Hello, I exist, and the Winter Olympics are on.
Posted on Wednesday February 19 2014 in lifeIt is 28 weeks and 1 day since I last updated this blog. I think that must be a new record. Not one I intend to try and beat any time soon!
Last time I updated, I was living with my fiancé in Edinburgh, working full time for a bus tour company. Now, I've been back at university and back home with my parents for, well, a long time. University started on the 20th of September 2013. Which was last year. Obviously. I still haven't quite got my head around the whole 2014 thing yet.
Why haven't I updated? Simply, work was busy, and then uni was(and still is) even busier. My life is a constant stream of maths, maths, Netflix and maths and it's hard to break away from that and do something else. I'm probably only here now because I got near enough no sleep last night, was up for uni at 6:20am and it's now 6 minutes past midnight and I'm in that really hyper stage of tiredness.
I tell a lie, I have broken away from that stuff recently, for the sake of the Winter Olympics. I love the Winter Olympics (though I'm ignoring that it's in Russia, except for being a little bit pleased that the Russian men are out of the ice hockey because that will have pissed Putin right off and to have an excuse to watch this on repeat).
I've been getting really into the curling, probably because it's one of very few sports my country is actually particularly good at(Scotland's women are the 2013 world champions and are playing for the bronze medal in about 8 hours, and our men are guaranteed at least a silver at Sochi; before anyone points out that it's team Great Britain and not Scotland, the British and Scottish curling teams are the same people, and it's not that I don't support athletes from other parts of Britain too but there's just something nice about the curling teams being from up here). I might have been streaming the women's match during my lectures at uni this morning, and watching the men's while at home this afternoon and shouting a lot. Honestly, apart from F1, I've never got so into sport before in my life. I think I want to take up curling. Or learn to ice skate. Except I'm not graceful or balanced enough for that, and many bones would be broken and much blood would be spilled.
I loved the snowboarding too. I haven't watched all the skiing but I watched a fair bit, the moguls was my favourite skiing event. Have watched a bit of ice hockey and quite enjoyed it, but I've been enjoying the figure skating more, and I never thought I'd say that.
I don't really know anyone in real life that's been following the Olympics at all except Chris and my parents, and I don't know why. Yeah, I didn't know what half these events were beforehand either, but they've all turned out to be brilliant to watch and there have been some brilliant performances by individual athletes(Charlotte Kalla, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen and Jeremy Abbott all spring to mind straight away, never mind all the people from my own country who have done amazingly), and I honestly do not understand why other people I know don't get excited about the whole thing. I mean, I am really not interested in sport in general that isn't Formula 1, but I adore the Olympics, seeing events and whole sports I barely knew existed.
Are you remotely interested in the Games? Why, or why not? I would genuinely be very interested to hear some answers!
PS: Almost forgot the very best thing about the Olympics; the Norwegian curling team's trousers.
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