Illustration Friday where the prompt this week is "gold".
The prompt was probably inspired by the Olympics, which I have enjoyed watching. I was one of the skeptics wondering if Rio could successfully pull them off, and I'll say that, from my living room anyway, it's been a good show.
It's been thrilling to see Usain Bolt get three more gold medals, and let's not talk about doofus Ryan Lochte.
My drawing, however, is not an Olympian, but a belly dancer. The gold referring to all the jangly coins and things they wear.
I think belly dancers are classier versions of strippers. Where I find strippers and titty bars in general quite sleazy, belly dancers are kinda cool. I was on a date once, long time ago, at a Greek restaurant. A belly dancer came out and danced among the tables. All the while, she balanced a lit candle on her head while still making all those coins she wore jangle away. My date stuck a dollar bill in her ample cleavage. It was a fun night.
And speaking of athletic endeavors, today is the running of the Pikes Peak Ascent where runners race 13 miles to the top of the peak. Wolfgang decided to do it again with a couple of friends this year.
He'd probably be the first to admit that he didn't do a whole lotta training. I asked him last weekend if he was ready, and he replied with a tentative, "yeah?"
I went out for a run this morning and it was noticeably chilly. I looked toward the peak and may have seen a dusting of snow on top. But the skies were clearing and it looked to be a good day for the event.
So in full mom mode, I went to the results site and kept on refreshing the page until I'd seen that all three guys made the summit - in pretty good time too, considering the lack of prep. One nice feature is that there are checkpoints along the way, so us couch potato lowlanders can know what section of the course our participants of interest are in. Afterward, I asked Magnum how moms coped back in the old days??
Tomorrow is the marathon - race to the top AND back down again. Some people do both races back-to-back, but they exist in a different realm than I do. Similar to ample cleavaged belly dancers.