Friday, August 5, 2016


The Olympics are back.
So I'm back.


8:07 Dancing with space blankets!  Look at all the foil!

8:09 Oh.  Space pillows.


8:20 Rainforest things...


8:23 I admit that I am a little distracted because I ordered KFC via Postmates and I'm tracking my delivery progress on my phone.  I AM HANGRY. I will have no filler commentary until I am no longer so hangry.

8:27 I like this shipwreck immigration choreo thingy.

8:32 My chicken is here!  What did I miss?

8:35 Now we're in a video game!  I dig it.

8:40 I missed a little more because I sat on my mashed potatoes and had to change my pajamas.  Cool.

8:44 GISELE!  Just struttin'.

8:45 ...Just struttin'?  Still struttin'?

8:48 YEEESSS sliding down from this street dancing set-up!  Dudes on a slide!  On a roller thingy!

8:50 So, sidenote.  I've been calling this since the women's gymnastics national competition before the Olympic qualifier.  LAURIE HERNANDEZ, right??!  Her and Simone Biles in the All-Around: a shocking upset for Aly.  Maybe?  Or if not, girl is going to continue to get some serious attention.  Love her.

8:55 I love all the Brazilians (including Gisele) losing their minds singing and dancing to this song.

9:06 Gimme my parade of nations already.



9:16 I seriously always love seeing the athletes loving this ceremony.  Cameras, phones, joyous faces,'s real and exciting!

9:22 YES, Aruba!  Those costumes!

9:23 Independent Olympic Athletes!

9:29 Whoa, Barbados.  Those jackets.


9:36 Burundi is really pretty.


9:42 Cayman Islands crew looks cute.

9:54 Croatia's checkerboard clothing!

10:07  U-S-A!  U-S-A!  AMERICA!  U-S-A!

10:54 I got distracted by my bunnies and my whiteboard.  Still watching!

11:07 How long until Tonga?  I'm on a west coast delay.  Shirtless dude hasn't even appeared on my TV yet, and he's already a social media sensation.

11:31 THERE HE IS!

11:43 Refugee team!


Tuesday, February 11, 2014


I've obviously been watching a shit ton of Olympics. I think we should note that the new sport of Slopestyle is INSANE. Like, I cannot even with it. Both versions, snowboard and skiing, just totally blow my mind.

I get weirdly into biathlon every year and I'm super pumped to watch more.

Charlie and Meryl. NO WORDS for how amazing they are.

I post the following link for why I love the Olympics. Everyone is working together, because sports.

I'm watching cross country right now-women's sprint. No US woman has ever medaled. I'm pulling for us!

Feel good story man-YAY OLYMPICS

The same Russian skier fell down again today in the semifinals. I hope he's okay. Poor dude.

Friday, February 7, 2014

OLYMPIC FEVER! Live-blogging the arrivals.

Yeah, I'm still alive.  Apparently I only like to blog about the Olympics.

So I am too.
(Told ya.)

This time, I am in law school at night (HEY I'M IN LAW SCHOOL NOW), so I need to figure out how to watch my primetime coverage another way.  Perhaps I resort to severely delayed videos online.  Whatever.  I'm not missing all of the Games.

8:33pm: I have nothing to say thus far.  We're on a commercial break before the Parade of Nations.   I DO have to say that I am so sad that Apolo Anton Ohno is not competing.  But I am also happy that he'll be around doing his reporting stuff.  It is not the Winter Olympics without him.  Can we also discuss my love of Jason Brown??  And Shaun White.  And Charlie & Meryl.  And J.R. Celski.  I totally choose favorites.

8:37pm: There's Greece!  We are under way!

8:41pm: "No South American country has ever won a [winter] medal."  Interesting.

8:50pm: Aww, Venezuela's flag bearer is DANCING out!

8:53pm: German rainbow uniforms!

8:56pm: Zimbabwe's first Winter Olympian!

9:11pm: Independent athletes!  They're way less excited than the group in 2012.

