Wednesday, August 13, 2008


My name is Alyssa, and I'm addicted to the Olympics.

I got a new TV over the weekend, just in time to see the Olympics in all their glory. Or more precisely, to see the swimmers in all their glory.

I've convinced myself that Michael Phelps will not win if I'm not watching him. And so I stay up late every night to watch him compete. Tonight will be no exception.

As with any addiction, this one is taking a toll on my body. I'm exhausted. My body requires sleep, even more so than food. I begin to feel sick without it. And even though I know this about myself, I push myself to stay up later and watch more of the action. After all, the summer Olympics come but once every four years.

It's not as if I have nothing to do. I begin teaching on Tuesday. Somehow, I feel like I can work in my prep time around some of the less enticing events, like men's indoor volleyball. But instead, I'm blogging about my addiction and counting the minutes until the USA swimmers compete in their races and hopefully add a lot more medals to the total medal count.

So what do you like or dislike about the Olympics? And if you have pointers for overcoming the addiction, post those as well. I have the feeling that there will be a big letdown come Sunday when the swimming is over.


kasogayle said...

I love watching!! I think I'll be disappointed too once swimming and gymnastics are both over, but it's something fun we do as a answers for your addiction unless you have DVR! :)Good luck next week with the beginning of your teaching career!

Momma Bean said...

We could just form a 12 step program. I am thankful for the DVR since that helps me cut out the TONS of commercials. Good luck next week.

onevoice said...

Gold, Baby, Gold! Hope you were watching tonight's race...I'll quiz you in the morning. :)

Madison Richards said...

I missed the eighth gold for Michael, but watched the replay on MSN a few hours later! It is exciting...and I think it's fine that you're addicted to something that only comes around once every four years! After all, the bride didn't fast when the bridegroom was around, right?

I wish they showed more of a variety instead of concentrating so heavily on swimming, gymnastics, and track and field. And when did beach volleyball become more important or exciting than soccer or basketball? Some things I just don't get...