i've been trying to be cool about my olympics excitement. just like, oh yeah, the olympics, whatevs. but the secret truth is i'm so excited i can barely stand it! in preparation for the upcoming games, i've decided to dig into the dusty vault for a few choice olympic memories.
wellll let's see.. there was the time i missed my 6am flight to minnesota in summer '04. aaron had gone ahead of me, so i was left to my own devices (never a good thing). i was OBSESSED with gymnastics, particularly the MEN'S GYMNASTICS. even more specifically, this guy. (sorry aaron). anyway! the night before my early flight to MN, i cleaned, packed and got everything in order so i wouldn't have to do anything in the morning. just jump in cab. GO. i settled in with a bottle of wine and the remote and maybe it was like some super important event, like the FINALS OF MEN'S GYMNASTICS. all i really know is that what i originally MEANT to be a glass or two of wine ended up being THE WHOLE BOTTLE. and suddenly, i just remember waking up thinking OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIZ. i missed my flight.
the best part, though, was explaining to my family why i would be arriving several hours later than i originally planned. heh.
there was another time, when aaron and i "went" to the ' 02 winter olympics in Salt Lake City. really? i was there for work. we were promoting NESCAFE COFFEE and i was there to make sure all of our promotions and media efforts were successful. i had visions of partying with people from ALLLL over the world, but in reality, no one was really "partying" in SLC. sure, they relaxed some of the strict drinking laws to make it a little more visitor-friendly, but it was still pretty lame overall as a "scene." there was one night we found a totally white trash hole-in-the-wall place and had some stronger than average drinks and some of the "crazy party animals", but the party seemed to wind down before it really even got started, and everyone had scattered by midnight to get some sleep to be up early to take in the next day's events. meh.
oh also? the Mormons aren't fans of people pushing coffee, as they are against caffeine as well. so we got a lot of dirty looks and stares as we promoted our delicious "frothe" drink. WHATEVS, SLC.
anyway, i have no idea what's going on or when, but i can assure you, it's about to get olympic up in our place. ya heard?