Thursday, February 18, 2010

Curling is for hurling

Today's day at the Olympics started out with US men's hockey vs. Norway. Or was it Finland? No, I think it was Norway. For some reason I always get them confused. Why is that? They don't sound the same - it's not like it's my Switzerland/Sweden semantics problem. Hmmm. Let's go with Norway.

Anyway, I actually had fun. I hate hockey, but this game didn't draaag like I always feel like NHL games do. It went by pretty quickly, which appears to be the key to my happiness. In more ways than one. Hee hee.

Here's some pics of the team warming up. We had really great seats, but I'm not so great at taking photos through the plexi-glass. I'm probably not that great at taking photos in general, but let's just use the plexi-glass as the excuse today, k?







At all the events we've been at, it's been 80% Canadians, 10% Americans, and 10% a hodgepodge of other peeps. But at this game, it actually seemed like a bunch of Americans bothered to show up north of the border, so that was pretty cool.

Anyway, here are a couple more closer up pics of the dudes. I wish I actually followed hockey a little bit so I would know who some of them were, but not so much. I really had no clue who anyone was. I'm guessing the guy with WHITNEY on the back of his jersey wasn't Whitney Port from The Hills?





One of my work besties, UniVERSE loves him some Ryan Miller. He was so excited when he showed me Ryan Miller's goalie helmet before I left for the Olympics, and all I could think was, is he from Jersey Shore?



(That's obviously not my pic, but I have no idea where it originally came from.)

Anyway, to make up for unabashadly stomping on UniVERSE's Ryan Miller man-crush, I tried to take some pics to make up for it. Here we go, UniVERSE, this lovefest is for you, because I promise none of my other readers gives a shit.







Here's the Norway (Finland?) dudes giving it their best shot. (They sorta lost, kinda bad, so I feel like I should give them some love on here, right??).





Ok, that's enough hockey. USA won, wheeee!

Next, we rushed on over to....wait for it....C.U.R.L.I.N.G!!!!!



Holy crap. I hate to say it, but what a snooze. I thought luge was not a spectator sport. Holy shit. I could barely stay awake. The Canadians must know something that we don't because, damn, they are really into it.



I don't think Guy Fieri could figure out the curling action, either.



Oh, and by the way, ahem, my blog is like, totally famous now. We're on Quatchi Watch!!! We love Quatchi!!

Ok, so I don't even know how to wrap this day up. From men skating around in bulky, padded uniforms, to chicks sweeping the floor with their brooms, to watching way too much men's figure skating in the USA lounge tonight and not getting nearly drunky enough, I just don't know where to go with this. Although, thought for the day: men get camel toe when they wear tights.

There you have it.

8 Comments, shout outs, and other gold diggin' love:

weezermonkey said...

You know you've made it when you're linked by Quatchi Watch!

I hope you're monetizing.

Tameka said...

Whitney Port from the Hills...FTW.

Lurch Casper said...

I know you're pretending not to like hockey just for show cuz reliable sources told me you were jumping up and down yelling and banging on the glass the whole game. Oh wait...that's me trying to live vicariously through you. Never mind.

wan said...

you saw guy fieri! that totally trumps whitney whats-her-name.

ssinca said...

I am SO impressed you even bothered with curling.

Winnie said...

I would have loved to watch an Olympic hockey game! So jealous.

10yearstogether said...

I don't give a shit about hockey and I've never bothered to find out what curling is. Looks like I'm not really missing out on much. The thing I'd be most interested in is Quatchi - WOOHOO!

amber said...

We wound up back in our room in Vegas Thursday night, drunky-poo and totally watched curling. I don't know how you watched it live and sober, because it was boring as all hell tipsy and on TV. Heh. :P

 
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