We are already at the final week of the Olympics and I can’t believe it’s already almost over! Here are a few of my take-aways thus far: 1. Michael Phelps is half man half amphibian, he’s gotta’ be! It must stink being a swimmer other than Michael Phelps going into the Olympics and knowing you aren’t going to get the gold. 2. Can I say how proud I feel to be a woman in this country after some outstanding performances by Simone Biles, and all the girls on team USA gymnastics, swimmers Simone Manuel and Katie Ledecky, GIRL POWER in Rio for real! 3. The media really tries to add drama to the games where there is none like here with Michael Phelps and Chad Le Clos (and Le Clos didn’t even medal) and here with Gabby Douglas not saluting the flag when getting gold (even though I am pretty sure that she has dedicated most of her life to representing our country so I am pretty sure she is quite American) and here when she gave what seemed to be half-hearted enthusiasm when teammates Aly Raisman and Simone Biles medaled in the All-Around competition (not going to lie, it’s pretty messed up! Not a good look Gabby!) I hope you all have been able to get in on a little of the action. If not, you can get re-caps here and use it to chime in when people in the office are talking about it, and no one will ever know, hee hee!
Before any medals were given and before anyone held USA swimmer olympians at gunpoint in Rio, I had a watch party during the opening ceremonies, and it was an absolute blast!
A great time was had by all and it was a great way to kick-off what has been a really exciting first half of the Olympics. It’s not too late to have a watch party of your own! Pick a sport that you would like to watch or pick a night sometime this week to have a few friends over for a happy hour and some Rio de Ja-tinis or some All I Do Is Win Gold Medal Margaritas. It might be fun to get the girls together and watch something new from this list! Remember, this only happens once every 4 years so make sure you get your Olympics on this year before it’s over!