Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hello Bob?

For the 2010 Winter Olympics, I was glad to see Bob Costas back; love those late night fire-side chats! Oh yes, I’d love to share the Olympic size flame I’ve been harvesting. Just a few minutes, alone, with those oh-so-pinch-able cheeks of his!! (Quiet on the set, please.)

Speaking of cheeks: how about those Bob Sled dudes? The atmosphere was so electrified for that event. You could feel the tightening of the reins, ha. Some 62 years since the Americans have earned gold in this event. Germany, Canada, Switzerland, and America, were readying for the top three medals. I couldn’t help myself, though I cheered them all on, I wanted my home team to win. Thank you Bob Sled Boys! (Cue/queue Mary.)

Two words: Mary Carillo… the sweetheart of the Olympics special features. She’s a retired tennis pro from the 1980’s. Professionally and cheerfully, she ‘bobbed’ all over British Columbia showcasing the people and their lives. I was glued to my TV set for every feature she profiled. Last nights’ feature was ‘Canadian comedy’…I laughed until I cried. (Mary Carillo said the same thing.)

So now we’re on to the big hockey game! There’s also some ice skating left… stay tuned. You know that Bob, Mary, and I will have something later to say regarding the outcome. It might even be something nice! (Throw on log, dim lights, slice chocolate cake, say ‘bye for now’… fade to black.)

Bye for now :)


  1. Hi Dixie,
    You look so sweet in the picture:-)
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your 'commentary' and reflections of Olympic sporting names.
    I sort of recall 'Bob Costas'. Did a bit of research and found out that he was influenced by 'Jim McKay', a well-known ABC sports commentator. Jim McKay is not exactly popular in Vancouver when he commentated on a soccer game there. He referred to the city of Vancouver as a 'village'.
    Anyway, the hockey game is over and my neighbours must have wondered why I was screaming so loud:-)
    Over to you after the following commercial break....
    Kind wishes, Gary x

  2. Hi Gary,
    What a game! I knew you'd be screaming:)
    Costas was with ABC during their last Olympic coverage. He did interest stories on the athletes, while McKay was head anchor.
    Ironically Costas is now the (NBC) head... Mary Carillo was the interest stories' person. I thought they were dynamite in action; great stuff! I hope they both continue.
    Well, Gary, if Vancouver is a village, then McKay is a village idiot(oops). Can I be sued for that?
    Congratulations to you and your countrymen! A fine hockey game indeed.
    Kindness to you,


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