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008: Ah-nold.

February 12th, 2010 at 03:10 pm

Just to update: I spent no money yesterday. Ah-nold was running with the Olympic Torch in Stanley Park just about ten minutes ago. And I was going to respond to comments and catch up on blogs, but because of the Olympics, I have to leave earlier for work. Hopefully this day goes well. Happy Friday, everyone!

The Olympics are giving me anxiety attacks. Sadface. I'll expand on that when I get home.

4 Responses to “008: Ah-nold.”

  1. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I'm sorry. I lived in Vancouver for 20 years, and that includes Expo 86 so I have a tiny inkling of what you're going through and am postponing my BC jaunts until March 3.

  2. Jerry Says:

    Yes, I've heard about some of the concerns of Vancouver citizens and it seems like having the Olympics this year can only lead to problems, as opposed to the traditional financial boon. Of course, there is no insurance that the economy will be stable for any year, but this time it is particularly bad.
    Jerry

  3. baselle Says:

    Hype, spectacle, civic glory, rich-snarky tourists, traffic jams and olympic-size corruption? What's not to like? The Olympics are fun to watch but I can imagine that for most local people its going to be a long seventeen days.

    Love both Victoria and Vancouver. I love it so much that I'm visiting when you'll want to see me - at least several weeks after the furor dies down.

  4. therecklessone Says:

    PauletteGoddard: Good plan! Friday wasn't so bad, but the Olympics have only just begun...

    Jerry: Oh, yes. I wouldn't say I'm anti-Olympics, but I'm definitely not excited. I feel the economic fall-out will be very bad. I plan to flee the province in a few years. My family is in the US and I have permanent residency, so... why not.

    baselle: You hit the nail on the head! I love Victoria. I actually prefer it over Vancouver, to be honest.

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