What the Olympics have taught me so far…

  • That the Illawarra Lawn Bowl’s Club is a long way from the Netherlands.

  • That the opening ceremony might make sense on LSD

  • That if you look up ‘cute’ in the dictionary you will find a picture of London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe circa 1984.

  • That Australian female Olympians are not entitled to business class airfares, despite having a better chance at gold than their male colleagues who are too busy lapping up all that leg room and squealing ‘More nuts?! More everything!’.

  • That when Mexico wins a gold medal, I go to Salsa’s between 2pm and 3pm for free tacos.

  • That your country might be under-performing in the pool but you can still find reasons to celebrate.

 What have you learned from the Olympics so far?

Linking up with Trish for Wordless Wednesday


  1. Sharron says

    I have learnt that our BBC commentary team appears to have adopted your fellow countryman Thorpedo, a pretty cool commentator and all round nice bloke. That Danny Boyle is a national treasure, and that I am a little bit proud to be English. Oh and I have just learnt that Michael Phelps is an actual demi God who has just won his 19th Olympic medal :)

  2. Workingwomenaustralia says

    I have learnt that I’m cringing just a little at some of tantrums our Aussie team are having. I have also learnt that I can justify my twitter/Facebook time because if it’s legit enough to be part of the opening ceremony then that’s good enough for me!

  3. Deb_BrightandPrecious says

    Your Olympic observations amuse me greatly. I’m still dumbfounded about the inequality of treatment of the women’s basketball team.

  4. says

    I have to say Im enjoying the perve-fest. But apart from that, as a friend of mine said today: The Olympics have jumped the shark.
    Bad refereeing; disqualifications for athletes who break the rules – unless they’re British; Product placement to the extreme; and treating silver medallists as losers. I’m over it.

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