Friday, February 19, 2010

Olympics and blog pondering

The Olympic Games are on!! Woohoo! Ever since I was little, my family has been watching the Olympics... the Winter ones in particular. It is one of my favorite traditions that we do as a family and it is always a big event when Olympics are playing on TV.

This year however, it's a little bit more complicated. We usually have satellite and can watch EuroSport for English commentary, but earlier in the fall we canceled satellite, because we just didn't use it very often anymore. But now, with the Olympics, we don't have a good steady stream of sports playing in English!! Luckily, I can download the sports that we want to see on Torrentz, so that's how we keep up. It's not as convenient, but hey, it works!

My favorite Winter Olympic sports are Figure skating (of course!), the Snowboard half pipe and Moguls. Ahh... it's so much fun watching! And it helps that Americans do well in those sports too. In fact, in two of those sports, Americans have already one two gold medals! And I don't even know what all has happened, so I'm sure there are more gold medals in those sports!

On another note... I'm not sure if you have noticed, but on the right side of my blog, I have put a "visitor counter". It counts how many views I have gotten. I had no idea that many people looked at my blog! Who is it?? Are there more people that read my blog regularly that don't comment? Or are there random visitors every once in a while? What is it about a blog anyway that we like to read? What do you expect when you come to my blog and see if I have a new post? Hmmm... the pondering of the meaning of a blog.

For me, a blog is not only a way for other people to stay connected to me, but also for me to remember what all has happened in my life. Sometimes it's hard to remember those little stories like baking gingerbread with a Czech grandma, or learning something new through God's Word. That is why I like to write things down. It helps me realize that I am blessed and that I have a very rich life. When I'm down or sad, I look back at posts about happy times or fun trips. It's great having a blog!
I can't wait to continue watching these 2010 Vancouver Olympics closely. YAY for the Olympics!!


  1. Love this post! What a fun week we had together watching the Olympics with just you and me at home! I'm glad you like the Olympics as much as I do! Now we'll get to share it with Caleb since he's home...poor dad, missing the whole thing!

  2. Yes I read your blog from time to time without commenting. That paragraph about who are all you people reading my blog was pretty funny. I grew up in Colorado and went to church with Josh and Joyce was my mentor. So I follow your mom's blog (I never comment on hers either) but think that you (and your brother when he was blogging) are also interesting. I pray for your family so it's nice to see what your world is like. Hope it doesn't creep you out too much.

  3. I read your blog and I love the olympics - two great things we have in common!

    Andrea Pitcher


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