It’s funny, the Olympics.

One of the few times when it’s socially acceptable to sit in front of the tele for extended periods of time. I’m not used to so much small talk about what’s on TV.

I’m more used to hearing “oh, we don’t watch very much television” or “I’ve never watched/heard of that show”, leaving me to think that I’m a bit of a TV tart. Okay, so maybe I am, because we finally bought a television at Christmas, after 5 years without one. And maybe we have the TV on a bit lot more than we normally would.

But now? Now that the Olympics are on? Oh, it’s totally fine to park your backside on the couch every night. Because you’re cheering your country on; of course it’s acceptable.

I’m cool with admitting just how much I’m enjoying watching the Olympics, but I’m not enjoying watching the GIANT SOOKS who are getting teary about not finishing first. I know I cannot fathom the work they have put into becoming an elite athlete, the pressure to perform for your country against countries like AMERICA and JAMAICA. But crying because you only came second against THE REST OF THE WORLD. Or even sixth, eff-eff-ess. You’ve doneyou country proud for even turning up, why did you have to ruin it by crying over being a disappointment?

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5 thoughts on “Olympic spirit

  1. I agree! You can’t be disappointed with having made it into the Olympics into the first place and then making it all the way to the finals. That’s a bloody fantastic achievement. Regardless of whether they win or lose they should be proud of what they have achieved.

    Posted on 4 August 2012 at 8:20 am
    1. Exactly! Hopefully they get the right counselling being part of the Aussie team to sort them out

      Posted on 4 August 2012 at 3:02 pm
  2. The media isn’t helping though. When James Magnussen won silver in his race, the pool side interviewer said something along the lines of it being the cruellest of losses. Wtf?? What’s wrong with starting out with “congratulations on your silver medal” and taking it from there? I think they’re all doing a ripper job representing their country and I am enjoying the parts I have seen.

    I do think some of the sooking is due to a little emotional immaturity – they are so young some of them.

    Posted on 4 August 2012 at 10:41 am
    1. I was going to get into the media, but I didn’t have the brain capacity for it ;)
      Age is SO a factor! And the young’uns are so keen to grow up before they’re ready #oldladytalk

      Posted on 4 August 2012 at 3:04 pm
  3. Apparently the AIS gets the same amount of funding from the Federal Gov as the ANU… and the ANU is the highest funded uni in the country.

    Posted on 5 August 2012 at 9:53 am