One Response to “Olympics Making Me Feel Old”
August 7th, 2012
I've missed most of it so far as well...
Not to pile on the beloved trend of hating NBC and the Olympics coverage and the tape delays and the American-heavy coverage and spoilers and so on and so forth.
But a week into these games, and I must admit, the fun is not there for me. The Olympics are making me feel old.
Not because I’m out of shape or too old to win a medal — that is not what I mean.
The NBC broadcasts are making me feel old because I can’t stay awake long enough to watch them.
You see, my days begin nearly every day at 6 a.m. or earlier. That’s not even THAT early compared to some of my friends. So most nights, by 9 or 10, I’m sleepy.
Staying up until midnight for two solid weeks? That is so not happening.
I could dvr and watch later, but please — I already know who won which medals, so waiting yet another day and being that much further behind things — that sounds like the opposite of fun.
I could watch live streams but that doesn’t seem to be the best option for my family either.
I wish they would show the tape delayed broadcasts at 5 p.m. — then my family and I could watch over dinner, after dinner, before bedtime.
Instead, my Monster Mile exhausted daughter was dozing before the gymnasts even began doing there thing last night.
Opening Ceremony? Our guests all left before the athletes finished their parade. Our kids barely made it to Japan, much less the United States.
I really love the Olympics, and I’ll put up with a lot of delays and spoilers and so forth.
But making me stay up so late for two solid weeks?
It isn’t working for me.
I’m too old for such a late night habit.