February 16, 2006
THE GEAR OF THE GAMES
We live in a small Manhattan apartment. One-bedroom. Good location.
We make it work. But if you open our closets, you find that they are
stuffed to the gills with Olympic gear. Hats. Scarves.
Fleece jackets. Fleece vests. Snow pants from Winter Games.
Windbreakers from summer. Olympic pins, the currency of any Games.
And more pins. And even more pins. Oh yes, and pins.
I came to Torino vowing that I would not buy a single thing. No tee-shirts.
No sweatshirts. No hats. Nothing. Didn’t need it.
I have four Olympics worth of gear – there was no need to add anything from
my fifth. And then I took a quick morning walk down Via Roma and ran
into a terribly appealing window: Russian Olympic gear. Hmmmm,
I thought – I don’t own any Russian Olympic gear. I don’t have Russian
hats. Or a jacket. Or a scarf. And look at that adorable
At one point, I actually thought to myself (in a terribly sleep-deprived
moment): how much is that mascot in the window?
I may never wear any of it. And I definitely don’t have a place to
put it. But seriously: would I really want to get home and lament
the fact that I didn’t buy the Russian Olympic hat?
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D U R I N G T H E W I N T E R G A M E S ?
C L I C K H E R E
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