Thoughts on the Olympics, and Wondering Whether I Need a TV in the Bedroom

July 31, 2012

London 2012 Posters, Olympic Rings Headpiece and Wasabi Tape

Today I tried to not see any Olympics results so I could watch them pretend-live on TV tonight. Well, by 1 p.m., I had failed, after incorrectly assuming that NBCNews.com wouldn’t have any spoilers (since, you know, the games air on NBC).

I give up.

But don’t worry, I won’t spoil it for you.

Although, seeing as how you’re here, on the Internet, you probably already know. Or are following all of CNN’s tips on avoiding Olympic spoilers (Ha! You are failing already!).

Really though, Olympic spoilers have been around since at least the 1994 Winter Olympics, when I was horrified to see figure skating results when I logged into my Prodigy account at night. But that was easy enough to avoid. Now they’re everywhere, and I’m not quite sure what to think about it. Until today, I’ve basically avoided most coverage since I already knew the results and tend to be doing other things upstairs during prime time anyway.

Which leads me to another conundrum — do I want to have a TV in the bedroom again? I kind of enjoyed it while it was there, but last night was the first time I’ve missed it in the year it’s been gone. And boy, I haven’t missed looking at it:

Old TV in the bedroom

Ha, I can’t even believe I’m showing you that picture. Don’t worry, the TV and stand are long gone, so we would definitely be buying a new wall-mounted flat screen. But I’m putting my wallet away, remember? Maybe when we redo the bedroom. Which, at this rate, might be in time for the 2016 Olympics.

Images: Posters from Paul Rodgers Studio | Olympic Tapes A by Cody Hamilton | Olympia Headpiece from CultureLabel

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Courtney July 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I am totally with you on the Olympics,august can not get into them this time. And I say no TV in the bedroom. But, that’s just my two cents!


Heather July 31, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Yeah, I am watching it right now, and it’s just not as exciting as it should be :(


Nina August 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I must confess I haven’t watched the Olympics at all so far and even missed the dressage event I wanted to follow…How cool are the retro looking posters and the rings made out of tape! We have a small TV in the bedroom although we do not use it all the time I wouldn’t want to miss it. It really helps when lying in bed sick.


homestilo August 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I would LOVE (all caps) a tv in the bedroom. My husband just won’t go for it. :-( As for the Olympics, I just can’t get enough and my dvr is bursting at the seams :-)


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