Today is Friday, the third-to-last day of the Games. The rain has returned and the visibility/conditions at Whistler and Cypress mountains is terrible. The fact Olympic competition is being held today (tomorrow is supposed to be worse) is unfortunate. There’s been a lot of DQ-ing, DNFs and crashing. Spectators (okay, parents and friends of athletes willing to brave the conditions) are forced to sit in pouring rain and wind and not see the competition through the fog. Hopefully this will be a lesson to the IOC. (However, I highly doubt it will have any affect on future host-city selections.)
Once the rain died down a bit tonight, my friend Denege and I went to the Village to watch the Canada-Slovakia hockey game surrounded by locals. So much fun! And who would have thought USA and Canada would meet in the gold-medal game? Certainly not any of the experts here covering the tournament, that’s for sure!
Before we went out, I let Denege (D$) give me a makeover, which involved something called a curling iron, hairspray and colored lip gloss. Then, Denege and Winter Barbie hit the Village for dinner, a stop at the Spyder US Ski Team house and a few songs at our favorite Whistler hotspot, Buffalo Bills.
If you didn’t catch Scotty Lago on Kimmel tonight, it’s well worth a stop at YouTube to check it out. The surprise Closing Ceremonies Kimmel staged for him was awesome. And, if Opening Ceremonies were any indication, chances are good it was more entertaining than the actual closing ceremonies will be.
GO USA! (YES, I KNOW WE ARE HOLDING THE FLAG BACKWARDS. THE CURLS MUST HAVE GONE TO MY HEAD.)
WEEEEE! OUR STEVEN HOLCOMB IMPRESSION …
HANGING OUT ON THE OLYMPIC RINGS AT THE WHISTLER MEDALS PLAZA …