Hey Guys! I know, I know, the Olympics are over and I gotta move on. Don't worry, I have, but I saw this amazing video the other day and I just had to share it with you all. Make sure to have the volume on or you won't get the joke!
I wish I could take credit for this genius piece of filmmaking, but alas I did not make it. All credit goes to the people at Ghost Cow Films and College Humor, and of course the amazing figure skater Jason Brown for starring (albeit unwillingly) in this film. This Riverdance routine was amazing by the way, you should check it out fart-free! Anyway, I'm heading out of town for the weekend tomorrow but I just wanted to leave you all this gift before I left. I think whenever I'm feeling blue I'm going to watch this video and I'm sure my mood will turn right around! Have a great weekend!
Hey Everyone! Well, the Olympics are over and I'm not quite sure what I'm gonna do with myself tonight. I'm an Olympics superfan and I watched every single night of competition. Basically I had no social life for the past two weeks, but hey, this only comes along once every two years (counting summer Olympics too of course) so I'm willing to sacrifice. But I gotta admit that I think I got my fill of Olympic competition for a while, and I know this because I had an Olympic dream last night! It was sort of a nightmare actually, and because I'm a visual person I spent a little time today putting together a couple photos to demonstrate what happened in my dream.
First I was ice skating, which as I mentioned in a previous post (seen here: http://www.applesthemule.com/1/category/figure%20skating/1.html) I do quite well so that wasn't nightmarish. I was just skating around an empty rink by myself, but next thing I knew I was part of a pair and my partner picked me up and threw me across the ice like one of those scary throws they do.
I must have been ten feet in the air, it was terrifying! It felt like I was up there forever, hurtling towards an inevitable painful impact on the ice, when all of a sudden I landed on Olympic Slalom Gold Medalist Ted Ligety's back, who was right in the middle of a run down one of those steep, icy mountains.
He's obviously a great skier and I trusted him to get me down that mountain but we were going so fast I couldn't help but be afraid there too. We were picking up speed and the slalom gates were coming at us faster and faster when I felt something grab my hoof. I looked up and saw none other than the mascot of the Olympics, the Sochi Bear. It was he who had saved me and we were in the middle of the Olympic Stadium. It was packed with people from all over the world and they were cheering for us.
I looked around and took it all in. It was an amazing feeling! But then I felt it slipping away and found myself awake. What a crazy ride of a dream, right? And definitely a sign that I probably OD'd on the Olympics - hahahahaha! Well, it was a good run and now I'll just be countin' down to Rio baby! Have a wonderful week everyone!
PS - Oh yeah, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!!! This post is dedicated to YOU since I know how much you loved the Olympics too - hahahaha!
Are you excited for the Sochi Games to start? You bet I am! I'm an Olympic fanatic - summer, winter, it's all good! I know there has been some bad press about Sochi's preparation but I'm sure everything will come together and it will be a fabulous Olympics. I posted a photo of me figure skating a few weeks ago and now I'd like to share another photo of me participating in a winter sport:
I know I'm outfitted like a real pro here but I was actually around 12 years old, trying skiing for the first time. This might be the only time I was upright that day - it's harder than it looks! I still ski from time to time but I'm no pro. I can't wait to watch the pros though, starting tomorrow night - GO TEAM USA!!!
Hey there, Happy Throwback Thursday! I mentioned on Monday that ice skating is something I like to do in the winter time, but I didn't mention that I actually used to be a competitive figure skater when I was younger. For a while I thought I might try for the Olympics, but then I took a theater class at school and decided that's what I wanted to do instead. But every winter I still love lacing up the old skates and getting out there on the ice and practicing my figures. Bye for now & have a great day!