Ever since watching Nadia jump and swing and land to those amazing 10s in 1976 (yes, I was very young at the time but I do remember), I’ve been a big fan of gymnastics.
Mr. Lyons and I live in the sticks where the only television reception is via satellite. We choose not to have live TV in our home. This means fewer hours in front of the set (yay), no commercials — ever (double yay!) but also no Olympic or gymnastics coverage (hiss-boo-hiss). Back in 2009, when we stopped subscribing to satellite, I always planned to reinstate our Dish Network account just for the Summer Olympics, but as 2012 marched from spring into summer, I decided I could do without it.
Thumbs down on me!
I’ve been an Aly Raisman fan for a while now, following her in elite gymnastics for two years or so and boy am I regretting not getting to watch and enjoy all this Olympic goodness as it unfolds. But alas, I did discover the bleacherreport.com and their “live” blog post coverage [NOTE — this link takes you to the announcements of Tuesday’s women’s team competition; don’t click on it if you don’t want to know what happened, though I’m thinking by now *everybody* knows!] While not as satisfying as seeing it happen, these live posts have at least provided some great updates and some good buildup and tension. (Like a good and sexy Western/romance — it’s all about the tension.)
As we all hopefully find cool stuff to enjoy as summer winds down, whether it be the Olympics, family vacations, or simply fun times with friends and a lazy afternoon or two with a good book (and don’t forget to attend a local rodeo!), I hope you enjoy my enthusiastic (if a bit goofy) cowboy — he sure makes me smile! >^..^< Larissa
Larissa Lyons loves all things historical and feline. She also has a soft spot for hard cowboys. Currently “hard” at work on finishing her current sexy Regency romance, she’s eager to turn her pen back to cowboys soon. Learn more by visiting LarissaLyons.com.