My joy for today is the Winter Olympics.
I must admit that I know very, very little about any winter sport. I have been snow skiing once or twice, never owned a pair of ice skates, and generally dislike winter weather that consists of temperatures below 70.
However, my persuasive husband can convince me to watch just about any sport. He does not spend much time at all watching sports, so when he does, I know it must be important. A few months ago, he got me to watch almost the entire World Series. which I really enjoyed. We watched every Penn State football game, and thanks to the influence of our dear friend big Ellen, watched quite a few NFL games as well. Most recently, in the past few weeks, we have watched cross country skiing, downhill skiing, hockey, curling, and speed skating.
The final match of men’s hockey just came to a close. Canada won in overtime. My husband told me a random statistic (completely unverified yet very interesting) that 70% of Canadians were watching this game. For this reason, all in our household were betraying our citizenship by rejoicing in the Canadian victory. As I may have mentioned in previous posts, I wholeheartedly believe that excellence in all areas should be recognized and celebrated. The Olympics are a perfect visual example of this belief. If I start training now, think I could be ready for the next Olympic curling trials?