My Life is Strange
019 - I admit that choosing to be heavily invested in the world of fantasy curling was an odd decision and opened me up to some novel experiences. Even though some unexpected interactions popped up early on …
… things have only become more curious of late.
The whole thing with the autographed beer can … well, I would have laughed at you a few months ago if you told me that the hosts of my preferred curling podcast had my favorite curler autograph a beer can for me during the livestream of a curling match and then sent me the can. None of those things were real to me back in August. It would be akin to informing a former version of me that millions of Americans would want to have Donald Trump as their President. Simply not possible.
The strangeness has not stopped there. I have recently come to discover that there is a 2017 Women of Curling Calendar that you can now order.
This is a real thing. I know I have done and written some silly things over the past few weeks, but this is for realz. I am no prude, and God knows that the world does not need another middle-aged, white dude spouting his opinions about what women should and should not do. I actually admire this project. You should know by now that I revel in the unorthodox and unexpected, and the long list of charities that are supported is in itself impressive. I just have a hard time believing this exists. It seems like it should be a prop hanging on the wall over Doug McKenzie’s shoulder as he and Bob host another episode of “Great White North,” not something I could hang over my shoulder in my office.
And also … where is the Men of Curling Calendar?!? What kind of sexist world do we live in?
So I think I have reached a crescendo of peculiarity as I dive deeper into the world of curling. It’s not like the country of Guyana has a National Curling Federation.
Nor could it be possible that the Guyana Curling Federation follows me on Twitter.