I'm taking a break from my usual narration of our voyage to New York to offer a few Olympic...
When we first booked our trip to New York to coincide with the Olympics (or as Jude rather formally refers to it "The 2012 London Olympic Games"), Jude freaked out a little, because he was afraid he'd miss all the good stuff. So Grandpa, rather indulgently, went to the cable company and bought "the box" just for the kid for the month. "The box" is the DVR offered by the cable company. They used to have it for almost a year, but Mommy never could figure out how to use the thing. It's truly, one of the simplest pieces of electronics I've ever seen (Jude figured it out in 45 seconds - literally), but Mommy prefers to tape her daily General Hospitals on a 10-year old VCR tape. The tape has been used and reused SO many times, that it looks like General Hospital was taped in a fog, but she doesn't care. I don't know what the hell she's going to do when the thing finally breaks, I don't know if they even make VCR tapes anymore.
But anyway, we've been taping the Olympics on "the box", and Jude is a happy camper, which makes Grandpa feel good. They've been sitting together and watching things, which is pretty cute.
The US Swim Team rocks!! For the following 3 reasons:
- Big winners.
- The nicest young people on the planet. Seriously, every time they interviewed any of them (with one exception - see NOTE below) I turn into my mother and say things like "What a lovely young woman!" or "What a charming young man!"
- They have convinced Jude to return to swim team!!!!! I am SO relieved. He is absolutely determined to beat Michael Phelps record. God bless him. And I have to say, he's got a crush on Missy Franklin - she's totally his type - tall, thin, athletic, sweet.
I want to get him a US Swim Team poster for his room. Anybody have any ideas?
Am I wrong, or is Ryan Lochte a smarmy doof? That stupid diamond grill?!! The shoe collection?!! Eww! Did y'all see his interview with John McEnroe? Hysterical. McEnroe seemed to be rolling his eyes at about half of what Lochte said. Then I found this article - 10 Reasons Why Ryan Lochte is America's Sexiest Douchbag - which you ALL must read, and then I found this video, which is priceless...
7 X 4! HA!
I was really hoping for this...
To counteract the chaos of the Olympics, the Brits have revived this poster, first used back in WWII to help booster morale during the Blitz...
Okay, am I wrong, or is Men's Synchronized Diving the gayest sport in the world? Everybody has their same-sex partner and they're all talking about their entries? And then they all hug and go hang out in the hot tub? Now, you all know I love me the gays, so please don't take this wrong. But really, doesn't it warm your heart that the IOC came up with a sport just for them?
Ever since the Olympics began, I've been dying for a Pimm's Cup! If I was home, I'd rush out and buy some Pimm's, but it's hard to explain such things to Mommy. I'll have to wait until I get to a bar in Manhattan. For now, I'll have to satisfy myself by sharing the recipe with you. While there are many, many derivations of this super refreshing British cocktail, here is the basic recipe from the Pimm's website:
Put a slice of cucumber, a slice of lemon and a sprig of mint in the bottom of a tall glass. Muddle. Add 1 part Pimm's #1. Mix in 3 parts lemonade or even better, lemon soda (something good like San Pellegrino Limonata, not Sprite). Serve over ice with a cucumber spear.
Hope you enjoy the rest of the Olympics! Don't forget to stop by Stacy's and check out more randoming.