Unlike the snow sculpting competition one group made all the ice sculptures for the event, and it was pretty obvious that the Olympics were the unifying theme.
Wayne has had the Olympics on our TV most of the time this past week. I don't mind it, but after an hour or two it starts to get tiresome. I need a story, watching people do stuff just isn't enough for me.
Though I did enjoy Shaun White's comeback gold medal performance, I will admit.
Years ago Katrina and I never missed the figure skating events, but since they changed the scoring system the sport has truly suffered in its artistry. Again, I like a story, and figure skating used to be like going to the ballet but on ice. Now they are so focused on the most difficult aspect of any turn or edge that most spins and footwork look slow and awkward. It just took the fun out of it for me.
A few more ice sculptures were scattered around downtown, including in front of my favorite neon sign in Kenosha.
The ice sculpture was even a replica of the sign!
A mural pointing the way to Modern Apothecary attracted my attention.
And there were a few cool things inside, though not cool enough for me to bust out my credit card. I did enjoy the icy rendering of the heart on the sidewalk outside.
And the store carries Cognitive Surplus notebooks, which I would buy in a heartbeat if I had anything to write down! But I am a digital girl, living in a digital world so I just took a photo instead.