I didn’t mention this in any of my posts recently, but I fuckin’ LOVE the Olympics. I’m a huge sap, and so the thought of countries coming together in the name of healthy competition and good sportsmanship. I know there is corruption and questionable scoring sometimes and yadda yadda, but on the whole, the Olympic games are a very benevolent thing that actually makes me proud of humanity.
For my boyfriend and me, the main person we were rooting for was Tina Maze of Slovenia.
You see, my boyfriend is comes from a Slovenian immigrant family. They worked very very hard here in the United States and have become very successful. I hadn’t even heard of Slovenia until I met my boyfriend– it’s a small country and is still in economic hardship. Aside from that, no Slovenian has ever won a gold in the Olympic games. So we were really pulling for her!
She ended up tying for first in Women’s Downhill (which is UNHEARD of!) and winning gold again in Giant Slalom. We were so happy! Honorable mentions for people we were Olympic-crushing on:
As for me, I’ve always been a biathlon fanatic! So for Valentine’s Day, my boyfriend got my an interesting gift!
A Russian rifle, hahahaha!
Did you enjoy the Olympics this year? Who were your favorites?