Friday, August 12, 2016

Weekly Recap

This week honestly flew by. I drove home to Atlanta on Monday, had a doctor's appointment Tuesday morning, drove back that afternoon to get to work at 5:00, spent two nights at my friend Stephanie's house, flew back to Atlanta on Thursday and will move into my apartment tomorrow! Between all of the movement I was doing, I really didn't have downtime to relax but I didn't really mind! I also got to finalize plans for fall break (I'm going to New York City - cannot wait!!), began looking at entry-level jobs for graduation (not sure why I really stress myself out about that so early, but oh well), and played Sims for like 4 hours on Wednesday. I made myself marry one of Team USA's swimmers in the game... hopefully foreshadowing for real life ;) Ha!!


Side note: almost all of these are Olympics related. Sorry, not sorry. The Olympics are like a two-week long Super Bowl for me. Be sure to follow me on Twitter for all of my thoughts and reactions during the rest of the games! (Can't believe that they're already halfway over!)

Sully // I totally remember when the plane crashed into the Hudson River in 2009. Since my dad is a pilot, I was super interested in the whole thing and couldn't ever imagine my dad doing something like that! I saw the trailer for the movie about it and I literally had goosebumps running down my arms. Tom Hanks is going to be amazing in this! I just hope it's not as long and boring as Flight with Denzel Washington was.

Ryan Held Crying // I always joke that if I ever were to win a gold medal at the Olympics, I would be bawling my eyes out on the podium when that national anthem played. Well, Ryan Held did just that after the USA men's 400 free relay won gold. He cried, I cried, America cried. (PS: call me)

The Fine Line: Simone Biles // The New York Times has a history of really cool and innovative interactive articles, and this series on Olympians is no different. I love this feature on Simone Biles and how it walks you through exactly what makes her the greatest gymnast at these Olympics, and possibly of all time. (P.S. Ryan Lochte is also featured, and so are some track and field team members! Definitely worth your time to check out.)

Contempt for Drug Cheats in Rio // After the Russian doping scandal, I would definitely say that doping and the use of PEDs is one of the biggest topics of conversation at these Olympics. This is a really interesting read that discusses all of that: how it affects the "disgraced" athletes, their competition, and what would have happened if Lilly King had not beat out Efimova for the gold medal in 100 meter breaststroke.

18 comments :

  1. Haha I feel like olympic fever is everywhere I turn!

    - Rachel | www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  2. Love all the Olympics related things! My host-sister is there now competing in the USA Women's 8+ boat so its been especially exciting for my family and I. Also- in relation to anti-doping, my host sister and one of her teammates did this little video for the World Anti-Doping Agency to put on FB which I thought was pretty funny if you want to take a look: https://www.facebook.com/wada.ama/videos/vb.220308717270/10153545217822271/?type=2&theater
    Happy Friday! XO, Nicole // www.empirestyles.com

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    1. Wait that's awesome!!! I loved watching that video, thank you so much for sharing!!

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  3. Sounds like such a fun week! I definitely need to check out that article on Simone Biles, sounds so interesting! Good luck moving into your apartment!

    xoxo,
    Katie
    chicincarolina.blogspot.com

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  4. Usually I'm quite a fan of Olympics but not this year. I'm totally turned off by media's attempt to make everything so dramatic, like the King vs. Efimova "finger-wagging" nonsense, like "OMG, breaking news! She wagged her finger!" Such nonsense.

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  5. I love the olympics but i am bigger fan of the winter one much better!! Have a ton of fun moving in to your new home!!

    http://xoxobella.com

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    1. I love the winter ones too!! They're probably my favorite of the two :)

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  6. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  7. Everything you recapped was basically everything I did also haha. I also bawled when Simone Manuels won.

    Alix | www.apintsizedlife.com

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  8. I haven't been watching much of the Olympics but it's been fun to see everyone get so engaged about it on social media! :-) Have a great weekend girl!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  9. I've been loving the Olympics, I think I cry for everyone who wins...such a cry baby!

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    1. I cried with Aly last night when she won! And I celebrated along with Simone Manuel... I love the feelings that sports bring out in people!

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  10. Perfect post because I am eating Chipotle and watching the Olympics! Ha!

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  11. I don't really follow the Olympics, but I love watching Gymnastics! Those olympians are amazing!!

    http://thewanderingbrunette.com

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  12. I don't have regular TV so unfortunately I haven't been able to watch much of the Olympics... but I've been trying to keep up with them online! Simone Biles, though!!!

    Stephanie | www.stephanietherese.com

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  13. I love all of the Olympics memes and funny things! They've been killing it!
    www.kayleighskloset.com

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  14. I have been loving watching the Olympics!! I mean, it only comes around every four years!!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  15. I wish the Olympics were a bi-annual thing! Haha .. I love them as well!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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