We are watching the Olympics when we can, amidst a number of trips to the hospital this week (think five times in three days) and the spinning wheel while YouTube loads.
It is inspiring a great deal of American pride.
I was watching Track & Field last night. I recognized one of the American names, but just thought it was odd that somehow it sounded familiar: I don’t watch Track & Field avidly. I got on Facebook later to see the same guy won a silver medal–and I recognized his name because he graduated from my high school! What a small world. More pride for my country, state, and a little bit of pride for the run-down school I graduated from!
I have been amazed at the commentary. Having somewhat adjusted to the polite, indirect Asian culture, the British honesty is, well, really honest! I do think my jaw dropped a little at comments of, “Oh, that was just terrible!” and “She wasn’t even close,” or “That was a disappointing performance!”