Monday, July 30, 2012

Variable Pinterest

NationsBank? NCNB? Bank of America? Can't keep up with bank names any easier than keeping up with Olympic sprinters. Fortunately, they issued an official Olympic pin so we'd know what they were called in 1996.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympic Flames

I spent an embarrassingly large amount of time riding my broom around town searching for gold, silver, and bronze candles that would work on my candelabra.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

O-pinning Ceremony

Olympic pins! I has 'em. This may be the only Olympic pin I actually purchased (in Atlanta in 1996).

Friday, July 27, 2012

Going for the Gold

These are my Olympics earrings. They are official Olympic merchandise. Can you guess where I got them? I'll give you a hint: I had a BLAST when I attended. They were sold in silver and gold, and of course I had to go for the gold.

Though I was not present for the bombing, I attended two events during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. I barely remember what the events were. Something like Women's Basketball: China vs. Venezuela or something. Oh yeah, and a track and field event where we were supposed to be able to see the Marathon runners as they entered the stadium, but I was with some old farts who had to stop for coffee and pee twice on the way, and we missed the first couple dozen marathoners. Still, it was kinda cool to cheer just as strong for the latecomers as they would straggle in to the stadium.

It really was a great experience - the Olympics in general. Hard to describe the atmosphere. Everyone was friendly and helpful, despite the heat and the bombing, and if you ever got stuck waiting in a line, you could always kill time by trading pins with someone nearby. Over the next couple weeks, I will be uploading photos of my Olympic pins. I don't have that many, but if you want to trade, let me know.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympic Flag

Come and watch the Olympics Opening Ceremonies at my house! The Olympic flag and torch will guide you to the right place.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Ceremonial Drums

One of my familiars does her best Peter Cris impersonation.