9:25pm: USA!  USA!  OMG there is a "marcher's eye view" camera.  IT IS LIKE I AM MARCHING IN TOO.  I spot Jason Brown hanging out with Gracie Gold!  Shaun White with the Go Pro!  Shani Davis with a creative wave! All the cellphones and selfies!

9:33pm: Are the athletes from Chinese Taipei wearing Snuggies?

9:45pm: Jamaican bobsledders!

9:47pm: Russia is entering like rockstars.  The music changed, the crowd got loud, and their fur-accented jackets are amazing.

Your Turn, Emily


Long time no...nothing.

Let us get straight to the point.

Olympic time all over again. It seems like it was yesterday when we were in Vancouver, complete with singing and dancing Mounties, Michael Buble and giant beavers.

In case you thought I was kidding. (from

I'm pumped for Sochi shenanigans and we ALL know there will be loads of them.

(I'm ignoring London as those were Summer Games and while Summer Games are great, I LOVE WINTER OKAY)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I am posting from my phone because I just got the app. awesonesauce.

An entry of more substance to follow. Later.


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Less than a year until SOCHI 2014

Then I will be interesting, and I will blog again.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

*knock knock*

Anyone home?


Dusty here, isn't it...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Emily's Olympic Highlights

Well, it's been 10 days since the Closing Ceremony.  I guess it's really over.

LONDON 2012, you were lovely.  Here are my official Olympic highlights.
Queen Elizabeth II: Bond Girl

Queenie starred in an Opening Ceremony video!  With Bond!  James Bond!

Gabrielle Douglas

This is my girl!  Loved her since the AT&T American Cup when she was only an alternate (and her scores didn't count for anything)...and outscored the actual winner.  Then she won the VISA Olympic trials.  Then she led the USA team in qualifying.  Then she was the only team member to count for every event in the team finals.  Then she won the All-Around gold.  (Then people complained about her hair? Haters gonna hate.) This is my girl!

And on that note...

USA Women's Gymnastics Team

Nailed it!  McKayla's perfect vault, Gabby's uneven bars, Jordan and Aly on floor, and Kyla to round out high numbers in each event...perfect well-rounded team.  You go, Glen Coco!

Will and Kate watching the Games

Look at them there, trying to be normal!  I am so thrilled to see them do very average things, like sit in $100ish seats rather than a royal box. Look at them being all adorable.

Plus they did the wave, and cracked me up.

Phelps/Lochte rivalry/bromance

It started with a bang when Lochte shocked Phelps in the 400m IM...and continued through the team's silver relay...and finally concluded with the 200m IM, when Phelps got his redemption.  Then they rocked it together in the 4x100 medley relay.

Men's Gymnastics little footie pajama pants

Little footie pajama pants!

"McKayla Maroney is not impressed"

 I can't hate on her silver medal smirk.  The girl is adorable.  And the meme is hilarious.

McKayla Maroney plays along!

"The pool is closed.. #notimpressed"
Triple Jump

Hop...skip...JUMP!  My boss actually introduced me to Triple Jump via a video shortly before track and field started.  Love it!  They're just like Super Mario in their approach.

Michael Phelps took his medals out to the club

Can you blame him for wanting to?

Victory celebrations
Mo Farah doing Bolt's thing, Usain Bolt doing the Mo-Bot.  I love seeing competing athletes being good sports, such as...

 Sam Mikulak during the vault finals

"I wanna see this guy!" "Dude, that was ridiculous!"  These were his competitors for a medal, but he really appreciated the talent there.

Sanya Richards-Ross's hair

LOVE that she had her hair mostly down while competing in an athletic competition.  Her little braid was like a little golden crown.  Golden, like her performance.


#1 in gold AND #1 in total medals...USA!  USA!

Thank you, London, and goodnight.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Here it is - GOLD!

And here it is...
the winner of the first US gold medal/my heart is
Ryan Lochte