Friday, November 16, 2012

Watching the 2012 Gymnastics Team Do Their Thing

I'm not a fan of watching sports on TV. Football, baseball, tennis, gymnastics--you name it--I'd rather pass. So when Shira flipped over to the Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, I knew I had to think fast. I grabbed my laptop and checked the the tour's planned stops. "Honey," I earnestly explained, "why watch this on TV when we can see it live and in person?"

Well, last night, she had me make good on my suggestion. We joined a crowd exclusively made up of mom's, their daughters, a handful of sons and a couple of fathers to watch the the 2012 Gymnastics team do their thing.

Thing is, it was actually a good time! Sure, I felt a little out of place without a kid (who would had loved the show, but it was way past his bed time). And did the men really need to perform most of the show shirtless? But there's no doubt these athletes have amazing skills, and it's nice to support them outside of the two weeks we watch the Olympics.

By the way, back in 2008 I surprised Shira with tickets to the same show. Man, I was romantic back then.

Here are some photos from the evening:

And here's the obligatory animated GIF:

That's Gabby Douglas - the clear star of the show last night. Good heavens she's tiny! It was definitely something getting to watch her perform.

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