Saturday, February 20, 2010

Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 Spirit Stories: Shoe-less Skis

The only winter sport I ever did is going down the hill on the sled, yet I always been scared of downhill speeds - God Bless those on the luge or skeleton track. Bottom line I am not much of the Olympian when comes to winter or even any other sports - walking is my only and the only sport. However, since Olympics are so much fun to watch especially because we watch them with Matthew (Olimpics, Olimpics, Set Gooooo - Matthew would say), I will write some of my small memories that popped in my head watching 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

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My parents once wanted me to be an Olympian - not really. When I was in grade 5 they got me my first skis. Yes full size nice skis. The only problem was I had no shoes to go with it. They promised to get them next year, and the next year it was next year and then next year again was the next year - I think you know what I mean. So I spend next few years looking at them, and sometimes to take them outside for a walk. Meaning, I would take big elastics, wrap them around my normal boots and the skis and trying to go down a small hill. I was just hoping and dreaming that the elastic would not interfere with sliding - very stupid idea. Well, then I would bring them home, clean them, and wax them, and store them. Every year I would repeat the same, hoping my parents would get the hint eventually - but looks like the idea was forgotten. After all they were very nice yellow with red accent paint skis. The time passed, winter passed, Christmases passed, and the skis neither me never saw the ski shoes or the boots.


  1. Hi ANNa

    how are you doing? its been a long time ..I am busy with my schedule too! just wanna stop by to say Hi and give my love to little mathew!
    God bless

  2. Love the story Anna...made me laugh...especially the elastic around the boots and ski' Don't we all have very stupid ideas?....oh I could fill a book with mine
    Well done on the story :-)

  3. Sunshine I been doing fine. Just busy with the little one. Matthew is doing fine, growing very fast. I will see you later over your blog. Thanks for dropping by Sabi. Anna :)

  4. JD it was stupid idea, but it also was a hope too, lol, I don't know why. I guess we didn't have much when we were growing up, so dreaming was very useful, lol. Thanks JD, and one day may be you share yours. Anna :)

  5. The closest I came to being an Olympian was watching the events on TV....I have to admit the 2010 Winter Olympics injected a sense of pride and honor in every Canadian I know


And now lets hear your blobbing, lol!