I am sure some people will be getting sick of these posts, but I still get quite excited when LatteGirl has these ice skating events. Â Every event (so far) is bigger and more special than the last. Â I guess I will stick on this course for about a year (so let me apologize in advance), and then once these get into re-runs, it won’t be such a big deal.
But I feel bad that I cannot attend this one. Â LatteGirl and TheWife have headed off on their own o Lake Placid. Â This is not really all that much different than the event she went to in Yonkers. Â Except it is bigger, with far more competitors from all over the country. Â
So they are there, and I am here. Â I will be missing today’s competition due to firewall issues, but tomorrow I will get to watch her skate via Webcast (Yes, this event has a webcast that they sell tickets to). Â So, at least I will get to see it even if I can’t be there in person, but I still really wish I could have made the trip. Â Of course somebody has to pay for all these excursions… so I will try to enjoy it as best I can via the Webcast.
There are definitely some benefits to leaving me behind. Â I have been such the nervous one since she started competing. Â She has managed to be as cool as can be. Â So far, she has manged to avoid picking up my nervousness, but if I was around, it would probably only be a matter of time until she decided that if I was so nervous, that perhaps she SHOULD be, and I don’t want that to happen.
Of course, I can try and console my “poor me” factor (and after the expense of this trip, I really mean POOR me), with the fact that I have the house to myself for a day and half (they come home on Sunday). Â Well, only me and the dogs, and fortunately they are not talking. Â (Oh, please lord don’t turn this into a Bush’s baked beans commercial on me). Â So perhaps I will drown my “sorrows” by stopping for a micro-brew or six, order in Â some sort of greasy foodthing in and pretend like this was my plan all along and this is how I really wanted it to be. Â Yeah, that sounds good. Â And besides, I will see her tomorrow… even if it is on a webcast.