- OMFG, Newfoundland is going to the Olympics!!!
I love watching curling (notice I said "watching" not "doing"), but to me it's more of a late winter sport. I just can't get my head around watching curling in December. But today, it was the men's final for the Olympic berth, the Gushue rink from Newfoundland against the Stoughton rink from Manitoba, and I just had to plop down in front of the tv. I've been impressed by this young team (they are in their 20s) since they came to the nationals about three years ago. They have decades of curling ahead of them and they are going to be a future force, mark my words.
And to sweeten the pot, this year the Gushue rink has Russ Howard playing second for them! Russ Howard!! The crustiest old bastard in curling! He yells so much during a tournament that by the end of the week, he usually has no voice left.
I did feel really badly for the Stoughton rink, as I do like them. They are from my hometown after all, and I think it's really kewl that they curl out of the Charleswood Curling Club, which is right next door to my old high school. But nostalgia will only take you so far...
I am totally pumped for the Olympics now. We've got the Kleibrink rink from Calgary on the women's circuit and the oh-so-entertaining Gushue rink featuring Russ Howard, shrieking "Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaard" on the men's.
Yesterday was my lovely, smart, funny, talented, charismatic, accomplished, respected, reliable, and sweet husband's birthday. We took him out for a big-assed steak and then rented It's All Gone Pete Tong. Funny interesting film. Loved the cocaine badger. Now I want to go to Ibiza.
Hope you had a great birthday, sweetie.
The tree hasn't decorated itself yet, so I better pour myself a huge sherry and get throwing stuff at it. I don't think I can handle Christmas music yet (I usually play Kathleen Battle - she sings a beautiful Ava Maria), but I think Belle and Sebastian will fill in nicely. As the NME says " they are not twee. Belle and Sebastian rock! Pleasantly."