© VANOC/COVAN (that means this is an official Olympic photo)
I have two television vices in my life. One is the four Grand Slam Tennis tournaments and the other is the Olympics. Both summer and winter. My addiction to the summer Olympics of 2008 was so severe that it took me almost an entire year to break out of the 2 a.m. sleep pattern I got into during the two weeks of televised-from-China Olympic events.
I have to really work hard to watch these events because our television has no reception. My in-laws, living next door, have some insane amount of cable channels, however, so even viewing the lesser-televised but very-popular-in-the-Fletcher-home events like water polo is possible. At two in the morning.
But this time? This time is different. This time is monumental. This time my husband winked at me when he said, "For you, I will call the satellite company."
So now all I have to do is figure out how to officially make the 2010 Winter Olympics from Vancouver, B.C. be considered academics. And how to get anything done during the day after being up until 2 a.m.