Board silly

As I was watching the Vancouver Olympics snowboard half-pipe competition (and trying to shake the wincing terror I experienced every time one of those guys had a near miss with the hard corner), I couldn’t help but think, “If a sport is this young, then how old could the judges possibly be?”

For all I know, that judges’ box is populated with an experienced international panel of former boarder boomers, age 45 and up, but I’m picturing more a panel of ADHD 24-year-olds who are texting in their scores. So, in the interest of full disclosure, I give you the top 10 comments heard in my imaginary snowboard half-pipe judges’ box:

10. “Dude, where’s my Red Bull?”

9. “Pass the Doritos, man.”

8. “Look, these chairs spin!”

7. “I can’t hear you over my iPod!!!!!”

6. “Want another blow pop?”

5. “He didn’t just do a Squirrel Psycho, dork! That was a Swiss Cheese Air!”

4. “Can I bum $100 for the gas to get home?”

3. “You think that’s good? Well, my high score on Zelda Four Swords totally rocks!”

2. “I used to be Shaun White’s babysitter.”

1. “Nah, I gave up my board, and I’m dedicating all my free time to curling. Curling is freakin’ awesome.”



  1. Emily said,

    February 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    ROFLOL!!! Thanks for the Sunday afternoon laugh. You rock!

  2. Cheryl said,

    February 22, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I’m glad you liked it, Emily. You not only rock, you totally shred (whatever that means…).

    Sorry I didn’t stop and talk before SS yesterday (important Girl Scout business) or after SS yesterday (Hayley was MIA for a while–oy.) I hope all is well! What’s your next Fri off–can we get together?

  3. Lorraine said,

    February 25, 2010 at 6:52 am

    This is so funny! (Although it’s probably all true. Another amazing proof of your incredible insight and spot-on intuition.) However, as an Aussie girl got a snowboard gold I don’t mind how old the judges are.

    • Cheryl said,

      February 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

      You are so nice to me. Aussie Aussie Aussie, oy, oy, oy!

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