From Friday's opening ceremony:
Was that awesome or what??!!
Much, much less awesome was the item on the local news last night saying that due to days of warm, heavy rain, the general admission (standing) spectators' area for today's snowboard cross event was deemed unsafe, and tickets for that area were cancelled. For those of you who were wondering; yep, those were our tickets. We're obviously gutted, especially since Canada went on to win a silver medal (and came oh so close to gold), and watching it on the TV just wasn't the same.
Ah well, at least we found out last night, rather than this morning at the bus stop. (We'd gone over to North Vancouver for a sleepover at our friends' house; they live two blocks from the Cypress Mountain bus departure point, and walking there from their place for our 8:25 am bus seemed like a better option than taking the bus, SkyTrain and Sea Bus on the first morning rush hour of the games! We came home as soon as we verified the cancellation on the internet, to sleep in our own bed rather than on an uncomfortable sofa). And it must suck way more for the ticket holders who'd come from out of town.
Tonight is a much needed quiet night. Even when I was 18 I couldn't handle more than two party nights in a row, and, well, I've had three in a row since the Games began! Mr E Man has gone to see a band downtown with a couple of friends, but I'm chillin' with the cats in the name of saving myself for tomorrow, which is going to be a big, big day!
I realise I'm well behind with regular features such as Bragging Rights Central and the hockey pool update; I'll try to get that done tomorrow, sorry! Just too much other stuff going on...