I’ve enjoyed these Olympics. Heck, I always enjoy the Olympics. The women figure skaters absolutely blew me away this year. They were graceful, beautiful and gracious in addition to being wonderfully sparkly! The ice dancers were fun and a little freaky. Thank you Russia and England for some memorable conversations!
The snowboarding contingent always makes me smile and want to use “dude” in casual conversation – I could never pull it off, but the ambition remains. Double luge gave me the skeeve factor I crave in a two-week long event. Skiing? What little I could see through the cloud of snow and haze, my hat is off to those folks. I’m adding my knees and ankles to my organ donor card – I’m sure they’re going to need them.
Curling? If I see it again before the next Olympics I will gouge out my eyes and donate my healthy joints to the ski team and remain alive to tell about it. I’ll serve as a human warning against this heinous and mind-numbing activity. Mike, the love of my life for nearly 25 years, LURVES curling and I’m pretty sure every single minute that NBC filmed has been viewed on our television (hence the surplus baking and ultra-laundry). I still love Mike, but I’m not liking him too much right now. I think he’s going to have to watch extra gymnastics during the summer Olympics to make up for the curling damage he’s incurred on this household.
http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/OYjsZldKh0Y&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999&border=1My hope is that the world will reject spandex unitards over the next four years. Really, I do not care how fit you are, it’s never going to work. Ever. The men look like women and the women look like men (can you say speed-skating polterwang?). It’s just wrong all-around. And, then you have the mishaps – what a shame to train your whole life for something and be remembered as the chick who forgot to put on her underpants the morning of the big race.