Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sochi here I come!

So today started my quest to be an olympic athelete. As a curler for the US Olympic team. That's right, I want to be an olympic curler.

Well, most likely not, but I did get to curl toay.

I am in a leadership class, which contains people from all sorts of organizations and businesses in my area. One of the people in the class does PR and Marketing for the US Curling Association. Which is awesome.

I have always enjoied watching curling at the Olympics, so it was cool to meet someone who does PR for the team. I drilled her with questions, on everything curling. Being an Olympic year she is crazy busy, the coolest thing so far is she went with the team to be on The Colbert Report. They had a day at a curling center wiht him taping for the show. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you check it out at Comedy Central. She also got to hang out with the Monday Night Football crew in Green Bay. The curling team was their and taught them to curl.

Anyway, today I curled for the first time. In town we have a curling center, and she had an open house/training session for us. It was super fun. I haven't been as excited about something in a long time. It reminded me of being a kid, before going on a field trip. You were excited, and not always sure what you were going to get to do.

My first slide garnered a "nice slide" from the teacher of the opposite group, and my third slide earned a "that's perfect", I also received great praise while practicing my turns. You see, you never throw a straight rock, you always want to curve it.

Once we got around to playing a game, I was picked to, Skip, my team. Which means I stand at the opposite end of the throwers and pick where I want the rocks to go. It's like being the on field manager, who then gets to come in and throw the final stones.

My team lost the first end, but came back strong winning the next two.

I actually might look at joining a league next year. It was ton's of fun.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

I guess this means I could write for the NY Times

So I watched the Golden Globes on Sunday night. I am a sucker for awards shows and this one gives the people getting awards booze, so there is always a chance of some great water cooler talk.

This time though, it was me and some guy from the NY Times who were looking like fools. Why you ask? Because we both made fun of a guy with cancer.

For those of you that don't know. Michael C. Hall has Hodgkin's lymphoma. Which is not funny. Because of this he was wearing what would best be described as a black stocking cap at the awards show. Most likely because he is going through treatment for his Cancer.

My being the insensitive moron that I am, briefly had up on my Facebook page, What is Michael C Hall wearing on his head? Yeah, I asked why a guy going through cancer treatment was wearing a hat.

How does this qualify me for writing for the NY times?

Because one of the bloggers for the NY times tweeted this: Is Michael C. Hall playing Bob Marley in an upcoming movie? Don't get the hat or what he is hiding under it

That's right, not only did he question the hat, he asked if the very white Michael C. Hall was going to be playing Bob Marley.

Stay classy NY Times!

For those of you who don't know who Michael C. Hall is, he is on Showtimes, Dexter. Watch it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Holy Crap

So did you guys see Pat Robertson? If not, check this out... If you want to learn more about the "pact with the devil" check this out... They crazy part to me is that be believes it. I have watched some more of Pat's coverage of the Haitian tragedy, and he has seemed genuinely concerned about what happened. He has had on organizations doing relief efforts, and asked people to donate money. All while being Holy Crap crazy.

On another note, check out this story. Anyone else feel sorry for these people? I saw Avatar, I liked it, and thought that it was visually stunning. I didn't want to blow the back of my head off afterwards though. I mean I it's a movie. It's.Not.Real.