Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Winter Olympics -- downhill run

It’s 26 degrees. There’s 19 inches of snow pack on the ground. The sun is shining. I think I’ll go for a walk. You know, in honor of the Winter Olympics.

Fifteen minutes later (puffy coats are difficult to zip), I am cruising the neighborhood. Absolutely beautiful. Despite hibernating on the couch most of the winter, I manage to do the Minnesota shuffle around the block. (insert cryogenics joke here).

Is that the sound of children cheering in the distance? Yes. At the schoolyard hockey rink. No matter. I’ll take it. At this age, we need all the encouragement we can get.

Now, to the podium. Walter Mitty gets the gold but the silver is mine.

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