to paddle upstream to get around the gates and suddenly I find myself taking really deep breaths.
6.) We could all use some sub-titles for Bela Karolyi, am I right? But his mustache is glorious.