I am back from my lengthy hiatus and the whole world is now wondering what to do from 8:00pm to midnight every day. We've all spent the past two and a half weeks glued to the spectacle that is the Winter Olympics, and Sunday night, we were hoping that our time would be rewarded with magnificent closing ceremonies. Well, I think China got our hopes up a bit too high. If you didn't catch any of the Vancouver closing ceremonies, let me summarize: they featured William Shatner as the Priceline Negotiator, made Catherine O'Hara seem not funny, and somehow managed to get Michael J. Fox to not stir up any emotions in anyone. Thanks to Robin Scherbatsky, I know that Canadians have a "different" sense of humor, but the inflatable beavers that served as the grand finale may have actually been more ridiculous than the performance of "On the Wings of Love" that Jake and Vienna (!) danced to during After the Final Rose on The Bachelor. Maybe.
Closing ceremonies aside, the Olympics were incredible for so many reasons. Not only did my childhood friend's brother-in-law (yes, I'm claiming him as an acquaintance) rock the men's aerials, he more importantly made an appearance on The Colbert Report. If anything means more to an Olympic athlete than being interviewed by Bob Costas, it's being interviewed by Stephen Colbert. And even for those of you who aren't cool enough to know an Olympic athlete, the Winter Games once again blew everyone's mind. Think about those dreams you have where you're falling from a really high distance. And then think about ski jumping. These two things are really no different. Although, not to brag, but I don't wear a helmet in my dreams.
In any case, now that the Games are over, we can all shed a few tears and move on. Although Ali has been announced as the new Bachelorette and the top 24 (now 20) American Idol contestants sound like the chorus from a high school musical production of Oklahoma, we do have a lot to look forward to. LOST slowly but amazingly creeps toward it's finish, we anticipate the return of Glee in April, and this Thursday, Jim and Pam will have a baby. Or maybe more importantly, and certainly more hilariously, Michael Scott will react to Jim and Pam having a baby.