I heard you missed me. I'm baaaaaack.
First, a big thank you to John for taking the reins whilst I was vacating with mi familia
last week. He did a top notch job.
This time last week I was basking in the sweltering summer Florida heat and being amazed by the plastic brick genius of Legoland
. If you get a chance, I highly recommend you check it out.
When we got back to Orlando and the tourist trap that is Universal City Walk for a requisite meal at Margaritaville
, we were greeted by the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Mary Poppins taking out Death Eaters?
Did they go to a fanfic site for their storyboards?
And faster than you can finish the coda of Hey Jude
, we were off and running on our quadrannual (?) national obsession...the Olympics.
Once every four years we wrap ourselves in the flag and nationalism to cheer for and espouse about sports that nobody cares about for another four years.
Water Polo? Nope.
? We saw how that ended this week.
Of course, there is no denying some of the summer games. We, as a country, love women's gymnastics. Especiallly when we win like last night.
The other biggie?
Track and field.
And this year's poster girl is also this week's cheesecake.
Please say hello to Lolo Jones
Ms. Jones won three NCAA titles and garnered 11 All-American honors while at LSU. She won indoor national titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009 in the 60 m hurdles, with gold medals at the World Indoor Championship in 2008 and 2010.
She was favored to win the 100 m hurdles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but she tripped on the penultimate hurdle, finishing in seventh place. She went on to win silver at the 2008 World Athletics Final. Jones is the American record holder in the 60m hurdles with a time of 7.72
Of course, all of that pales in comparison to the firestorm she created earlier this year when she admitting to being a virgin and dates online.
No, she didn't say which sites she uses. You have to do some of the work yourself.
She's been very good natured about the whole thing and even managed to hold her own with no less than Louis CK on a recent episode of The Tonight Show
Good luck Lolo. We're pulling for you...and no, that wasn't a euphemism.
PS...Jimmy Buffett, if you're reading this, for a guy who built his empire on a song about margaritas, your restaurant's offering was abysmal. Ask for fresh lime juice and the waiter looked at me like I'd asked him to give a damn.
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