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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Canada got the Gold - In which I boast.. just a little

Canada's Sidney Crosby skates with the Canadian flag as team-mates celebrate after winning gold in the ice hockey. Photograph: Gary Hershorn/Reuters

Woo Hoo!  Okay, okay.  For someone who has not been overly enthusiastic about the whole Olympics dealio, I cannot help but feel excited that Canada won not only the Women's Hockey but the Men's as well. I even had today's final game playing in the background while I worked.  As we approached the end of the 3rd period, with Canada in the lead by only one goal, even I got nervous.  When it went into over time... I was crushed.  That didn't remain long though as Canada didn't take their time in sewing up that final goal.  How proud are we?  Obviously amazing so!

Not to gloat too much for my American readers, but I cannot help but be proud of the Canadian athletes that worked so hard to bring home so many Gold medals.  Canada may not have the most medals, but they certainly have the most Gold.  I guess, to many, it makes all the money, time and effort going into the preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Although I have to say I am pretty upset that the first death of an olympic athelete happened in Canada.  Not that I want one to happen anywhere.  When I look at the run and see how it was designed, it cannot help but make me just a little annoyed that something like this could even happened.  Even to my layman's eyes I couldn't help but see the flaws in it.  How the hell did this get passed?  I mean by the very nature of many of these sporting events, athletes do take a certain amount of risk in their hands.  Anything can happen really.  A bizarre fall, like Liam Neeson's wife, could easily result in death.  No matter how trivial it may have seemed at the time.  But when an accident like this happens, you really have to wonder.. was it the sport.. or the designers?   Tragic, very tragic.

I am looking forward to tonights closing ceremonies and it will be with a sigh of relief that I say goodbye to another Olympics.  It has been a real killer for our business. It's unbelievable how much things slowed down here.  I've had like five customers all day and most of them since hockey game ended.

 So long, farewell
Auf Wiedersehen, adieu
Adieu, adieu
To you and you and you


  1. I am sad that we lost the hockey game, I feel sad mostly for our players who wanted it very badly.

    But I am very happy for your team and your country, and I said before and again that Canada deserved to celebrate a win in this way!>

  2. I am glad you guys won!! I think its fitting since you hosted and all. :)


  3. I'm just shocked US ended up with some many medals. I mean really, can't we just dominate the Summer Olympics and not the Winter too. I thought the US sucked at Winter sports. Oh well, I heard it was a great game.


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