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Frack - It's February???? - trinalin thinks things through — LiveJournal
Frack - It's February????
This has been an interesting winter, to say the least. We wound up having two days off the week before last and even had a snow day last Wednesday. That now puts us at 9 days missed. Sounds like Ohio might be nice and give us 4 days beyond our normal 5 calamity days, so we shouldn't have many to make up (hopefully!)

Anyhoo, I'm sitting on mom's sofa and watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony. It's always a damn shame when politics gets in the way of the spirit of the Olympics (Putin, I'm looking at you!), but that's pretty much what happens anyhoo. I shall watch with the same optimism that I always do - here's hundreds of people from around the world coming together to NOT kill each other, but instead show off how well they've been working on their particular skill or talent. And I just love that and have since I was wee.

The Rite of Spring part of the opening ceremony is currently showing on the telly and it's quite beautiful. I do wish that NBC would allow people to watch the ceremony WITHOUT the stupid color commentary. This part of the show is NOT a sport, so needs no color commentary. (I also wish NBC would sell a "see it all online" package to those of us who've "cut the cable." I'd pay good money to see the Olympics without having to subscribe to cable or satellite. (Still, this gives me an excuse to visit the folks. Not that I really need an excuse to visit.)

On Wednesday, our last day off due to snow, I made my first loaf (actually, first two loaves) of sourdough bread. I bought some sourdough starter from King Arthur Flour which arrived last Saturday and it was plenty ready to be used by Wednesday. I donated blood that afternoon (thankfully the roads were much improved by then) and brought a loaf along to share with the folks. Mom had invited me to supper afterward, so we had chilli soup and sourdough bread. Yum!

Tonight, I brought the second loaf with me and dad and mom made toasted cheese sandwiches (which we had with leftover soup) with the bread. Yummy! I intend to try another sourdough recipe on Sunday.

Anyway, I need to stop and just enjoy the rest of the opening ceremony. For those of you who watch the Olympics too, I hope you enjoy them!

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rembrandt13 From: rembrandt13 Date: February 8th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm just so pissed at Putin that I'm kinda felt anti-Olympics, which really isn't fair to the athletes whatsoever. I did like the thing going around on Tumblr today about how that one part of the Olympic symbol didn't light up because it was afraid to come out & get prosecuted. IMO, the more shit that goes wrong--like all the uncompleted hotels, etc--and embarrasses Putin, the better. He's already well on his way to having history regard him as a total fucking putz.

Thank you so much for donating blood, btw. Even being HIV-negative, my medical history makes me automatically ineligible and it always pisses me off that I can't donate.
miss_whiplash From: miss_whiplash Date: February 9th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Try here for the opening ceremony. No promises as to content as I Haven't watched it.

dark_pheonix From: dark_pheonix Date: February 14th, 2014 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I had forgotten the Olympics was on. We have a similar issue of commentary throught the everything. The same thing happens for Eurovision.
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