Hot Dips (littlewashu) wrote,
Hot Dips
littlewashu

I need to know how everything works

I watched a little of the speed skating last night -- and it was actually exciting! Some guy from like . . . somewhere, he broke the world record, but then OUR excited crowd-rousing American broke the world record AGAIN to beat him! Woo-hoo! And apparently the thing had happened between the same two guys last week in the 5000m, only switched, so we got ours, baby! Yeah!

Anyway, the reason I'm writing is because of something that has been freaking driving me crazy and I hope to God somebody happened to be watching while they explained this or I'm going to go bonkers. Well, more bonkers.

Okay, so at the speed skating track, there are two lanes, right? And they have put the flags of the two racers under the ice. Like on a hockey rink, the lines? Only they're the flags of the individual racers, right there by the starting line. That's how they get color on the ice, it's on the surface that's under it, so that it shows through, right? So how do they change it for each race? I understand that the races are edited for tv, but even if they race an hour apart, that isn't enough time to get rid of the ice and put more down, is it? Why would they do that? Don't they just zamboni? And as for pouring just that section again -- I would think that there's a chance you'd get some seams, and that seems like an unnecessary risk to take just to make some cute flags under there. Can they replace that part from underneath, or something? That seems a bit farfetched as well. PLEASE YOU MUST ANSWER ME. I must know how they do this thing.
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  • (no subject)

    Today is Thursday. Settlement on the sale of our house is Tuesday. I took the dog for a walk today, and I started to get a little emotional.

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    I QUIT MY JOB!

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