Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS DAY 2: WAR & VOLLEYBALL

Day 2 began with a trip to the Churchill War Rooms, the actual underground bunker where the British Bulldog and his wartime cabinet lived and worked during the Blitz.

One of the most bizarre celebrity sightings ever: legendary NFL coach Tony Dungy.

Okay, it's Big.



Here are our gold medal volleyball match seats on TV. 
For half the match, I got a great view of Destiny Hooker.


Awkward: Captain America and Captain Brazil got seated together.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS DAY 1: EYE ON BASKETBALL

Day One began with a mad dash throughout London. From Heathrow... to the single Olympic will call pickup location in Paddington... and then all the way back to O2. The signage on The Tube is truly delightful. (and alightful)
Prior to departing the US, I wanted to buy tickets for Basketball Semi Finals knowing that the USA would certainly be in it. The only problem was — which Semi Final game: 1 or 2? The Olympic website gave no indication as to which bracket would be playing in which Semi. I guessed. I guessed wrong. We saw Spain vs. Russia. I'm not saying the Russians intentionally threw the game, but later they were awarded the gold medal in Synchronized Take-A-Dive-ing.
Wenlock, the cycloptic metallic mascot isn't the worst in Olympic history, but he might be the most frightening. I swear the eye follows you around the room.

Monday, January 7, 2013