I continue reading just how low ratings were for the winter Olympics in South Korea. I just don’t get it. I’m never one to be a part of group television watching (you know the shows/events you “just have to watch,” but Matt and I dedicated ourselves to watching the games. We loved them. They made our 2018 winter. Matt would get off work and hurry to our house to turn on the tv and keep me updated through text. After work I’d rush upstairs to home around 10:10 PM to catch the last competitions. I couldn’t even get my pajamas on in time, I just jumped on the couch. Matt would be yelling, “hurry up hurry up you’re about to miss it.” We cheered and laughed and really felt like we were part of something big. Living in Minnesota we spend a lot of time indoors during the winter. These games were for us! I mean, hello, did you notice how many of our US medalists were from the Minnesota/Wisconsin area…..skiing, curling, cross country! What a thrill.
We most love watching the ice skating and dancing. My absolute favorites of the games were Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. I’m normally USA all the way, but these two ice dancers were amazing. They have been skating together since they were young children. There are pictures to prove it. Then there are Tessa’s skating dresses………so stunning. A great mix of style and flash. I’m one of her newest and most obsessed Instagram followers. If you’d like to follow her she’s @tessavirtue17 They earned gold in ice dancing.
Then there is sweet little Red. Our first Team USA Gold. The teenage snowboarder who couldn’t stop with the four letter words when he learned he’d won gold. They were said with such excitement. Matt and I laughed and laughed. Funny, I talked to mom the next day and she didn’t hear the swear words. She wondered why there was a language apology on NCB after his appearance.
I’m just wondering what we are going to do this weekend?