Hot DAMN, I love the Olympics.
- Intercultural encounters? Check.
- Astonishing feats of athletic ability? Check.
- Pomp and circumstance? Check (yo, did you SEE the people in Hershey’s-kiss-bubble-light costumes tonight?)
- Melodrama? God, yes, Check – just watch anything related to ice skating.
- Ridiculous Opening Ceremony outfits a la Ralph Lauren? Check. (BTW: Why are our U.S. athletes dressed like they’re heading to an Olympics Ugly Sweater Party?)
- Commercials telling stories of determination and overcoming adversity but are secretly about cereal? Check.
- A German prince representing Mexico dressed as a mariachi slalom skier? Seriously…amazing.
- Two weeks of inspiration and a reminder of what makes us incredible as human beings? Double Check.