Oh, the emotion from the women’s ice skating long program! I can barely write this post! I’m just so happy for Kim Yu-Na who had the weight of South Korea on her bony shoulders. Thank god she won gold! And I’m also thrilled that the Japanese girl who landed three triple axels in this Olympics won silver and the Canadian who just lost her mother medaled too. I couldn’t have penned a better ending!
As I knew it was going to be a very high drama event, one I simply couldn’t emerge sane from alone, Georgia, Ali, Kelly and I decided to join forces and watch the final skate together, in suitable costumes of course. We also brought my four foot sock monkey into the mix, and soon learned that he makes an exceptional ice skating partner. So light on his feet!
While Georgia, who has the BMI of, well, a figure skater, was able to find a real ice skating costume in the kid’s aisle at Costco, the rest of us were left to our own devices. Luckily Craig had been kind enough to present me with an Olympic t-shirt and matching teddy bear at the start of these Olympic games. I paired the fetching combination with red Larry Bird-inspired booty shorts, cowboy boots and an Apollo Ohno-like headband. Ali instead went Team USA in her classic cheerleader uniform, purchased somewhat intoxicated during snowmageddon, and Kelly went rogue as a half sailor, half beach-goer.
We managed to all compete together in some homemade events, like the four woman one monkey bobsled, and ate enough empty calories and processed cheese to kill a fine-tuned Olympian. We also decided that we were going to start curling and revolutionize Team USA in 2014. If we can get them to adopt sassier uniforms that is. I’m counting down the days already – only 1,460 left to learn the sport, train, and win the gold!