February 13, 2010

Let the GAMES Begin!!!

I've received too many emails about the Olympics to not try my hardest to post about these games!
So here's the answers to a few of the questions I keep getting:

YES...I'm still a total Olympic Fuh-Reek...therefore, so is my fam.  Some by choice, some by force.

Yes, we are turning it into a total learning lesson.  Big Shooter started it off by decorating the livingroom with big beautiful American flags, a giant world map, ski equipment and a surprise Name That Country By It's Flag game he made up on on the fly.  Sigh...he's a man who's captured my heart!

Yep, I'm going to be doing research each day about the happenings and all those fun extra little tid bits in these Games like I did for the Summer Games.  However, I cannot promise to be the most consistent at posting what I learn.  Sorry.  You may, or may not have noticed I've been absent lately from the Blogosphere.  Life.  It's happening all around me.

The 2010 Winter Olympics logo is named Ilanaaq, which is the Inuktitut word for friend.

The mascots for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games were inspired by traditional First Nations creatures, the mascots include:

Miga — A mythical sea bear, part orca and part kermode bear.
Quatchi — A sasquatch, who wears boots and earmuffs.
Sumi — An animal guardian spirit who wears the hat of the orca whale, flies with the wings of the mighty Thunderbird and runs on the strong furry legs of the black bear.

First Extra Odd Tid Bit:
Skating Diva - Johnny Weir has elected to stay in the Olympic Village bc it is "more easily secured than a hotel".  (He complained long and hard about his accomodations in the Village the last Olympics and had his heart set on a luxury stay this go round.)  He has received valid and serious threats from anit-fur activists and is justifibly concened for his safety.  (The irony of being threatened with your life from an anti-fur group just kinda cracks me up honestly.)  However, they should be a little less angry with him, bc he has given in and sacrificed style and design be replacing the white fox on his outfit with faux fox.
 Here are the adjectives the announcers used describing the Mens Figure Skating competition (no giggling):
* Deep
* Rich
* Staggering
* Unrelenting
* Exciting
Please stop giggling.  They were ssssserious.
And therefore, so am I.  It starts tomorrow.  I'm popping my popcorn early to get a good seat!


Queen B said...

Looking forward to your posts!!!

Kristina P. said...

You do know a lot!

I have to admit, I don't love the winter Olympics. I'm a summer girl.

Gordostyle said...

Oh my gosh... I just saw this post: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2010/02/go-for-gold-olympic-medal-cookies.html
You've gotta make these for your fam! :o)

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Jodi said...

Love it!! Nobody does the Olympics like you do! Can't wait to read more. :)

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