Birds of a Feather

Friday Five: Olympics Edition February 22, 2014

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1. I think my favorite sport of all might be Snowboard Cross. I really like the head to head racing, and the fact that anything could happen.

2. My mom pointed out this Rose is Rose Comic Strip. It pretty much sums up my earliest Olympics experience. I would watch Mary Lou do her thing on the TV, and then run outside to the jungle gym and do my thing!

3. The New York Times has had some great infographics:
I love this one. C really liked the graph partway down this article.

4. I’m tired (literally and figuratively) of the huge time differences…I definitely prefer to watch the Olympics live. And in two years, I’ll be pretty close to getting my wish – Rio will be much closer to our timezone than London, Sochi, or Seoul.

5. As much as we love the Winter Olympics, I couldn’t be happier that there are signs of a new season (Spring!) just around the corner. A little more daylight, a little more blue in the sky, slightly higher temperatures, and less snow and ice on the streets! What a breath of fresh air.

 

Friday Five February 7, 2014

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1. The Olympics are here – hip-hip-horray!  We moved our TV to the living room for a little while, just for this very special event. I am feeling a little bad for Bob Costas and his eye (and for those of us who have to look at it), but otherwise the Olympic spirit is alive and well!

2.  Also over the next two weeks, we have two good friends visiting from out of town.  We really are lucky ducks.

3. Tea: why not make my own?  First up, this.  Or maybe this.

4. I am very, very thankful that we have been healthy so far this year. It’s easy to take our health for granted, but after last fall – between the severe back pain and the respiratory-infection-from-the-underworld that required 3 weeks straight of Nyquil – I remember almost every morning what a blessing it is to be able to be healthy and pain-free.

5. What would a Friday Five be without a comment about the weather?  I’ll just say two things: 1) We are very fortunate that we never lost power (almost all my colleagues did), and 2) You know it’s been a rough winter when you look at the current weather on your phone in the morning and think “Oh, nice!  It’s already 24 degrees!”