37F and breezy today, bit of an overcast.
12F in Korea last night for the Olympics. That’s cold.
Watched men’s biathalon. I like biathalon because I can’t imagine the training to be able to shoot like that, and because the medals are up for grabs. Last olympics the world favorite and ‘grand old man’ came in dead last. This year, the three guys who had dominated the results all year ALL shot poorly and missed out on medals. That made for a much more exciting finish as people realized they had a chance to actually medal.
Also watched a bit of figure skating, ice dancing, and snowboarding. Which leads me to the title of this post. I’m a grumpy old man. Yup. Watching those punk kids doing skateboard tricks on the snow IN THE OLYMPICS brought it home. And they are GOOD, they are extraordinary athletes, and they are exciting to watch. Another thing that brought it home was when the russian female figure skater made the Sign of the Cross as she left the ice. I remember very well when that would have gotten her sent off to Siberia, figuratively if she was lucky, in actuality if not. 30 or more years ago. Sheesh I’m feeling old today.