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Monday, February 22, 2010

Mommy Brag and Olympic Update

I don't talk about my kidlet all that much but she made these over the weekend since we are both addicted to the Olympics. I thought I'd share them as I was pretty impressed by her mad photoshop skillz. We do not have the fanciest schmanciest version of photoshop but she managed to work it out. Oh, she'll be 15 in May. So she's not some 6 year old genius or anything. :-P

The Dutch won a couple of more gold medals in speedskating. Surprise. LOL We got the silver in the women's 1500. We lost the hockey game to the US last night as KZ noted but it was a pretty exciting game and seriously, if one game is going to destroy your confidence you don't deserve the gold medal. Get back in the saddle and kick Germany's ass. Ski jumping had amazing little Simon from Austria taking the gold again. I was kind of hoping the old dude from Poland would win. One, we lived there so I kind of have an affinity for the Poles and two, it's his last Olympics but he got the silver. Not too shabby.

We are looking forward to the ice dance finals tonight and it's hard to believe they are halfway over. There was tragedy for the figure skating team in that our female champion (who starts tomorrow) had her mother die suddenly of a heart attack yesterday. She had just arrived at the games to watch her daughter skate when she basically dropped dead. The skater says she is going to continue in her Mom's memory but I can only imagine the difficulty in thinking about skating when your life is in turmoil.

On with the Mommy brag part.

This is Maelle Ricker, the Canadian who won the gold medal in women's snowboard cross.

This is Scott and Tessa our ice dance couple who are now in first place. Mojo for a gold tonight.


This is Patrick Chan, our male skater who couldn't quite get it together, but he is only 19, so he's got time yet.


She is a fan of American Shaun White and while this is pretty busy, I think it fits the whole image of the snowboarders. Of course he won gold in the half-pipe with a near perfect score.


16 comments:

Chris said...

Oh, that sucks for the figure skating champion. :(

Your daughter could put a number of ebook cover designers out of work in an instant. :D

Lily said...

Very nice!! I agree with Chris. I think she could do a better job on ebook covers than some of the people doing it now.

Tam said...

Thanks guys. But I think there's that whole little copyright issue. LOL I'm pretty sure these are no-no's since she just sucks them off the internet, but it wouldn't take much to beat some of those covers out there.

nichem said...

Your daughter did a great job!

Tam said...

Thanks Richelle.

Val said...

Very impressive!

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

I love your daughter's art work :)
Do I hear a little snarl in your 'Surprise' about the Dutch medals? LOL! Congrats on the silver anyway!

Tam said...

Nah Janna. You guys are well-known as amazing skaters and ours basically fell down on the job. (Not literally thankfully. LOL) Silver's not bad, but it's not gold. :-)

ErotRomReader (Janna) said...

Oh good, you're being a good sport :D I wouldn't want it to become between us, lol! Hey, a medal is a medal :)

K. Z. Snow said...

I was just going to echo what Chris said, but with this twist: would your daughter be interested in doing my covers? ;-) Seriously, Tam, what a great job for a teenager!

Re. the Olympics last night -- didn't you find the Russian ice dancers' Aboriginal theme both ridiculous and offensive? I would've given them negative numbers just for sheer tastelessness. To make matters worse, the chick part of the pair began their routine with a big, dumb, Daisy Mae grin on her face while she balanced her chin on her forefinger. I nearly acid-refluxed onto the TV screen.

The Canadian couple was by far the best. Harpo and Bleacho from the US were okay but not thrilling. (Yikes, was that woman pale or what?) Frankly, I was glad when the competition was over. The music largely sucked, and there wasn't enough good butt to compensate.

K. Z. Snow said...

P.S. Would your daughter mind doing a pic of Apollo Ohno? Pretty please. I have a serious dirty-cougar crush on him.

Tam said...

I will ask her to do you an Ohno pic. Yes, our commentator was ready to go out there and slap them silly over those costumes. He was just outraged. They were also ugly.

Eyre said...

Tam, your daughter did an awesome job. I particularly like what she did for Patrick Chan. I'm with K.Z. about Ohno. He's yummy.

Did you happen to catch any of the absolutely amazing hockey game last night? ;)

Tam said...

Thanks Eyre, if only she's apply herself to her school work like she does playing around on the computer. LOL

Sigh. We only watched part of the game as we were switching back and forth between that and skating. Just means we have to beat Germany. No biggie. :-)

Tracy said...

Wow how cool is kidlet? Good for her these are beautiful!

Tam said...

Thanks Tracy. She does have some skill. :-)