Thursday, February 18, 2010

couple of Olympic observations

We are in the midst of Olympic fever at our house. I was a little worried on Monday night (I think it was Monday night) when Joe announced he was kind of worn out on the Olympics. What?! It has only just begun. Come to find out he just didn't want to watch the male ice skating. What a relief! That's not my favorite either so we just changed the channel then. I had a couple of observations last night as we watch 3 gold medals won by the U.S.

First, I like the snowboarder's outfits better then the male ice skater's outfits. I guess I'm more of a "snow pants that look like jeans" kind of a girl than a "feathered outfit" kind of a girl.

Second, was our laugh for the night. While watch the snowboarding on the halfpipe the commentator mentioned that there was some sort of "Finnish mafia" group with the snowboarders from Finland. Evidently they are "really nice guys who travel around together and speak Finnish". Imagine that....snowboarders from Finland speak Finnish of all things. Joe is convinced he could commentate when the winter Olympics roll around again in four years.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Maybe a little extra testosterone?

My Nathan was showing all his boyness on Tuesday. First thing he informed me that he was going to be in the Olympics. What event? The luge of all things!!! He even set up a luge track downstairs and informed me that he would be very careful.

Then, to his father's horror, Nathan forgot to take underwear to put on after swimming lessons last night. So he had to wear his pants home sans underwear. I asked him if it felt really weird in hopes of discouraging him from forgetting them again. No, he replied. It feels great. Only, a male would think that. Only a male!