Winter Olympics Friday Five

As posted by yours truly at RevGals:

1) Which of the Winter Olympic sports is your favorite to watch?
Over the years, figure skating, particularly pairs. I tried to watch half-pipe snowboarding, but for a person with vertigo who is trying to knit at the same time, it’s not such a good sport to watch.

2) Do you speak Snowboardese?
The Princess and I attempted to parse The Flying Tomato. We determined that he felt the medal would bring him closer to attractive women (babes, that is) everywhere. But on the whole I don’t know what most of the snowboarder talk means.

3) Define Nordic Combined. Don’t look it up. Take a guess if you must.
I think it’s the one where they do the ski jumping followed by the cross country skiing. In other words, it’s heart attack from fear followed by heart attack from exertion.

4) Curling. Please discuss.
I watched a lot of Curling in the 02 Olympics. My former brother-in-law was putting in a half-bath off my kitchen at the time, and he enjoyed the Curling a great deal. He seemed to understand it. He explained it patiently on more than one occasion. We sat in my kitchen and watched the Ladies Curling on the little TV together. He probably did some work at the same time, since I do have that half-bath to show for it. It wasn’t until I saw the Ladies Curling that I took an interest in it. The guys looked to me like they would be just as happy at the bowling alley, or taking a cigarette break. But the women were so cute, it all began to make sense to me.
Except now I’ve forgotten the puropse of Curling.

5) If you could be a Winter Olympics Champion just by wishing for it, which sport would you choose for winning your Gold Medal?
I would love to be coordinated enough and brave enough to be a downhill skier, so I choose that.

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5 thoughts on “Winter Olympics Friday Five”

  1. What I love the most about curling is that it is so darn polite. The game begins with handshakes and wishes for a good game all around. Every team member shakes the hand of everyone on the opposing team. So you start out as friends.
    Curling is a game of skill, strategy and freezing your butt off. I always preferred a sweeping role (the leads and seconds do most of the sweeping) because at least you could warm up. No matter how calm and together they look — the skip has freezing cold feet by the third end of the game.
    Continued politeness – no matter how the game ends, everyone shakes hands again. The winner usually buys the first round at the pub.

  2. I haven’t had time to watch any of the Olympics. But I think I have picked up some snowboardese just by hanging out with teenage snowboarders every weekend ….

  3. After all the new advice I got from the hairdresser yesterday, Hair Curling is going to be my new sport.
    And what are you doing awake at this hour?

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