The winter Olympics began this week, for those who haven't noticed. This week's prompt at Illustration Friday, to commemorate I suppose, is simply "Olympics" . Watching?
We caught the end of the opening ceremonies on Friday evening and watched the... uhm... "climactic" lighting of the torch, a.k.a. the "fire penis". I was somewhat glad to know that I wasn't the only one for whom that thought came to mind.
Saturday, we finally got a decent snowstorm here. As the temperature dropped and the snow fell outside, I was comfortably wrapped up and watching some Olympic coverage from the futon. It was fun to watch as 17-year-old Red Gerard won gold for men's snowboard slopestyle.
Here in Colorado, people are celebrating the victory - what a dude! From Silverthorne! It's difficult to not get caught up in the hoopla. Honestly, I personally have never ridden a snowboard and had never heard of Red Gerard before seeing him on TV yesterday. Now, I wonder how many talk shows he'll be invited to. All of them, probably. What if he'd gotten silver? Hmm... I think there's a big gap between first and second place. And the big question...who's he taking to prom?
Even though I enjoy watching some winter Olympic sports, I personally am not much of a skier or skater. I suppose if I were to pick something: curling?
What's your winter sport?