I've Got a Winter Olympic Event for You....

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Real Estate Broker with Long & Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA VA License # 0225089470

Watching the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, I have much appreciation for many events, but am left scracthing my head how some events even make the cut. 

Don't get me wrong.  I really enjoy skill sports like figure skating.  Just don't get why there is also ice dancing?  Is there a difference?  Seems like many of the events are lacking in originality, even athleticism.  Come on, what exactly is curling?  And what is the difference between the guys that do that and the league bowlers I see at the local lanes?  And what does shooting have to do with cross country skiing?  If it weren't an Olympic sport, would anyone care to pay to see the event otherwise?

Having been through three blizzards this winter, I am throwing this one in the suggestion box for the International Olympic Committee (or whatever they call themselves.) 

SNOW SHOVELING.

Time it, and make it a heavy snow.  Atheletes must move predetermined amount of snow in fastest time with only a shovel.  Have an aspiring Olympian on your block when you are the unfortunate of one or more blizzards?  No problem.  Get the aspiring athlete down to "practice" on your driveway. 

At least it's not to be confused with any other event and I know that the guy, or gal, who wins the medals deserve them.  Shoveling is HARD.  And I know everyone in Northern Virginia agrees with me.

 

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Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker- Licensed in Virginia, GRI, SFR, Northern Virginia Short Sale Specialist. Affiliated with Long & Foster, 7526 Limestone Drive, Gainesville, VA 20155.  To contact Chris Ann, call 703-402-0037 or email chrisann@LNF.com.  Or you can visit her website:  www.nvarealestate.net.

Header photos taken by Chris Ann Cleland.

The opinions expressed in this post are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not those of Long & Foster REALTORS®.

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Cindy:  Shuffleboard on ice.  Great way to describe it. 

Claudette:  There is a lot of drama surrounding skating.  And the juding is so subjective.  There is no universal element like time on which to judge. 

February 22, 2010 09:04 AM
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Why don't you get a snowblower? Oh, I know it may seem extravagent to fork out 500 bucks for a piece of equipment that you may not use every year, but it sure does get the job done quickly. If I entered your event, I'd come with a snowblower, LOL.

February 22, 2010 09:44 AM
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Charles McDonald
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I'm in!

With all the recent experience it would be quite an event

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

February 22, 2010 03:30 PM
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Chris Ann ---- I am so glad that I don't know how hard snow shoveling is --hopefully the winter is almost gone.

                                                                   
                                                                  

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Elizabeth:  The snow shoveling equivalent to steroids.  Disqualified!  :)  In all seriousness, we don't have one because we have nowhere to put one in the garage.  It's already packed to the gils. We've done the next best thing and become friends with the neighbor who has one.

Charles:  Sounds like we've got more coming.  Ugh!

Liz:  No quite. We've had snowstorms as late as March.  And not small storms either.

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