I’ve always loved the Olympics. Ever since I can remember ever hearing about the games. I guess it’s more the spirit of the games.
I love the history and legend of the Olympic Games. I love the pomp and circumstance of the opening and I love the spirit of nationalism that pervades in a friendly (albeit very competitive) way. I love that these athletes get a chance to make history and personal bests in front large crowds and I love that crazy ass unknown sports like curling, synchronized swimming, badminton, the luge and fencing… that no one knows anything about… become wildly popular.
But it really sucks that it’s gotten so commercialized as with everything. (I expect to see Santa Claus deputies with corporate logos on their sleeves soon.) It sucks that they let professional athletes compete in the games instead of exclusively amateurs. And it sucks that politics and governmental policies surface from the dark parts of humanity to shadow beautiful human attributes like dedication, friendly competition, fair play, teamwork, selflessness and the like.
This post really is about by new friend.
I’m guessing he’s about two inches long and if my calculations are right, if I could jump the equivalent of what he did I would be able to jump about 90 feet from sitting still.
Not only would i be an Olympic athlete but I would be a friggin super hero!
Isn’t my little buddy here cool! I actually don’t know if it’s a he or she… but he sits on my door so I’m calling him a he. I think I’ll name him Sue though.
I haven’t seen him in a couple of days but I’ve been wondering how his jumping prowess compares to his fellow tree frogs living at nearby houses. If I were to make a little flag to represent him in the tree frog games I thought it might look like this.
Whoa! That is probably a really bad idea.