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Countdown to 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC

My posts tend to be filled with movie reviews these days, so much so that I’ve been thinking of moving them to a dedicated domain. It’s come to the point where I’m tentative to write anything else but movie/entertainment related topics! If any of you guys have any good catchy domain names — let me know, case as I think most are probably taken.

The Winter Olympics are coming up, starting February 12, for those who may not know (especially if you haven’t been buried by NBC’s commercials for the event.)

I’m preparing to get ready for my Vancouver travels. There’s a lot to do, to write down, in preparation for my trip to Vancouver. Luckily it’s going to be the second week of the Olympics, so I will have some time to do my research to see what to do during the Olympics.

I am kind of disappointed by the constant negative news surrounding the Olympics, and it makes me disappointed in Vancouver in general. There are the arguments over the clothing/marketing line from VANOC and Roots/Lululemon, as well as the arguments with First Nation, the growing costs the Olympics have imposed on the city, and the latest article I’ve just read regarding how the Canadian Pavilion is one ugly building and is shameful to the city. Wow, that sure bodes well. Reading the countless of Canadian news on the Olympics, all I’ve read are complaints from those who live in Vancouver.

Regardless, as I see the dressings going up for Vancouver, and look at all the gear that people have gotten, including friends, I’m starting to become excited to get to Vancouver. I’ve been enjoying a few Vancouver 2010 travel blogs such as We Are All MukMuks and Journey to Vancouver 2010 – Diary of a Fan, both that have been absolutely fun to read.

I’m about to get ready to get geared up dressed in Canadian colors and Canadian gear. Living in California means that Vancouver, though the warmest in Canada, will still be way too cold for this now adjusted for warmth Canadian-American. Just received my boots today, and am now waffling on the rest of my wardrobe, to make sure I am dressed for warmth. But I’ve now realized I need to get some straight or skinny jeans otherwise I will be walking the streets of Canada looking like a dork. H&M, Aeropostale, American Eagle, here I come. The last few things to complete my wardrobe is Roots gear.

Too many things, not enough time! I’ve just started researching now…and Valentine’s Days, birthdays are coming up. So I’m getting a bit batty! More updates later! Hopefully I won’t be as disoriented as I am now.

So Vancouver, I’m not yet ready, but hopefully, by the time the Olympics roll around, before I even leave, I’ll be all packed and ready to go!

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  1. Reply Heather 10/01/28

    I can’t wait to read all about your trip! Which events did you end up getting tix for?

    Sadly, this is the least I care about any Olympics in my life. I’m not even going to be home the last few days & I don’t even care. I’m more excited about you & Hayley going than anything. 😛

    I wish I had an idea for a domain name! I absolutely love your movie reviews. 🙂 You see more movies in a week than I have in the last year. 😉

  2. Reply Grace 10/01/28

    I got tickets to speed skating, curling, and the ladies free skate. I also got tickets to men’s bobsledding, but I think I will sell them on craigslist because it doesn’t really make sense to take a trip up to Whistler just to sell those tickets. I better do it soon.

    Hahaha…well, I’m getting excited to go for several reasons – the whole city will be partying, and I think I will enjoy that. Canadians partying, all dressed up in red, the Canadian in me will absolutely get a kick out of it. Haha, I always care about how the Canadians do every Olympics, so even though Michelle isn’t there, I’ll always have that. That and the men’s hockey gold medal game (but I too, will be missing that as I will be flying back home…) I should show some of the emails that people have sent. They’re quite amusing.

    Where are you going to be again? I forgot -_-;. I knew you were going to miss the last few days and I forgot why. That’s a new email address too that I have not seen before!

    Actually, the funny thing is I did get a domain yesterday. (The first few paragraphs were already written). Hopefully I will get that up and running soon. I want to write about the Golden Globes, SAGs, and the upcoming Oscars.

    Thanks for commenting — I’m glad someone is still reading!

  3. Reply Heather 10/01/31

    LOL, re my email. That’s actually one I have from when I did the fanlisting. When I comment on blogs and stuff, I generally put that one in since it’s so easy to type. 😛 I”ll be at spring training (we’re going longer this year since my mom got a deal to fly down for $9, lol.) I probably will still catch a few things since I don’t do anything at night (I’m not a partier ;))

    Oh, those all sound like fun events! Which speed skating events? Was the ladies free (I thought you had that, but I wasn’t sure) really expensive? Of all the skating events, I think I’d want to go to the mens the most, it should be the most exciting (taking out Plushy being given the gold just for showing up.)

    Oh, I can’t wait to see the new domain. 🙂 I have your blog on my google reader so it’s really easy to catch when you have a new review up. I always love reading them, much better than any in the newspaper. 😉

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