Thursday, March 25, 2010

On Thin Ice in Providence

Well, OK, it was actually in Connecticut. I took Susie to see figure skating at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut but had no idea it involved arm wrestling on ice.

Anyway, after meandering around Connecticut back-roads on the most beautiful day of 2010 (so far), we found ourselves face-to-face with one of the most ostentatiously huge structures poking itself out of the wooded wilderness of eastern Connecticut.

Aside from the rather depressing scene which greeted us inside after we parked the car -- row upon row of people, many elderly, barely able to stand or walk, sitting and punching a small button over and over and over . . .  Well, that was troubling indeed.

And after some curiously stupid problems caused mostly by the folks who run Foxwoods -- problems which affected many of us trying to see the show -- we actually did get inside, found our seats, front row almost on the ice itself, and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon watching very handsome young men swirling pretty young women all over the blue-red ice especially created for this ABC television event.

If you don't believe me, check this out for yourself:

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