@ The Coliseum, Los Angeles
Woo Hoo the 2012 Olympics
in London start today. I do like watching some of the events during the televised Olympic Games. I am looking forward to the opening ceremonies tonight.
It was a glorious 2-1/2 weeks in Los Angeles in 1984 when we hosted the Olympics
. Many residents, fearing extra traffic and crowds left town for the duration of the games. People curbed their driving. There was no smog. The weather was perfect. I attended many events in person, which was a thrill. It was a wonderful time in Los Angeles.
My Dad attended many of the events during the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles
. I even have a printed program from the 1932 opening ceremonies at the Coliseum where my tween-aged Dad pasted newspaper clippings of his favorite Olympic swimming star, Johnny Weismuller
I've registered on Ravelry
as a "Ravthlete" to compete in the Ravellenic Games of 2012
! This has NOTHING to do with athletics. Thousands of knitters and crocheters will be tuned into the Olympic Games on TV, sitting and knitting for over 2 weeks! We are encouraged to register certain projects on Ravelry. We must finish our goal projects during the games. Big challenge! I have so many unfinished yarny projects lying around the house. I have serious attention deficit disorder when it comes to yarny projects, so this Ravellenic Games challange is going to be tough for me! I hope to push through the boredom and in the great British tradition, carry on! My project of choice is a complex pillow pattern. You can see the details here
Yes, it's going to be a grand weekend!
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