If you know me, you know I'm a little bit obsessed with the Olympics.
If you didn't know that, well, now you do. Nice to meet you.
For Vancouver 2012 we had an Opening Ceremonies party but the ceremonies were a little dull (though I hope the party wasn't!)... and this year we're not yet at home and the Olympics have begun. So no party... but lots of celebration.
Zellers, a Canadian version of Wal-Mart is going out of business (and Target is coming!!), and so the whole store is on massive blowout sales. Including their Canadian Olympic already-reduced gear. So after
speeding driving responsibly to Zellers I returned home with a pair of womens sweatpants ($7.50) and matching ones for my sister, a vintage blue t-shirt ($1.50), and tons of shirts and onsies for the kids ($3 each). I couldn't decide if I went a bit overboard or if I should go back and buy more. Such is my love for all things-Olympic.
And hello, did anyone see the opening ceremonies? Amazing. Seriously most entertaining ceremonies I've ever seen! Well done, so far, London.
I also love the Olympics because I feel like it brings out everyones roots. Obviously I cheer for Canada, but I find myself cheering on the host country (because how awesome would it be to win on home soil? Canadian winter Olympians would know, holler!) and the countries of my grandparents (Great Britian + Ukraine), and heck, France too because we're *kinda* French :)
For the next 17 days I'll be glued to the TV taking it all in and cheering for team Canada. My favourite sports to view?
Rowing, Gymnastics, Diving, and Swimming (and anything team Canada has a chance to medal in).
Do you get into the Olympics much?
What are your favourite sports to watch?
Do you ever cheer for a country other than your own?