It’s post-Olympics and, although I’m out of synch
it’s time to post at least a few of my thoughts and impressions about the equestrian events.
I was afraid that I wasn’t going to have time to watch the Olympics at all, but I made the decision to eat into my already abbreviated sleep time to go to nbcolympics.com to catch what I could (rather than blog). Kudos to NBC for finally giving us a way to see everything and anything we wanted to see on our computers, whenever we wanted to see it.
From the comments following last Wednesday’s post, I know that there are prominent proscratinators among my readers. If that predilection for procrastination kept you from watching the coverage, you’re in luck. You can still see it — and see it all – here. I doubt whether this will be the case forever, so if you want to catch what you missed, you might want to put your proscrastinating on hold temporarily, just this once.
There sure was a lot to watch. It took me days just to get through the eventing dressage. And then I watched the rest of it. I watched almost all of the dressage and almost all the show jumping. The parts I missed weren’t at the end of the competition but rather throughout the competition, randomly and frequently.
Increasingly frequently as time went on. Early on, I optimistically expected that disappointing rides would somehow magically improve rather than remain the same or detriorate further. Realizing that my optimism was unfounded, as rides went on, I made the decision to use my curser to fast-forward. That saved time, which was important because sleep deprivation is cumulative in its ill effects.
Overall, I think the horses outshined and outclassed most of their human counterparts.