As some of you know, my hometown, the city of Vancouver is hosting the next Winter Olympic games. In fact, those Olympic Games will start in less than a month, on February 12th.

We’re less than two weeks away from Vancouver becoming the focus of attention for the entire world. At this time, I find myself very indifferent towards the whole spectacle. I can say that I’m not feeling very excited about the Games right now. There are probably a few reasons for that. First, I’m working a lot of hours right now and I probably don’t have a lot of time to get excited about anything, including the Olympics. Second, I don’t have any tickets for any of the events, so Vancouver or the Arctic Circle, it doesn’t matter where the events are held, I’m going to wind up watching on TV anyways. Third, right now I’m seeing all the inconvenience to me because of the Olympics and none of the potential good stuff.

I suppose once the Games actually begin, it might actually grab some of my attention, at least from a pure sports fan perspective. I can see myself watching a lot of ice hockey, both men’s and women’s. On the other hand, part of me worries about the aftermath of the Olympics. Once the world packs up and leaves Vancouver, what will us Vancouverites have to deal with? Years of public debt?

Well, maybe all my fears will be forgotten if I can get a Bob Costas autograph.

6 thoughts on “MEH”

  1. If it makes a difference to you, I was in Sydney during the olympics and it was soooo much fun. Very exciting vibe to the city, everyone was happy and friendly and just generally a really great place to be. There were screens set up all over the city so you could sit out and eat your lunch and watch the games, and free entertainment that was actually worth watching. Sydney trains were the most efficient they have ever been (needless to say, the day the olympics finished we were back to delays, signal failures, trains that don’t show up, cancellations of services due to track work, and really really fat chicks, endless inconveniences for which someone on the loudspeaker apologises with false sincerity—and it has been that way for the last 10 years). So, chin up lad, you might just enjoy it 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh, my immature husband added that bit about “really really fat chicks” while I walked away from the computer for a second. Now I have posted it and can’t get it back. He thinks he is funny. He’s not. Really sorry.

  3. Joanna, I’m sorry that your husband was able to “alter” your comment without your knowledge.

    I thought the rest of your comment was quite nice though, so I’ll leave it up.

    By the way, I still think your husband is a super cool dude! 🙂

  4. I’ll vouch for Joanna’s husband as being a really cool (and funny dude).

    And I’ll agree with Jo about the Olympics vibe. Calgary ’88 represent. You really should pick up some tickets and get into it. A friend and I decided to go to the closing ceremonies at the last minute and got scalper tickets. Or if you don’t want to shell out for tickets, do some free stuff like Jo suggested. Especially, go watch the Olympic torch go by. I see it is going through New West on opening day. Like anyone will be working that day anyway…


  5. Joanna’s husband is ok, I guess.

    I went to a Paralympics athletics event in Sydney 2000 and that was awesome and cheap!! I recommend watching some paralympic stuff if you don’t get to any of the main events.

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