Lindsey Vonn not only made it down the hill without crashing, but took the gold in the women's downhill. Did they set a new record for the most crashes in an Olympic Downhill? We started calling out who we thought would crash. Sad, I know. We were usually right.
Shaun White with his half pipe snowboarding magic.
According to my son, Shaun was the most impressive athlete in the whole Olympics, but then he did insist on staying up with me until 11:00 last night to see the men's figure skating. That was awesome too.
But I have to say, when they did the medals ceremony for Shaun White, my kids kept asking if Shaun was a girl, and then they kept saying that he looked like ME!!!! What? He looks like me? Yeah, mom, he looks like you.
Great. It turns out that my would-be twin is a snowboarding GUY. I have no skills but apparently I have the looks. Uhm, do I really look like Shaun White? Please tell me it's more like I could be his sister or something.
Well, if you haven't picked up on it yet, I love watching the Olympics. And, I have a place in my heart for all the athletes who didn't win gold but took my breath away all the same. Sometimes the world forgets that even the ones not on the podium represent some of the best talent the world has to offer.
Last night I would have given a standing ovation to the skater whose skatelace broke. He left the ice to fix it and then came back on to finish flawlessly. Talk about pressure, but he handled it.
I know I didn't list all the sports. I haven't even listed everything I watched, but hey, that's what the TV is for. All I can say is, GO WORLD. You're amazing.
And, because I'm sort of partial- GO USA! You rock!