Today, I actually had to get some work done so THAT really cut into my viewing time. Plus, I’m exhausted from staying up until midnight to watch that relay. But I was able to use multiple sources -sons, Facebook posts, internet– and reduced viewing to put together today’s Random Thoughts…
Saw the Fab Five on The Today Show. Talented, wonderful, and media-trained within an inch of their personalities. No matter what the question, no matter who responded, the answer was: “I’m so proud of all the girls.”
Very different from the swimmers.
But then the gymnasts moms and dads showed up and that was sweet. And real.
I think Mrs. Wieber has a Chicos deal, too. Statement necklaces and layers animal prints. She looked very Chicolicious.
Props to Janet W who coined the word “sacrilympics” on my Facebook page. She used the term to describe Hoda and Kathie Lee entering the set to the Olympic theme music, drinks in hand. Sacrilympic, indeed. See below, Janet.
Guess what, Janet? Hoda is headed to London because of weak rating for the morning show. ( Ann Curry’s Revenge?) Bottoms up, Hoda!
Frantic Posting on Facebook this morning from Jane. She wanted confirmation that Matt Lauer was indeed wearing skinny jeans on the Today Show. Jane, after Fab Five interview, I had to turn off the show. But Matt’s jeans did look tight under the desk.
They don’t call it BADminton for nothing: Tanking is sacrilympics! Tankers, go home.
Love the US Fencing stars-and-stripes helmets. But I don’t get the sport at all.
I do appreciate that the fencing is staged and lit like a Hollywood movie. Nice art direction, Fencing.
Totally sorry to hear that US faves in archery and fencing suffered upsets. I’d feel better knowing that when the Zombie Apocalypse happens, we have some gold-medalists who can handle sharp objects.
My sister Monica emails me in the middle of the day: I am streaming live. I’m never going back to TV.
Loved to see Mom/Cyclist Kristin Armstrong take home the gold in the cycling time trial. Again. I missed the race but saw the delightful post-race interview with my new sportscrush Liam McHugh over there at the NBC Sports Network. Three cheers for the 39- year old mom with 22 -month old son.
Who knew kayaking could be so sexy?
I loved when the commentator described a maneuver that required the kayaker to cross the rapids and go upstream around a gate as “challenging.” I would have used the words “freaking impossible.”
Holy cow, did you catch the Women’s Weightlifting? The winner from North Korea lifted like 325 pounds! I don’t know exactly because like a Global Loser, I don’t know the metric system. But it was a LOT of weight.
More synchro diving. I’m not gonna make it tonight.
Hey, Bob Costas, NBC actually let you talk tonight! Great taped pieces on Team GB golds in Rowing and Cycling. You’re pretty good, Bob. They should let you do more stuff.
The Mayor of London is the new Mr. Bean.
Thank goodness, swimming starts before men’s gymnastics.
Like Rowdy Gaines, I believe in “getting under the convoluted water” and “finishing strong.”
Looking good, Lochte.
Way to go, American women.
And Nathan Adrian, you are the man. What a stud! With a priceless reaction. That was a 10 on the Rowdy-Blows-a-Gasket meter.
Tarzan won a gold in the 100 free?
Thanks to Ryan Seacrest, I know the origin of the Leyva towel.
When I look at the top Japanese gymnast, I see the hair separately from the body. It’s like the hair is its own entity.
Living La Vida Leyva.
Embracing my Chaos, Lian