Seeking a reprieve from the marathon of college football that had plagued our television over the holidays, I stole the remote and quickly started surfing. Anything had to be better than yet another football game. ANYthing.
Quickly passing the Speed Channel, something caught my eye. Did the guide say "bobsled"? I believe that it did! I went back and was delighted to find that it was not a bobsled competition, but rather skeleton - the coolest winter sport of all time!
The World Cup skeleton competition
had been held in Igls, Austria at the beginning of December, but it was just now being broadcast. Enthralled by this high speed, head first, version of Krazy Karpeting, I sat mesmerized and watched as Carla Pavan of Lethbridge, Alberta and Mellisa Hollingsworth-Richards of Eckville, Alberta swept first and second place.
After the competition, the victors were interviewed. Listening to Pavan and Hollingsworth-Richards speak, it hit me that Canadians really do say "aboot".