Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Trying to Relate to Olympic Dissapointment

To the Korean speed skater who missed out on a silver medal because his teammate, Lee Ho-Suk, got greedy and tried to pass him and ended up making them both fall and lose,

Wow. That really sucks, man. I hate when stuff like that happens.

I mean one time when I was in college we had a huge all-campus event where we all went rollerskating and at one point in the evening the DJ declared there would be a race, so I was like "Ok. I'm pretty fast. I'll compete" and made my way out to the floor.

There were about five or seven or ten of us out there and when we took off I realized that I really was faster and more stable than most of my competitors and that I had a really good chance of winning. So I was about to make my move for the lead when out of nowhere this girl who obviously had no idea what she was doing came flailing from behind me and GRABBED ON TO ME SO SHE WOULDN'T FALL. It rattled me, threw me off balance and slowed me down while practically knocking me over.

And there went my dreams of winning the 200-meter skate at the South Side Roller Dome.

All I can say is hang in there and keep your head. There will be a next time.

All the best,

1 comment:

  1. hahah oh AMANDA! you forget our ICE skating competitions for Christmas Banquet! you where all mad our junior year when tad took you and I was spinning and everything and I challlenged you to stop good without falling down and then went rightinto the wall because tad was mimicing me "hoi hoi hoi jeremy hoi hoi hoi" i am like "ive been skating a long time" and then i did an actual routine and then tad made fun of me. You have forgotten it all :( ;)