Watched the Olympics with my friends this year! I’ll admit, I don’t normally watch the Olympics. (:O!?) But not because of an aversion to the Games, or anything. I think it’s more just the lack of occurring to me to turn on the television.
But this year, the Olympics are in London, one of my favorite cities of all time! So yes, watching religiously.
We had a party for the opening ceremony (great job Danny Boyle & team!)
There were many highlights, but I must mention how great it was that the ceremonies celebrated children’s reading! I admit, I can get pretty blubbery when I think about JK Rowling’s success – her humble, impoverished beginnings, and how her incredible hard work got her so much more than she asked for!
Though Jo Rowling’s own participation in the ceremony was minimal, seeing her villain towering over the audience with the powerful music and intense performance was yet another reminder of the impact that Jo Rowling and her books have had on the world! *sniff sniff*
And basically the whole world singing “Hey Jude” with Paul McCartney. Another dab at the eyes during that part. (I’m ignoring the fact that I watched it 5 hours after it happened.)
I thoroughly enjoyed the opening ceremonies, and it’s tributes to British culture, history and entertainment. But what about the people who don’t know or care about all-things-British, like I do? I wonder what they thought of the opening ceremony?
After our gin & tonic each, everything we said awarded raised eyebrows and a questioning look from our sober friend. ;P
I’m so happy that my friends and I were in London in the build up to the Olympics! It’s great to be (yeah, very slightly) part of history in that way. Here’s a photo of us at Tower Bridge, just before the Olympic rings were hung: