Friday, October 2, 2009

Congrats Brasil!

I'm bummed that the Olympics won't be coming to the USA again. I was hopeful for Chicago. And glad that President Obama went in person, like the other three countries in contention. I don't understand why Oprah went though. I mean, of course it makes sense for our national leader to go, but Oprah? Is she really that big of a deal outside of the US? Maybe she is and I don't realize it. But it struck me as odd. Whatever, we didn't win the bid. I don't like to think of it as losing though. I mean, it made perfect sense that Rio should get a turn. Not only a first for the country, but also a first for the continent of South America. We've had the Olympics twice just recently in Atlanta and Salt Lake. We can't be that greedy. I am bummed though and would love to see the Olympics on my country's soil again in the near future. But I am so excited for Brasil. They very much deserve this opportunity!

Did I tell you that I lived in Brasil? I studied abroad there one summer in high school. It was a truly amazing experience that I would recommend to any young student. It really opened my eyes to the world on that trip. My little self realized that we are so incredibly blessed to live in a country with so many luxuries. So many opportunities. Such a stable middle class. I also developed a passion for all things passion fruit. We went to school in late afternoon and evenings (elementary went in the mornings) and after school we would get these most amazing passion fruit ice cream treats from an ice cream trucks. I didn't live in Rio de Janerio but was able to visit there for a long weekend. Fabulous! I'd love to make the Olympics my excuse to go back and visit some old friends!

9 comments:

Lexilooo said...

I'm excited for Brasil, I can't wait to watch. Actually, I was a little surprised that Chicago was a contender, considering how recently the US hosted the Games! I also didn't think that Obama should have gone...I thought it would have been fine for just Mrs. Obama to go, but not him. That is so cool that you studied there! It is very high on my list of places I'd like to visit, probably in my top ten! Do you speak Portuguese?

KK said...

I was really happy for them. I did not know oprah went, publicity stunt I'm sure!

SPG said...

I would like Olimpic Games went for Madrid, but Rio deserve it too!! Congrats!!

The Wife said...

So glad you found my blog because your is precious!! Definitely a follower! Oh how do I love the color pink!!

short southern momma said...

hi! How cool that you studied there!! Hope your having a great weekend and I left you a little something on my blog. = )

Sarah Ann said...

That is so cool that you studied in Brazil! I think you need to do a post on this!

Rachel H. said...

I agree that it was the right thing to have Obama go since the other three countries went in person, as well! :)

sellersgang said...

I agree, I don't know why Oprah went. I was glad that Obama went though.

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thepreppyprincess said...

The Consort spent a few months in Brazil as well, and thinks it is a fantastic choice. And we're both with yo on the Oprah thing, just not fully understanding that part of the process.

Have a splendid week Miss Crocodile,
tp

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