Tuesday, March 2, 2010

An Actual Conversation (Subject: Olympics)

The following conversation took place during the Winter Olympic closing ceremonies between myself and my 5 year old daughter, Thing 2.

Thing 2: Dad, what was your favorite sport in the Olympics?
Me: Well, I really liked the Hockey, Skeleton, and Snowboardcross. What was your favorite sport?
Thing 2: Curling.
me: Curling?
Thing 2: Curling.
Me: Really?
Thing 2: Really.

(Note, this conversation took place after she saw the pants worn by the Norwegian men's team during the gold medal match between Canada and Norway. That might have tipped the scales).

6 comments:

  1. Clearly an influence on a developing young mind. Whether for good or bad remains to be seen.

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  2. Man I remember watching curling on Canadian public television when I was like 6 or 7. I loved it too for some reason. Maybe it's the excitement of the sweeping?

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  3. The attraction of curling is that it can be done by normal-looking people, and often with a beer in one hand. In fact, I can only imagine that a beer enhances the activity. Maybe not the performance, but the overall enjoyment, definitely.

    By the way, a caveat....it can be done by normal-looking people unless the Danes are involved, in which case curling is done by women of superhuman beauty.

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  4. Yeah I saw that chick...she was smokin hot.

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  5. Even the Danish skip that is, umm, slightly over optimal weight, was smoking hot.

    I guess beauty is how the Danes compensate for the fact that they haven't sacked England in about a thousand years.

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