Our Fifteen Minutes, and Other News
-Jesse Owens, winner of 4 gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics
Our Fifteen Minutes
The Olympics are known for incredible acts of heroism, surprising come-from-behind upsets, and making people famous (and the wild parties, but we talked about that already). Well, Team College Hill is no Jesse Owens, but we're famous!
Check out our news debut in the Providence Journal here. You have to log-in to read the article, so I've created a dummy account you can use:
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ETA: According to Rachel, who is out and about earlier than I am, we're the front page of the Lifebeat section with a huge photo to better demonstrate our good hair days. Must go buy a newspaper . . . Must wear dark sunglasses to escape the paparazzi . . .
It was awesome - all sorts of team-spirited fun. An actual reporter came and interviewed us for an hour while a professional photographer took at least 3 rolls of film. Thanks to Rachel for hosting in the middle of a work day, and her husband Matt for putting up with us invading his national holiday. Team College Hill just gets more and more fun - we're having an official training session tonight to watch figure skating and eat Thai food (the official food of our Knitting Olympics).
And Other News
Now let's talk about the other ways the Knitting Olympics are spreading peace and goodwill throughout all the lands - First, we met Rachel, remember? Then, Texanadian (a Canadian born in Germany who now lives in Texas, if I got that right) happened to meet Katja's mom (German, living in Texas) in a yarn shop (in Texas) - all because of the Knitting Olympics. It's like those Peace, Love, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike signs - only better!
The hard part is going to be not letting this all go to our heads . . .