6 BlogHers' Olympic Memories: Jenner, Shag Carpeting & 1984

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Una LaMarche

During the 1996 Summer Olympics, I was in Paris on a National Lampoon-like European vacation with my family. The only problem was that I was sixteen and my sister was ten, which added up to many nights spent babysitting while my parents had romantic dinners. They saw the Eiffel Tower; we watched the television in our hotel room, which only had two stations of interest to us: the Olympics and Alf dubbed over in French. That was the year Marie-José Pérec won the 200- and 400-meter dash, and I'll never forget the cheering outside on the streets of Paris while my sister and I ate room service pommel frites. (Well, that and Mr. Tanner's beautiful Gallic baritone. It made him sound very sexy.) -- Una LaMarche, The Sassy Curmudgeon

Una LaMarche



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