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Wednesday, February 22

My Neighbor Loves Sasha Cohen


I hate my neighbor. Our apartments share a wall and through this wall I hear him play bad music, scream to his friends on the phone things like, “Dude, no waaaay! She wasn’t that fat!” and generally act like a jackass. I will tell anyone who listens that he is my nemesis and that the real reason I watch so much “CSI” is to learn how to get away with murdering him someday.

Last night at around 11:30 I was watching the Women’s Short Program Figure Skating, solely, of course, because I made this dedication to write about the Olympics on my blog. I tuned in late, just in time to see the final few skaters take their best shot at the dominant, dirty-named Russian Slutskaya who was in first place with a hefty score of 66.70. They all failed miserably, setting the stage for American Sasha Cohen who was skating last.

Cohen went out there with her coquettish eyes and simply nailed her program. Stuck every jump and dazzled me the crowd with her flexibility grace and dexterity. Then, as the music stopped and Cohen struck her final pose, I heard a resounding clap come from my neighbor’s apartment followed by a spirited “Yes!

I immediately thought two things:

1. That even though I hate my neighbor with a burning passion, this is what the Olympics are all about – bringing people together. Setting differences aside, having a truce from war, forging a common bond of humanity and sharing the illogical satisfaction of beating the Russians as though it were still the early 80's; and

2. My neighbor isn’t just an asshole, he’s an asshole who watches figure skating for fun. I mean, at least I was doing it for my blog.

7 Comments:

I do a lot of things for my blog, and that includes watching underage porn.

By Blogger Ace Cowboy, at 11:54 AM  

at least it was one resoundingly GOOD American moment in the Olympics. I'm not much for figure skating, and I'm less for men that are, but nonetheless, it's something to cheer for in the midst of cry-baby rich kids who don't care if they medal or not.

By Blogger Amy, at 12:25 PM  

I am absolutely LOVING your olympic commentaries!!!

By Blogger VespaRosso, at 12:42 PM  

You are now my offical Olympic updater. You better not let me down!

By Blogger Julie_Gong, at 1:50 PM  

my favorite part of watching figure skating is listening to how excited Scott Hamilton gets when someone completes a difficult triple axle/ triple toe loop combo.

By Blogger Erin Mc, at 2:54 PM  

Scott Hamilton is absolutely insane. I think if a woman landed a quad jump he would rip his shirt open and jump right out onto the ice.

By Blogger the belligerent intellectual, at 3:11 PM  

Last night I made my first foray into watching these Olympics since you told me it was once again cool. I now have a huge crush on Sasha Cohen. And not just because she is an OC girl. I think I may cry if she wins.

By Blogger White Dade, at 4:09 PM  

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