I love the Olympics. All together in one place for two marvelous weeks are my favorite sports–basketball, gymnastics, swimming, diving, track—as well as some I’ve never heard of and never foresaw that I’d watch. For example, I’ve watched the finals of women’s ten-meter air rifle. The first gold medal of the games went to China. I also watched table tennis because the US had a sixteen-year-old playing.
The problem? Because there’s so much on, I have far too many decisions to make. On Saturday morning, the first full day of coverage, the US women played basketball. Fifteen minutes later, the coverage of the US women’s soccer began. I watched soccer because I can do other stuff when soccer’s on. Sorry to offend any soccer fans, but they will show the soccer goals over and over whereas basketball goes really fast.
My husband says I would win the gold medal for TiVo-ing if there were one. I’m saving every minute of every event scheduled. Last week, to warm-up for the Olympics I erased 100 previously saved programs. The disk is now 75% empty and only 34 programs are still saved. They had to be great ones to survive the cut.
Every morning and evening, I study the upcoming events and decide which ones to record and which not to. George is unhappy with me because I didn’t save the beach volleyball with Brazil playing. I figure if he wants to watch gorgeous women in bikinis rolling in the sand, he can save that himself.
Do you watch the Olympics? If so, what are your favorite events? Do you record everything?