Thursday, February 25, 2010

Day 230: Top 10 Reasons Soul Mama Shoulda Been a Canadian Bobsledder

Last night, watching the Olympics made me wonder if I'd missed my calling.

So, this morning, I bring you: 10 Reasons Soul Mama Shoulda Been a Canadian Bobsledder. (Letterman's got nothing on me.)

1) Body type. Well, except that their butt and thighs are made of muscle.

2) Spiderman butts. It's not clear why their uniforms sported silver webbing across their bobsledding backside, but it did accentuate the positive. And jumpsuits hide everything, so...

3) No shaving all winter. Do I really need to revisit this? Sigh... see Day 228. Plus, those jumpsuits are Soul Mama's favorite color....

4) Red. You've got it covered when you're super fast, super shiny, and fire engine red. And if you still want to look a little earthy crunchy, you get to wear...

5) The Canadian flag. I want to live in a country that has a maple leaf as its national symbol. Especially when that country's bobsledding team gets to...

6) Win everything, and on its own home turf. Soul Mama pretends to be Buddhist, but does it always have to be about the process? Winning is way fun, too.

7) You only have to have one teammate. Some of us like to paddle our own canoes. And it never hurts to have someone else doing all the steering.

8) Black girl wannabee hair. You go, girl, Helen Upperton. What's not to like about cornrows AND pigtails?

9) Labatts. What you get to drink after you win. We discovered a few years ago that it goes really well with...

10) Canadian music. Ever been to Celtic Colours at Cape Breton? Ok, so it's REALLY far from where those bobsledders are from, but it's one more reason that being Canadian wouldn't be so bad. If you're not busy on Columbus Day weekend, the Lindsays highly recommend this week-long festival. I'd venture to say that it's the best vacation we've ever taken.

3 comments:

Margaree said...

Glad you like our Cape Breton music. You should know that it's available most weekends all year around on the Island . Also you should know it is occasionally available at what is called "the French Club" in Waltham. That club may also be called the Canadian American Club by some . There are dozens of Cape Bretoners in and around Waltham.

Susan Gedutis Lindsay said...

Thank you and yes. Boston folks, if you like this music, one great musician to check out is Doug Lamey: htp://www.douglamey.com/

Susan Gedutis Lindsay said...

Oh goodness, and how could I forget my other Cape Breton friend Suzanne McNeil, living in Boston. Another terrific musician, with original songs and a great voice: http://www.suzannemcneil.com/