Friday, February 17, 2006

OK - I like Curling

Kellie got me into this. Olympic Curling. I don't understand it. I don't know the rules. I've just seen it a few times before - and yet - I'm fascinated with it. I watch. I don't know the score or how to score. I see women sliding granite rocks on ice at a target. Sometimes it's in the target and that's good. Sometimes it's bad. They slide and brush and scoot their feet on the ice like they're dancing. They're Olympians yet they don't sweat. They appear to be able to compete in street clothes. Injury doesn't seem to be a part of this sport - nor does age. I've watched several "matches" (if you call them that) - and they seem to go on forever. It looks like there is a clock of some sort, but I don't know how it factors. I don't know how many throws a team gets (or if they even call them "throws".) I am completely in the dark here - yet I watch. I even cheer at times, taking cues from the spectators there, because I don't know when to cheer. I know how to cheer - but when it comes to Curling I don't know why. I know nothing but Curling seems cool - (if you call it that.)