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WO: Weekly Obsessions

Clearly, I can’t get enough of the 2012 London Olympics. My sleep sched is totally off, I’m dreaming of Big Ben and I’m practicing pole vaulting like there’s no tomorrow. For the first time ever, I had a hard time stopping at four obsessions …

  1. An All-American Final: Kerry Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor face off in their final match together against Jen Kessy and April Ross in tonight’s Women’s Beach Volleyball final. Insert USA! chants here.
  2. Google: Everyone loves the doodles our favorite search engine brings, but they’ve really stepped it up for the games. Between steeplechase yesterday and basketball today, I am beat.
  3. Kirani James: Winning your country’s first Olympic medal is admirable enough. But even greater than that is James’s sportsmanship — not a dry eye in the house following his race with paraplegic runner Oscar Pistorious.
  4.  “Home” by Phillip Phillips: Risking spoiler alerts and all, I managed to track down the song from NBC’s gymnastics promos. Terrible name for the kid? Sure. But hot damn, that tune is catchy.

Just know you’re not alone, ‘cause I’m going to make this place your home.

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Lessons from London

I’ve watched the 2012 Summer Olympics from my couch for a week now, so clearly I’m an athletic expert. Here are some things I’ve learned along the way and would love to share with the regular people.

The last person on Earth I’d expect to see cover the games is Seacrest.

My cartwheels will need to improve if I want to make it to Rio.
Glitter hairspray and scrunchies alone won’t get me there.

It could never work out between me and Russell Holmes.
He’s Mormon and I don’t like to share. Matt Anderson will have to do.

Debbie Phelps gets exponentially more insufferable every four years.

NBC’s lack of coverage from Speed Walking is thoroughly disappointing.

A Hollywood brat cheating makes bigger headlines on Facebook than history being made every day.

The U.S. Men’s Swimming team should be cast in “Magic Mike 2.”
Let those abs do the talking.

Trampoline is not nearly as exciting a sport as the name lends itself to be.

Kerri Walsh Jennings has two sons, one named Sundance. Real life.

The U.S. stole music from other countries, so I keep singing
“My Country ‘Tis of Thee” every time “God Save the Queen” plays.

We should learn Metrics as children.
I have no clue how long a 10,000m run is. (30,000ft? How many MILES?)

And, so you have it. Now back to prepping for tonight’s events … bring on the Badminton, please!