Monday, August 11, 2008

The Olympics are sexy

So was it like, "All Beijing Olympics, All The Time" central at your house like it was at ours this weekend?

In the past, I've really had no interest in the Olympics. Not for political reasons, or environmental reasons, or because I think The Olympics is exploiting underage girls, mainly just because I've either been preoccupied or had better stuff to do:

1984: 2 years old, wanted to watch Mr. Rogers Neighborhood instead.
1988: 6 years old, wanted to play with My Little Ponies instead.
1992: 10 years old, was busy practicing my Madonna stage routines in my bedroom.
1996: 14 years old, only interested in getting my period, watching MTV, and 3-way calling my friends.
2000: 18 years old, how do you watch TV while you spend all your time dancing and drinking in clubs?
2004: 22 years old, was busy freaking the hell out about being pregnant and impending child birth.

So now that I'm a little older, wiser, and lead a tame, vanilla life as a stay at home mom mature, more fulfilling life, I have more free time to pursue other intelligent interests.

Oh who am I kidding, my boyfriend wanted to watch it and I became hooked.

To be honest though, I wasn't really feeling it, until the swimming events:

and then I realized, "Why, I have been missing out on some riveting stuff! I think I will watch this!"

(Men and woman's beach volleyball, swimming, tennis, fencing, mens water polo and woman's synchronized swimming are among my other interests. Modern Pentathlon was momentarily on the list, too, until I figured out it said pentathlon NOT penetration. Damnit. )

There are 13 more days of Olympic stimulation, people. SET. YOUR. TIVO. You probably don't want to miss beach volleyball tonight, do you? Ladies in bikinis! Men in...what do the men wear? Oh. Too many clothes. Whatever. Still men playing volleyball which I find kinda hot for some reason. Maybe because its mainly portrayed as a woman's sport? Disrupting gender stereotypes gets me all riled up, really...what they NEED to do is make a men's synchronized swimming...mmmm....



Dirty Laundry Diva said...

No Olympics for me but those guys were HOT!!

I get bored easily and well, hearing about the Olympics for 2 months prior to the starting was enough for me.

Thanks for posting the hotties though! Look I am not lurking.

feefifoto said...

Can't stand the politicking or the cheating, and the commercials are entertaining only the first two times. One of these days I'm going to invest in TiVO, I swear. Until then I'll catch the hotties on the internet or in the newspaper.

Condo Blues said...

I hate sports but every four years I turn into an Olympic sports junkie. Even when I was a kid. I was playing with My Little Pony in front of the TV watching the Olympic games. Although I have to admit my favorite part of the Games are the pageantry of the opening and closing ceremonies. Probably because I wasn’t a jock. I was a performer, so if I were going "go to the Olympics" I'd only make it as a performer in the ceremonies.

These days I'd probably have a better chance as a volunteer. So if they need a towel girl for the Men’s' Platform Diving Team I'm so there!

Athena said...

Dirty Laundry Diva - Amen, sister! Thanks for de-lurking your status, fellow lurkers, take note!! :)

Feefifoto - I try to ignore all the negativity and just focus all the beautiful imagery!!

Condo blues - I see now its not very hard to get addicted! And girl, if they ever call you to be a towel girl for the men's platform, you'd better drop my name!!!!

Condo Blues said...

I think this year's Olympic mascots are supposed to represent the elements. Is it just me or is everyone else waiting for them to combine and make Captain Planet? Could be useful in clearing the smog so the athletes can complete without keeling over.

zyriana said...

OH my gosh that was funny. I haven't been watching... :(

I'll just come read blogs to see the hunky pics!


Zip n Tizzy said...

I was camping all weekend... and admittedly have never really been into the Olympics either.
However, you have peaked my interest. Hmmm...

Deb said...

I think the Olympics are awesome eye candy. Too bad it's not all naked like they were ORIGINALLY INTENDED to be, but it's close enough.

Petra said...

Oh me likey the guys in speedos! But I also NEVER watch the Olympics and I spent a lot of time with Mr. Rogers and the My Little Ponies during those times as well!

By the way, I just found your blog and I love it. Good stuff. I am adding you to my blogroll. Keep it comin'!

Monique said...

I usually watch the Olympics, Summer and Winter games, religiously.

However, this year I don't think I have even watched a total of an hour. :( Maybe before they end I will get a few hours in.

Athena said...

condo blues - DUH! I never realized they were supposed to represent the elements until you mentioned it. I was wondering what was up with that.

zyriana - as long as you get to see the Olympic eye candy somewhere!

Zip n Tizzy - Exactly.

Deb - it would definitely make the ratings higher - as if that was ever a concern for the networks, but still. They should think about it.

Petra - Thank you so much!!

Monique - Thats where the DVR comes in handy!