So, the Olympics are done and I never told you what it was like living in an Olympic city. USA was first in golds and medal count. Party in the USA!
Writing that made me re-discover the Miley song, which I was pumped about.
me: oh man
I love it when I rediscover songs I used to love
I just rediscoverd “party in the USA”
Sam: one of these days you and I are going to have to have a serious talk about your taste in music
me: you have heard it right?
it’s just plain fun
Earlier in the week my friend Polis said “yeah whatever” really quickly and it reminded me of “My United States of Whatever.” All week I’ve been walking around saying:
“I went down the beach and saw Kiki. She was all like uhh and I’m like WHATEVER!”
“Officer Leroy comes up and he’s like,
‘Hey, I thought I told you…’
And I’m like, ‘YEAH WHATEVER!’”
If you don’t remember this song, watch it. If you do, watch it anyway and keep quoting it because it’s still totally funny.
Anyway, here’s what it was like living in an Olympic city. The short answer: like normal.
People were predicting there would be blood on the streets because the city is already so crowded. They thought the transportation system would completely fall apart and that people would be delayed for hours trying to get to work.
On the first day of the games I was 40 minutes early to work and I was worried I’d be late. It turned out to be totally fine and I never left early again. I guess many people stayed home and tourists went elsewhere during the games.
There were a lot of renovations around the city, especially in high-traffic places like Waterloo Station, but that’s really the only difference. Oh, and lots of people in pink who helped the tourists.
I think London did a fantastic job! There were no problems and everyone was so friendly.
The biggest event for me was that I won the silver medal in our office Olympics arm wrestling competition. Me! My pathetic arm has never been good for anything. But now it’s an Olympic champ. I’m a champ. When I’m 70 years old and haven’t achieved anything, at least I can think back on this moment.
I wasn’t trying to support Canada, but I needed a hat to look tough. The eyeliner “paint” wasn’t enough.
Another exciting thing that happened during the Olympics is that I finally decided to go all out and drop £17.99 on the Beavis & Butt-Head Collector’s Edition box set. SCORE.
Not a lot of clips are available on YouTube, but you can (should) watch this one, which also happens to be one of my favorite clips anyway. It’s where Beavis and Butt-Head decide to grow beards so they can get chicks.
Butt-head: “Relax, Beavis. It’s like they say – if you’re gonna walk the walk, you gotta … uhh talk, too.”
Beavis: “What’s that supposed to mean?”
Butt-head: “We gotta hit on the chicks, assmunch. Otherwise they’ll think we’re like, all looks.”