24th February 2018

Watch for the rising waters

Still too early for the paperwork to be completed, but I’m going out on a limb with my estimate; Canada will finish in the Top Three at the present Olympics. We won’t have received the medals that count (for me): hockey, “real” curling, anything in speed skating, but others are impressed. Now I just have to set the alarm for tomorrow before dawn. The Closure. One of the big moments on my quadrennial approach to sports.

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18th February 2018

Inspired by Jenga?

Word just in from the Games, where an athlete has been accused of doping. The sport?  Curling. Brings a new optic to the catch phrase “Hurry, hard”.

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15th February 2018

Culture creation

This is not the time to stress unduly, but the heirs to the world curling crown are down two games in a row in the Olympics. That’s not considered as “best strategy” when your goal is gold, right? I must wait until tomorrow and see if there is improvement, before getting all topsy-turvy about misdirected rocks.

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14th February 2018

Presumptive champions

My preferred portion of the Games has started. Team Homan has just thrown their opening rocks against the “home town favourites” from Korea. Many ends to go, but I have high confidence in the win by the presumptive World champions.

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13th February 2018

Are their blades made of fire?

The next Winter Olympics will be held in China, making three sets of Games in a row to be contested in East Asia. I mention this, only because I think I’m getting the hang of watching stuff taking place fourteen hours before now. If you think time travel is baffling, try watching people spinning in the sky, as the sun goes down (and here, we’re awaiting sunrise). Anyhow…

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12th February 2018

Medals, galore!

Look at all those medals! I (made the mistake) of turning on notifications from Twitter and elsewhere; the iPad dings like an out-of-control teletype machine. Again, look at all those medals! Not just Canada, but we know where the heart lies.

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11th February 2018

Preparing for cultures

This morning, my “Bain Marie” came out from the back of a cupboard. Hadn’t given much thought to it, in better than 35 years. You see, we’re preparing to go cultural here; should I say cultured? How about “living with culture”. Unsure, but we are going to make yogurt again, soon. The incubator is ready, we have a starter kit from the health store, and I’m shopping for an inexpensive source of powdered milk. Not sure that exists, in passing. We also watched some video lessons on the preparation of Kombucha, but that’s a whole other animal.

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9th February 2018

Game on, Winter World

Took three hours, but I can affirm that there are real Games going forward in Pyeongchang County. The full show, including a big-ass torch and lots of seats.  A big show, if I could “make it”.

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4th February 2018

Unable to see the free (feed)

Watching free TV, without a TV, is not as simple as I had thought. Although I pay for satellite service, I wondered if the “big game” was available in my browser. And it is, if you jump through enough hoops. That pesky user name and password for my provider leaves me at a loss, every time.

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10th December 2017

At the end of a very long week

Nine days: a very long week. Or in other terms, the amount of time required to confirm what many (of us) already knew. The best group of rock chuckers in Canada, under the rules of curling for women, will hereby be known as Olympic Team Homan.

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