Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thoughts Of Olympic Proportions

You've got to be one tough girl to play ice hockey.

I, myself, am probably one of the biggest sissies you'll ever meet, and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I regret turning away from the US v. Canada women's hockey game when the score was 2-0 in the 3rd period, because I thought the US had it in the bag. Unfortunately, they didn't. 

Still, the silver medal is nothing to sneeze at.

My husband was referring to Olympic skiier Ted Ligety as Lickety instead of Ligety. I think that's a whole different sport.

Anyone else notice how much the announcers all like to say "Ligety?"

I'm pretty sure Matt Lauer has it baaaad for Lindsey Vonn.

I'm not much of a crier, but I tear up when I hear the National Anthem, whether it be a medal ceremony, a football game, or sign-off time at the television station.

Yes, we still have a television station that signs off with the Star Spangled Banner.

I feel very old and un-hip when I hear snowboarders talk.

If someone say, my age, had a little crush on 19 year old Nick Goepper, the bronze medalist in freestyle skiing, would you think it was sweet or a little creepy? Asking for a friend....

I have only had pink eye once, but I was pretty sure it was going to kill me at the time. Besides having eyes that streamed tears and were, well, pink (hah! RED), they were swollen and painful, and I was achy and feverish. SO LEAVE POOR BOB COSTAS ALONE ALREADY. 

Maybe in another life I was a figure skater.  I know it's in me somewhere....


  1. I was in the pub earlier and I saw some people in red, (on skates, on ice) slamming some people in white (on skates, on ice) into the sides of the arena. Was that hockey? Was that the game you're talking about? Did I inadvertently see someone winning something?

    I preferred whatever downhill ski thing it was where there was a big course full of jumps and drops and the officials were trying to work out which person won, when they all skidded over the finish line on their backsides having totalled (hilariously) at the end of the course. That was fun.

    It would be creepy if *I* had a crush on a nineteen year old. Tell your friend that. And tell your friend also that the little old men (75+) who flirt inappropriately with me at work are ALSO creepy.

    Snowboarders talk? The tv in the pub was silent.

    Figure skating is twirly and also kinda dumb. Ballet is better.

    Also when reading your tags I mis-read or read too fast and blended 'Goepper' and 'Ligety' and thought you'd tagged this post 'Giggety' and was thinking that that's one HELLUVA crush...

    1. At least you saw the three skiers sprawling across the finish line.

      I believe it's far creepier for the 75+ year old men to flirt with you than for me, I mean, my friend to have a crush on a 19 year old boy....

      Snowboarders talk, but they talk about 360s and shredding and half pipes and I don't know what the hell they're talking 'bout.

      But it's ballet ON ICE SKATES.

      You need to check your eyes with one of those fancy eye machines in the back of your van.

    2. After what your phone did to *MY* post, I think 'Giggity' probably still fits.

      It's too spinny. And slidey. But they fall down a lot better.

      Half-pipes is skateboarding talk. And 360. Dunno what shredding is though. Hamsters do it to paper. All I know.

      And LOL! Is that SO?!?!?

  2. LMAO!!!!!

    I got said it all! :D

  3. I don't even know what to say. All of this is funny (as in laugh-out-loud, belly-laugh funny) and I have watched about 15 minutes TOTAL of the Olympics. I feel totally caught up, so thanks for helping a girl out.

  4. Laughing at Lizzi's comment about hockey :) Proud Canadian here :)
    I've not watched a lot of the Olympics this year but what I've seen I've enjoyed. Those skiers and snowboarders are amazing with the way they fly through the air. My twin boys (1 snowboarder and 1 skier) are always talking about these half pipes. Looks pretty terrifying to me.

  5. 19 is almost 20, and 20 is almost 30, so no - it's not creepy at all. Ligety.