I am so excited for the Winter Olympics! I tried getting tickets to no avail so for the next couple weeks, while the Olympics are on, I'll be parked in front of my TV watching the games when I'm not at work and training.
The momentum, excitement and coverage of the games has been building. I'm the first to admit I'm a total sap and while I'm not usually overtly patriotic - as most Canadians aren't - hearing O Canada and seeing the flag raised during gold medal ceremonies brings happy tears to my eyes. Seriously. Even cheesy commercials like this one featuring the venerable Donald Sutherland currently airing on CTV, the national network with the Canadian rights to the Olympics, give me the warm fuzzies:
And this video of the 2010 Winter Olympics CTV theme song totally gets me going:
My friend wL will be running in the torch relay 6:45 AM local through Stanley Park. I've booked myself in a meeting just so I can follow along and watch online. Then come the evening, I've invited some friends over for dinner and to watch the opening ceremonies. Can NOT wait! I'll be the proud Canadian on the couch wearing my Roots Canada hoody...and maybe even my 2010 mitts from Aritzia. :)