A Man, Dressed As A BearIn exchange for Gloria watching all the Nordic events (my favorites) at the Olympics, I have to watch figure skating.
The men's short program was last night. I find the costumes the skaters wear wildly entertaining, but often baffling.
For example, a skater came out in overalls, and I swear there was "farm dirt" on the legs.
"Is that the farm boy from the Rosetta Stone commercial, the one who only has one chance to woo the Italian supermodel?" I asked.
It got confusing after that. Following the farm boy, there was a Renaissance huntsman, a man in a bodice, a skeleton, a sailor with one puffly sleeve, and a cat burgler with feathered cuffs.
"What's next?" I asked. "A furry?"
When the skating was over, I felt sad. "I can't believe we didn't see a bullfighter or a mime," I said.