It’s Curling Season

I feel I don’t talk about my girlfriend enough.

Fall represents the start of Amanda’s favorite sport. The rinks get all their ice in, and Amanda busts out her special shoes for sliding/gripping. Oh, and her team normally gets new shirts, this year is green. She always gets really excited about the season starting. Most of what she talks about involves curling in some way. I also want to clarify that this doesn’t mean that curling doesn’t get discussed during the summer months. Summer is for pre-curling talk and work on funding the team for the next year. It’s a full time gig, apperantly.

This weekend the girls are in Vernon BC, playing in a competitive bonspiel. There is a rule about no boyfriends on big weekends like this, if you’re wondering why I’m not with her. It’s a team thing, I don’t really get it. I mean, I think I understand on a basic level, but I’m only speculating. At any rate, I wanted to take this time to wish Amanda and her team copious amounts of luck. I think I speak for all of us when I say, MechaPanada is cheering for a great weekend and lots of soft panda hugs. (I don’t know if it’s in my power to grant panda hugs, but it’s out there.)

I have to say. Amanda has taken me out to practice with her a couple times. Curling is hard! And falling on the ice hurts. I think I looked like a newborn horse trying to walk. However, this year I’ve signed up for a fun league with her. While we aren’t on the same team, I think it’ll be fun playing the game she loves so much. I also think it’ll be a test of how well I can keep from hurting myself, which is something I do a lot. So we’ll see.

Once again, good luck!