Well,Folks, it's official: Canada owns the podium. We don't have as many overall medals as the U.S. or Germany,but we do have a lock on the top spot with 13 Golds. That,my friends, is unheard of around these parts. Canada has never done that at any Olympic games,winter or summer.Our previous record was 10 golds won at the boycotted Olympics in 1984. I'd say we're pretty spectacular right about now,and things can only get better from here :)
*Outburst of unabashed patriotism over*
Anyway, today I'd like to share a few of my favourite Olympic winter sports with you!
Most of them I've chosen because of their "watchability" but the others are sports I have always loved.
In no particular order they are;
1.Biathlon-Skiing and guns? I am so there.
2.Speed Skating-This sport is crazy! I love it because I never know what is going to happen. Plus,the skaters are always sooo handsome.
3.Curling-This sport is huge here in Canada and watching it is oddly soothing because I don't know enough about it to be stressed out.
4.Hockey-This is my favourite sport besides athletics. During the season I watch it every Saturday night (all three games!) Before the Olympics started I knew the roster of every country's team and (correctly) guessed that the USA and Canada would be in the final together.
5.Figure Skating-I cannot skate at all,but I admire anyone who can. I've been watching since 1988 when Elizabeth Manley won the silver medal and have had a love/hate relationship with it ever since.
6.Skeleton-Sledding head first down an icy track? Hell-to-the-naw! But I'm glad someone is brave enough to do it because it's wonderfully entertaining to watch.
7.Ski and Snowboard cross-Fast,furious, and unpredictable. I love it.
8.Alpine Skiing-I love it but I can't watch it because of the amount of crashes that happen.
9.Luge-Just because I like saying "luge".
10.Snowboarding: Half pipe-Rough,death-defying and graceful are all words that could describe this beautiful sport.
I'll be sad when it's all over :(
I decided to wear BB Couture's aptly named Fairy Blood (a blood red glitter) today because I've been completely obsessed with reds of late. The pictures aren't colour-accurate though.It is much darker in real life.
indoors with flash
indoors no flash
Somewhere in between my geeky Olympic ramblings and my haphazard nail posts,I've reached the 100 followers milestone. First of all,I'd like to thank all of you for reading this blog. I didn't think anyone would enjoy my mediocre photos and liberal use of run-on sentences (yes,i do know grammar,i just don't follow the rules because i'm lazy ;P) but, apparently you do.So, thanks. I appreciate all of you.
I've been hoarding a few goodies to give away(best way to break a no-buy? buy stuff for other people).I'll give you more details as soon as I'm done with my olympic obsession :)
Have a wonderful day ladies!
Ginger-who will not be available between the hours of noon and two Pacific time.