Testimonial: I Geek Olympics
I have been overdosing on Olympic coverage this week and staying up well past my bedtime. The Delaware County District Library’s new campaign, “I geek ____ (whatever),” keeps running through my head because I am so geeked up about the Olympics.
It’s funny because I’m really not much of a sports fan but the stories about these athletes and what they go through and where they come from and how much they achieve or attempt to achieve — it’s enthralling. I am completely sucked in. Just tune in any night to NBC and you will find, not just the competition, but plenty of human drama — the inspiring kind, not the Jerry Springer kind.
Although I only catch the games on television each evening, I could truly geek the Olympics if I followed them on Twitter, Facebook, live online or on any one of a myriad of smart phone applications. I did some digging around and found some of the more popular apps people are using are from NBC, the BBC, the official London 2012 and Team USA. I draw the line there. Not enough time in the day.
Supposedly these Olympic Games are the most sustainable ever and the London Organizing Committee has done a great job with green building, utilizing public transportation, transforming the East End of London with a huge park and much more from what I could research online. Whether it is as green as they wanted it to be is debatable, but pulling off an event of this enormity utilizing any eco-conscious methods is better than none.
Only a few days left, then I can get more sleep. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, tune in and take part in the spirit of the games. After all, it only comes around once every four years. As the Visa commercial says, Go world!
Tuesday Trippier lives in Delaware, is a writer and mother of four with a special interest in green living.