I enjoy watching The Olympics. That is how I think of them as being The Olympics, capital T, capital O shiny and bold.
I’ll watch virtually any Olympic sport for at least a few minutes. I don’t care what it is, it could be the most ridiculous event ever (no I am not going to make some gratuitous cleveland bashing comment, so Ezzie and The Shmata Queen can just relax).
After all it is The Olympics so it means that it is time to set aside preconceived notions of what the world is like and join in the brotherhood of mankind. Or if nothing else it is time to watch some of these competitions and wonder who made up half these games and what can I do to get a piece of the action.
Speaking of action I had a good time watching the Snowboarders. That just looks like a hell of a lot of fun and certainly it is something that I would love to do. One of the things that I love about living in LA is that we are only a couple of hours away from the mountains so it is not out of the question to do a daytrip. I have friends who spend their weekends skiing/snowboarding around Big Bear/Arrowhead and or Mammoth.
Sooner or later I’ll join them, but before I do I have to figure a few things out. Primary on that list is translating snowboard lingo into something that makes sense.
I listened to a few of the interviews and found myself wondering what the hell they were saying. The interviews were conducted in English but some of the terms sounded like Greek to me.
I shudder to admit this because it just makes me sound like an an old man, but the rules of the blog are the rules of the blog.