Is anyone else as insanely excited about the opening ceremony of the Olympics today as I am? I still remember the 1996 summer Olympics, staying up late glued to the tiny tv in my room and watching as much as I could. And this year they’re being held in one of my favorite cities in the whole world. I’m duly excited because it means that this weekend, while Boyfriend’s mom and I are parked on the couch, we won’t have to default to watching copious amounts of HGTV and can instead tune in to watching all the diving, running, javelin, and gymnastics we can handle. Oh, yeah, there is going to be some major work completed in the room downstairs, too. But not by us.
Naturally, this week’s Friday Five is an Olympic-themed one. I thought it would be a difficult task finding 5 things to fit this theme, but I clearly underestimated the consumer-driven nature that an event of this magnitude inspires.
Doesn’t that gray tee look so soft and comfy? I’m surprised the Gap is selling Olympic gear, and not just from this year; they have a ton of vintage tees from previous years as well (Paris, Montreal, Tokyo, etc). I’m really love the typography treatment all the official “London 2012” gear is getting. Between that poster (are all the events pictured on it still current at the Olympics? Is archery still an event and I’ve been missing it??) and that dish set, you could really show some Britain-pride. Did I ever tell you that two of my cousins that live outside London worked on the Olympic site? And they didn’t even get tickets for all their hard work. Believe me, I asked.
Like archery, I’m confused as to whether discus throwing is still an event or if it’s just so iconic that it’s still being referenced and used in all of the various Olympic promotional stuff. Regardless, I love that figurine for all its ancient Greek iconography (though maybe not the price tag, ahem). If you’re looking to show off your Olympic pride in a more understated way, that handmade Olympic rings necklace is pretty charming.
Are you guys ready for the Olympics? For my British contingent: how have the preparations gone? Did you get to see the torch? Will anyone else be watching the opening ceremonies or any particular event? I’m a huge far of the uneven bars for some reason. Have a great one, kiddos! I’ll be back on Monday with (hopefully) some progress shots of the guest room.