Friday, February 12, 2010

Pizza and Dorothy

Friday nights are family movie/pizza night here. Steve makes a great homemade pizza and calzones for the kids. I really look forward to Friday nights. Tonight we're watching the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. While I was chopping garlic for the sauce and Steve was rolling out the dough he started telling me that when he was a kid he really wanted to compete in the Olympics. He just thought it would have been a really cool thing to be a part of. I agreed of course and started thinking about when I was a kid also. I remember wanting to be Dorothy Hamill...really, what girl didn't want that in 1976. I was 8 years old. I remember ice skating as a kid quite a bit, I don't think I was anything great but I liked it ok. Where we grew up we would skate on cranberry bogs in the winter. So much safer than skating on a pond! My Dad also used to flood a portion of our backyard and I remember being out there at night with the back light on trying to twirl like Dorothy.

Then of course came the haircut. Again, what girl didn't want the Dorothy Hamill haircut? Did everyone just walk into the hair salon and say "I'll have the Dorothy Hamill" ?

Anyway, we'll be watching the Olympics over the next few weeks. Maybe one of my kids will dream of competing in them some day.

* My heart goes out to the family of the young man from Georgia who lost his life today practicing for the luge competition....


  1. Pam,
    My girlfriend and I had this discussion last night about Dorothy Hamill! She was my hero at that time too. Hmmmm, who will be the queen of the 2010 olympics?

  2. I too, wanted to be Dorothy Hamill, even though I didn't know how to ice skate! I lived in CA! BUT I did have the haircut! Looking forward to the games this year...though I was NOT impressed with the opening ceremonies :(

  3. I agree with Dawn, the opening ceremonies were not memorable. I think the whole event has lost some of it's splendor after they seperated winter from summer. Nothing is the same. I was in the south, never skated. I remember being most enthralled with the gymnist.

  4. I wanted to compete in the equestrian events for the Olympics.....of course that's in the summer...I love the opening ceremonies and the music, the fanfare....
    just the Olympic theme song. So exciting! Love watching hockey, freestyle skiing and figure skating.