Olympics Are Ruining My Life

February 21, 2010 — 1 Comment

I love winter Olympics. I remember the first time I watched, with my Grandmother. I was about 7 years old, it was 1972, and we were in the house I grew up in in Harrah, OK. We had a little black and white TV, and I was glued to it for days on end, just like I am now.

I didn’t really get it back then – all the events, all the people, all the countries they represented. All I knew is that some dude was jumping off a mountain with skis on, or blazing down an ice covered chute on a sled. It was, and still is, the most amazing thing I have ever seen, and yeah, I get out quite a bit.

So, the laundry is piling up, the dishes are starting to stink, I don’t even remember my kids names. I think my wife asked if I was coming to bed a few minutes ago. I may (or may not) have grunted a reply. It’s not like this is going to last forever. It’s not like it’s on all the time.

I have been lucky, though. I scheduled a week of vacation this last week so that I could watch as much as possible, and I think I may have gotten about 12 hours of sleep in the last 7 days. But, Monday is coming, and then it will be back to the daily grind. My boss told me to come back refeshed. I have bags under my eyes. I haven’t shaved in a week. I may have lost a few pounds. I know my legs don’t work right from all the sitting.

Maybe I should take another week off to recover. Or finish what I started. Just because I have to go back to work doesn’t mean the Olympics are over. But, I have to be there bright and early on Monday. It’s been said a billion times – thank God for tivo.

Rich Nifong

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I love Jesus, my wife Cheryl, my girls Trinity and Zoey, Gateway Church, long walks in the rain and anything on Discovery.

One response to Olympics Are Ruining My Life

  1. its funny how I don’t remember you being like this for the last winter olympics. and yes the dishes are waiting for you:) I love the background on your blog. And you need to add me to your blogroll:)

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