Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Luge is a Snooze

Public Service Announcement: Luge spectating is kinda boring. Maybe it wouldn't be if it wasn't held in subfreezing temperatures, but then I guess the sport wouldn't work out so well. I'm no scientist.

Today we took the 2 hour Olympic bus ride up to Whistler to watch the women's third and fourth rounds (the finals, basically) of luge. No need to watch the highlights tonight; I'll give you the rundown. The Americans didn't do so great. Canada, not so fabby either. The Germans and Austrians are tigers, kicked ass and took names. Steer clear of the Ukrainian women lugers if you see them on the street, that's all I gotta say. I had no interest in taking any pics, but can always count on Mr. FGD to fill in the gaps.

Even from the beginning, I was super happy to be out in the cold.



I recommend adding more layers than this little guy.



It looks cold, right??



Here's some pics of the luge track. I don't recommend going down this drunk. Or sober, really.







Me, rockin the stars and stripes. I'm willing to do that now, now that foolio George W. is nowhere to be seen.



Do you see the chic on the zero? They go super fast. Reminder, don't do this drunk.



Moving on.

Yesterday was our other day without any events, so we did some more Vancouver-sploring.

This is a little out of order, but here's me by the Olympic torch. It's the same size as my head!



Thanks to weezermonkey, we got in the loooong line for Japa Dog!





It was really weird, but strangely yummy.





Seaweed + hot dog = Yum! Who knew.



I'm totally obsessed with Quatchi, the head mascot for the Olympics. I love him so.

Quatchi in a box!



Quatchi playing hockey!



Quatchi blushing on the jumbotron!



I'm kicking myself now, but Mr. FGD is asleep and I can't for the life of me remember which country's outfits we've been mocking the whole time we've been here. They're like, floating brain parts! Mr. FGD is rocking the bad-ass jacket here, but it's just not the same without the matching pants. Purrrrr.



Goodnight, and remember, no need to spend several hundred dollars on luge tickets next time the Olympics comes a rockin.

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

Bev said...

Aww, Quatchi blushing is cute!! That hot dog looked good, even at 5:30 in the a.m. I look forward to your updates every morning!

Emily Anne said...

Wow looks like soo much fun. (And yummy too!)
Love your blog! :)

Xoxo- Emily

Lurch Casper said...

Quatchi in a box! HILARIOUS. I hope Quatchi comes to play with us at the mob. And now I have a new food idea for your bday celebration next year. Too bad I'm moving away from the beach cuz that would have made the seaweed collecting a lot easier.

amber said...

I am absolutely loving these (mostly) real time updates! <3

Steve said...

Greetings from Seattle!

Do you mind if we post your picture of him blushing on our Quatchi Watch blog?

We love Quatchi!

10yearstogether said...

I am loving that you sound like you're actually having fun! I love the Quatchi - so cute!

Ams said...

I am loving all your pictures... crazy that luge business... :)
And seaweed on hotdogs... who woulda thunk??
LOVE your updates... and omg I am dying over the George W business because that's SO true!!!! Reason number 594 why I love you!!

wan said...

quatchi is adorable.

i want a seaweed-covered hot dog now. sounds delish!

weezermonkey said...

I don't know what I love more -- Quatchi or Japa Dogs. It's pretty close.

Ann Marie said...

I am loving all your Olympic updates. And Quatchi too.

ssinca said...

those hot dogs look hard-core!

ITA about W. amen.

Winnie said...

And now I really want a Japa Dog. Love the Quatchi in a box picture! So cute.

Natrix said...

MMMm Japadog!! They were good, but I think next time I'll hold all the mayonaise.

 
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