2 weeks to go

Whether you are for or against the Winter Olympics they are coming.

Much as I'd like to be there, I'll have to settle for the next best thing. The BBC's coverage of the last Winter Olympics was top notch and based on the ad it looks like they will be again.

Phone surfers click here.

It might interest people to learn that Ireland is sending a small team. I guess all that snow we had over Christmas did somebody some good. πŸ˜€

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36 thoughts on “2 weeks to go

  1. I am so looking forward to it!Hi my Canadian/Irish/Good Looking friend! I hope you are having a flipping awesome weekend! :yes:

  2. it's a lovely animated short Mickey, but of course, this will cement Canada's reputation for being a frozen land forever…but better than a soggy rain forest I guess. I think.So torn now.

  3. Originally posted by ellinidata:

    Hi my Canadian/Irish/Good Looking friend!

    Who's that then? ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ :star:Well San, one of them is. I feel like the exception though.:star: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ :star:Glad you liked it hungry. ( :sst: We'll win him round yet San )

  4. It was a good thought San. :up::star: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ It was the "good looking" that threw me. πŸ˜€ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ :star:I don't see ice melting on the list of events hungry.What about curling?

  5. I'm just making an observation. I've been to skating competitions. The people in the stands are elderly women, middle aged women, young groupie girls who have crushes on the gay skaters and gay couples. The only straight men there have been dragged along by their spouses.

  6. Curling: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: :zzz: Sorry Mickey…it's the cold. It gives me hypothermia, then I fall asleep.San, You're so gay. You put my friends and me, combined, to shame././

  7. You're determined hungry, but so am I. There must be one event you'd be interested in.:star: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ :star:I wouldn't be that interested in skating of any sort. Never was.

  8. I think you have to learn about a sport to be interested in it. For most people, curling seems pretty boring, but when you learn the rules and sit in a room with curling fans you can't help but be interested.

  9. In my case it was growing up. The parents weren't interested in hockey or skating but they were curlers, especially Dad. That's what got me and my brother.

  10. My dad was a curler too. And we had a shuffleboard table! I think the only sports I don't care to watch are bowling and soccer. My dad was always watching sports, even figure skating so that was my start as an armchair athlete.

  11. now if they were to have ice-tennis….I might watch…That'd be fun to see all these people skidding around trying to hit fuzzy yellows…San, so how do you know they're gay? The next time you see someone who's wealthy and unhealthy, get me their phone number….:whistle:

  12. In my world, there is no such thing as gaydar, only wishful thinking…..besides, if it were real gaydar, you don't need signs like holding hands, which by the way is soooooo icky in public. :yuck:Just warming up for my valentine's rant.la la la

  13. I love the Winter Olympics – it's great to watch snow and ice when it's 40 degrees outside. :up:I hope there's better coverage over here that Channel 7's woeful coverage of the Olympics – particularly the opening ceremony. Remember the bit where they were showing how integral paper had been to China? There was a pause of about ten minutes in the announcer, before he said, "And what you're seeing now is paper. Paper, of course, can be used to receive a mark, from lots of different things: Pencil. Charcoal. And, of course, paint". True. But less than scintillating commentary!And 7 (who'd won the contract to show it) showed only events Australians were competing in! Grr! I watch it for the sport itself, many of which we just don't normally see! I wanna see who can lift the heaviest in the weightlifting, not have it cut off when the Australian doesn't win (for instance – dunno if there was specifically an Australian in the Weightlifting in the Olympics). Any other countries have their TV stations do that?

  14. That's a great ad. I bet the coverage will be spectacular with the Eagle handling the camera.Woo-hoot!

  15. Our coverage tends to be excellent, showing all athletes. And get this, during the Beijing Olympics they would even show a complete 1500 m. swim race. When Sydney hosted, I would get up at 2:00 am to watch the swimming! It was always live on our tv stations. I've heard that a lot of Americans watch our coverage because it isn't so biased. You may be able to live stream off the internet somehow.

  16. I watched much of the Beijing games online on the CBC website. Unfortunately CTV is covering it this year. Hope it will be good. Getting excited!

  17. I'll probably watch the BBC's coverage, based on the last winter games it will be excellent. They have a feature on satellite, I forget what it's called, where they can show different sports at the same time. The "popular" sports – figure skating, downhill skiing – would be the main broadcast but you could watch, curling say, by going into a menu and selecting it.

  18. Originally posted by clean:

    I hadn't even considered online options

    It's fairly new πŸ™„ πŸ˜‰

  19. I thought you should know that my friend Moira is volunteering at the Irish House, and I intend to go visit some night. :beer:The buzz is finally starting here. Took the seabus downtown today. So many foreigners! It's going to be fun for those can quell their inner curmudgeons. πŸ™„

  20. curmudgeons are not that easily quelled.They require much pampering, champagne, fine chocolates and a laser-guided flame thrower to disperse nasty foreigners who don't bother to find out where they're going before going. Just sayin'

  21. but so very well worth it to make them all smiley and distributing bursts of sunshine and happiness wherever they go…

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