Monday, August 18, 2008

Go for Gold

Yesterday we held the Thomson Family Olympics at the farm. Two teams of seven participated in badminton, soccer, swimming relays, frisbee, capture the flag, and a scavenger hunt. My team (dubbed Feel Good Inc. as a shout out to the Gorillaz) kicked ass in the soccer game and lost almost everything else quite cheerfully. During our much-needed siesta I caught a few snippets of Ian Millar's spectacular ride in the first round of the team show jumping, and I just read that the Canadians won the silver today -- Millar's first medal in nine olympic appearances. Televised coverage of the equestrian events has been dismal in Canada, so thank goodness (yet again) for the Internet.

3 comments:

treekangaroo_kris said...

Wandered over here from Fugly... I guess it's a bit late now, but "Bold TV" has covered all of the Equestrian events in the Olympics. We have Shaw and ordered it for the month for two dollars.

Good luck with Tonka by the way, he's come a long way already. :)

treekangaroo_kris said...

P.S. Being a fellow Canadian, I was of course ecstatic to see Canada win the medal!

dp said...

Welcome, and thanks for the comments. I did know that Bold TV would be covering it, but I also knew that we'd be on the road for most of the games. I thought we'd catch parts of the equestrian events here and there, but there has been nothing. Dover Saddlery will be selling the DVD set for $130 or something -- maybe Greenhawk will do the same.

Anyhow, I was also thrilled to hear that our guys took a medal and that they put up such a good fight for the gold.