Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Well Hot Damn!!!
I should be in bed - it's way past my bed time and I'm on the early shift. But I've been watching the Olympics and my favourite part of the Olympics is the skating. And my favourite part of the skating has been the Ice Dance. Ever since Torville and Dean burst onto the scene, I've been glued to both the World's and the Olympics and poor Ron had to sit through them and at times miss the Leafs so that I could watch Ice Dancing. Ryan was over tonight and I made him watch it too!!
I've been especially excited this year because one of the Canadian Ice Dancing teams had been picked to do well at this Olympics and I almost kind of felt like I sort of knew them. One of the women I used to work with at a previous job happened to know Scott Moir as he was from a small town right near mine and the woman I worked with belonged to the Legion there and was always talking about he and his partner. And his partner, Tessa Virtue is from London - as in Ontario - same city I live in. I've been glued to the telly every night for the skating and during the Ice Dance I didn't even take break time. Well - I might have missed one pair much earlier in the evening when I had to do a bit of shoveling.
And tonight they won the GOLD medal in Ice Dance!!!!! The youngest couple ever to win GOLD and the first North American couple to ever win GOLD.
And huge Kudo's too, to the US Ice Dance team of Charlie White and Meryl Davis. They were fantastic too and well deserving of the Silver Medal.
I know for most of Canada, the big prize will be if Canada wins the gold in hockey - but for me - the big one was won tonight!!