Saturday, January 25, 2014
What's your favorite Olympic event? Hockey? It's always fun to see the US and Canada go at it. Alpine Skiing? Admit it. You watch to see who'll be the next one to rip their ACL to shreds at those wicked high speeds. Is Figure Skating your cup of tea? Heck, in my mind, it's really gone downhill since 1994 and the drama of the Tonya vs Nancy fiasco. How about Curling? How can ya go wrong watching a sport that involves 'rocks', brooms and women in tight, colorful outfits. Do you wait excitedly for the Biathlon? Combine cross-country skiing and guns and you might have the 'perfect' sport for 2014. Elenka's favorite? That's so easy. The Opening and Closing Ceremonies, period. That's not a joke! Although, the Olympics is the only time you'll see her tuned into a sporting event for two weeks. Sometimes, she's not watching. It provides her with the 'white noise' to get on with the rest of her life. For me, Bobsledding is always an exciting event. Back on Stevens Ave, we even built a run down to Leo's backyard, that really got dangerous after a good winter rain. These days, I don't have to wait four years for Olympic drama. You see, I head up this hill to the compost pile once a week even in winter. It's tricky making your way up. The fun really is in your trip downhill.
As a matter of fact, it probably would make a good event.
"Now at the top of the compost run, it's Birdman."
"He's the Olympic favorite again this year!"
"He medaled in this event four years ago."
"Let's just watch this."
"This will be fun."
Winters in Maine are long.
I need to entertain myself.
*Think warm weather: the Red Sox World Series 2013 trophy is in Portland today. Sorry BC.