In case you missed it, these are the bouquets that winners at the Beijing Olympics are receiving: hand-knit cashmere flowers, lovely permanent keepsakes instead of real flowers that will wilt in a few hours. “The rose stands for friendship, the Chinese rose for perseverance, the lily of the valley for happiness, the hydrangea for unity, … Continue reading Those beautiful Beijing bouquets
Funny how the female beach volleyball players wear almost nothing because sand gets lodged in bigger uniforms, or something like that. And yet the same sand is apparently no problem for male players who wear shorts and tank tops. Go figure. (And yes, it has occurred to me that those “uniforms” seem to get smaller … Continue reading Some Olympic observations
Hope everyone was watching last night when Shaun White won Olympic gold in the men’s halfpipe. He was crying, I was crying. Seemed like everyone was crying. I’m not going into all the details about what it took for him to get to this point, or where the Olympics are being held, or anything like … Continue reading Holy halfpipe, Batman!
Not to be outdone by fellow Olympian Gus Kenworthy, US snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis is also adopting a homeless Sochi puppy. Looks a lot like Kenworthy’s pups, doesn’t it? We’ve a large contingent of athletes in Sochi. Maybe this puppy adoption thing will catch on. Continue reading Another Olympian adopts a homeless Sochi pup
For those interested, here is a picture of the controversial vent on the back of the USA Olympic speedskating “skinsuit.” That’s a significantly larger opening than what I’d first imagined when I started hearing about a “vent.” I was looking for a little slit somewhere, maybe in the armpit. I’m no expert, but this certainly … Continue reading US speedskaters abandon vented suits
Meet Gus Kenworthy. He’s an American Olympian in Sochi. His event is slopestyle freeskiing, but as you can see, he’s really had his hands full with other things. He found and rescued four stray puppies and their mom from the streets of Sochi, where they were in danger of being killed by hired exterminators. He … Continue reading Meet Gus Kenworthy, Olympian and puppy rescuer