2.) If you had to choose a sport to compete in the Winter Olympics, which sport would you choose and why?
How do you feel about televised sports? I am not a big sports fan. My favorite teams are based on location rather than skill (San Francisco is my favorite city ever). When the big game is on, I am either working, blogging, or doing something completely unrelated.
For some unknown reason (maybe you can figure it out for me) all that changes during the Olympics. Go figure. Suddenly, I am interested in watching different athletic events.
A few nights ago I even watched a curling match. Curling?? Really?? Who thought it was a good idea to slide a giant stone on ice and push brooms to influence where it lands. Wow! Now that is excitement.
my kind of sport
When I thought about this week’s writing prompt from Mama Kat, I was at a loss. I ski (except not this year but that is another story), cycle and go to the gym for fun and recreation. I’m not great at team sports which leaves out hockey and don’t see myself in a bobsled (looks scary).
This was harder than I thought it would be. Which sport combines feats of athleticism with something I truly love and enjoy? I adore anything related to costumes, music and dancing. Hmmmmmmmm…..
welcome ice dancing
After considering figure skating for about a minute, I realized I don’t like jumping. Maybe I could be the girl who goes after a performance and picks up flowers tossed on the rink by adoring fans. Nah. I don’t think there is a competition to see who can scoop up the most flowers in the shortest time.
Figure skating costumes are pretty but not as fabulous as those worn by ice dancers. Sequins, beads, tulle and chiffon all beckon. If you listen closely there is a faint whisper chanting Mimi whenever ice dancing commences.
I don’t like the idea of being lifted into the air, but I could bear it if I was bedazzled in sparkles. The glammier the costume, the happier I would be. Stage makeup with added glitz is an extra bonus as well.
what about the dancing part?
The only downside to ice dancing would be the actual dancing part. I am totally awkward on skates and I’m afraid of falling. How could I get around that part?
I learned to follow choreography in burlesque, so I am trainable. Maybe I could dance on the ice with a boa. Props would help hide the fact that I don’t know how to skate.
If When I tripped over a boa or pair of discarded gloves I could say it was part of the show.
it’s my dream
If it is my dream, then I get to play by my rules (sorta). Adoring fans would throw roses at my feet as I glided past in my sparkly mermaid ice dancing costume. I can visualize the trail of glitter in my wake.
I wonder if anyone else skates while dressed like a mermaid? It could be my shtick. A tail would definitely make me remarkable on ice.
What is your Olympic dream sport? Could you see yourself graceful and sparkly like me? Maybe you would be a freestyle skier who artfully jumps twists and lands on the snow without falling on your ass. Share your thoughts.