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Old 08-08-2008, 08:56 AM   #1
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Anyone Gonna Watch the Opening Ceremonies?
I love the Olympics! There's something amazing about watching people do what I can only dream about doing.

Here's the schedule, in case anyone is interested.

I started an Olympic Dishcloth KAL, located here, in case y'all are interested.

Go USA!
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:07 AM   #2
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Yes, I'll probably watch the opening ceremonies. I want to see what the Americans look like in their Ralph Lauren outfits! And I'll watch the gymnastics and maybe some of the swimming (Michael Phelps!).
For some reason, I like the Winter Olympics better.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:31 AM   #3
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Probably will and I am going to record them for the kids to watch later. Not sure on the actual events though. From what I understand, NBC will be showing (I think) all the events on all of their channels (http://www.nbcolympics.com/).
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:34 AM   #4
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I'm bummed, I have to work tonight...so I'll miss the opening ceremonies. I can't wait to watch all the competitions though, I love them as well!
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:43 AM   #5
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I'm more of a winter Olympics person myself but I will definitely watch the opening ceremony and probably quite a lot of the actual events too.
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I'm watching them right now!

Go Canada! WOO WOO!
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:40 AM   #7
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I will definitely watch it. I love gymnastics....
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Old 08-08-2008, 12:56 PM   #8
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I love the Olympics but have made the decision to boycott them entirely this year for political reasons. When the Olympic committe chose China to host the Olympics they made a terrible decision.

My personal opinion is that no country with the wide spread violation of human rights that China has should be allowed to host such a sacred event.
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Yes, I definitely will. Can I share that my 15-year dd is a sophmore and a marching band fanatic. After a summer of camps all over the state, the season is beginning and it is always an exciting time.

Their band was invited two year ago to China and they had a concert on the Great Wall. My dd was not yet in high school ( she was in the 8th grade) but the trip was an enormous success.

I'm somewhat glad they did go two years ago since the human rights concerns have been increasingly in the forefront and many parents would likely have not allowed their kids to go even as of last year and I think I too would have suffered a crisis of conscience (sp?) if given the decision. Not altogether sure how I would have felt. I'm glad I wasn't put in the position and it was nevertheless an amazing opportunity for the kids. The olympics was an ongoing theme of the trip.

Anyway, I look forward to watching from the perspective of the students who can show us where they had been and their impressions and stories.

That said, the band director is hyper-patriotic and I am planning a knitted collar/scarf for her in patriotic (mostly red) pallette. Which leaves me open to cool sock yarn fingering suggestions that are elegant but shade appropriate?

All in all I love this time of year, new beginnings and holidays around the corner - helps with dog days of summer-itis.

Thanks for letting me share! If you too have a band/music person(s), I'd love to hear about their adventures...

PS: Almost finished 2-day sock marathon and how do you spell carpel tunnel? My hands kept going numb while sleeping - gotta put the darn wrist braces back on and pass the Motrin. Arrgggghhhh!

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Old 08-08-2008, 01:21 PM   #10
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I'm with Ginny. No Olympics for me as long as they are in China. They have a terrible record of human rights violations and just the fact that they not only kicked people out of their homes and but then knocked them down to make the Olympic park was enough to turn me completely off.

There are political prisoners in China who are imprisoned simply because they disagreed with their government. China is a nasty nation and I'm disgusted with the Olympic Committee for deciding to let them host these Olympic Games.
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