Olympic Opening Ceremonies

I am an Olympic junkie.

I watch every event possible, keep track of medals, and follow the news stores surrounding it as if they were life and death issues.

I live Olympics for 2 weeks every two years.

This year will be no exception. As an Iowan, I am proud and excited to watch Shawn Johnson dominate the gymnastics  competition and Lolo Jones hurdle her way down the track.

Our celebration will begin tonight with the opening ceremony. As in year’s past, we’ll enjoy a meal from the host country, Chinese food this year, and then stay up late to watch the ceremonies.

And, as always, I’ll cry when I see our flag entire the arena.

Then I’ll begin my vigil cheering team USA, living, breathing, and enjoying the Summer games of 2008!