Woooo! what a great day for the TEAM USA!! the women’s gymnastics team won the gold, the women’s soccer team beat North Korea, and the men’s relay team won the free relay making Michael Phelps the most decorated Olympian of ALL TIME!!!!!!
This morning I went to the gallery for work, and it was just me and Alessandra all morning. She is not a big fan of the Olympics, because they took money away from the Arts Council budget, but I think I have warmed her up to them a little. I explained to her the history of the women’s soccer team, how exciting it was when they won the 1999 World Cup, and how it would be great for the country to get behind the team again and how it could really help women’s professional soccer and basically have won her over for Team USA. She even let me out of work early this afternoon to go watch the game at a sports bar.
Unfortunately, when I got to the sports bar, the basketball game was on the big screen and the women’s soccer game was on a small screen with no sound. After a lot of begging, pleading, pestering, and one-on-one persuading, I was able to get the soccer match on the big TV… with sound. A large group of Americans ended up watching the game, and it was a lot of fun!