I thought it might be time to have a little fun, so with apologies to David Letterman here goes.
10. You can immediately distinguish the difference in each flag that represents a former Soviet republic.
9. You start planning your child’s future in four-year segments.
8. Bronze has become your third-favorite metallic substance.
7. “Prime time” now means “before lunch”.
6. You are applying start values based on difficulty to all of your home projects.
5. You can look at a total stranger and tell what country they are from simply by the color of clothes they are wearing.
4. Eastern European names roll off of your tongue as easily as do “Smith” and “Jones”.
3. You attempt to calculate your own weight in kilograms.
2. You use the word “riposte” in a conversation and actually know what you are talking about.
1. You are starting to consider badminton as a sport.
Feel free to add your own to the list.
After months of preparation, posturing and politicking on the part of the Chinese, the Olympic games are ready to get underway tonight in Beijing. I must admit to feeling somewhat conflicted about these games. I am still scratching my head as to how China wound up as the host to begin with, given their track record on human rights and other issues.
However, I also see this as an opportunity for the gospel to be carried into a place where it is not always welcome. In addition, there will be many visitors from other nations that are closed to the gospel. Let us pray that the Christians who are able to attend the games will take advantage of every opportunity to share the good news while they are there.
As a form of a Weekend Survey, tell us what you are most looking forward to in these games? Experts predict a strong showing from our ladies’ gymnastics team, our swim team looks to be formidable as well. I think, though, that I am most interested in seeing if our men’s basketball team can reclaim their spot atop the heap. I am a big fan of Mike Krzyzewski and it seems that he and Jerry Colangelo have assembled the most talented team we have fielded in several years, perhaps since the original Dream Team. In the few glimpses I have had of them in their exhibition games, there seems to be a good chemistry between the players that was missing in Athens.
What are you looking forward to seeing?