The Sochi Olympics are well under way, and I haven't been able to watch nearly as much as I want to. But here are some highlights from my perch on the couch, eating nachos and watching my muscles atrophy.
Can we talk about the sweaters? U.G.L.Y., you ain't got no alibi. Sorry Ralph Lauren, perhaps I'm just not fashionable enough to appreciate them, but they are too busy, too 1980s, too Ugly Sweater Contest winning.
Big floating heads scare me.
I know it's immature of me, but I love when something goes wrong in a live event. LOVE. So you can imagine how happy four rings and a snowflake made me.
All the single ladies, all the single ladies...
Nightmare Bear is looking a little Putin, dontchathink?
|The resemblance is uncanny.|
Oh figure skating, you used to be my favorite Winter Olympic sport, back in the days of Nancy Kerrigan. I'm still in awe of what the skaters can do on ice, but there are so many changes with the ice dancing and team scoring that I feel I can't quite follow. Also, I do not like it when brothers and sisters skate together.
It's a little...
|Oh you two, why did you have to get divorced?|
Ashley Wagner cracked me up with her faces, while seeing her score. She was not impressed at all. This is exactly how I would react, as I can not hide any emotion, and I loved it.
|I did awesome! Hey, what the??|
And they say ice skating is not manly? Ohhhhh...nevermind.
|I can't even touch my toes.|
These American ice dancers were wonderful to watch. Especially Charlie. Doesn't he look exactly what you would think a Charlie is supposed to look like?
Speaking of curly hair....
Let's review curling, otherwise known as the one Olympic sport that my husband thinks he has a chance to compete in. Why? I don't know. But the outfits are pretty amazing:
|Hey Russia, 1990 called, and they want their Jams back.|
Norway gets the gold for fashion.
|Curlers or Barber Shop Quartet? You be the judge.|
We watched the Men's Cross Country event, and it might have been the most boring hour of my life. Until the very end, when the announcers were so amped up and yelling, that it made it VERY EXCITING ALL OF A SUDDEN! Then these top athletes all fell down at the end. It was great.
|Also great, watching cross country skiers race uphill. #notawkwardatall|
Meet my friend, Sage. First medal winner, and a Gold one at that. He was wicked awesome on the slopes. Some might even say gnarly. Or rad.
|Is that Sage he's holding?|
The athletes are having a lot of fun in Olympic village, sharing photos and tweets like these:
|It's like I always say, they who ski together, pee together.|
|No caption necessary.|
And the athlete's names are making for a great list of possible baby names...
And that rounds up today's edition of Notes from the Couch, back to you Sochi.