July 26, 2008

The Official Countdown...

has begun in the Shooter home.

I looked it up:

fa·nat·ic [fuh-nat-ik]
–noun 1. a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal

That certainly hits the nail on the head when it comes to describing us and the Olympics. Ask around. See what you come up with. We get called all kinds of things during the upcoming two week period.

Here are a few other synonyms that seem to fit the bill as well. There's a wee possibility they may be even more fitting than the first definition.

—Synonyms 1. enthusiast, zealot, bigot, hothead, militant. Fanatic, zealot, militant, devotee refer to persons showing more than ordinary support for, adherence to, or interest in a cause, point of view, or activity. Fanatic and zealot both suggest excessive or overweening devotion to a cause or belief. Fanatic further implies unbalanced or obsessive behavior: a wild-eyed fanatic. Zealot, only slightly less unfavorable in implication than fanatic, implies single-minded partisanship: a tireless zealot for tax reform.

I just thought I better get it out there. Before the hoopla begins.
It's a sickness.
I'm serious.
I have to go now. Our little fam's going to have our initial meeting this morning to settle on our agenda. Schedules, menus, what events are highest priority to watch live, how late can the Crumbs stay up to watch, etc.

I told you it was a sickness.


Sheila said...

Maybe some of your fanaticism will rub off on me... I have never been any more than mildly interested when it comes to the Olympics. I must be the only one (maybe not) maybe once it gets started my interest will peak. I do love the visa commericals narrated by Morgan Freeman. The best are the spoof ones... I saw them on the news and can't find them anywhere to share.
ps. happy obsessing

Flea said...

Not a big fan. Especially not after what seemed to be 24/7 curling a few years back. Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Where can you go to find the schedule of events and when they will be on? Heather

FIL said...

Is that this year?