Top Ten: Life Lessons Learned from the Olympics

Yes, it’s that time of the decade. Another summer olympics. I’m SO not athletic, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Olympics. Maybe I’m just living vicariously through these amazing human beings 🙂 I’m totally addicted to the HD and probably need some counseling. But, there are a few things I’ve learned from watching the games and I thought they were worth sharing. Before you get started, I should point out that the mere fact I have an Olympic top ten makes me a junkie. Obviously, I’ve watched way too many interviews and profiles and spent a little bit too much time on the computer…but I digress.


1. Don’t talk trash. Especially if you’re French.

2. Just because a country is the most densely populated in the world doesn’t mean they don’t have a thing or two to learn about human rights.

3. Sometimes, winning the bronze is a dream come true.

4. Sometimes, winning the silver isn’t.

5. That you can be from a tiny place called Togo and the world calls you a hero.

6. That wearing your wedding ring while playing beach volleyball may not be a good idea.

7. That you can have cancer and still be fast as lightning in the pool.

8. That playing basketball in some multi-million dollar arena in the states, ain’t nothing like playing in Beijing.

9. When you stay up until midnight (even though you’re DVRing every single Olympic second)…it’s really hard to get up the next morning.

10. That Bob Costas is really funny.


  1. amanda on August 13, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    I warned you about the world of flat screen TVs, DVRs and HD… Down right DANGEROUS.

  2. Nicole on August 14, 2008 at 1:39 am

    Hey Kathryn — I’m SO with you on being an Olympics junkie. We don’t have a flat screen, HD or a DVR… Just regular old rabbit ears, but I have stayed up WAY too late and am also having a way hard time getting up in the morning! I suppose it is a good thing this only happens every 4 years! 🙂

  3. Kathryn on August 14, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Yes, yes it is.

    Nicole, good to know. My misery likes company.

  4. Alexis D. on August 17, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    I too have been loving the Olympics – and having Tivo is great – I can watch it every time I feed Nate!!

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