Going to a Gold Medal Game anniversary party tomorrow at the same pub where I watched the original last year. I don’t know how people will manage to find a way to wager on a game that they’ve already seen - in some cases, multiple times - but I bet they’ll find a way. After that, there’s a Canucks game at 7… so there’s going to be a lot of hockey and a lot of drunk-ass Vancouverites. (And by Vancouverites, I mean me.)
The cauldron (on the right) will finally go out today as the Paralympics have their closing ceremony this afternoon at Whistler. It’ll be lit again for special occasions like Canada Day, but I’m glad I got to see it yesterday one more time while we’re still technically the Olympic city.
Since all of us are in the stages of grief here in Vancouver now that the Olympics have ended, I’ve noticed that part of the “bargaining” stage has been people telling each other - and themselves - that the Paralympics will be just as fun, right? Luckily, some of the most popular things (the zipline, the cauldron, the Olympic streetcar, LiveCity Downtown) are sticking around. And just wait until our boy Luongo steps onto the ice for the first Canucks game after the Olympic break. (PS: You guys know we weren’t booing after he made big saves, right? The sound you heard was the fans yelling “Loooooooou!” like they do at all Canucks games when he’s in goal.)
Many of us have been waiting for this moment since 1995.
Aww, I knew you boys would like this. She AND Catherine O’Hara have seldom looked more beautiful. So many emotions (I’m not going to pretend I didn’t cry a few times yesterday), but let’s get the hubba hubba out of the way first. GIRL, YES.
“My name is Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset. I skied the second lap and I fucked up today. I think I have seen too much porn in the last 14 days. I have the room next to Petter Northug and every day there is noise in there. So I think that is the reason I fucked up. By the way, Tiger Woods is a really good man.”