That Girl Crochet

Ramblings from an avid crocheter, knitter, spinner, and major fiber junkie.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

has it really been two years....

The Olympics......

Oh how I hate them.

I know, most of you are thinking that I must not be human but I hate the Olympics. They cut into my soap opera's and favorite TV shows. All the other TV stations have Olympics envy and play the worst shows and TV movies. How many times can they show Big Momma's house?? Then they show reruns for every other show. Everyone wears those goofy berets. I have to listen to how Michelle Kwan is trying for the gold just one more time. I just don’t care. The Olympics invades everything on TV. The Today show is all about Olympics and so is the local news. David Letterman is even delayed sometimes because of the dreaded Olympics. Not only are the Olympics on NBC there are oodles of other stations who think they need to show us the same stupid ice skating and curling events. Yea skating is an art. Bruce Jenner has made me realize that not all men should skate. He looks like Frankenstein skating on that horrible Skating with the Stars/Has Beens show on Fox. But curling just isn't all that interesting. A block of cement and a broom. Wow now that is the sport of a drunken man. My neighbor used to play this stupid game with large washers and a wooden box with holes. It was a drunk mans sport. The drunker you got the better you got at the game. This is what curling is like, drink a lot and you will be able to get that blob of cement where you want it to be. I thought the washer game was bad but then I saw curling.

So needless to say that when all the talk of knitting/crochet Olympics popped up on everyone’s blog I cried a little inside. WHY WHY WHY!!!! I am all for getting a project done in a timely manner, setting high goals and achieving them but WHY with the Olympics?? So in honor of hating the Olympics and all that they entail, I plan on making a freeform shawl in blues during this event. Yes, I know I am joining with the masses but I am also making something BLUE. Blue with sadness for all the great TV that I could be watching but can't.

So are there any others out there like me??? Am I the only one who won’t be watching?? If so leave me a comment. I will draw a name from the Olympic Despiser list and will send you a prize. Picture of the prize tomorrow.


until next time.....

p.s. any of you fabulous readers want to make a button for my "Don't watch the Olympics -a- long" ???? Please.....

4 Comments:

Blogger Knitti-me said...

Hehe! I had a great chuckle about the Bruce Jenner on skates lookling like the Frankenstein monster - HA! You're right.

Well, I'm an Olympics junkie, so no prize for me.

Glad you're going to be working on a project during the 16 days. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

3:46 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I'm with you, sister, I can't stand it when the Olympics roll around....summer or winter, it's all poo to me!

10:41 AM  
Blogger Alice B said...

I haven't liked the Olympics since the basetball Dream Team. The win at any cost to prove national superiority just plain turns me off,

6:12 PM  
Blogger Jaye said...

I am totally with you on this! You have summed up my feelings perfectly, although I have no idea what curling is and don't have much any desire to learn about it.

16 days? It may as well be 16 years to me - bleh, phooey!

I'll be crocheting, but not in conjunction with the Olympics.

Can't wait to see your finished shawl!

5:13 PM  

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