British Columbia, Canada
After watching the Opening Ceremonies with about 59,999 other folks, and witnessing only one little glitch with a hydraulic arm in our flame at the end, I think we impressed the world. I just can't get over how intrigued the visitors are with the aboriginals here, and in you ask anyone, they say that is the highlight of their visit. Native Online is making a killing selling art, which is wonderful! So far the games are impressive, the entertainment, the various pavilions, and displays are awesome, but lots of lineups. I think our city did a great job of getting this ready. I wonder with the bill at the end of this is going to be, I shudder to think.
However, I am thoroughly disgusted with the protesters that are making a very poor impression downtown. They managed to smash the Bay's big display windows, and spray paint them red and for what? We have a huge police force, that has been a little too soft, and we have all let them know it, so hopefully downtown will be rid of these black-masked chicken livers. When you hide behind a mask to do your destruction and damage, that is not a protest, that is just a "free for all" by kids, and wanna be kids. They make me so mad! However, when the world is your stage, someone is sure to write a play I guess.
It is a touch and go situation with our stupid weather here too, and downhill was canceled today. Downer They may honor those tickets, but some folks may not even be here for the new date, so that is sad for those people.
Did I mention we don't grow old in B.C., we just rust away, seriously! I think I will get myself back home now, and watch it from the comfort of my living room. I have never been one to stand in lines. Thank God for big screen HDTV.
Thanks for supporting the games here, I for one appreciate it. Lovely place I live isn't it?
Here you go Marti - found a little something special for your birthday Brian Adams - Here I Am