Monday, July 30, 2012

Red, White, and Blues

With the Olympics underway, we spectators are glued to our television sets, computers, phones, etc. keeping up on the latest results in the Olympics. We watch with bated breath to see how our team and our favorites fair. At this time of year, emotions and pride run hand-in-hand, chanting red, white and blue. The highs and lows catch many of us in the back of the throat, getting us choked up without warning.  
There is just so much excitement and surprise. From Aly Raisman’s shock in making the gymnastics finals to Vollmer seizing gold in world-record fashion after missing the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
But with that shock and excitement, it is to be expected that there will be some tears of sadness, as well. From Jordyn Wieber not qualifying for Team All-Arounds…to parents being unable to watch their children compete due to a problem with the tickets…to the biting judo loss for Greece.
With the highs and lows of intense competition, we’re doing our best to take it in stride…watching the Olympics from the comfort of our oceanfront cabanas. When things get too tense, washing the blues away with the ocean waves is the perfect remedy. Go USA!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

While some people see Friday the 13th as a threat of bad luck, others find themselves fixated on a positive side.
Some people watch for trouble lurking behind each corner...maybe the phones and internet are down for half the day (yes, that happened to us today). While others take a different view. I have heard it told that because everyone believes that Friday the 13th is bad luck, it is a great chance to go around scooping up all the good luck that people have tossed aside for the day.
What are your thoughts on the urban legends associated with the day?