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

Friday, July 27, 2012



It's finally here! Opening Ceremony day for the Olympics! I took the day off work (paid! full-time job perks!) and am PUMPED for the Opening Ceremonies tonight!

This is my board by the front door:

Alexa and I have been doing the Olympics together since TORINO '06, when we lived down the hall from each other in our college dorm. Tonight we celebrate another one.

Last Saturday, I met some friends at a bar in Hollywood.  By the time I got there, they had made friends with a random Australian...and somehow, the first thing I said to him was, "We are gonna KICK YOUR A** IN THE OLYMPICS!"  That was followed by, "We won Vancouver, and we suck at winter!" / "We're Australia...we don't even have winter. ...You have what, 127 million people?  We only have 26 million." / "Yeah, we have more winners! AMERICA!"


Our medal tracker widget is installed on the blog sidebar!  My wine is ready for tonight's viewing!  I am home and counting down!

Who will be the first athlete to win my heart?  And by that, I mean the first gold medal...because remember, I love winning the Olympics.

Saturday, March 24, 2012


This morning I read something online that also had a picture of a beluga.  Somehow, that led me to search for pictures of narwhals.  I giggled at each one I found.  Click to enlarge, giggle, find new photo, enlarge, giggle again.  They look so silly, like they shouldn't be real.  I love them.  And then I looked up other funny/cute animals.

Here's a recap of my morning:

Narwhals. *giggle*

Is it a beaver?  Is it a duck? What does a platypus think it is?


Baby sea turtle on a sand adventure

Monday, February 13, 2012

Alexa's chat about flowers

Alexa: I might grab some flowers on the way home. Daisies or Daffodils or something fucking cheery. Since i maintain those are happy flowers. Like sunflowers. They say "HELLO. CHEER UP MOTHERFUCKER. I AM HERE TO BRIGHTEN YOUR *DAY*".

Well this chat just brightened my day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


What. happened.

So forever I am!  We're both alive!

I got promoted to a new full-time position at work. I adopted the world's most adorable bunny. I registered for a half-marathon later this year, and I hate running.  Things happened.  And now we're back.

That's all for now though.  I leave you with the best photo I've seen on the internet all week: