Step 1: Block out all outside media sources to avoid spoilers.
Step 2: Forget and listen to NPR in the shower, find out who wins the swimming events.
Step 3: Forget again and see who wins the gymnastics events on Twitter.
Step 4: Unintentionally discuss watching the games with a coworker who live streamed fencing during lunch.
Step 5: Get really curious about the swimming times.
Step 6: Ask who else in the office knows what happened and start piecing together the how Jordyn Weber *just missed* the all arounds.
Step 7: Get home and immediately turn on MSNBC which is showing previously taped handball games.
Step 8: Forget to feed the cat when prime time coverage finally hits PDT.
Step 9: Tweet every thought about outfits, times, announcing and general sarcasms all the while seeing the heart thumping results from the last hour of EDT coverage. (@palindromehome #Olympics2012)
Step 10: Can't stop watching the train wrecks even though you know it ends badly.
Step 11: Fall asleep on the couch and not feel like I missed anything because I already knew what happened.
Step 12: Remember to feed the cat.
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